News Archive: April, 2010

  • Singlespeed Cyclocross World Championship Announcement



    Seattle, WA (April 30, 2010) – Spring is in the air, which means we’re only 1 more season in the way of the best season…Cross Season. With this in mind the Washington United Single Speeders, LLC and Low Pressure Promotions, LLC are ready to announce the 2010 dates for the first non-PDX version of the Single Speed Cyclocross World Championship in Seattle, WA. The main event will take place Sunday October 24, 2010 at Pacific Raceways in Kent, WA.

    Returning this year is the qualifier event starting Saturday morning, October 23, 2010. This means we will be limiting the number of participants in the World Championships main event. So the qualifier is mandatory in order to secure a spot in the race on Sunday October 24th. We will be offering “repechage” opportunities during the many events planned on Saturday. Winning the MFG SS race earlier on Sunday will be the final qualifier. Times and locations for the qualifier events will be announced as the event approaches.

    Online registration opens June 1, 2010 and will be posted on both the MFG Cyclocross and SSCXWC sites. The first 50 pre-registered racers will receive a limited edition SSCXWC t-shirt, SSCXWC/Stanley mug, and a custom handmade number from Seattle bag maker Dank Bags. While not everyone will get to race in the World Championships, everyone who registers will be allowed to race in the MFG Series SS race. This guarantees everyone the opportunity to get their race on.

    For ongoing updates and complete details about the race and all the events taking place throughout the weekend of October 23 and 24, go to

    For more information about MFG Cyclocross go to


    Brian Fornes
    Washington United Single Speeders, LLC (WUSS)
    bfornes [at] rdbmail [dot] com

    JoAnne Anderson
    Washington United Single Speeders, LLC (WUSS)
    Joanne.anderson [at] pmi-worldwide [dot] com

    Terry Buchanan
    terry [at] mfgcyclocross [dot] com

    Zac Daab
    zac [at] mfgcyclocross [dot] com

    • Posted April 30, 2010 by Zac
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  • Press Release: MFG Cyclocross Announces Season Two


    Low Pressure Promotions announces 2010 MFG Cyclocross dates at Singlespeed party

    Seattle, WA – April 30th, 2010 — Low Pressure Promotions, LLC announced the details to the 2010 MFG Cyclocross schedule at the Singlespeed Cyclocross World Championships (SSCXWC) Coming Out Party in Seattle’s SoDo neighborhood on Thursday night. MFG Cyclocross is presented by Raleigh Bicycles for 2010 and will consist of six races beginning in September and will conclude on November 14th with the 2nd Annual Woodland Park Gran Prix.

    “MFG Cyclocross saw tremendous success last year during our inaugural season. We received enormous support from the Seattle cyclocross scene as participants and sponsors alike put trust in our new series,” said co-founder Terry Buchanan.

    “Last year we produced a cyclocross series that brought a fresh attitude to ‘cross racing in Seattle,” Daab said. “We are humbled by the feedback we received, yet we look forward to continually improving what we offer our participants in 2010.”

    One of the crown jewels to the 2010 MFG Cyclocross schedule will be the Singlespeed Cyclocross World Championships at Pacific Raceways on October 24th. In addition to a full MFG race-day schedule, the last event of the day will be the singlespeed World Championship event. While not recognized by international or domestic racing organizations, the SSCXWC is sure to be a knock-down, drag-out, party with a bike race somewhere in the middle of the fanfare and frippery that is known as singlespeed bike racing.

    BS Fornes, the Marketing Director at Raleigh Bicycles, won the right at last years SSCXWC in Portland, OR., for Seattle to host the SSCXWC in 2010. “We are honored that our Presenting Sponsor, Raleigh Bicycles, gave us the nod to produce the event. We’ll provide race-day logistics and course guidance while Fornes and crew with their newly formed W.U.S.S collective will provide the color,” Buchanan said. “Based on BS Fornes’ track record and the amount of fun he was having at last night’s Coming Out party, no one will leave Pacific Raceways on October 24th unfulfilled.”

    MFG Cyclocross is proud to have Raleigh Bicycles as the Presenting Sponsor of the series for the second year in a row. Additionally, MFG welcomes back Beyond Clothing, Brouwer’s Café, Cascade Bicycle Studio, The Cycling House, Full Speed Ahead, Izilla Toys, Lazer Helmets, Mavic, Nuun, Rapha, Stanley and Bob’s Red Mill for 2010.

    The MFG Cyclocross series features two events in September, three events in October, and the series finale at Seattle’s Woodland Park in November. The tentative schedule includes:

    9-12-10:   Kickoff Cross   Kirkland, WA
    9-19-10:   Rad Racing GP   Issaquah, WA
    10-3-10:   Starbucks GP   Federal Way, WA
    10-24-10:   Raceway Cross/SSCXWC   Kent, WA
    10-30-10   King County CX   Seattle, WA
    11-14-10:   Woodland Park GP   Seattle, WA

    For more information on MFG Cyclocross and SSCXWC:

    MFG Contact:
    Zac Daab, Low Pressure Promotions
    zac [at] mfgcyclocross [dot] com

    SSCXWC Contact:
    Brian Fornes, Washington United Single Speeders, LLC (WUSS)
    253.395.1100 ext 373
    bfornes [at} rdbmail [dot] com

  • SSCXWC – SEATTLE – Coming Out Party!


    Get the details on the date, venue and much, much more for Single Speed Cyclocross World Championship – Seattle – 2010. Also presenting full details on MFG Cyclocross 2010. See ya there.

    • Posted April 15, 2010 by Zac
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