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Magnuson Park Cross Details

By | 2019, Cyclocross

Here are the details MFG Cyclocross – Magnuson Park Cross, Sunday October 13th.

Big thank you to NUUN our presenting sponsor of Magnuson Park Cross.

We are really looking forward to seeing you this Sunday at MFG #3, Magnuson Park Cross p/b Nuun. Here are a few reminders that are specific to the weekend:

1. We encourage you to carpool, bus, or commute by bike to the venue. The Burke-Gilman bike trail will take you to NE 65th Street and will set you up nicely to ride to the venue.

2. Please do not ride in wildlife/wetland trails as you head toward the venue. This is a huge request; please walk your bike if you find yourself taking a wetland trail to get to the venue.

3. As always, consumption of alcohol and open containers are not permitted in Seattle Parks. We have been told that representatives of Seattle Parks will be attending our event and walking the grounds. Please be respectful of park rules.

4. We will be working closely with Seattle Parks after the event is over to do any necessary restoration. Please avoid riding the race course after the event while restoration is in process.

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

Riding to the venue via the Burke Gilman
• Car-pooling with teammates
• 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)

SR520 Bridge westbound is closed this weekend.

Registration:
Discounted pricing ends at Midnight Saturday, October 12, 2019.

Register Here:

https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=187417

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

2019 Cyclocross Race Timing Chip Policy

For the 2019 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. Numbers are pinned on the jersey on the back of the left shoulder. Timing chips are to be mounted to the helmet.

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

If you have had any issues with scoring at the last two MFG Cyclocross races please stop by Registration on Sunday to confirm we have the correct timing chip number for you. A number of you have multiple chips and/or family members racing as well so some mix ups may have occurred on our side or your side. Best to double check data.

The Course:

Course map: http://www.mfgcyclocross.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/2019-MFG_Magnuson_Course_Map-Kite-Hill.jpg

Some small modifications may be made to the course on race day.

Food:
Here and There by Chef Dane will be on site with a complete menu for breakfast & lunch.

Tripod Coffee will be serving.

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:

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 2019 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
• 1:00 PM PM Races – 2:00 PM Podium Presentation
• 1:40 PM Races – 3:15 PM Podium Presentation
• 2:40 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 2019 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:
Here are the details for tent set up this Sunday at Magnuson Park Cross:

1. View Course Map for Location – http://www.mfgcyclocross.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/2019-MFG_Magnuson_Course_Map-Kite-Hill.jpg
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:
8. Tents with blank tops can be set up for no fee (example: a blue tent)
9. 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).
10. 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.
11. 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 | 2019, 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.

The Tacko Fall Buffet Full Details

By | 2019, Cyclocross

Here are the details MFG Cyclocross – The Tacko Fall Buffet, Sunday September 29th.

Big thank you to MiiR our presenting sponsor of The Tacko Fall Buffet.

Directions & Parking:
From I-5 North: take exit 186 to 128th St SW. Turn right onto 128th St SW. Turn left onto 3rd Ave SE. Turn right onto 124th St SE. Turn left onto Andrew Sater Rd. Turn left onto Silver Lake Rd. Park in lots as shown on this parking map.

From I-5 South: take Take exit 189 for WA-99 S/WA-526 W toward Everett Mall Way/WA-527 S/Broadway/Whidbey Island Ferry. Keep left at the fork, follow signs forEverett Mall Way. Slight left onto SE Everett Mall Way. Turn left onto 7th Ave SE. Turn left onto 112th St SE. Turn right onto 14th Ave. Continue onto Silver Lake Rd. Park in lots as shown on this parking map.

Registration:
Discounted pricing ends at Midnight Saturday, September 28, 2019.

Register Here:

https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=187416

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

2019 Cyclocross Race Timing Chip Policy

For the 2019 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. Numbers are pinned on the jersey on the back of the left shoulder. Timing chips are to be mounted to the helmet.

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

If you have had any issues with scoring at the last two MFG Cyclocross races please stop by Registration on Sunday to confirm we have the correct timing chip number for you. A number of you have multiple chips and/or family members racing as well so some mix ups may have occurred on our side or your side. Best to double check data.

The Course:

Course map: http://www.mfgcyclocross.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/The-Tacko-Fall-Buffet-MAP.jpg

Some small modifications may be made to the course on race day.

Food:
Here and There by Chef Dane will be on site with a complete menu for breakfast & lunch.

Tripod Coffee will be serving.

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:

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
• 1:00 PM PM Races – 2:00 PM Podium Presentation
• 1:40 PM Races – 3:15 PM Podium Presentation
• 2:40 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 2019 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:
Here are the instructions for tent setup at Thornton A Sullivan Park for MFG Cyclocross #2 on 9/29.

1. Tents need to be loaded in by 8:30. Load in off of Silver Lake Road through the gate. See diagram for traffic flow – http://www.mfgcyclocross.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/load-in-out-at-BTE.jpg.
2. Tent locations are show on diagram. Please run two rows of tents in the area along from the Start-Finish stretch.
3. Please start setting up tents at the far end towards the Start Line.
4. Please hold the front line of tents 5′ off the course tape and run a second row of tents behind with a 10’ aisle between.
5. Please butt tents up to each other whenever possible. We have over 50 tents to get into these areas.
6. No vehicles or trailers can be used in the Team Tent Area this week. The site is too tight.

Poll: Mountain Bike Race Format

By | 2019, Cyclocross, Uncategorized

We are kicking around a format for a MTB race for Spring / Summer 2020. Please let us know your preference.

What mountain bike race format would you prefer?

Lake Sammamish GP 2019 Details

By | 2019, Cyclocross

Here are the details MFG Cyclocross – Lake Sammamish GP, Sunday September 8th.

Big thank you to Planet Box our presenting sponsor of Lake Sammamish GP.

Directions & Parking:
• From I-90 East take Exit 15 WA-900 W/17th Ave NW. Turn left on WA-900/17th Ave NW. Turn left on NW Sammamish Road. Enter the park on the right at main entrance.
• From I-90 West take Exit 15 WA-900 W/17th Ave NW. Turn right on WA-900/17th Ave NW. Turn left on NW Sammamish Road. Enter the park on the right at main entrance.

Registration:
Discounted pricing ends at Midnight Saturday, September 7, 2019.

Register Here:

https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=187415&owner=1

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

2019 Cyclocross Race Timing Chip Policy

For the 2019 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. Numbers are pinned on the jersey on the back of the left shoulder. Timing chips are to be mounted to the helmet.

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

If you have had any issues with scoring at the last two MFG Cyclocross races please stop by Registration on Sunday to confirm we have the correct timing chip number for you. A number of you have multiple chips and/or family members racing as well so some mix ups may have occurred on our side or your side. Best to double check data.

The Course:

Course map: http://www.mfgcyclocross.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LKSAMGP_19_Course_Map.jpg

Some small modifications may be made to the course on race day.

Food:
Here and There Grill will be on site with a complete menu for breakfast & lunch. New owners this year. We will miss Julie!

Tripod Coffee will be serving.

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:

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 2019 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:
Here are the instructions for tent setup at Lake Sammamish State Park MFG Cyclocross #1 on 9/8.

1. Tents will be placed on the asphalt parking section to the furthest NW. Basically the last parking row by the grass closet to the beach at the far end of the parking lot. See map for placement: http://www.mfgcyclocross.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LKSAMGP_19_Course_Map.jpg
2. Great to have tents loaded in by first race but access will be open all day. Please park cars in the parking lot not adjacent to tents.
3. Please make two rows of tents on opposite sides of the parking lane with an aisle down the middle.
4. Please place tents from each team tight to each other.
5. Tents will not be allowed in any other areas.

Win 50% Off Season Pass

By | 2019, Cyclocross

The day of the first MFG Cyclocross race ever, 9/13/2009, the NPR Sunday Puzzle was a game called “Pie Divided”. The gist of the game is a hint is given to a two-word phrase where the first word starts with “pi” and the second work ends in “e”. For instance: “what powers your car?”, “piston engine”. So let’s go all the way back to the first photoset posted from that race on Flickr to find a something in the pictures that meets the terms of “Pie Divided”. Here is a link to the photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mfgcyclocross/albums/72157622362916100.

Find the phrase (or phrases) we are looking for and you got yourself a 50% off discount code for a Season Pass that can be purchased here: https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=185301&owner=1.

Enter your guess as with no spaces and all lowercase (ex. pistonengine) into the discount code box on checkout to see if you found the winning phrase.


There will be five lucky winners. Game ends next Tuesday, 8/27. Good luck.

MFG Cyclocross 10th Anniversary is Coming

By | 2019, Cyclocross

We won’t bombard you with #crossiscoming banter, but we are thrilled to celebrate our 10th Anniversary this year.   All of us at MFG Cyclocross (Terry, Zac, Rich, Robert, and the rest of our staff) want to take a minute to thank all of you for coming out and participating in our events, and spending the last decade with us.   Your enthusiasm, your athleticism, and your willingness to have a day of fun has made this adventure all worthwhile.  

This year our 6-race series kicks off at Lake Sammamish State Park and concludes at the famed Woodland Park Gran Prix.  We will make a stop back at Thornton A. Sullivan Park as we celebrate the Tacko Fall Buffet.   Finally, you will have the ability to ride many of the new lines for the 2019 Cyclocross National Championships at MFG #4 at Ft. Steilacoom Park.  Our race days are presented by Planet Box, MIIR, Nuun Hydration, Rapha Seattle, and Sub Pop Records.  Our series sponsors include Full Speed Ahead, Brouwers Cafe, and The Cycling House.  

You can still register for a series pass and receive 6 races for the price of 5 and also be entered to win prizes generously donated by Rapha Seattle.

See you all on September 8th at Lake Sammamish GP!