CLIF® Bar CrossVegas, Chamois Butt’r and Cyclocross Magazine have teamed up to give you 10 chances to win a CrossVegas and Chamois Butt’r swag bag, and a chance at our grand prize. For 10 weeks, we’ll have weekly contests for the prize packs, and at the end of the 10 weeks, one of our winners will be selected at random for the grand prize, so make sure you enter every week for a chance to win big. It’s almost CrossVegas!

Your ninth challenge: Who would your dream date companion for CrossVegas be and why? (Keep it classy!)

Last week’s challenge: Lots of posts and Tweets in the last week or so as old pros get the Mastik out and prep wheels for new tread. On the other end of the spectrum are the neophytes who are gluing tubulars for the first time—often with a bit of sticky difficulty. Share your favorite gluing story with us.

The Winner: tricoach with “I live in Texas.  A few years ago I was researching how to glue tubulars, specifically for our hot climate.  I was worried that our hellish August weather would compromise the integrity of my glue so I was looking fore specific advice.  I came across an internet blog post which talked about tubulars in Texas.  Not yet ‘cross season, I decided to glue some road tire on my favorite Mavics following their instructions.  Their instructions were basically prep the wheel, apply a layer of glue, wait 24 hours, apply another layer, wait 24 hours, etc….for about 5 days!  By the time I applied the tire there was so much glue a horse farmer would sue me!  Come ‘cross season, when I was ready to change tires, I went to remove the tires.  Nope.  Not happening.  I’m still riding those tires!” (Email [email protected] to claim your prize!)

So many great responses—keep ‘em coming!

Weekly winners will be selected by a distinguished panel of judges (Brook Watts, CrossVegas Promoter; Andrew Yee, Cyclocross Magazine Publisher; Molly Hurford, Cyclocross Magazine Managing Editor). At the end of the 10 weeks, one of our winners will be selected at random for the grand prize, which includes a CrossVegas jersey signed by the race winner. The field includes current World Champion Sven Nys, so you can place your bets on who will be signing it …

10 Weekly Prizes will Include:

  • VIP CrossVegas Ticket
  • 1 Tube of Chamois Butt’r (Choice of Original, Her’ or Eurostyle)
  • 1 Bottle Eurostyle Sports Skin Wash
  • 1 Bottle Eurostyle Sports Kit Wash
  • 1 Jar Eurostyle Embrocation (warm or hot)
  • Total = $145 Retail
  • For more information on the products, visit www.chamoisbuttr.com

The Grand Prize:

Boulder Colorado artist Zach Lee of Zach Lee Designs comes up with another stunning CLIF® Bar CrossVegas jersey design produced by Vermarc Sportswear.  2013 is the sixth year Lee has contributed the winner's jersey design and with this year's version he gives a nod to the retro design of the past with bold diagonal lines as well as acknowledging the time-honored racer superstition of pinning the number 13 upside-down.

Zach Lee Designs made the CLIF® Bar CrossVegas jersey, produced by Vermarc Sportswear. This year, he gives a nod to the retro design of the past and acknowledges the time-honored racer superstition of pinning the number 13 upside-down.

  • CrossVegas jersey signed by the race winner
  • VIP CrossVegas Ticket
  • 2 year digital subscription to Cyclocross Magazine
  • Chamois Butt’r Jersey
  • Chamois Butt’r Bib
  • Chamois Butt’r Cycling Cap
  • Chamois Butt’r Mussette Bag
  • Chamois Butt’r T-shirt
  • Chamois Butt’r Trucker Hat
  • Copy of Mud, Snow and Cyclocross
  • Total: Priceless! (but the Chamois Butt’r gear has an MSRP of $238)

Submissions are due Sunday, September 1 and a winner will be announced next Monday.

Official Rules:
No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. All participants must be 18 years or older. Only US residents are eligible for the prizes from CrossVegas and Chamois Butt’r (sorry!). No purchase necessary. To enter, leave your response in the comments below. One entry per person. Winners will be selected and notified via email. Cyclocross Magazine, 650 Castro St, Suite 120-291 Mountain View, CA 94041.