A modest soiree for the Masters Women of Cyclocross Nationals, Bend

DROP BY anytime Thursday, December 10, 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. McMenamins, Rambler Room.

HEAR Team LUNA Chix member Alison Dunlap speak at 7:00

FREE entry, raffle, appetizers

RAFFLE at 7:30. Must be present to win!!...see blog for crazy long list of goodies (62 prizes!).

FUN girlie stuff for sale

WEAR your team jersey and get 2 raffle tickets

MEET women who like to talk about bikes

RSVP / questions: rsvpcxingbarriers09@gmail.com

Are you a masters racer? Have you been the ONLY woman in a local race? Have you been 10 years older than any other woman on a sports team? Do you check your lipstick before the start? Yes? This is for you! Masters are tough ladies for whom sports aren’t a fad. Being competitive and active aren’t things left behind at college graduation. Career, family, life - don’t impede your dedication. You’re willing to cross barriers.

Monday, November 23, 2009

FreshAirSports is there for you at both ends of your competitive jouney: the pre-race strenthening and, literally, at the race. They're a dynamic blend of coaches, race promoters and pilates gurus. Maybe someone does have all the answers! Win these: 3 entries to their 2010 FreshAirSports Crossaflixion Cup Series in Bend (dates TBD), entry for their 2010 FreshAirSports Time Trial/Duathlon series in Bend, and 3 semi-private sessions (two friends together!). Unless you have some serious frequent flyer miles, this prize should go to a local gal.

Friday, November 20, 2009

dress the part

Shebeest knows that athletic women want their clothing to be both stylish and functional. That's why so many of us are fans. Thanks Veltec for your donation!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

got vitamin D?

Bioletics wants you to have enough vitamin D. To make sure you do, they're giving one lucky lady an at-home Vitamin D test kit. They say it's a very critical performance marker...especially now that we're approaching indoor trainer season with winter quickly on the way. A Bend company and their marketing lady is a masters cross racer!

drink up and stay cozy

mud + pint glasses + beanies = perfect apres cyclocross accoutrements
Thanks Rolf Prima! (They're donating the other stuff - not the mud silly!) While cruising their website, check out their snazzy cross wheels.

we know we're sturdy

Sturdy Bitch is singing our theme song and pitching in with pint glasses, beanies and t-shirts! Thanks!

Monday, November 16, 2009

she's a champion on and off the podium

Thanks Katrina Baumsteiger for your cash donation. Sweet! Mary and I are heading to Cancun! If only. But now our bank accounts won't be quite so low after this here party we're throwing.

Friday, November 13, 2009

calling all champions

Are you an elite or masters nationals or worlds cross champion (and are now a masters racer)? Do you know one? Any year. Are you / they coming to nationals this year? If so, champions please contact me.

Pictured above: 2009 UCI Masters World CycloCross Champions, Women 1960-1969: 1st Marianne Gall - Netherlands (center); 2nd Katrina Baumsteiger - USA (left); 3rd Anne Bertram - Germany (rt)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

my hommies

My team shop is coming through with a helmet! For 35 years, The Bicycle Trip has been promoting cycling in the Santa Cruz, CA area: from safety classes in schools to a winning race team. Thanks Bicycle Trip!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

from the heart

Thanks to my buddy Eddy Price for his cash donation! This means Miss Mary and I won't be too much in the hole after this. Ed puts in a ton of unpaid hours for cycling in multiple ways including acting as manager for my team, Team Bicycle Trip. Thanks Ed!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

looking spiffy while killing your competition

Multiple Masters Worlds silver medalist Katrina Baumsteiger is not only wicked fast but looks hot on the podium in her Verge Sport gear. You can too...if you win the raffle. Thanks Verge Sport for supporting women athletes!

be a fast girl

Blue is all about supporting women cyclists: from designing us the right ride to sponsoring racers. Their cross racers this year include: Laura Van Gilder, Emily Van Meter and Wendy Williams. In 2009, Laura made the U.S. team to race at Worlds!

For the raffle, Blue is giving us a travel bag AND... hold on to your panties girls...a carbon frame! The Norcross Carbon CX was designed for Jonathan Page. Now it can be yours.

by and for girls

Their story: two girls become friends in the pool. They can't find athletic hair and skin products that suit women and their unique needs. They decide to make their own. We all live happily after. Win some. Free samples to the first 100 guests in the door!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

made tuff for us

Shift makes apparel that lasts. Hope you win some. Thanks Shift for supporting us!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

listen to the music

A fan of women's racing has purchased this with his own money! He wishes to remain anonymous. Apparently modesty is alive and well. A pretty pink and engraved iPod! Thank you mystery donor!