Velo Bella Beginner Giveaway!!

November 8, 2005 · Print This Article

Would you like an opportunity to win a brand new fully built Lemond Poprad cyclocross bike! (yes! the one in the picture!)

Thanks to the amazing generousity of Bicycle Trip, if we get at least 15 women to race the Category C event, we are planning to give away this fantastic bike during the C women awards ceremony at our cyclocross race on Saturday, November 19th in Watsonville.

You do not have to win. You don’t even have to make it to the podium. You just need to show up and race. The winner will be choosen by random drawing based on those Women Category C racers that finished the event. The drawing will be held during the C women podium awards.

If you have ever competed at a B level, Women 35, or As in any cyclocross race, ever, you are not eligible. This promotion is being held to encourage newcomers to give this quirky sport a try. If you are not a newcomer, then send this message to some friends you’ve been meaning to sway into racing. If you are a newcomer, then shoot, what are you waiting for? We’re talking a BRAND NEW BIKE here ladies.

Category C women race at 9:25a.m.. They will get their own start and there will only be Women B, Women 35+ and Junior women out on the course at that time. The course is tough, but its not scary (although that run up is a bitch) The atmosphere will be full on bella style, even if it rains, expect fun, mischief and coconut bras. And of course, all the support and encouragement that goes along with that type of mayhem. Mountain bikes are perfectly fine to race on, just remove your bottle cages and your bar ends.

This race is also some kind of big deal event, so come early and race and then stay for all the excitement as the nations top cyclocrossers face each other in the afternoon. Lots of prime opportunities for boy and girl watching.

And remember, we need at least 15 women on the line, so bribe your friends into joining you.

More information on Surf City races here.
Info and registration for the Watsonville race here (please pre-register!)
and the world’s most fabulous technical document is here (no offense Tom)

Due to the race being held on a Saturday, we will not be able to hold a clinic before this event, but I encourage anyone with questions to email us and we’ll tell you all you need to know. And then some.

See you there.


p.s. If you are even in the neighborhood of Bicycle Trip (in Santa Cruz) please stop in and thank them for their amazing support of cyclocross. Buy something too. And a big thank you to for their support of the Women’s Category C race.

This fabulous post was written by one of our awesome bella volunteers ~ Sabine is the cofounder of Velo Bella and if you like this report, you can thank her with brownies and beer.


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