crosscrusadeThe 2011 Clydesdale Cyclocross Champion of the Universe Will Be Chosen in Bend, Oregon on October 29, 2011

Portland, Oregon – The Knights of the Cross Crusade have spoken, therefore let it be known that on the fifth Saturday of the tenth month of the year 2011, a Clydesdale Cyclocross Champion of the Universe will be knighted in Bend, Oregon.

Cyclocross gladiators weighing 200 pounds (1.428 Contadors) or more, and Athenas, female gladiators weighing 160 pounds (1.142 Contadors), or more, are eligible to enter the ring of battle.

This quest for the third annual Universal Champion of big-boned cyclocross warriors is being heralded as the most prestigious honor ever bestowed in our cycling galaxy.  The ceremony will commence at 8:30 p.m. at the Deschutes Brewery Warehouse during the not-to-be-missed Day Of  The Dead Cyclocross Festival Blowout Bash Warehouse Party being hosted by Deschutes Brewery on the Saturday night of the 2011 Halloween Cross Crusades.

By the power and creed of the Black Knight of the Cross Crusade, the rules of combat have been fortified:  there will be no pit, costumes are mandatory, and no form of seriousness will be tolerated.  Furthermore and heretofore, call-ups will be based on weight in descending order, with the heaviest racers starting first.   All warriors will be weighed at registration.  The first three finishers will be scored.  All others will finish in the herd.

There will be a $10 entry fee and OBRA licenses will be required (no exceptions).  One day OBRA licenses will be provided at registration for $5 to racers who do not have an annual OBRA license.  Under no circumstances may racers consume alcohol before or during the race.

The race course will be dimly lit and headlights and headlamps are highly recommended. Race duration will be 30 minutes and will take place on one-half of the Cross Crusade course.

Registration starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Deschutes Brewery Warehouse.  The Warehouse Party starts at 8 p.m.  The race will start at 8:30 p.m.

In addition to being awarded with the third ever Champion of the Universe jersey, the crowned Clydesdale Champion will be showered with unspeakable riches, including a season pass to the Frite Cart at the 2012 Cyclocross Crusade series.