(BEND, Ore.)— Officials from the US Gran Prix of Cyclocross announced today they have accepted a bid from Visit Bend to host the final two races of the U.S. Gran Prix of Cyclocross series presented by Greenware®.
The 2011 US Gran Prix of Cyclocross (USGP) is a four weekend, eight race series comprised of the Planet Bike Cup – Madison, WI on September 24 and 25, The New Belgium Cup – Fort Collins, CO on October 8 and 9, The Derby City Cup – Louisville, KY on November 12 and 13; and The Deschutes Brewery Cup – Bend, OR on December 10 and 11. Each of these race weekends will see the deepest, strongest, and fastest cyclocross fields in a series format in the United States.
The USGP races in Bend are slated for December 10-11, 2011 and will be held at Bend’s Deschutes Brewery in the heart of the Old Mill District, following a course similar to the course featured in the 2009 and 2010 USA Cyclocross National Championships. The December USGP races are the final races of the USGP’s four weekend eight race series. The December races were previously hosted in Portland.