Don't mark your calendar yet, but Oregon just may host the nation's top cyclocross weekend in 2009.
As first reported at cxmagazine.com, Cross Crusade promoter and local USGP organizer Brad Ross hinted Sunday that Oregon could be hosting the 2009 National Cyclocross Championships.
"Next year the U.S. National Cyclocross Championships sound very much like it's going to potentially be in this state," he told the cheering crowd gathered for the USGP awards ceremony Sunday evening at Portland International raceway.
CX Magazine reports that Bend has put in the Oregon bid.
Cyclingnews.com broke the news that there are actually two bids from the Pacific Northwest.
"Another bid has been submitted from eastern Washington, giving the Pacific Northwest a strong chance of hosting the national championships next year," according to the website.