News Archive: August, 2013
All PreRegistered riders for Kick-Off Cross are entered to win a Deschutes Brewery 6-Pack. Twenty lucky winners will be pulled at random. Sign up today at BikeReg.com.
The demand for space for team tents has grown each year at MFG Cyclocross. Our desire is accommodate all teams and racers who want to set up camp for the day at our races and enjoy racing and spectating. At the same time we have limited space to do team tents in the organized manner we desire. If the leadership of each club could contact us with the desired number of tents and support vehicles they would like to have at each race it would be helpful in our planning and setting reasonable expectation for each club to what they can set up and stay within a reasonable footprint on the course. Please email terry [at] mfgcyclocross [dot] com to let us know who to contact before each race with details on the team tent area. Thank you.
The Team Competition returns for 2013. Revised rules and details listed here.
We are very excited to be co-promoting the Bellingham Cross Project “double race weekend” with Cascade Cross October 5th and 6th. Saturday’s race will be score in the Cascade Cross series which is centered around venues in the greater Bellingham area. Sunday’s race will be scored in the MFG Cyclocross series. A weekend in Bellingham is a nice getaway at the start of cyclocross season. To encourage you to make the trip for both races we bring you Part One of a Sixteen Part Series on “Why You Should Race Two Days In Bellingham”.
The Best of Bellingham:
Casa Que Pasa – home of the potato burrito
Food for the Dollar
Everything in Bellingham is pretty cheap
The Olive Garden
The Black Drop
The Fork – incredible food, cyclist friendly owners, 20 minutes out of town in a really cool setting
We are excited to host the kick off party for yet another year, on Tuesday, September 3rd. We will also be hosting the Woodland Park After Party on November 10th. As with past years we there will be a buffet, that starts at right around 7:00 pm and goes till the food is gone, which can be a short lived event depending on how many folks are here. We set aside space upstairs for the group, there is also an opportunity to pick up your MFG number and chip at the event on the 3rd. We will be offering two beers from Schooner Exact upstairs, an IPA and a Golden Ale for $4 a pint. Of course you can order from the full list if you are more interested in our extensive taplist.
There are a few photographers that have taken pictures over the years of the MFG events and we thought it was time to do a photo tribute to MFG, cause lets be honest who doesn’t like look at muddy photos from over the years. Gives us a chance to share stories and heckle one another all over again. At this event we will be showcasing photos take by different photographers over the years. We might even be selling some of the photos, but we are still working on the details.
“Beat the Hodala Racer” Challenge
Now for the important part of my note! We are proud to announce a new race day contest for a gift certificate to Brouwer’s Café at each race. Each week we will pick a Hodala rider to race in a named geared category on a Single Speed. The challenge will be to beat the Hodala rider in the category named. All those racers that beat the Hodala rider will be entered into that week’s drawing for a gift certificate to Brouwer’s. If the Hodala rider wins the race then he or she gets the gift certificate. We are dubbing this challenge “Beat the Hodala Racer?” We will try to get one of our racers in each category throughout the season, so that each category is given their chance to get a gift certificate.