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The USA Cycling Cyclo-Cross Nationals in 2009 were a blast. The 2010 version is shaping up to be even bigger and better than last year. More racers, more races and more parties! The schedule of events will continue to be updated as events and schedules fall into place. Stay tuned to this page for the latest updates on what's happening around Bend during cyclo-cross nationals!Cross-Culture-Poster.jpg

Cross Culture: Bike + Art Love is a collection of bicycling art inspired events all held in conjunction with the 2010 cyclo-cross nationals championships in Bend, Oregon. Cross Culture: Bike + Art Love encompasses a multi-event arts celebration scheduled during Cyclo-cross nationals. There are a number of ways to join the Bend community in expressing our love of the bicycle. A Friday night community art walk, ARTCRANK and storytelling events are just a few of the offerings lined up to complete your Cyclo-cross Nationals agenda of fun.

Arts events will kick-off on Thursday evening at Portello Wine Bar in NorthWest Crossing with the Spoke-N-Word storytelling event at 8:30pm.

We've invited some of our favorite bike enthusiasts, builders and artists to partner with local businesses in planning an all-out evening of creative hurrah on Friday, December 10th. The community art walk will feature ARTCRANK a nationally recognized but locally produced poster art exhibit and party for bike people.

>> Read the Press Release Here

>> Download the Cross Culture Bike+Art Love Event Guide Here

>> Follow Cross Culture on Twitter to find out the latest happenings and where the next party is!



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Wednesday December 8th 

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  • 7am-2pm - Registration and packet pickup in the Old Mill District at 450 SW Powerhouse Dr. Suite 429, Bend OR 97702
  • 9am - Masters and Single Speed Time Trial races in NorthWest Crossing to decide starting positions
  • 8am-1pm - Female and Male Non-Championship races in the Old Mill District
  • 2:30pm-5:30pm - Cross Nat's Traditional Cappuccino Happy Hour @ Thump Coffee! Riders can enjoy 1/2 off all traditional espresso drinks at the Downtown Bend location.
  • 3pm-5pm - Yoga and Myofascial Release for Optimal Performance w/ Uma Kleppinger at Fresh Air Sports. Cost $50, includes book and massage ball.
  • 5pm-8pm - Registration and packet pickup in the Old Mill District at 450 SW Powerhouse Dr. Suite 429, Bend OR 97702
  • 6pm-8:30pm - CXing Barriers 2010 - It's on Girls! The only party just for the masters women racers at Nat's. McMenamins' Rambler Room, 700 NW Bond St, downtown Bend. $3 suggested donation. Free food, prizes. 7:00 p.m. hear Meredith Miller dish training tips. 7:30 Raffle  - where you might win a bike! or other prizes. Sign up at cxbar2010@gmail.com.
    More info at http://cxbar2010.blogspot.com
  • 6pm-10pm - 2010 VeloSprints Championships at Silver Moon Brewing presented by Cascade Couriers and Bend Velo - Racers will go head-to-head for 400 meters of fork-mounted roller madness! Mens and Womens Division will be offered. Registration will open at 6pm and close promptly at 6:45 to ensure racing begins at 7pm sharp.
  • 7:30pm-9pm - Enjoy a rare Q&A session with some of the best: Adam Craig, Ryan Trebone, Carl Decker, Ben Thompson and Damien Schmitt will all be on hand at Rebound Physical Therapy in their west Bend location. There will also be a review of the "Rehabilitation of Adam Craig" all while enjoying Beer, Food, Raffles and more Beer!



Thursday December 9th
  • 7am-2pm - Registration and packet pickup in the Old Mill District at 450 SW Powerhouse Dr. Suite 429, Bend OR 97702
  • 7am-8:15am - Course Open in the Old Mill District
  • 9am - Junior & Masters Time Trial races in NorthWest Crossing to decide starting positions.
  • 8:30am-5pm - Masters & Single Speed USA Cycling Cyclo-Cross National Championship races in the Old Mill District
  • Sunnyside Sports: Stop by the bike shop on Thursday, Dec. 9 for the Pedros/Lazer Helmet Athlete Night, a meet-and-greet with pro riders Tim Johnson, Jamey Driscoll, Jeremy Powers, Amy Dombrowski and Maureen Bruno-Roy. Also on display will be kinetic metal sculptures by Chris Cole are heavily influenced by his two decades as a mechanic in the bike industry. Cole incorporates reclaimed and salvaged materials and in the mechanisms that create motion in his pieces. We'll have a live music performance by Wild Rye too!
  • 5pm-8pm - Registration and packet pickup in the Old Mill District at 450 SW Powerhouse Dr. Suite 429, Bend OR 97702
  • 9pm - Spoke-N-Word at Portello WineCafe in NorthWest Crossing



Friday December 10th


  • 7am-3pm - Registration and packet pickup in the Old Mill District at 450 SW Powerhouse Dr. Suite 429, Bend OR 97702
  • 7am-7:45 - Course Open in the Old Mill District
  • 9am - Masters and Junior Time Trials in NorthWest Crossing to decide starting positions
  • 8am - 5pm - Masters and Junior USA Cycling Cyclo-Cross National Championship in the Old Mill District
  • 10am-2-pm - Paint + Pedal: Paint + Pedal
    Just a few paces from the start line at cyclo-cross nationals, kids big and little are invited to create personalized cheering materials at The Art Station in the Old Mill District. Participants can paint a cowbell, create a flag or make a poster to use to cheer on mom or dad or your favorite racers during the cyclo-cross championships. Cost is $5 per family. To register, call 541-617-1317 or online at www.artscentraloregon.org. Walk-ins are welcome, but space is limited. The Art Station is located at 313 S.W. Shevlin Hixon Drive. Presented by Arts Central, Sunnyside Sports and René Mitchell. 
  • On Friday, December 10th at High Desert Gallery we'll host "Bike On Art.” Jacob Norris, a Central Oregon emerging artist and bike enthusiast will entertain us with a painting demonstration. We'll have refreshments, Cycles Gladiator wine and some holiday treats. Come join in on the fun downtown and meet and watch Jacob create his ever popular original paintings. You might even find his bike parked inside the gallery! High Desert Gallery is located across from Thump Coffee at the base of the Oxford Hotel at 10 NW Minnesota Avenue in downtown Bend Oregon. Call 541-388-8964 for directions or to inquire.
  • 2:30pm-5:30pm - Cross Nat's Traditional Cappuccino Happy Hour @ Thump Coffee! Riders can enjoy 1/2 off all traditional espresso drinks at the Downtown Bend location.
  • 5pm-9pm - Community Art Walk in Downtown Bend and the Old Mill District
  • 5pm-10pm - ARTCRANK, a poster party for bike people at the tbd loft
  • 8pm-12pm - Breast of Bend at the Midtown Ballroom! A great way to top off your Friday night in support of the Keep a Breast Foundation. There will be live music, a fashion show starring the nations top Cyclo-cross riders and great prizes given away throughout the night.



Saturday December 11th


  • 7am-3pm - Registration and packet pickup in the Old Mill District at 450 SW Powerhouse Dr. Suite 429, Bend OR 97702
  • 7am - 8:15am - Course Open in the Old Mill District
  • 8:30am - 5pm - Masters, Junior and U23 Male USA Cycling Cyclo-Cross National Championship races in the Old Mill District
  • 10am - 7pm - Indie Craft Loft - A collection of 25+ Outsider Arts & Crafters, subversive sewers, renegade knitters, indie jewelers, & other guerilla Martha Stewarts. The event runs Saturday, December 11th from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, December 12th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Old Mill Marketplace, at Gossamer 550 NW Industrial Way
  • 11am-3pm - Bike Rodeo: Bring the kids to this fun obstacle course provided by the Bend Endurance Academy to test their abilities and improve their skills! Loaner bikes and helmets are available on sit and its FREE! 
  • 7pm-8:30pm - WebCyclery Movie Night at the Historic Tower Theater in Downtown Bend. In 2009 Brian Vernor and WebCyclery brought you the world premier of The Cyclocross Meeting. This year WebCyclery and Brian invite you back to celebrate a wild weekend of bike culture with the Benny Zenga & Brian Vernor film, Where Are You GoAdvance Tickets are on sale now at WebCyclery.
  • 8pm-1am - Cross Nat's Blowout Bash at Deschutes Brewery Warehouse
  • 9:30pm - Clydesdale Cyclocross Championships of the Universe at the Deschutes Brewery Warehouse. Read the press release here.



Sunday December 12th


  • 7am-2pm - Registration and packet pickup in the Old Mill District at 450 SW Powerhouse Dr. Suite 429, Bend OR 97702
  • 7am-7:45 - Course Open in the Old Mill District
  • 8am - 11am - Collegiate USA Cycling Cyclo-Cross National Championship races in the Old Mill District
  • 9am-10:30am - Active Recovery Yoga For Cyclists w/ Uma Kleppinger at MYC Yoga.     Cost $15
  • 10am - 5pm - Indie Craft Loft - A collection of 25+ Outsider Arts & Crafters, subversive sewers, renegade knitters, indie jewelers, & other guerilla Martha Stewarts. See you in the Old Mill Marketplace, at Gossamer 550 NW Industrial Way
  • 11:30am-12:15pm - Course Open in the Old Mill District (Elite Only)
  • 12:30pm-4pm - Elite & U23 Female USA Cycling Cyclo-Cross National Championship races in the Old Mill District
  • 8:30pm - Late - An after-after party is planned. Stay tuned for the details coming soon







 

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