Keeping Seattle ‘Cross Fresh

Perhaps you’ve heard of our cyclocross series. Or maybe you witnessed the 1st annual Woodland Park Gran Prix, on that cold, rainy, but fun-filled day in November 2009.  But let’s talk about the core to what we do: MFG Cyclocross is about you-the-participant. We look forward to another great year of manufacturing fresh cross in Seattle.

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  • MFG Cyclocross Announces 2014 Dates, Adds New Venue

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MFG Cyclocross announces 2014 dates, adds new venue Seattle, WA – August 19th, 2014 – MFG Cyclocross, presented by Raleigh Bicycles, announced the details to their 2014 race schedule today. The six-race series celebrates its sixth year, and begins on September 7th and will conclude on November 9th at the 6th Annual Woodland Park Gran Prix, presented by Subaru. Season Passes for the series are available now on Bikereg.com.

    “We are pleased to have all of our venues dialed as we head into cyclocross season,” said MFG Cyclocross co-founder Terry Buchanan. “Our series continues with six races, and we are very psyched to open our series at Lake Sammamish State Park this year, as well as returning to the Northwest classic venue, Ft. Steilacoom Park.”

    Since MFG Cyclocross formed in 2009, Raleigh Bicycles has provided title sponsorship for the race series each year. Like other years, Raleigh will be on-site at each event with a demo fleet of Raleigh bicycles available at no charge to participants.

    “We are extremely grateful for the support and love Raleigh has shown MFG Cyclocross from the start,” said MFG Cyclocross co-founder Zac Daab. “Raleigh’s Marketing Guy Brian Fornes has kept the spirit of MFG alive each year by making the races fun, accessible, but also competitive.”

    In addition to returning to Steilacoom venue, MFG Cyclocross will continue to featuring racing for Beginner Men and Beginner Women, Clydesdale category for riders over 200 pounds, an all-women’s race start time at 12:45 pm on race day, an equal cash purse for Elite Men and Women provided by Element Cycles, and each start time receiving The Treatment over the course of the season. The Treatment includes podium presentations and merchandise, special start line amenities, and ceremonial call-ups.

    MFG Cyclocross is proud to have Raleigh Bicycles as the Title Sponsor of the series for the sixth year in a row. Additionally, MFG is proud to be working with Brouwer’s Café, Cascade Bicycle Studio, Castelli, Clement Tires, Coal Headwear, The Cycling House, Deschutes Brewery, Element Cycles, Full Speed Ahead, Garmin, Golazo, Lezyne, Nuun Hydration, Outdoor Research, Stanley, Subaru, and Zing Bar for 2014.

    The 2014 MFG Cyclocross schedule includes:

    9-7-14: Lake Sammamish GP Issaquah, WA
    9-28-14: South Sound Super Prestige Lakewood, WA
    10-5-14: The Super Duper Everett, WA
    10-19-14: Magnuson Park Cross Seattle, WA
    11-2-14: SCCA/Starbucks GP Redmond, WA
    11-9-14: Woodland Park GP Seattle, WA

  • Make Your Race Registration Easy

    MGF’14 REGISTRATION PRIMER

    If you’re not Prêt-à-Rouler, make race-day registration as smooth as possible by checking out these informative guides:

    1. Use your smartphone for registration – watch this 2-min YouTube video.
    2. Follow this flow-chart and maybe you don’t even need to come to registration:

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  • Team Area and Tents for 2104

    The Team Area and number of tents in the Team Area has grown tremendously in the five years we have been promoting MFG Cyclocross. We think this is fantastic and lends a great atmosphere to the races. To continue to keep our venue owners pleased with our work and have a well organize event we most manage the presence of team tents in an organized manner. We do this best when we know who is planning on having a tent; how many they will have; and who will bring it each week. This way we can set aside an area adequate to place all the tents together and send teams instructions on the Team Area before each race.

    So at this time we request you contact Terry Buchanan at terry [at] mfgcyclocross [dot] com to let him know who your Team Area contact will be for the season and how many tents you plan to bring. It is also helpful to know if you have trailer or team vehicle that supports your efforts. We try to include trailers or team vehicles in the Team Area when we can but cannot guarantee this is possible at all events.

    Please note the following special circumstances for tent use and Team Area for 2014:

    Seattle Parks (Magnuson Park Cross & Subaru Woodland Park GP)

    Non-Branded tents can be set up in the Team Area at no fee. Branded tents can be set up for a fee of $100 per tent. A tent is considered branded if it has any printed logos promoting a club, team, nonprofit or business. If branding can be obscured on the tent it will be considered non-branded. Spots for branded tents will be assigned and must be purchased on BikeReg.com by the preregistration deadline for that race. MFG Cyclocross staff will direct you to your assigned spot in the team area on race day to set up your tent. Tents will be removed that do not adhere to this requirement. 

    StarCrossed (non-series event but we figure you are reading this so …)

    Spots in the Team Area for pop-up tents, trailers and vehicles must be purchased on BikeReg.com. Teams will be placed in pre-assigned locations based upon purchase date of their spot. Teams/Individuals who do not purchase spots will not be allow to set up tents in the Team Area or anywhere else in the venue or parking lot. Spots on the course line will be assigned in order of purchase. Trailer/Vehicle spots will be on the third row east of the course line. Fees for tents are in place to cover the required permits and inspections from the King County Fire Marshal. Tents will be removed that do not adhere to this requirement. 

    • Posted August 13, 2014 by Terry B
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