Cycling Central in brief


• Redmond Golf Cross event on tap: After a successful debut earlier this fall, another Redmond Golf Cross event is being planned for December to cap the Central Oregon cyclocross season.

The upcoming Redmond Golf Cross event is scheduled for Dec. 15 at the old Juniper Golf Course in Redmond. The initial Redmond Golf Cross event was offered at the same site in September and drew more than 100 participants.

The December event will offer classes for men, women, masters, beginners, single speed, juniors and kids age 10 and younger. Registration will be available starting at 7:30 a.m. on race day, and the first race will start at 9 a.m.

Registration is $20 plus two cans of food for adults and $10 plus two cans of food for juniors. The kiddie cross race is free. In addition to race-day registration, participants can sign up at

For more information, contact Shane Johnson at .

• Final Cross Crusade standings: Seven Central Oregon cyclists took home top honors in the Cross Crusade series standings, which were based on results from throughout the eight-race series that concluded Nov. 18.

Chris Sheppard (men’s Category A), Serena Bishop Gordon (women’s Category A), Lance Haidet (junior men), Sarah Max (masters women 35+ A), Andrew Sargent (masters men 35+ A), Kenny Wolford (masters men 35+ C, one point) and Aimee Furber (women’s Category B, one point), all of Bend, earned 2012 series titles. For Wolford and Furber, their series wins came by a single point.

At each Cross Crusade event, riders finishing among the first 18 positions in their respective classes earned points that contributed toward their season totals. The cyclist in each class with the highest point total after the eight races took first place in the series standings. Cyclists must have competed at least three times to appear in the series standings, and if they competed in more than six races, the points for their two poorest results were not counted.

Complete series standings for the 2012 Cross Crusade are available at

Road cycling

* Boswell celebratory send-off: Sunnyside Sports in Bend is staging a party on Saturday for Bend cyclist Ian Boswell before he departs for Europe. Boswell is relocating to Nice, France, after signing a professional contract with the Team Sky cycling squad.

There is no charge to attend the party at Sunnyside, located at 930 N.W. Newport Ave. The event will begin at 6 p.m. and conclude at 8 p.m. Food and beverages will be served, and a drawing of items from Boswell will be staged. Boswell will also speak at the event and sign photo cards.

For more information, contact Sunnyside Sports at 541-382-8018.

—Bulletin staff reports

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