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2018

NW CX Cup #5 & WSBA CX Championships

By | 2018, Cyclocross

MFG Cyclocross is putting two more races on this weekend which includes the conclusion of the NWC CX Series and the State champs the following day. You should consider playing bikes as it is another chance before 2019 natz to perfect those sections that intimidate you. Unfortunately we weren’t able to cut in or place all of the upcoming features for 2019 US CX Nationals, but don’t dismay. It’ll be demanding and entertaining anyways.

So with that>>>The WSBA Cyclocross championships are Sunday December 2nd at Fort Steilacoom Park! Junior, Senior & Master categories will be competing for WSBA Cyclocross championship jerseys & medals.

Thanks to support from WSBA partners Absolute Mortgage and JLVelo, the category winners at every WSBA championship race this year will be awarded a champion’s jersey at the race finish.

All Washington, North Idaho and Oregon members are eligible to win WSBA championships, including gold medals and the championship jersey. All USAC/UCI and one day licensed riders are eligible to compete in WSBA championship events. However, racers from areas outside the USAC-defined geographic designation of the WSBA and one day license holders are not eligible to be awarded medals or championship jerseys.

As part of their partnership with the WSBA, Absolute Mortgage offers the following discount to all WSBA members. Receive a $1000 closing cost credit when buying or refinancing a home. Call Craig Walker (206)999-5600 and mention you’re a WSBA member or login to approvedbycraig.com.

Preregistration is open for both races until 11/29/18 at 8:00 PM. Sign-up here:

NW CX Cup #5: https://legacy.usacycling.org/myusac/index.php?pagename=registration&eventid=3174&year=2018

WSBA CX Championships: https://legacy.usacycling.org/register/2018-3185

Woodland Park GP Race Report

By | 2018, Cyclocross

MFG’s Race #6 season-closer provided the colorful experience that brings out the ‘cross spectators and provides what racers seek: a challenging and technical course. Truth-be-told, many racers really pursue the glory and attention that is delivered by crowds of heckling fans, cheering and belching while providing local hand-up 1 treats from sidelines.

This race was held at the region’s favorite venue in Seattle, Woodland Park, characterized by a course that traverses under huge maple trees and has a forest floor piled with giant fallen maple leaves. The sounds of blaring horns, cowbells and screaming fans resonated perfectly throughout this forest, adding to the flavor of the day. The race also marked MFG Cyclocross’s 10th anniversary; many racers thanked organizers Terry Buchanan and Zac Daab for providing 10 years of fun and transformation of their lives.

This was a hard-working course for riders; they didn’t enjoy any level straight stretches where they could relax, mostly ups-and-downs that wound through the forest. There was just one gravel loop. The primary steep and tall dirt hill runup was walled with boisterous crowds, some in costumes. The hill was
topped with the Hodala Team tent. Despite non-stop goading by beckoning crowds, only a handful could survive the dirt run-up and remain in the saddle. Some brave riders took Hodala’s course detour and made it safely through their tent to enjoy their own brand of hand-up treats (hmm, or pretended too).

This race was attended by over 1,000 racers, several dozen of whom were hoping to capture their season titles and secure trophies that will be awarded at the MFG party on November 26 th . And there were some surprises. Another spectacle of the day was the Le Mans-style mass start for the nearly 100
single-speed men racers. Totally sick, mayhem and fun. And the over 70 kiddies and 130 youth captured midday attention, from the push-bikers tumbling over each other at a little barricade to the super-fast high schoolers, our next generation of national champions.

The women’s elite race was won by two-time national cyclocross champion, Mindy McCutcheon (DNA Cycling-Cotton Sox). She finished ahead of Heidi Franz (Rally Cycling) by 14 seconds. Placing third by another 45 seconds was 2017 cyclocross national champion, Monica Lloyd (Olympia Orthopaedic
Associates). By a respectable margin, Monica captured the season championship title. In second was Mallory Nowels (Ten Speed Hero) and third, Stephanie Taplin (Indigenous Wheel Co Factory Racing Team). Locals will be rooting for these northwest heroines again when they compete in the USAC CX Nationals, December 16th in Louisville, KY.

The men’s elites’ race was a tactical puzzle, with leaders trading places five times in ten laps. Spencer Paxson (Kona Bikes) won over Steve Fisher (McGovern Cycles/FSA CX) by 2.4 seconds, third Calder Wood (Top Club Cyclocross) by another 2.5 seconds. Pure seasoned-racer competition was witnessed by the spectators. The season championships goes to Ian Tubbs (Audi) , with Adrian Magun (Apex Racing) taking 2nd , and Garrett Sczechowski (Dyna Racing) securing 3rd . Congrats all! Today’s was a great race, the perfect cap to a great season!

This race was sponsored by the Sub Pop Records, promoters of Seattle’s Nirvana, Soundgarden, etc. It originally had the name, Subterranean Records (1986), and was first conceived as a college project.

1 Hand-ups: The handing of food, drink or money to racers during cyclocross races as racers pass by, usually funny off-beat and silly. Mostly tasteful. Often hosted by loud and costumed spectators.

Photos by Geoffrey Crofoot

Photos by Robert Milligan

2018 Series Champions

By | 2018, Cyclocross

Elite Men
1 Ian Tubbs
2 Adrian Magun
3 Garrett Sczechowski

Elite Women
1 Monica Lloyd
2 Mallory Nowels
3 Stephanie Taplin

Single Speed Men
1 Brad Nelson
2 Daniel Olsen
3 Aaron Pass

Single Speed Women
1 Malia L Greening
2 Rachel Wood
3 Jessica Cutler

Elite Master Men
1 Steve Westover
2 Brendan Connolly
3 Steven Williams

Elite Master Women
1 Julie Robertson Zivin
2 Jodi Duquette
3 Tracey Gramenz

Men 50+
1 Nikos Mills
2 Jack Stringham
3 Denny Bartlett

Women 50+
1 Geraldine Vander Haegen
2 Lee Smith
3 Karen Metcalfe

Men 55+
1 Todd Reedy
2 Chris Adolf
3 Jim Peot

Men 60+
1 Tracy Ross
2 Jay Hatter
3 Ken Yalowitz

Cat 3 Men
1 Ricky Lyman
2 Connor Gizinski
3 Clark Smithson

Cat 3 Men 35+
1 Sid Wray
2 Cameron Charles
3 Nicholas Turner

Cat 3 Men 45+
1 Matthew Clark
2 Mike Rolcik
3 Mark Selander

Cat 3 Women
1 Malia Greening
2 Juliann Vander Haegen
3 Callah Robinson

Cat 3/4 Women 35+
1 Amy Josefczyk
2 Lara Sirois
3 Olga Magun

Clydesdales
1 Lash Mullen
2 John Pryor
3 Jim Bowes

Cat 4 Men
1 Todd Pettyjohn
2 Derek Lee
3 Joaquin Luna

Cat 4 Men 35+
1 Dennis Woods
2 JOSHUA MELANSON
3 Seth Bedwell

Cat 4 Men 45+
1 Will Del Valle
2 Michael Mcmillan
3 John Duncan

Cat 4 Women
1 Kelly Dahlin
2 Poppy Knorr
3 Abby Felton

High School Boys
1 Euan Mcelwaine
2 Otto Begus
3 Skye McDonald

High School Girls
1 Leo Miller
2 Olivia King
3 Camdyn George

Middle School Boys
1 Henry L Kaeser
2 Nathan Sabol
3 Liam O’Brien

Middle School Girls
1 Greta Kornmann
2 Audrey Eng
3 Ryan Connolly

3rd – 5th Grade Boys
1 Tomas Mcintosh
2 Jackson Hsu
3 Hayden Bond

3rd – 5th Grade Girls
1 Ivy Stringham
2 Iris Phillips
3 Keaghlan Robinson

1st & 2nd Grade Boys
1 Mason Tornow
2 Cadel Jarrett
3 John Lucas Pryor

1st & 2nd Grade Girls
1 Natalie Wujick
2 Niamh Mullen
3 Rowan Wynia Gateley

Full Details for Woodland Park GP

By | 2018, Cyclocross

Here are the details MFG Cyclocross – Woodland Park GP, November 18, 2018.

Big thank you to Sub Pop our presenting sponsor of MFG Cyclocross – Woodland Park GP.

Directions & Parking:
From I-5 North/South take the NE 50th Street exit. Travel west on 50th to Woodland Park. Limited parking in gravel lot off of 50th just east of Hwy 99 overpass. More parking off of Greenlake Way N on east side of park.
Encouraged transportation modes that are low to no impact:

Carpooling is encouraged!

Registration for MFG Cyclocross #6:
Discounted pricing ends at Midnight Saturday, November 17, 2018.

Register Here:

https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=141653

Race day registration can be done online on your own device or on devices provided by MFG Cyclocross at the Registration Area. If you plan to register on site with MFG Cyclocross provided devices please sign up for Webscorer account in advance to help expedite the process.

https://www.webscorer.com/secure/signin?&ReturnUrl=http://www.webscorer.com/profile

ON-SITE REGISTRATION IS CASH, CHECK, or Visa/MasterCard

2018 Cyclocross Race Timing Chip Policy

For the 2018 cyclocross racing season, MFG Cyclocross, Cross Revolution, NW CX Cup and Wednesday Night Worlds will be using the Dual Tag timing chip. If you already have a timing chip from a previous season please have it tested at registration at your first race. If you need a new chip it can be purchased for $5 at Registration and is guaranteed to work for 1 season. In future seasons, chips must be tested at the first race and if they don’t work, a new chip must be purchased.

Please note, this is not a rental charge. The chip is yours to keep. This cost is a direct pass through cost to Center Event for materials and labor.

Chips will be sold on site at each race.

Timing Chips and Bib Numbers:
If this is your first race of the series please stop by Registration to pick-up your bib number and purchase your timing chip.

Both chip and bib must be worn during races. Please make sure you use your MFG Cyclocross series number. Riders not wearing a timing chip or a bib number will be disqualified. Timing chips are to be mounted to the helmet.
Numbers are pinned on the jersey on the back of the LEFT shoulder.

Riders racing two categories will be assigned separate bib numbers and chips.

The Course:

Course map: http://www.mfgcyclocross.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/woodlandgpcourse18.jpg

Food and Coffee:
Here & There Grill will be on site with a full breakfast and lunch menu.

Tripod Coffee will be on site with coffee and espresso.

Results:
Results will be posted at Customer Service and can be found on race day using www.webscorer.com. The Webscorer app for smartphones is a great way to review results.

Results Review Protocol for MFG Cyclocross:

Results will be posted after each race, on-site, approximately 30 minutes after your race finishes and on Webscorer.com. If you believe your result is incorrect, please do ONE of the following

1. Go to our Customer Service tent at registration at the venue. Fill out a Results Review Form by 4:30 pm of race day
2. Send an email to results@mfgcyclocross.com by Monday at Noon PST and include your Name, Chip Number, Bib Number, Racing Category, and a brief explanation of your result.

We will review your result inquiry if one of these two steps are followed.

Prizes:
Race Day Prize:
In 2018 we will be doing prizes, awards and podium presentations for each and every category at all six races. Podium presentations will be done at Customer Service based on this schedule:

• 9:30 AM & 10:20 AM Races – 11:30 AM Podium Presentation
• 11:10 AM & 12:00 PM Races – 1:30 PM Podium Presentation
• 2:10 PM Races – 3:15 PM Podium Presentation
• 2:50 PM Races – 4:00 PM Podium Presentations

Elite Men and Women’s Payout:

The payout for Men and Women is equal and as follows:
Elite Men and Women, 1st Place: $80
Elite Men and Women, 2nd Place: $60
Elite Men and Women, 3rd Place: $40

Junior Series Award Party:
Where: Podium at Customer Service at Woodland GP.
When: Sunday, November 18th at 3:30 PM
Who: We will award the top three in the series to all Junior categories at Woodland Park GP.
Food: Root Beer Garden in effect! And other surprises!

Social Media:
The official social media hashtag for MFG Cyclocross 2018 will be #mfgcross. We love to see your experiences at the races so please tag it up.

Find us at:
www.facebook.com/mfgcyclocross
www.instagram.com/mfgcross
www.twitter.com/mfgcross

Tent Setup:
1. 1. View Course Map for location, http://www.mfgcyclocross.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/woodlandgpcourse18.jpg
2. 2. Tents must be loaded in by 8:00 am.
3. 3. Tents will be placed in the parking spots (on both sides of the street) on the east portion of the drive loop around the picnic area at the park. Tents need to be place going north just after Crossing Two. Tents row will end south of Crossing Three.
4. 4. Trailers can be placed with tents this week. Please park trailers parallel to the curb.
5. 5. You can drop your tent off from your car but please do not park your car with your tent. When done unloading drive out the direction of the one-way road to park you car in lots around the park.
6. 6. Tents will not be allowed in any other area. Especially on the grass North of gravel parking lot at NE 50th Street. This area will be used by series sponsors.
7. Tent Setup in Seattle Parks:
• Tents with blank tops can be set up for no fee (example: a blue tent)
• Tents with club logos that do not promote a commercial licensed for-profit or not-profit organization can be set up for no fee (example: Soft Like Kitten’s tent).
• Tents with logos promoting a commercial licensed for-profit or not-profit organization must pay a $50 fee for each tent (examples: Team Group Health’s or Team Audi’s tent). Payment for these tents will be collected by Zac Daab on site day of race.
• If you would like to pay in advance, please send PayPal payment info@mfgcyclocross.com. Please note your team name with payment. Thank you.

North 40 CX p/b The Athletic Race Report

By | 2018, Cyclocross

Spectators were held in suspense for the men’s one-hour elite race at MFG’s No. 5 in the NW. They saw a modern-day David and Goliath battle. We’ll get back to this in a moment…

There are four legs that make up a great cyclocross race: venue (and racecourse), weather (rain, cold, mud?), racers (of all types), and spectators (and food vendors!) This race was held on the property of the famed Harold LeMay auto museum. Starting in the 1960’s, Harold began buying old cars and trucks. Today, his family estate manages the largest private collection of automobiles and trucks in the world, much of it stored in buildings on this property. While this course layout didn’t pass any gleaming antiques (stored indoors), it did traverse between unusual ancient and rusting trucks.

This race course had two tough hill climbs with soft dirt and round river rocks. The descents were separated by a forested slope with off-camber traverses and turns. Only a few could accomplish both climbs while mounted; most shouldered their bikes. One particularly valuable cyclocross skill on this course was ‘timing the pass’. As these descents were windy steep single tracks, one needed to ensure that a slower rider didn’t start the descent just ahead of you, else you’d be held back, confounding what would otherwise be a swift brake-tapping-only descent. Need to jump those riders before the descent.

The weather didn’t repeat last year’s early snowfall and a whited-out course. Though the early morning arrivals came through black clouds and heavy rain, just before the first start a magical sun peeked out and the clouds rolled back to the horizon. Another of Seattle’s reputation-defying days.

Some of the nearly 700 racers showed up aiming to elevate their rankings before the season closer, anxious to claim that season podium. Over 100 youth racers competed, including a cute little bunch of the next generation of racers – mounted on tiny push bikes. For the older teens, a high-stakes team battle formed. The seasoned and accomplished young racers from Cycle U‘s team lined on one side of the starting line. The other half was formed by a band of inner city kids from the Major Taylor Project (MTP) team, seemingly feeling intimidated, yet eager to start. The MTP works with Cascade Bicycle Club (largest club in the nation), to provide bikes and training to inner city kids who might not otherwise even be riding bikes. Really cool. On this day, over 30 MTP kids raced, an inspirational sight for all.

Back to the moment of the day, David vs. Goliath. The men’s elite race had many talented racers, but all eyes were on the reining champ Ian Tubbs (AUDI, age 47) and the upstart Adrian Magun (Apex Racing, age 14). Ian has an impressive elite racing background with many wins over eight years, including 4th place overall in this year’s brutal Dirty Kanza’s 200-mile gravel race. He’s got the muscle and wattage and is Adrian’s senior by 33 years. Adrian first climbed onto the podium at age 8 and has been ascending categories steadily every year. Adrian is a svelte figure, and quick as youth can be. This race was a duel waiting to happen. From the start of the elite race, these two launched to the front of the pack, trading places several times in five laps. Adrian’s stealthy frame would sneak past Ian on corners, and then Ian would power up his engine on the straights, drop a gear and pass Adrian. Many wondered if this would be Adrian’s first elite win. The spectators ran to lean over the fence by the finish line to watch Adrian cutting the final turn, shoulder-to-shoulder with Ian. Who would win? It was hard to tell who’d pull ahead, with both racers grimacing and wrestling their bikes with seeming abandon. And then, like a big-bore engine, amid the loud cheering and clanging bells, Ian opened valves wide and pulled ahead of Adrian, but only crossing the line by four-tenths of a second. Third place went to Brian Mccleerey (Ravenna Capital Management), another minute back. Great show, guys.

The women’s elite race was won handily by Monica Lloyd (Olympia Orthopaedic Assoc). Just the day before, this 2017 national champion won the women’s elite race in Bend, Oregon, the USAC Cross Crusade. Before today’s race, she wondered how well she’d perform, but there was no question after the second lap as she pulled ahead, with a gap extending to a finish of 1.5 minutes ahead of Laura Jeddeloh (MD Endurance Coaching) in second place, and Stephanie Taplin (Indigenous Wheel Co.), another 1.5 minutes behind in third.

This race was sponsored by The Athletic, sharing their excellent socks with podium winners.

Photos by Geoffrey Crofoot

Photos by Robert Milligan

Full Details on North 40 CX

By | 2018, Cyclocross

Here are the details MFG Cyclocross – North 40 CX November 4, 2018.

Big thank you to The Athletic Community, our presenting sponsor of MFG Cyclocross – North 40 CX.

Important Venue Rules:
• No smoking.
• No alcohol.
• Please do not enter any of the vehicles in the collection on site.

Directions & Parking:
Please Note: Parking is not accessed from the main entrance of the Marymount Event Center. Please do not park in that lot.

From I-5 North/South take the Puyallup/Mt. Rainier exit (Exit 127) to Highway 512. From HWY 512 take the Pacific Avenue exit toward Spanaway/Parkland. At Pacific Ave S turn right (south). At 138th Street E turn left (east). At 4th Ave E turn right (south) and continue into Parking at the end of the street. Park as directed by race staff.

Registration for MFG Cyclocross #5:
Discounted pricing ends at Midnight Saturday, November 3, 2018.

Register Here:

https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=141652

Race day registration can be done online on your own device or on devices provided by MFG Cyclocross at the Registration Area. If you plan to register on site with MFG Cyclocross provided devices please sign up for Webscorer account in advance to help expedite the process.

https://www.webscorer.com/secure/signin?&ReturnUrl=http://www.webscorer.com/profile

ON-SITE REGISTRATION IS CASH, CHECK, or Visa/MasterCard

Timing Chip Check:
If you have had missed chip reads this season please stop by Customer Service tomorrow to have your chip tested. Bad chips will be exchanged at no cost. Only come by if you have had issues. Thank you.

2018 Cyclocross Race Timing Chip Policy

For the 2018 cyclocross racing season, MFG Cyclocross, Cross Revolution, NW CX Cup and Wednesday Night Worlds will be using the Dual Tag timing chip. If you already have a timing chip from a previous season please have it tested at registration at your first race. If you need a new chip it can be purchased for $5 at Registration and is guaranteed to work for 1 season. In future seasons, chips must be tested at the first race and if they don’t work, a new chip must be purchased.

Please note, this is not a rental charge. The chip is yours to keep. This cost is a direct pass through cost to Center Event for materials and labor.

Chips will be sold on site at each race.

Timing Chips and Bib Numbers:
If this is your first race of the series please stop by Registration to pick-up your bib number and purchase your timing chip.

Both chip and bib must be worn during races. Please make sure you use your MFG Cyclocross series number. Riders not wearing a timing chip or a bib number will be disqualified. Timing chips are to be mounted to the helmet.

Numbers are pinned on the jersey on the back of the LEFT shoulder.

Riders racing two categories will be assigned separate bib numbers and chips.

The Course:
We have a new up and down near the Funston Fun Zone. Fun new descent cut in by Rich and Robert.

Course map

Some modifications will be made to the course on race day to improve flow and moderate effort.

Food and Coffee:
South Beach Cuisine & Espresso will be on site serving food and coffee all day.

Results:
Results will be posted at Customer Service and can be found on race day using www.webscorer.com. The Webscorer app for smartphones is a great way to review results.

Results Review Protocol for MFG Cyclocross:

Results will be posted after each race, on-site, approximately 30 minutes after your race finishes and on Webscorer.com. If you believe your result is incorrect, please do ONE of the following

1. Go to our Customer Service tent at registration at the venue. Fill out a Results Review Form by 4:30 pm of race day
2. Send an email to results@mfgcyclocross.com by Monday at Noon PST and include your Name, Chip Number, Bib Number, Racing Category, and a brief explanation of your result.

We will review your result inquiry if one of these two steps are followed.

Prizes:
Race Day Prize:
In 2018 we will be doing prizes, awards and podium presentations for each and every category at all six races. Podium presentations will be done at Customer Service based on this schedule:

• 9:30 AM & 10:20 AM Races – 11:30 AM Podium Presentation
• 11:10 AM & 12:00 PM Races – 1:30 PM Podium Presentation
• 2:10 PM Races – 3:15 PM Podium Presentation
• 2:50 PM Races – 4:00 PM Podium Presentations

Elite Men and Women’s Payout:

The payout for Men and Women is equal and as follows:
Elite Men and Women, 1st Place: $80
Elite Men and Women, 2nd Place: $60
Elite Men and Women, 3rd Place: $40

Social Media:
The official social media hashtag for MFG Cyclocross 2018 will be #mfgcross. We love to see your experiences at the races so please tag it up.

Find us at:
www.facebook.com/mfgcyclocross
www.instagram.com/mfgcross
www.twitter.com/mfgcross

Tent Setup:
1. View Course Map for location.
2. Tents must be loaded in by 8:00 am hard stop.
3. Tents will be placed on the north and south side of gravel road that is just south of the Start/Finish stretch.
4. This site is very compact, so we request no support trailers or automobiles at this race in the Tent Area.
5. Tents will not be allowed in any other areas.

Magnuson Park Cross p/b Nuun Race Report

By | 2018, Cyclocross

It was a cloudless 64-degree day with no wind and the terrain was dry. The wisest racers left their mud tires at home and mounted up file treads (“Oh darn, did I bring them?”). Eight hundred cyclocross competitors gathered at MFG’s race #4, held at Magnuson Park on the shores of Lake Washington near Seattle. This race course was mostly flat and fast, and featured one long but gentle gravel hill climb, with a grassy descent shortly before a bottom turn and the officials’ stage and finish line. Over the day, spectators watched the course grow even faster as elite talent rolled by, and then disappeared in a whoosh, bouncing across grass, dirt and gravel, and finally a paved section that passed the finish line,
where racers could unleash all their remaining energy into in all-out sprints.

This venue has its own distinctive look-and-feel, with a closed-off roadway running straight through all the teams’ and vendors’ tents. This layout breeds, almost enforces, social interaction, which is, after all, the main reason many racers come to cyclocross, isn’t that true? Threading through this little tent city made one feel like they were getting lost in a street bazaar. It really was a perfect circus where riders and visitors could walk along and touch or drool over a lineup of cool bikes, hung on racks. The calamity of people and bikes occasionally squeezed the roadway into a narrow alley. Racers could also sheepishly peek into team tents where recruiters were openly canvassing for new talent, and then pretend to ignore vendors showing off some of their latest bike tech products. And finally, all could smell and
consume from the various aromatics of peddled food items (not pedaled), for sale from the food trucks.

As mentioned, nearly 800 racers turned out, including 119 youth, large fields of women, and a brave group of 33 beginner women and 49 beginner men. Top finishers of the elite men were Spencer Paxson (Kona Bicycles), with Steve Fisher (Mcgovern Cycles / FSA CX) 42 seconds behind, and Derek Parsons (Cliff Bar) another 38 seconds behind. Fourth place was an exciting high-speed sprint finish tie between Garrett Sczechowski (Dyna Racing) and 14-year-old Adrian Magun (Apex Racing).

The women’s elite was won by Mindy McCutcheon (DNA Cotton Sox), who led by 19 seconds after the first lap, holding that gap evenly until the last lap, beating second-place Monica Lloyd (Olympia Orthopaedic Assoc) by 18 seconds. Trailing Monica’s wheel almost the entire race until the last lap was Stephanie Taplin (Indigenous Wheel Co.), who finished 36 seconds behind for third.

This race was sponsored by NUUN, who shared their cool hats with podium winners. Most competitors loved this race day, especially when that familiar digital lap counter at the finish line flashed its big letters, “YOU’RE ALL DONE!”

Photos by Geoffrey Crofoot

Full Details for Magnuson Park Cross

By | 2018, Cyclocross

Here are the details MFG Cyclocross – Magnuson Park Cross October 14, 2018.

Big thank you to NUUN Hydration our presenting sponsor of MFG Cyclocross – Magnuson Park Cross.

Directions & Parking:
Encouraged transportation modes that are low to no impact:

Riding to the venue via the Burke Gilman
• Car-pooling with team mates
• Taking the bus to the event
• From Interstate 5, you can exit at either N.E. 45th Street (Exit #169) or N.E. 65th Street (Exit #171).

From the N.E. 45th Street exit, go east on 45th, past the University of Washington, and down the 45th Street ramp. Continue east past University Village Shopping Center. Bear left and continue about 2 miles. You will pass Seattle Children’s Hospital and Sand Point Village/Princeton Avenue.

From the I-5 N.E. 65th Street exit, head east approximately four miles on 65th (stay on the arterial!) until you have crossed Sand Point Way N.E. into the N.E. 65th Street entrance to Warren G. Magnuson Park.

From State Route 520 (SR520)

• Take the Montlake Boulevard exit (north) and continue north about 1 mile.
• Bear to the right as Montlake Boulevard becomes NE 45th Street, continue past University Village Shopping Center.
• Continue east through the NE 45th/Union Bay Place intersection. As the street bears to the left and north, it then becomes Sand Point Way NE.
• Continue on Sand Point Way NE about 2 miles, you will pass Seattle Children’s Hospital and Sand Point Village/Princeton Avenue.

Registration for MFG Cyclocross #4:
Discounted pricing ends at Midnight Saturday, October 14, 2018.

Register Here:

https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=141651

Race day registration can be done online on your own device or on devices provided by MFG Cyclocross at the Registration Area. If you plan to register on site with MFG Cyclocross provided devices please sign up for Webscorer account in advance to help expedite the process.

https://www.webscorer.com/secure/signin?&ReturnUrl=http://www.webscorer.com/profile

ON-SITE REGISTRATION IS CASH, CHECK, or Visa/MasterCard

2018 Cyclocross Race Timing Chip Policy

For the 2018 cyclocross racing season, MFG Cyclocross, Cross Revolution, NW CX Cup and Wednesday Night Worlds will be using the Dual Tag timing chip. If you already have a timing chip from a previous season please have it tested at registration at your first race. If you need a new chip it can be purchased for $5 at Registration and is guaranteed to work for 1 season. In future seasons, chips must be tested at the first race and if they don’t work, a new chip must be purchased.

Please note, this is not a rental charge. The chip is yours to keep. This cost is a direct pass through cost to Center Event for materials and labor.

Chips will be sold on site at each race.

Timing Chips and Bib Numbers:
If this is your first race of the series please stop by Registration to pick-up your bib number and purchase your timing chip.

Both chip and bib must be worn during races. Please make sure you use your MFG Cyclocross series number. Riders not wearing a timing chip or a bib number will be disqualified. Timing chips are to be mounted to the helmet.
Numbers are pinned on the jersey on the back of the LEFT shoulder.

Riders racing two categories will be assigned separate bib numbers and chips.

The Course:

Course map: http://www.mfgcyclocross.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2018-MFG_Magnuson_Course_Map-Kite-Hill.jpg

Some modifications will be made to the course on race day to improve flow and moderate effort.

Food and Coffee:
Here & There Grill will be on site with a full breakfast and lunch menu.

Tripod Coffee will be on site with coffee and espresso.

Results:
Results will be posted at Customer Service and can be found on race day using www.webscorer.com. The Webscorer app for smartphones is a great way to review results.

Results Review Protocol for MFG Cyclocross:

Results will be posted after each race, on-site, approximately 30 minutes after your race finishes and on Webscorer.com. If you believe your result is incorrect, please do ONE of the following

1. Go to our Customer Service tent at registration at the venue. Fill out a Results Review Form by 4:30 pm of race day
2. Send an email to results@mfgcyclocross.com by Monday at Noon PST and include your Name, Chip Number, Bib Number, Racing Category, and a brief explanation of your result.

We will review your result inquiry if one of these two steps are followed.

Prizes:
Race Day Prize:
In 2018 we will be doing prizes, awards and podium presentations for each and every category at all six races. Podium presentations will be done at Customer Service based on this schedule:

• 9:30 AM & 10:20 AM Races – 11:30 AM Podium Presentation
• 11:10 AM & 12:00 PM Races – 1:30 PM Podium Presentation
• 2:10 PM Races – 3:15 PM Podium Presentation
• 2:50 PM Races – 4:00 PM Podium Presentations

Elite Men and Women’s Payout:

The payout for Men and Women is equal and as follows:
Elite Men and Women, 1st Place: $80
Elite Men and Women, 2nd Place: $60
Elite Men and Women, 3rd Place: $40

Social Media:
The official social media hashtag for MFG Cyclocross 2018 will be #mfgcross. We love to see your experiences at the races so please tag it up.

Find us at:
www.facebook.com/mfgcyclocross
www.instagram.com/mfgcross
www.twitter.com/mfgcross

Tent Setup:

1. View Course Map for Location
2. Tents must be loaded in by 8:00 am.
3. Tents will be placed on the west and east side of Lake Shore Drive running North from Course Crossing near the Cross Park Trail. We need a walking path left down the middle. Tents one deep on each side. If we overflow this area tents will go one deep along the south, west perimeter of Parking Lot E4 at the end of Lake Shore Drive.
4. Team cars that will at the venue all day can park in the center parking spots in Parking Lot E4 at the end of Lake Shore Drive.
5. No trailers or cars in line with tents this week. Team cars and trailers can be parked in center spots of Parking Lot E4 at the end of Lake Shore Drive. Cars will not be able to leave this lot until the final race is finished.
6. Tents will not be allowed in any other area.
7. Tent Setup in Seattle Parks:
• Tents with blank tops can be set up for no fee (example: a blue tent)
• Tents with club logos that do not promote a commercial licensed for-profit or not-profit organization can be set up for no fee (example: Soft Like Kitten’s tent).
• Tents with logos promoting a commercial licensed for-profit or not-profit organization must pay a $50 fee for each tent (examples: Team Group Health’s or Team Audi’s tent). Payment for these tents will be collected by Zac Daab on site day of race.
• If you would like to pay in advance, please send PayPal payment info@mfgcyclocross.com. Please note your team name with payment. Thank you.

Team Tents at Magnuson Park Cross

By | 2018, Cyclocross

Here are the details for tent set up this Sunday at Magnuson Park Cross:

  1. View Course Map for Location
  2. Tents must be loaded in by 8:00 am.
  3. Tents will be placed on the west and east side of Lake Shore Drive running North from Course Crossing near the Cross Park Trail. We need a walking path left down the middle. Tents one deep on each side. If we overflow this area tents will go one deep along the south, west perimeter of Parking Lot E4 at the end of Lake Shore Drive.
  4. Team cars that will at the venue all day can park in the center parking spots in Parking Lot E4 at the end of Lake Shore Drive.
  5. No trailers or cars in line with tents this week. Team cars and trailers can be parked in center spots of Parking Lot E4 at the end of Lake Shore Drive. Cars will not be able to leave this lot until the final race is finished.
  6. Tents will not be allowed in any other area.
  7. Tent Setup in Seattle Parks:
  • Tents with blank tops can be set up for no fee (example: a blue tent)
  • Tents with club logos that do not promote a commercial licensed for-profit or not-profit organization can be set up for no fee (example: Soft Like Kitten’s tent).
  • Tents with logos promoting a commercial licensed for-profit or not-profit organization must pay a $50 fee for each tent (examples: Team Group Health’s or Team Audi’s tent). Payment for these tents will be collected by Zac Daab on site day of race.
  • If you would like to pay in advance please send PayPal payment info@mfgcyclocross.com. Please note your team name with payment. Thank you.

 

Leavenworth Cyclocross Trophae p/b MIIR Race Report

By | 2018

Leavenworth was the venue for two days of cyclocross racing on September 22-23, starting with a NW CX Cup, a USAC-sanctioned race, and the next day MFG’s second race of the season. This venue was distinguished by some interesting features. First, it ranks as the most distant MFG race, a 2.5-hour drive from Seattle. Racers braving this were rewarded by an authentic Bavarian village, known for well-stocked beer pubs and authentic brauts, everything a cyclocross racer would enjoy. And many crashed there, overnight that is.

But perhaps the most interesting feature of the Leavenworth venue was its boast worthy race elevation gain. This isn’t referring to its meager 1200’ altitude (unlike Boulder’s mile high), but its cumulative vertical feet a rider recorded during each race. Completing six laps would show 2,000’ of gain.

When arriving and setting up at the base of this hill (appropriately named, “Ski Hill”), peering up, one could spy riders climbing testing out the steep inclines, some able to stay in the saddle, others shouldering bikes, but all clearly digging deep. Slopes to the right must have been a beginner skill hill, where a rope tow comes out when there’s snow. Back on the left, one could imagine a chairlift. Racers that day lamented the challenge (or crowed their feats) and shared various techniques for staying in the saddle during the climbs and not dismounting.

The women’s elite race featured several of our top NW racers, including cyclocross national champion Monica Lloyd (Olympia Orthopaedic Associates), taking a commanding lead early and capturing first place by three minutes over Stephanie Taplin (Indigenous Wheel Co.). Third place was Laura Jeddeloh (MD Endurance Coaching).

The men’s elite races were closer, but slowly stretched out as the hills ate away chasers and pacers, leaders demonstrating sheer hill-climbing quadricep strength. Kevin Bradford-Parish (Set Coaching/FSA) topped the podium with nearly a two-minute lead over Derek Parsons (Cliff Bar), and followed in third by Ian Tubbs (Audi), just ten seconds behind.

Photos by Geoffrey Crofoot