News Archive: August, 2011
MFG Preseason Race #1 registration is now open on BikeReg.com.
Hope to see you at the races!
We want the right data for you for 2011. If you prefer to register on race day we want you in the computer before race #1 to move you through the line more quickly. More importantly we want to make sure we have Randy Salamon in the computer not Andy Salmon. Change teams this year? Change your name for the witness protection program? Make sure MFG’s got your 411 for this CX season:
1. Get yourself a BikeReg.com account if you don’t already have one
2. Register for the MFG Cyclocross 411 event by August 21st (it’s free and there’s not actually an event, it’s just to get your data into our system)
3. Do that and we’ll have your correct info for the 2011 season
For all you that took the time to get us your 411 we will do a random draw for one person to win a season pass!
Cascade Bicycle Studio is ready to roll for CX. Stop by for Dugast tubbies, an upgrade to some sweet TRP brakes, a shiny new pair of Mavic shoes, a refresh to the drivetrain or a new custom cross bike delivered in just three weeks. Zac is the man for your cyclocross needs.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Low Pressure Promotions announces Rapha-Focus Gran Prix
Seattle, WA – August 10th, 2011 – Low Pressure Promotions, LLC of Seattle, WA released the details to the newly formed Rapha-Focus Gran Prix today, with an event date confirmed for Sunday, September 18th, 2011 at Lake Sammamish State Park in Issaquah, WA. Registration is now open on BikeReg.com.
“The newly formed Rapha-Focus Gran Prix takes the place of the long-standing Rad Racing GP and will continue the tradition of amateur and UCI Elite cyclocross racing the day after StarCrossed presented by Stanley, a brand of PMI,” said Low Pressure Promotions co-founder Zac Daab. “We are extremely excited to host back-to-back racing days at Washington State’s premiere Lake Sammamish State Park in Issaquah, right at the foot of Lake Sammamish.”
“Jim Brown’s Rad Racing GP has been a staple in the cyclocross community for many, many years,” said Daab. “The Rad GP has showcased some of the world’s best cyclocross talent, and helped develop young rising cyclocross stars. We are thrilled that both Rapha and Focus Bicycles have stepped up to support cyclocross with the continuation of this traditional cyclocross date.“
The Rapha-Focus Gran Prix will play host to Seattle’s MFG Cyclocross series race number two with MFG’s standard, non-sanctioned categories racing in the early part of the day. The Rapha-Focus GP will conclude with the same UCI Elite talent coming to Seattle for the weekend, which includes Belgian two-time cyclocross World Champion Bart Wellens of the Telenet-Fidea cycling team; French national cyclocross champion Caroline Mani; and former US National cyclocross champions Ryan Trebon and Jonathan Page.
“We are in love with the depth and quality of cyclocross events Seattle produces every year,” said Rapha North America’s General Manager Slate Olson. “The Pacific Northwest—and Seattle specifically—is such a cyclocross hotbed. We have been a partner with MFG Cyclocross for three years now, and we are extremely excited to host a UCI C2 cyclocross race.”
Team Rapha-Focus, in it’s second season of professional cyclocross racing, is comprised of 2010 USGP series winner Jeremy Powers, 2009 Cross Vegas silver medalist Chris Jones, and 2010 Cyclocross D1 Collegiate National Champion Zach Mc-Donald. Team Rapha Focus will complete domestically and internationally at cyclocross events around the world.
The Rapha-Focus GP will open the on-course Deschutes Beer Garden at noon, and Deschutes Brewery will serve beer from their good times on wheels mobile bar, Woody. The Deschutes Beer Garden is strategically placed next to the race course, and will provide spectators a front row seat as racers navigate their way over the Rapha-Focus barriers, in team-issue colors of Team Rapha-Focus.
The tentative race day schedule for the Rapha-Focus GP includes:
9:30 am-1:45pm: MFG Cyclocross Race #2
12:00 pm: Deschutes Beer Garden Opens
2:45 pm: UCI Elite Women
3:45 pm: UCI Elite Men
Registration for Rapha-Focus Gran Prix and StarCrossed presented by Stanley, a brand of PMI, opens on BikeReg.com on Monday 8/8/11.
It has been a crazy two weeks behind the scenes. Rad Racing GP has become Rapha-Focus GP. Due to real life stuff for staff of Rad Racing NW the ownership of the UCI Cat 2 race on 9/18/11 has been transferred to us at Low Pressure Promotions, LLC.
In order to maintain the great weekend of UCI cyclocross racing you have all become accustomed to in mid-September we are promoting both events at Lake Sammamish Park in Issaquah, WA. StarCrossed presented by Stanley has always been scheduled for an alternative site to Marymoor Park for 2011 but has finally settled on a home at Lake Sammamish Park for this year. Back to Marymoor Park next year.
In order to maintain the party with a bike race that is StarCrossed presented by Stanley, we have added the Singlespeed Eliminator Shootout on a short course under the lights starting at 7:00 PM. Full details listed in here.
Looking forward to a great weekend of racing. Get signed up, get your friends out to watch and dust off the cowbells.