It's on! THE party for the masters ladies at Nats.

DROP BY anytime Wed, Dec 8, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m, McMenamins' Rambler Room, 700 NW Bond St, downtown Bend

FREE hors d'oeuvres. Prizes.

ENTRY $3 suggested donation.

HEAR Meredith Miller talk at 7:00 p.m.

RAFFLE at 7:30 p.m.

CONNECT. LEARN. GROW. MEET women who talk bike.

Mistress of ceremonies: Winona Hubbard

Check here often for more info and updates.


Additonal info:

What to do with YOUR GUY - drop him off at our convenient YOUR GUY Day Care © (the pub next door - inside the same building as the party). While dining on nutritious snacks (pretzels and chicken wings), YOUR GUY can meet new playmates (other guys) while being entertained with stimulating and educational activities (sports TV).

Food - in addition to the free hors d'oeuvres, dinner can be ordered. Menus will be on tables around the room. And of course there will be a full no host bar available.

Monday, December 6, 2010

I'd like to thank...

This fiesta wouldn't happen without the help of many people. Some who I know well to some that I've never met and live on another continent. Like last year, an army of volunteers have come forward to assist in the trenches at the event. Everyone who comes to the party can't think you all enough. I put my name on the publicity but it's not because it's MY event. It's just so people know who to contact. This is a group effort.

I want to thank Miss Mary Perez for all her help getting this baby off the ground last year. She's an organizing machine and she taught me a lot about event planning. She did the heavy side of 50+% of the work last year. She also lent a much needed hand during the planning process for this year too.

All this goodwill really puts me in the right mood during the holidays. I have a lot to be thankful for. Thanks everyone!

workout while being comfortable and fasionable

Win some of Lululemon's cute yoga wear at the party's raffle!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

meet the bike yogi

Relax and optimize your body at a class called "Yoga & Myofascial Release for Optimal Performance: a powerful approach to releasing tension and restriction and optimizing your body's ability to move and perform freely". Taught by FreshAirSports pilates instructor Ashleigh Mitchell and BikeYoga guru Uma Kleppinger. The class is $50 and is at FreshAirSports Pilates in the Old Mill, Wednesday, December 8th, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

Class details and registration:

The learning continues at the party where Ashleigh will be answering more of your health questions!

Friday, December 3, 2010

dig the dog

Dusty Dog Studios is giving away really pretty hand thrown mugs made just for cyclists. Check out their cute products on their website.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

keeping it fresh

Another example of how great the people are in Bend: FreshAirSports, a woman owned Bend business, is pitching in again this year with super prizes of Pilates and race entries AND loaning me a PA system. Their coaches are staffing a table at the party to answer your fitness questions. Take advantage of this free service!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

sad to leave Bend

For the second year, Visit Bend is sponsoring us in the best way possible - cash! The town of Bend is a fantastic site for Nationals for many reasons including that the race site and lots of social events are near or in their cute downtown. But Bend is great mostly because of the people. From the staff at Visit Bend to folks I meet as I explore the town. Everyone I've met has been helpful and friendly. I'm sure Madison will be nice but they'll have to try hard to beat Bend for their hospitality. Thanks Bend!!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

roll on buddy

Rolf Prima and sturdy bitch will be distributing some prizes again this year. They make great wheels and cute accessories. Thanks for supporting us!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

read all about it

Just got a box full of goodies from Cyclocross Magazine. Feels like Christmas!

Friday, November 26, 2010

take the little white pill

My husband and I have been using Sport Legs for years. They work. Try a race without it. Then do another race with them. You'll feel the difference. Thanks Sport Legs for supporting women's cycling for the second year in a row!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

i love this stuff

It's great having a sponsor you really believe in. Voler wears like iron, the fit is perfect and I wouldn't have anything else for my kits. Win some kit at the raffle. Thanks Voler!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

"the Blue is quick, responsive and loves to corner"

Jill Fattor, masters racer - Here is my BLUE story:

Last year at the fabulous Masters Women's CXing Barriers Party Raffle, I was the lucky winner of a FREE Competition Blue NorCross Bicycle Frame. Chance Regina of Competition Blue Bicycles was great to work with. Not only do they have extra small frames, he also let me pick any frame I wanted. Since I race for a frame builder (give it up for Rock Lobster), I opted to get a road frame. I decided to get the AC1 carbon fiber frame, a sexy little red number that can only be described as HOT!

I had the frame built-up and took it on it's maiden voyage in the hills of Berkeley. The Blue is quick, responsive and loves to corner. This bike is definitely what my more uncouth friends would call "a Dude Puller". While on my ride, I had SEVERAL people comment on the beauty of the Blue. One of the commentators even rode with me all the way back over the Berkeley hills! I was not on the market at the time (and hopefully won't be soon), but if I am, I know what to do.

Monday, November 22, 2010

feeling lucky?

Win this! Last year Jill F. did. She is now a complete woman. Thanks for supporting women's cycling Blue!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

win a bike; change your life

And here's the gorgeous bike that Kate won. Jason Quade (above), one of the builders, personally delivered it to the party. Thanks Jason!
Good fortune gets cyclist racing; Bend woman wins bike frame, starts successful cyclocross run | | The Bulletin

Kate Dunning, a volunteer at CXing Barriers 09, won a bike in our 'little' raffle. She was so thrilled, she went on to take up cross racing the following season! Previously she had never raced bicycles at all. The bike was custom made by Allen Lucas and Jason Quade of Abby Bicycle in Bend.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

listen up

Power house racer Meredith Miller will
be dishing her secrets - don't miss it! Thanks Meredith for volunteering your time to speak to us.

Thanks for supporting women's cycling Cal Giant!