Are you sufficiently excited for Bellingham Bandit Worlds this weekend at Cornwall Park!? If not, here are some juicy tidbits to get your mouth watering:

The Fanatik Bike Co. Racing Team is large, in-charge, and well coordinated by CX Captain Rusty Dodge. They will be at Cornwall Park building out the course Friday night and early Saturday, monitoring it Saturday during the races, tearing it down on Saturday afternoon and tamping out the grass before we leave the park. They do a fantastic job of running our finale and are a huge asset to the cyclocross community. Thanks in advance, crew!

Pre-registration is extremely helpful for this race to help us get your Overall Scores ready in time for the Awards Party!

After racing and finishing the first five races in our series, the following 26 riders are in the running for a Transition Rapture frame at the Awards Party. You must also finish Bandit Cross on Saturday and attend the Finale Party to complete several feats of strength and agility! Some of these characters are repeat offenders from 2013. Have you sought professional help for your Bellingham CXaffliction?

Blair BenjaminDavid Hodgson
Andrew BergKirsten Jensen
Christin ClawsonDavid Joiner
John ColemanBaden Kowal
Magnus CollanderRuy Lopez
Curtis CrapeCarter Maden
Brian DagnonSteven Moe
Colin FergusonBrad Nelson
Scarlett GrahamHannah Neubeck
Jen HamptonScott Rittscher
Johnathon-Joshua HarderMario Rivas
Elizabeth HartsochClinton Seal
Doss Herndon-SchepperCharlie VanZandt

The event page for our Finale Party has been updated with some directions via bicycle on some unfinished interurban trail routes. It is only 2 miles from Cornwall Park. Make it part of your cyclocross adventure! Here's the Google map.

The weather forecast is looking pretty solid for the weekend and has been so solid lately, I don't doubt it will be 50 degrees and clear! This does not make great skiing conditions, but it should be fine cyclocross conditions for the last cyclocross race in North America for the 2014-15 season. After the best Junior and Women cyclocross racers in the world battle it out in Tabor, CZ (can Katie Compton finally take the title for the U.S. from Vos?), you can ride around a beautiful park with your friends. Okay, maybe there'll be a little bit of suffering and elbow bumping.

See you out there!