2018 Single Speed MTB World Championships BEND OREGON

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875 NW Brooks St.

Bend, OR 97703

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Back where it all began, the good ol' US of A. The 2018 edition is taking it back old skool....cut-offs, canti brakes, lycra, suffering, joy, Stevil, sweat, rain, dust, mud, winners, DFL, piss beer, coloring contests.

If you wanna bring a costume? thats fine, but don't expect an award or a handicap on the length of the course. BUT their will be short-cuts. You wanna come to drink? Cool too, but if you F--- with my experience, you will be relegated to depths of hell.

What you're gonna experience in Bend is a good ol' fashioned bike race and festival. Remember NORBA? Its gonna be like a NORBA race before the roadies got involved and started doping. Oh yeah, doping? There will be plenty of that because the bike race is in OREGON!!!

Dont know what NORBA is? look it up on this internet machine, click images and check out the legends. You will surely toe the race line with some of those bad ass dudes and dudettes here in Bend. All the legends are gonna be here for this one, and if they aren't....well, then...they just aren't legends (at least in our minds).

The party starts on Wednesday night, October 17 and will rage on well past the day of the race which will be on October 20th.


Lodging options: There is plenty of places to stay this time of year in Bend. Droves of tourists come in the summer and all of the AirBnB's will have a fat stack of cash from the summer and will welcome your cheap asses into their homes for a week in October. If you need further advice on lodging, make sure to check out Visit Bend's website. Lastly, and we only recommend this because it could be butt ass cold and wet, is camping. Bend is surrounded by pristine US Department of Agriculture National Forest and you can camp pretty much anywhere on the outskirts of town. But we are very adament about this one: Treat the land as if its your own! If people fuck up our national forests, we will have no place to ride our bikes.....and thats the damn point of this event and why you are still reading this event page.

Transportation: A few key options:

1. Ride your bike here. Use a map or your smartphone and don't use Highway 97 or Highway 20 to get here. There are plenty of great roads that will take you to some of the most breathtaking sunsets and vistas in the whole state of Oregon

2. Fly: Load up your private jet with all of your cool buddies and fly in to Bend Municipal Airport. Its baller but probably not realistic, because you don't have a private jet. But for those of you who will use a commercial service, the airport you will fly into is Redmond Municipal Airport. Its a 20 mile bike ride to Bend and we strongly encourage you to simply ride from the airport or take a shuttle. There will be no need to rent a car while in Bend.

EVER HEARD OF UBER or LYFT????? Yeah Bend has those...use them.

Another cheaper option: Fly to Portland International Airport and bikepack. Your hosting crew did it in New Zealand and will justify the debaucherous fun that you will be enduring once you get to Bend.

Bend Particulars:

Number of breweries: About a hundred (and probably three more opening once you get here in October)

Miles of MTB singletrack: About 500 (and probably 100 more once you get in here in October)

Number of Bonafide MTB legends who live in Bend: About 40 (and 3 more once you get here in October)

Weather in October: Dry, warm, mild, rainy, snowy, cold......lovely.

Rules of the Race:

1. Dont be a dick

2. Take care of yourself and your friends

3. Take care of the land, both private and public

4. Wear your helmet

5. Don't drive your car

6. Don't be a dick.

Payment Options: You have two different options to register....THIS IS IMPORTANT, especially for you cheap asses!

1. Simply follow the link on this website and cough over the $106.66 (plus fees) on this fine website we painstakingly built for you.

2. Go to our Facebook page, down load Wyatt's Artwork, color the thing with your best artistic ability, drop it in an envelope with $100.00 (cash or money order only) and send it to:

SSWC Party c/o Crow's Feet Commons, 875 NW Brooks St., Bend OR 97703.

If you decide to send in cash and a colored drawing, you will be very well rewarded with a UNIQUE, cultural gift that will far exceed the payment of $100.00!!! Extra bonus points if you send other gifts and cool artwork on the envelope. Gifts can come in a variety of sizes and shapes and we will make sure you get something back in return!

See you all in October! For more info, check in on the Facebook page. We promise to keep updating it as the event draws near.

You won't wanna miss this fun time.


Wednesday October 17th:

12:00: SSWC Registration Opens at Crow's Feet Commons (875 NW Brooks St.)

3:00: First MTB group ride from Crow's Feet Commons

8:00: Live Music with Esme Patterson at Volcanic Theatre Pub

Thursday October 18th:

10:00: Group ride from David's House (16384 Skyliner Rd.)

12:00: Group ride from Cascade West Bar

2:00: Group ride from SSWC Headquarters

4:00: Carl's Crawl: Ride with 2008 SSWC World Champ, Carl Decker on his urban mtb trails throughout town. Hear stories of his days as a pizza delivery boy and all the great stuff that he grew up with in Bend. Stops at various bars throughout town and about 12 miles of urban singletrack. The crawl wraps up at Good Life Brewery and the Volcanic Theatre Pub. FREE EVENT with Entry.

9:00: Live music at Volcanic Theatre Pub with Tango Alpha Tango, The Roof Rabbits and Strange Rovers.


Friday October 19th:

10:00: Group ride at David's House (16384 Skyliner Rd.)

12:00: Group ride from Thump Coffee Roastery

2:00: Group ride from Phils Trailhead

4:00: Welcoming Party and Hosting Competition at TBD. Food Carts, Live Music, shenanigans and Hosting Competition FREE WITH ENTRY

Saturday October 20th:

10:00: Bike Race, like the raddest bike race you have ever been to. About 45 miles of new singletrack specifically designed for this race. Plenty of shortcuts, aid stations, beer, weed, liquor and weirdness throughout the course.

Course will not be released until the day before the competition. Its on private land so please respect not asking for details.

4:00: Food, drink, party at the Finish Line (location TBD) FREE WITH ENTRYT

6:00: Awards Ceremony and Party: Live music from "Life During Wartime".

here we tattoo the two winners, give out prizes to awesome people and drink all the beer that we have stashed from the whole event. This entire event is free for all competitors including beer. Food will be available from food carts but thats not free. FREE WITH ENTRY

Sunday October 21st:

9:00: "Morning After" Brunch and ride at LOGE Camp. Mimosa's, Bloody's and beer and a breakfast buffet. Ride will roll out around 12:00. Live music and general mellow vibes. Hosted by Murder of Crow's Cycling Club: $10.00 DONATION REQUESTED

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