Today we’re giving away an $1800 KHS CX300 cyclocross bike, courtesy of KHS Bicycles via the Cyclocross Magazine Contributor Contest. We had 13 great entries from 11 different racers who took the time to create some great videos and race reports to showcase their local racing. It didn’t hurt that there was an award-winning, monster mud clearance-boasting, SRAM Rival-equipped KHS CX300 Cyclocross Bike on the line for one lucky entrant.
After double checking the qualifications of our entries and firing up our random number generator, Western State College of Colorado student Jesse Pisel got lucky and won the big prize. He entered with both a race report from the Western State College of Colorado Cyclocross Series held on his campus, and then also compiled some video highlights of the Alpha Cross / 2011 Colorado State Championships. (That video, along with another, was actually disqualified because it violated the rules of the contest, but Pisel won anyway with his race report entry).
Pisel, when informed by phone of his good fortune, said, “Oh man, I’m so, so, so, stoked!” The college senior, on a student’s budget, has been racing cyclocross all fall on a $399 Motebecane singlespeed, partly because that’s all he could afford, and he was already eyeing an upgrade. Last season was his first-ever cyclocross race, but it was a full one, and he took it all the way to the 2012 Cyclocross National Championships D2 Collegiate race in Madison, WI, finishing 27th behind multi-time National Champion Jeff Bahnson.
“It’ll be really interesting riding gears this fall,” he said, already thinking about his future ride. Pisel moves from the high mountains of Gunnison to Denver this fall for graduate school at the Colorado School of Mines. If you see him tearing it up on his new KHS CX300 cyclocross bike, congratulate him.
Thanks to all the contributors who put together some great entries, and stay tuned for our next contest! And a huge thanks to contest sponsor KHS Bicycles for their support and recognition of all the community contributors who help Cyclocross Magazine cover all aspects of the sport.