Cxmagazine.com reports that Oregon and Washington have a shot at next year's cyclocross nationals event:
‘09 Nats in Oregon? At the final award ceremony at the USGP’s Portland Cup last weekend, Portland Cup (and Cross Crusade) promoter Brad Ross announced to the crowd that, “Next year the U.S. National Cyclocross Championships is sounding very much like it’s gonna potentially be in this state.” Needless to say, the crowd went wild, despite the disclaimer-filled language. Still, with a bid from Bend, OR submitted, does Ross have the inside scoop? Inquiries to USA Cycling about next year’s national championships were not immediately returned, but the chances of a Northwest nats is high, as another bid was submitted from eastern Washington.
What if nationals was in Eastern Washington! Montana would have a full contingent. Maybe Micheal Emde or a Badlands person put in the bid?? If it's anywhere in the northwest it will probably be in Oregon. You could just stay for a week with the USGP 5 and 6 and then nationals.
Also, if you haven't seen already cxmagazine.com has a race tracker for cyclocross. They will be at this weekend's event. I followed it for the USGP's. You can provide comments, it's a good time.