Thank you, MFG Cyclocross Community

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Hello MFG Community-

It’s October and we owe you an update on what’s going on at MFG Cyclocross.

After eleven years of producing MFG Cyclocross, we have made the decision to step back and begin the search to find a new core group of folks to run MFG Cyclocross in 2022.  Internally, we all have various reasons for why we’ve made this decision, but we do so with happiness, gratitude, and lots of really fond memories.

It is extremely important (and dare we say imperative) that the legacy of MFG Cyclocross continues in the region beyond our involvement. While there will not be a 2021 season, it’s extremely important to us that we begin outreach now to identify individuals or groups who have interest in driving MFG Cyclocross forward in 2022 and discuss what that might look like.  You can send email directly to and if you have interest.

Without you-the-collective community, there would not be MFG Cyclocross.  Thank you for being fans of MFG in big ways and in small ways.  Thank you to sponsors, volunteers, vendors, and staff who filled this decade-long run with joy and with energy.

We know there are countless memories that are associated with MFG Cyclocross and we’d love to hear any and all of your memories.  You’ll see us out on the road and on the trail and we look forward to saying hello.

Thank you!

Zac, Terry, Rich, Robert


2019 Series Champions & Runner-Ups

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Elite Men
1 Josh Stough
2 Jack Spranger
3 Tyler Klansnic

Elite Women
1 Gina Estep
2 Laura Jeddeloh
3 Karine Valliant-Saunders

Elite Master Men
1 Nick Bennette
2 Brian Bressler
3 Cal Spranger

Elite Master Women
1 Kenda Super
2 Julie Robertson Zivin
3 Jodi Duquette

Single Speed Men
1 Nick Stroud
2 Joey Mullan
3 Zack Phillips

Single Speed Women
1 Jodi Connolly
2 Kelsey Cohan
3 Anne-Marie Gagnon

Cat 3 Men
1 Zor Keeler
2 Jackson Stoehr
3 Derek Lee

Cat 3 Men 35+
1 Nicolas Theopold
2 Emil Hillding
3 Justin Wade

Cat 3 Men 45+
1 Justin Heinen
2 Keith Heinzelman
3 Kyle Farrell

Cat 3 Women
1 Brittney Gillespie
2 Becca Book
3 Liz Nettles

Cat 3/4 Women 35+
1 Tara Mixon
2 Lucia Vojtech
3 Lara Sirois

Men 50+
1 Nikos Mills
2 Alec Duxbury
3 Jonathan Castrodale

Men 55+
1 Craig Undem
2 Chris Adolf

Men 60+
1 Rick Raymond
2 Billie Krein
3 Trevor Hall

Women 50+
1 Jitka Cole
2 Lee Smith
3 Karen Steen

Clydesdale – 200 lbs +
1 Scott Kuehn
2 Jim Bowes
3 Bradley Marquardt

Cat 4 Men
1 Dylan Hampden
2 Pleasure JACKSON
3 David Wu

Cat 4 Men 35+
1 Michael Warner
2 Simon Dearsley
3 Michael Moenig

Cat 4 Men 45+
1 Kirk Canfield
2 Aaron Locke
3 Forest Hoag

Cat 4 Women
1 Claire Reinert
2 Sarah Tyson
3 Marine De Marcken

High School Boys
1 Jack Harris
2 Brooks Enge
3 Will Fowler

High School Girls
1 Ryan Connolly
2 Isabella Coppeans
3 Crystal Rosales

Middle School Boys
1 Parker Anderson
2 Tomas McIntosh
3 Jack Barrett Stringham

Middle School Girls
1 Iris Phillips
2 Catherine Harasimowicz
3 Greta Kornmann

1st & 2nd Grade Boys
1 Dylan Hsu
2 Noah Stringham
3 Owen Valente

1st & 2nd Grade Girls
1 Paige Holden
2 Elodie Hoag
3 Niamh Mullen

3rd – 5th Grade Boys
1 Jackson Hsu
2 William Pryor
3 Ronan Kroll

3rd – 5th Grade Girls
1 Aubrey Bond
2 Maren Young
3 Adeline Stambaugh

Poll: Mountain Bike Race Format

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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?

Decorate Manny P

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MFG Dress the Manneken Pis Contest

Words by Nat Pellman, GM at Brouwer’s Cafe:

Brouwer’s has been a sponsor of MFG cyclocross since it started.  We’ve always wanted you to have fun winning prizes, so our promotions over the years have included everything from “Beat the Hodala Rider” to a jersey for the SSers, and hopefully you’ve enjoyed them!

This year we’ve decided to make our contest more team-oriented! We’d also like to see more of your smiling faces down here at Brouwer’s! So here’s the idea that’s been tossed around and agreed on – “Dress the Manneken Pis”. What?!!

Manneken Pis is a sculpture in Brussels, depicting a naked little boy urinating into a fountain’s basin. It was designed by Hiëronymus Duquesnoy the Elder and put in place in 1618. And yes, we have our very own Manneken Pis fountain here at Brouwer’s! He gets dressed up for many of our events and welcomes folks at the front entry.

So during the week(s) leading up to each MFG race, teams or individuals are encouraged to “dress” our Manneken Pis, take a photo, upload it to Instagram, and tag the post with  #Brouwers @brouwerscafe #MFG @mfgcross and #Mannyp @brouwersmannyp  (as he’s affectionately called here). You can dress him however you like, the more creative the better! Search “manneken pis costumes” on the interweb and you’ll get the idea.

The prize will be a $50 gift certificate to Brouwer’s, and we will announce a winner each Friday morning before the race weekend, on both MFG and Brouwers social media.

Here are a few rules:

  • When you arrive at Brouwer’s, check-in with the Manager on duty.
  • Avoid coming on Friday or Saturday nights. We are usually really busy and want to avoid giving the general public the idea they can mess with him.
  • Come for a drink or something to eat.
  • Mannyp is about 2 feet tall and can’t be picked up or moved.
  • Absolutely No stickers or painting please.  Aka leave him as you found him!
  • Also avoid touching or dropping anything into the water below him.

Feedback Requested on MFG CX in Leavenworth

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If you attended one or two days of racing in Leavenworth September 22nd and 23rd for NW CX Cup and MFG Cyclocross we would love your feedback on these polls:

Would you return to Leavenworth Ski Hill for a CX race in the future?

If Yes, would you prefer a one day or two day format?

If No, is it due to the difficulty of the course?

Did you have difficulty finding your desired type and price point for overnight accommodations?

Win a TCH Glacier to Yellowstone Camping Trip

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All 2018 Season Pass Holders will be entered to win a free trip with The Cycling House at their Glacier to Yellowstone Camping Trip in 2019.

Glacier to Yellowstone Camping Trip – July 29th to August 4th, 2019
– Camping
– 24 – 85 miles per day
– Point to point each day
– 6 spectator rides
– Climb to top of Beartooth Pass at 10,947′
– Complete details posted at The Cycling House

The winner will be responsible for transportation to and from Missoula, MT.

Those that purchase a Season Pass in June & July will receive three entries in the random drawing. If we wait until August you will get two entries. And a September purchase gets a single chance to win. Season Passes are available at

The drawing will be made at MFG Cyclocross World Headquarters on Friday, September 7th.

Click here to register

Learn More About The Cycling House

Sponsor Spotlight: Sub Pop Records

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MFG Sponsor: Sub Pop


Instagram: @subpop

What Sub Pop does:

Sub Pop is a Seattle-based record label producing decades worth of historic music.  Sub Pop was founded by Bruce Pavitt and Jonathan Poneman in 1988 with early releases from TAD, Mudhoney, Soundgarden, and of course, Nirvana.

More recent artists working with Sub Pop to release music include Beach House, Fleet Foxes, The Postal Service, Shabazz Palaces, and Foals.

Why we like Sub Pop:

Travel anywhere around the world and the Sub Pop logo will be plastered on a hat, a stop sign, a toll booth basket, or a bathroom urinal.   We love that the Sub Pop mark has stood the test of time.   We also love the diversity of music being produced.   Shabazz Palaces, TAD, and The Postal Service couldn’t be more different in sound and presentation.   That Sub Pop has given each of these bands a road map and a chance to produce music is admirable.

Five things you should know about Sub Pop:

  1. Sub Pop is (in)famous for their rejection letter to artists that began, “Dear Loser,”
  2. Multiple members of the Sub Pop staff race bicycles
  3. Papercuts, one of our all time favorite bands, produced their first album with Sub Pop.
  4. Their tag line at the moment reads “We’re not the best, but we’re pretty good”
  5. You can see Porter Ray and Shabazz Palaces in Vancouver, BC on Dec 1st

Full Details for 2017 Woodland Park GP

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Here are the details for Woodland Park GP, November 19, 2017.

Big thank you to Sub Pop our presenting sponsor of 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.

Discounted pricing ends at Midnight Saturday, November 18, 2017.

Register Here:

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.


2017 Cyclocross Race Timing Chip Policy

For the 2017 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:

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

Here and There Grill will be on site with a complete menu for breakfast & lunch.

Tripod Coffee will be serving.

Results will be posted at Customer Service and can be found on race day using 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 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 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.

Junior Series Awards:
Where: Podium at Customer Service at Woodland GP.
When: Sunday, November 19th 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 cake too!

Race Day Prize:
In 2017 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 – 3:30 PM Podium Presentation
• 2:50 PM Races – 4:00 PM Podium Presentations

Sub Pop “Loser” Prize Packs:
LOSER prize packs from Sub Pop will be awarded to the 5th to Last Rider (i.e. 51st place in 55 rider field) for every race category at all six races in 2017. Presentation will be done at Customer Service after results for each race are posted.

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 2017 will be #mfgcross. We love to see your experiences at the races so please tag it up.

Find us at:

Tent Setup:
1. View Course Map for location,
2. Tents must be loaded in by 8:00 am.
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. Trailers can be placed with tents this week. Please park trailers parallel to the curb.
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. 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.

Sponsor Spotlight: The Athletic

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MFG Sponsor: The Athletic


Instagram: @theathletic

What The Athletic does:

  • The Athletic is a local Portland company founded by Jeremy Dunn and Julie Krasniak.  The Athletic pioneered the modern cycling sock craze with the introduction of their PDX Carpet sock in 2013.
  • In addition to a retail space, a web store, and a cyclocross racing team, The Athletic also hosts a podcast under the name Transmissions with guests inside and outside the cycling world.
  • Cycling kit design has always been a strength and a priority at The Athletic.   You can see their latest kit design here.

Why we like The Athletic:

If you ever get the chance to drive over to the sleepy village known as Portland, it’s absolutely worth taking a stop at The Athletic.   Their space is ultra cozy and merchandised nicely with lots of stock on hand.  One of the things we like most about how the store has been curated centers around the publications on hand, as well as the obvious fondness for sports other than cycling.

Five things you should know about The Athletic:

  1. Garrett Chow is The Athletic’s design director.  You might remember him from this project.
  2. The newest wool sock collection in dusty teal is proving to be the most attractive yet.
  3. Jeremy knows East Coast cyclocross 
  4. Julie knows professional European cyclocross
  5. Yes, Jeremy and Julie are Cycling’s Coolest Couple.