Radical New Venue :: Bellingham, WA
The official season-end party for cyclocross racers and fans of all ages & orientations, complete with series overall awards, will be held from 6pm to 10pm on Saturday Jan. 9th right after the Bandit Cross series finale! The location is at the currently-under-renovation Cascade Laundry Building at 205 Prospect St. This is basically a warehouse so it has indoor bike parking, but you should still bring a lock! It on the edge of downtown Bellingham by the Whatcom Museum and above Maritime Heritage Park (which will make for some fun pixie bike racing). Dress warmly, as both the inside and outside are unheated!
There will be Series Overall podium presentations around 8:00pm, prizes will be awarded, and speeches made!
SUPPORT comes in many forms from superb local business owners & craftspeople. It takes a village to support our homegrown cycling community in creative ways: Altility Studio, LIET Unlimited, The Hub Community Bike Shop, Black Fin Design, Anderson Wood Fenders, RRAD all contributed some pieces for this celebration, plus Sonja Max and Erik Lookabill who own and are remodeling the Cascade Laundry Building!
FOOD & BEVERAGE: Cascade Cross will provide a keg of Black Raven Scotch from Redmond, WA and Boneyard RPM IPA from Bend, OR. Chris Mellick will be BBQing some meat to balance out your blood sugar and raise funds & awareness for his RRAD program. The bikes raced in our pixie bike challenge will be donated to him after the event for his bike rodeos popping up in schools all over Whatcom County!
Also on the agenda is some pixie bike racing for those riders who raced and finished all 5 races. The contestant with the greatest tiny bike handling skillz will be awarded a Transition Rapture CX frameset, several models of the BodyFloat Isolation Seatpost from Cirrus Cycles, and a box of prizes from Kona Bikes! The candidates (prior to Bandit Worlds) are as follows:
AFTER AFTER PARTY SUGGESTIONS: DeVotchka is playing at the Wild Buffalo (Indie/Gypsy/Rock). If $25 isn't your kind of cover charge, the next best bets for live music would be The Green Frog (Blues/Folk/Rock) or The Shakedown (Metal/Punk/Rock).
Come blow out another year of amazing cyclocross racing, where each year gets more impressive than the one before and we set the bar high right in the heart of the nation's best cyclocross racing region!