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!!