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September 2/99 10:46 am - Windsor Race info, Bend's Big Fat tour

Posted by Editor on 09/2/99

41st Tour di Via Italia
Sunday September 4th in Windsor Ontario
courtesy Aldo Sfalcin

Information on this event can be found Here

Bend's Big Fat Tour
courtesy Paul Thomasberg

Presenting the 5th Annual Bend's Big Fat tour In cooperation with Deschutes National Forest Ride the classic....October 9-10 1999 Tour Price $25 includes: local tour guides, survival map, yummy food and drinks from „A Cup of Magic‰, „Han's‰, „Great Harvest‰ and Bend's best bike shops, good company, giardia free water, live music, „Longboard Louie's‰ dinner, and awesome fish stories.

Friday October 8th Unpunctual registration and pre-tour meeting at our title sponsors establishment the DESCHUTES BREWERY 1044 NW Bond St., Bend, Oregon. Epic riders must attend!!

Saturday October 9th, Three unmatched Routes to chose from „Epic‰ The original, 60+ miles 90% single track! 5300' of climbing 8300' of descending Come and ride the legend „Recreational‰ Tough enough, 35+miles 75% single track 2300' of climbing 5300' of descending „Elementary‰ Easy enough, 20+ miles 75% single track 1500' of climbing 3000' of descending

Sunday October 10th A Really fun and scenic, 20+ mile 2000' of climbing 2000' of descending, ride will be guided out of Corbit Snow Park west of Sisters.

October brings changeable weather in Central Oregon and often the best riding conditions of the year! Mother Nature has graced the tour with fresh powder snow in years past, so please come prepared so you will be comfortable!!

For More info call (541) 383-2243 E-mail:

Need a great place to stay check out the Bend Riverside Motel call 1-800-228-4019 Located adjacent to historical Pioneer Park, Quiet and secluded, Jacuzzi and pool (you'll be needing that)


Why sign up for this ride of attrition? Camaraderie, effort, not competition

60 plus miles of sweet single track! Gnarly sections, be careful don't stack

The sun glistening on snow through the trees Pace yourself carefully, it's not a breeze

High alpine meadows swift flowing streams Finish this ride, it'll give you sweet dreams

Your mind gets euphoric after miles of trail Tunnel vision comes, your riding a rail

Challenge yourself and settle the score Heighten your senses like never before

When you get to the park the end is near Just three more miles to burritos and beer

Train for endurance and get ready to ride Doing the Epic fills your sole with great pride



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