Former professional cyclist and elite cycling coach Bart Bowen is hosting a “CXmas
Party” at Powered by Bowen in conjunction with the US Gran Prix of Cyclocross on
Thursday, December 8, at 6:30 p.m. All proceeds will benefit talented local junior racers
who want to compete at the US Cyclocross National Championships in Madison, Wis.,
this coming January.
“Junior cycling is alive and growing in Bend,” Bowen said. “But these future champions
need our support to continue to develop as cyclists and great individuals. It takes a
community effort to keep junior cycling thriving, and we hope youʼll join us at Powered
by Bowen for the CXmas Party to help make this happen.”
Local cyclocross pro Ryan Trebon (LTS/Felt), who began racing as a junior, and heads
into the final two USGP races in Bend only six points out of the lead, will be honored at
the event with a multi-media presentation by Whit Bazemore, a former professional
racecar driver and sports photographer. The CXmas Party will also feature the work of
nationally known cycling photographers, including Daniel Sharp (ROAD Magazine,
Bicycling, Nike) and Wil Matthews (VeloNews, ROAD, Zipp), who capture amazing
images of cyclocross stars in action.
CXmas gifts for cyclists, courtesy of local retailers and cycling teams, will be on display
and given away during the event, with all proceeds going to the CX Junior Fund.
Suggested minimum donation is $5 per person at the door, and includes refreshments.
Special thanks to Sunnyside Sports for sponsoring the event!