Festival to feature three days of bike racing, parties, and a New Orleans-themed celebration of the Cyclocross lifestyle

Bend, Oregon To Host “Voodoo Cross” October 25-27, 2013

September 18, 2013


Cross Crusade, Brad Ross,503-806-6943, bradross51@gmail.com
Deschutes Brewery, AngelaJasus, 541-385-8606, ajasus@deschutesbrewery.com
Clydesdale CyclocrossChampionship of the Universe, Brad Ross, 503-806-6943, bradross51@gmail.com
Visit Bend, Kevney Dugan,541-382-8048, kevney@visitbend.com


(BEND, Ore.)—Inthe midst of hosting a record nine USA Cycling national championships in fiveyears, Bend will once again play host to thelargest gathering of cyclocross racers in the US.

InOctober 2013, Bendwill host the third edition Halloween Cross Crusade Cyclocross Festival thatwill include the famous Halloween Cyclocross Crusades, the fifth annualClydesdale Championship of the Universe, and another legendary DeschutesBrewery Warehouse Party. The three-day festival will take place October 25-27throughout the Old Mill District and Deschutes Brewery property, and willfeature the following events:

  • The legendary Halloween Cyclocross Crusades will take place at Deschutes Brewery in the Old Mill District on October 26 and 27.  Witness the fun and mayhem of over 1,000 cyclocross racers donning Mardi Gras costumes and competing for Cross Crusade points.  In addition to two days of epic racing, attendees will enjoy the sights, sounds, and tastes of the Deschutes Brewery beer garden, live music, and cultural food and festivities. Visit www.crosscrusade.com for more information.
  • Friday night registration and packet pick-up party at Crow’s Feet Commons in Downtown Bend.
  • The fifth annual Clydesdale Cyclocross Championship of the Universe will take place on Saturday night October 26 at Deschutes Brewery.
  • Deschutes Brewery will host another not-to-be-missed warehouse party on Saturday night when they host their celebration of the Halloween holiday and all things Cyclocross with a New Orleans theme.
  • The BTA (Bicycle Transportation Alliance) Kiddie Kross is a non-competitive event for kids 12 and under. Participants will be divided by age and bike type. There will be several courses and divisions for two-wheel bikes, tricycles, and bikes with training wheels. Parents should visit the bright green BTA tent for info and waiver signing.

Complete festival details can be found at www.visitbend.com/cyclocross

Festival Schedule

FridayOctober 25

  • 6-9 p.m.: Registration & packet pick-up party at Crow’s Feet Commons featuring Deschutes Brewery Beer.

SaturdayOctober 26

  • 8 a.m.-4 p.m.:  Halloween Cross Crusade races in the Old Mill District and Deschutes Brewery.
  • 12:25 p.m.: BTA Kiddie Kross in the Old Mill District and Deschutes Brewery.
  • 7:30-8 p.m.: Clydesdale Championship of the Universe in the Old Mill District and Deschutes Brewery.
  • 8 p.m.-2 a.m.: Deschutes Brewery Warehouse Party

SundayOctober 27

  • 8 a.m.-4 p.m.: Halloween Cross Crusade races in the Old Mill District and Deschutes Brewery.
  • 12:25 a.m.: BTA Kiddie Kross in the Old Mill District and Deschutes Brewery.

About Bend

In recent years, Bend has beennamed #1 Town for Sportsmen (Outdoor Life), America’s Top Adventure Town (Men’s Journal), Top 10 Fly Fishing Townsin the U.S. (Fly Fisherman), one ofthe Best Fishing Towns in America (Field& Stream), best trail running town (Outside)one of the country’s Top Five Ski Towns (Travel+ Leisure), and the #1 mountain biking town in the United States (Mountain Bike Action).

About Visit Bend:

Visit Bend is a non-membership, non-profit economic development organization dedicated to promoting tourism on behalf of the City of Bend.  We’re a leading provider of information on Bend, Oregon hotels,restaurants, activities, and Oregon vacation planning. To learn more or to order a complimentary Official Visitor Guide to Bend, contact Visit Bend at 1-800-949-6086 or visit www.visitbend.com.