scott's post about the BGA party at holocene made me realize no one has yet posted news of the cool new website brent and friends made for the USBC: usbc2009.com
The site's just a baby right now, with basic info (including how to register to compete!!), but lots more is in the process of being added, such as details about the rockin parties scheduled for every night of the event; the bike tour of portland cafes being offered march 5 & 6; info on portland's killer public transportation system as well as cabbie numbers; maps; places not-to-miss while you're in portland (le pigeon, voodoo donuts, anyone?); and just anything and everything you want to know not just about the competition, but about this fair city of ours.
so check usbc2009.com often for updates.
and for heaven's sake, sign up to compete! if you haven't signed up by feb. 16, i can't include you in the usbc program!