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Cyclocross

Woodland Park GP Work Party

By | 2017, Cyclocross
Next Monday (11/19) from 10:00 AM to  Noon will be spreading wood chips to rehab some areas post race.
 
Please email zac@mfgcyclocross.com if you can help. We need 5-10 people to make short work of these tasks. We will meet in the gravel parking lot off of 50th each day. 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.

 

Caps Not Hats

By | 2018, Cyclocross

In celebration of our 10th Season, Series Sponsor, Rapha Seattle, has made commemorative caps in our green on green livery. We will have caps for sale at Magnuson Park Cross on October 14th.

Full Details for Mooca Liets Veldrijden

By | 2018, Cyclocross

Here are the details MFG Cyclocross – Mooca Liets Veldrijden September 30th, 2018.

Rapha Seattle is our presenting sponsor and will be providing all podium prizes and will also be onsite with merchandise for sale. Additionally, Rapha Seattle will be hosting a fun and free Cross Olympics in between races at 11, 12, and 1pm. Head to the Rapha Seattle tent near the podium for Cross Olympics.

In celebration of our 10th Season, our race day sponsor Rapha Seattle made commemorative caps in our green on green livery. Podium winners for every category 1st through 3rd will win a cap at this Sunday’s Mooca Liets Veldrijden. Plus, we will have 50 caps to sell. You’ll have to decide if you’ll bank on your speed or speed to the bank to get your limited edition cap.

Special Note:
REI will be onsite, filming for an episode of Trailheads during the Sept. 30th Cyclocross Event! Filming will take place during the event and will primarily be focused on one of the two event participants and Trailheads Hosts. The camera crew will stay out of race participants during and will not interfere with any races. Some video footage may include recording the appearance or voice of persons visiting or participating the event. By choosing to visit or participate in the Sept. 30th event, you will be deemed to have granted permission to REI to utilize collected footage. If you do not wish to grant such permission, please see an REI representative.”

Directions & Parking:
From I-5 take the South 74th(#129) Street exit and head west. After 3 or 4 miles the road veers left and turns into Custer Road. In about 1 mile take the free right turn onto 88th St. SW. The road then turns into Steilacoom Blvd. In about 1 mile turn left at the traffic light at 87th Ave SW and take an immediate right into the park. Follow paved road in park about 1/2 mile to gravel parking area by the lake and the animal barns.

Registration for MFG Cyclocross #3:
Discounted pricing ends at Midnight Saturday, September 30, 2018.

Register Here:

https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=141646

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/2018/09/mooca-liets-course.jpg

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:

The Start / Finish stretch will be in the grass to the left of the main road we usually use for the Start / Finish. Tents will be placed in the grass to the left of the road along the Start / Finish stretch between the road and the split-rail fence. You will be able to drive right down the road to drop off your tent. Please drop your tent off quickly and park your car in the main parking. There will be some traffic on this road getting to the parking adjacent to the soccer fields.

Course Map: http://www.mfgcyclocross.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/mooca-liets-course.jpg

As always:
• Please place tents from each team tight to each other.
• Tents will not be allowed in any other areas.

Rapha Seattle at Mooca Liets Velrijden

By | 2018, Cyclocross

We are psyched for MFG 3 this weekend at Ft. Steilacoom Park. The course will use lines and sections that will be featured in the 2019 National Championship course.

Rapha Seattle is our presenting sponsor and will be providing all podium prizes, and will also be onsite with merchandise for sale. Additionally, Rapha Seattle will be hosting a fun and free Cross Olympics in between races at 11, 12, and 1pm. Head to the Rapha Seattle tent near the podium for Cross Olympics.

Details for Leavenworth Cyclocross Trophae September 23rd

By | 2018, Cyclocross

Here are the details MFG Cyclocross – Leavenworth Cyclocross Trophae September 23rd, 2018.

Big thank you to MiiR our presenting sponsor of MFG Cyclocross – Leavenworth Cyclocross Trophae.

Directions & Parking:
You can get to Leavenworth using your favorite mapping app. From HWY-2 East turn left on Ski Hill Drive to the venue. From HWY-2 West turn right on Ski Hill Drive to the venue. Park in the gravel parking lot at the Ski Hill and on the road is legal parking spots.

Registration for MFG Cyclocross #2:
Discounted pricing ends at Midnight Saturday, September 22, 2018.

Register Here:

https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=141643

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 RIGHT shoulder.

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

The Course:

Course map: http://www.mfgcyclocross.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/2018-Leavenworth-Course-Map.jpg

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

Food and Beer:

There will be beers, brats and burgers served on the patio of the Lodge.

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:
Here are the instructions for tent setup at Leavenworth Ski Hill for NW CX Cup #2 and MFG Cyclocross #2 on 9/22 & 9/23. Please be advise you can leave your tent over night at your own risk. Best to collapse the tent and leave it on the ground.

1. Tents will be placed on the grass to the left of the gravel access road running from the NW corner of the gravel parking lot. Please set up tents along the road and then in a U-shape along the course. See map for placement: http://www.mfgcyclocross.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/2018-Leavenworth-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 place tents from each team tight to each other.
4. Tents will not be allowed in any other areas.