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. In the next 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!

Your second challenge: How do you explain (politely!) chamois cream to non-cyclists? Entering is easy: just leave your answer (preferably hilarious) in the comments section below!

Last week’s winner was Chris Jensen who answered he’d like to see Vladimir Putin race CrossVegas.

Why? “I want to see Vladimir Putin race. Because after wrestling a bear to the death, finding ancient ruins on the bottom of the Black Sea, defeating Chuck Norris in a martial arts tournament, beating Barack Obama at nuclear brinksmanship and making democracy cower in fear with a single brush of his steely gaze (his eyeballs are actually made of steel, if you were wondering), the only thing left for him is to best Sven Nys at bicycles on a soccer field in Las Vegas.”

A few of our other favorites included:

“I’d like to see Chewbacca race CrossVegas.  First off, not that many Wookies race cross, which I find rather odd since coming from the planet Kashyyk the environment is well suited for cross training.  I think that he’d be able to bunnyhop any of the the barriers w/ ease.  Also if he had any bike issues he could easily fix the bike (seriously, we’ve seen him work on that bucket of bolts that did the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs) perhaps even while riding it.  Lastly, I know he would win since the other racers would let the Wookie win for fear of having their arms pulled out of their sockets. I’m not saying Chewie would do, I’m just saying…” -jsraindancer

“I really, really, really really, really, really want to see Sven Nys race there. Oh wait—he is!!!” -tpalmer

“I want to see my wife race. Maybe then she will see how much fun it is and how excrutiatingly hard it can be. Maybe then she will stop poking fun at me for being so lousy at ’cross.” -weiserst

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). If you enter 9 of the 10 contests in the next 10 weeks, you’ll be eligible for the random draw at the end of the contest 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

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 Friday, July 12th and a winner will be announced next Monday.

Official Rules:
No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Contest will run from July 1 until July 5, 2013. 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.