Cycling Central Calendar


Published Oct 22, 2012 at 05:00AM / Updated Nov 19, 2013 at 12:31AM

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

Bend Endurance Academy Cyclocross Team: Ages 10-18; Tuesdays through Thursdays through Nov. 25, option to extend to Jan. 6; 4 p.m.-6 p.m.; for beginners to advanced riders; teaches bike handling skills, fitness workouts and race strategy in a fun and safe environment; beginner participants may use mountain bikes; team offers weekly training sessions and fully supported travel to Oregon Junior Series races; bill@bendenduranceacademy.org or enroll online at BendEnduranceAcademy.org.

Bend Endurance Academy Cycling Cyclocross Team: Ages 10-18; Tuesdays through Thursdays through Nov. 25, option to extend through Jan. 6; 4 p.m.-6 p.m.; for beginners to advanced riders; teaches bike handling skills, fitness workouts and race strategy in a fun and safe environment; beginners may use mountain bikes; weekly training sessions and fully supported travel to Oregon Junior Series; bill@bendenduranceacademy.org or enroll online at BendEnduranceAcademy.org.

MISCELLANEOUS

Movie Night at McMenamins: “The Cyclocross Meeting”; Thursday; 9 p.m.; Old St. Francis School theater, Bend; $5 (cash only), 21 and older; film chronicles the U.S. and Japanese cyclocross scenes and includes Bend pro Barry Wicks; fundraiser for Central Oregon Trail Alliance; pinemountainsports.com.

RACES

Halloween Cross Crusade: Saturday and Sunday(Sunday is official costume day, optional on Saturday); 8:40 a.m.; Old Mill District, Bend; races Nos. 4 and 5 of the Cross Crusade Series; divisions for men, women, masters, Clydesdales, single speed, juniors, unicycles and kids (age 12 and younger); $5-$30 per race, $40-$210 for series; OBRA membership required; crosscrusade.com.

U.S. Gran Prix of Cyclocross Deschutes Brewery Cup: Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 8-9; 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Old Mill District, Bend; divisions for juniors, Categories 2-4, masters, single speed and professional $15-$45; usgpcyclocross.com/races/deschutes-brewery-cup.

RIDES

BEND BELLA CYCLISTS: Weekly women-only group road and mountain bike rides; see website for dates and meeting times; meet at Pine Mountain Sports, 255 S.W. Century Drive, Bend; bendbellacyclists.org.

Trinity Bikes Ride: Group road bike ride starting in Redmond at Trinity Bikes, 865 S.W. 17th St.; Mondays; 6 p.m.; somewhat casual pace; 541-923-5650.

PINE MOUNTAIN SPORTS BIKE RIDE: Twice-monthly guided mountain bike rides hosted by Pine Mountain Sports and open to all riders; 5:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of each month; free; rental and demo bikes available at no charge (be at the shop at 5 p.m.); meet at 255 S.W. Century Drive, Bend; 541-385-8080; www.pinemountainsports.com.

EUROSPORTS RIDE: Group road bike ride starting in Sisters from Eurosports, 182 E. Hood St.; Saturdays; check with the shop for start time; all riders welcome; 541-549-2471; www.eurosports.us.

HUTCH’S NOON RIDE: Group road bike ride starting in Bend from Hutch’s Bicycles east-side location, 820 N.E. Third St., at noon on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays; and from Hutch’s west-side location, 725 N.W. Columbia St., at noon on Tuesdays, Thursdays; pace varies; 541-382-6248; www.hutchsbicycles.com.

HUTCH’S SATURDAY RIDE: Group road bike ride begins at 10 a.m. Saturdays in Bend from Hutch’s Bicycles east-side location, 820 N.E. Third St.; approximately 40 miles; vigorous pace; 541-382-6248; www.hutchsbicycles.com.

OUT OF TOWN

Cross Crusade: Eight-race cyclocross series; each day, first race starts at 8:40 a.m. and last race starts at 3:15 p.m.; race No. 6 is Sunday, Nov. 4, at Barton Park, Barton; Race No. 7 is Sunday, Nov. 11, at Washington County Fair Complex, Hillsboro; divisions for men, women, masters, Clydesdales, single speed, juniors, unicycles and kids (age 12 and younger); $5-$30 per race, $40-$210 for series; OBRA membership required; crosscrusade.com.

Southern Baja, Mexico Singletrack Tours: Dec. 8-12, Feb. 2-7 and Feb. 16-20; Baja, Mexico; includes four days of riding and five nights of accommodations, all meals and a Specialized full suspension bike rental; tours limited to 12 riders; $925 (airfare not included); 541-385-7002; cogwild.com/multi-day-vacations/baja-singletrack.

Please email Cycling Central Sports event information to sports@bendbulletin.com or click on “Submit an Event” on our website at bendbulletin.com. Items are published on a space-availability basis, and should be submitted at least 10 days before the event.