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  • Details for SCCA/Starbucks GP

    Here are the details for SCCA/Starbucks GP this Sunday, November 2nd.

    Fall Back: Remember to turn your clocks back one hour before heading to bed Saturday night. We go back on Standard Time at 12:00 am Sunday night.

    Revised Race Schedule:
    Please be reminded we are starting racing at 1:00 pm this week and the schedule is revised. See details here, http://www.mfgcyclocross.com/series-information/scca-starbucks-gran-prix/.

    Race Registration:
    Preregistration is closed. Race day registration is available.

    To best understand how to move through the registration lines please see this flow chart: http://www.mfgcyclocross.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/reg-workflow.png.

    Pre-Registered Riders + Season Pass Holders

    1. IF YOU ARE PRE-REGISTERED or HAVE A SEASON PASS, AND ALREADY HAVE BIB NUMBER AND TIMING CHIP YOU DO NOT NEED TO CHECK IN. HEAD TO THE START WITH YOUR BIB AND YOUR CHIP.
    2. No paper form is necessary if you acknowledged the online pre-registration waiver

    Deschutes Six Pack Winners:
    Matthew Adolf
    Greg Awalt
    Brian Bressler
    Glen Conley
    Pedro DeGuzman
    John Fiala
    Eli Gold
    Sheryl Johnson
    Rob Johnson
    Matthew Kanaly
    Mark Longman
    Cynthia Maree
    Sean Matt
    Gentry McGrath
    Forrest Murphy
    Scott Spears
    Dave STANTON
    David Stonich
    Stephanie Van Eyk
    James Wagner

    Timing Chips and Bib Numbers:
    Both 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 to pinned on the jersey on the back of the left shoulder. Timing chips are to be mounted to the helmet.

    The Course:

    Course map: http://www.mfgcyclocross.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/2014-SCCA-StarbucksGP-Course-Map.jpg

    Directions & Parking:
    From I-5 or I-405: Take SR-520 East to Redmond, WA, exit at Lake Sammamish Parkway. Turn right at the first stop light, and left at the second light into the park. Turn left at the 4th stop sign into the Velodrome parking lot. If this lot is full please follow signs to overflow parking.

    Food:
    The Here and There Grill will be on site with a complete menu for breakfast, lunch and sweets.

    Motofish Coffee will be serving.

    Beer Garden serving Deschutes opens at 2:00 pm. Cash only. Net proceeds donated to Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.

    Results:
    Results will be posted at Customer Service and can be found on race day using www.turboreg.net.

    Prizes:
    The 3:20 PM races will receive “The Treatment” at The Super Duper. In 2014 we will be rolling out the red carpet for one start time per week for all categories in that start time. We are dubbing this as “The Treatment”. The Treatment will include excellent prizes and podium presentations for the top-3 finishers as well as a celebrated call-up for the top-16 on Season Points and other start line amenities for all riders. All Podium Presentations will be done at the “MFG Truck” at the finish line.

    Cash prizes for Cat 1/2 Men and Women will be award three-deep at all races in the series.

    Social Media:
    The official social media hashtag for MFG Cyclocross 2014 will be #mfgcross. We love to see your experiences at the races so please tag it up.

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

    Garmin Hole Shot Competition:
    At all 2014 MFG races, there will be a competition for the fastest time from the FINISH LINE forward to the Garmin Hole Shot sign. A Garmin prize will be awarded to the fastest male and female of the day who upload their file on Garmin Connect. (Strava will not be used for this competition)

    Beat the Hodala Rider:
    This week the Cat 1/2 Women and Cat 3 Women racers will be out trying to “Beat the Hodala” rider. The challenge will be to beat the Hodala rider racing these “geared” category on a single speed. All those racers that beat the Hodala rider will be entered into this week’s drawing for a gift certificate to Brouwer’s Cafe. If the Hodala rider wins the race then he or she gets the gift certificate. This week Nat Pellman takes on the Cat 1/2 Women (if they are cool with it) while Theresa Harding will duel with the Cat 3 Women. Go get them.

  • Beat the Hodala Rider at SCCA / Starbucks GP

    This week the Cat 1/2 Women and Cat 3 Women racers will be out trying to “Beat the Hodala” rider. The challenge will be to beat the Hodala rider racing these “geared” category on a single speed. All those racers that beat the Hodala rider will be entered into this week’s drawing for a gift certificate to Brouwer’s Cafe. If the Hodala rider wins the race then he or she gets the gift certificate.  This week Nat Pellman takes on the Cat 1/2 Women (if they are cool with it) while Theresa Harding will duel with the Cat 3 Women. Go get them.

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  • Sponsor Spotlight: Lezyne

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    MFG Sponsor:   Lezyne

    Website: www.lezyne.com

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    Lezyne is the maker of high-end bicycle accessories including tools, pumps, and lighting systems.  Lezyne is headquartered in San Luis Obispo, CA.

    Why we like Lezyne

    Without any hesitation, we can say that Lezyne makes the finest series hand pump in the industry.   Their unique design uses a flexible hose that attaches to the hand pump, thus allowing a user to navigate inflation of a flat tire with some room to move.  What’s more, the digital read out on their floor pump collection, in addition to the option for a wood handle, make the floor pump both functionally and aesthetically beautiful.

    Five things you should know about Lezyne:

    1. The company was founded Micki Kozuschek.   Prior to starting Lezyne, Kozuschek started and then sold the well known company Truvativ.
    2. The Port-a-Shop Tool Kit is one of the prizes to be available to MFG Series Winners.
    3. The Road Drive hand pump is the finest hand pump money can buy.
    4. Lezyne has a helpful buyers guide feature on their website.
    5. Have problems reading a pump gauge?  Try Lezyne’s Digital Floor Pump.
  • Sponsor Spotlight: Golazo

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    MFG Sponsor:   Golazo

    Website: www.drinkgolazo.com

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    Golazo is a performance sports drink company offering a hydration and energy product made from natural ingredients.

    Why we like Golazo

    In a world of synthetic sports drinks, we like the fact that Golazo keeps it simple with all-natural ingredients.   In fact, if you look at their ingredient list for their energy drink, you’ll see only 10 ingredients, which is about half of what other sports drink companies are formulating in their drinks.

    Five things you should know about Golazo:

    1. Golazo offers a sugar-free energy drink in their line-up.
    2. Golazo is a Seattle-based company and co-founder Alex R. is a cycling enthusiast and MFG cyclocross racer.
    3. The hydration drink from Golazo comes in four flavors:  Mango Lime, Mandarin, Hibiscus and Lemon Lime.
    4. Pele, yes Pele, is a part of Team Golazo!
    5. Golazo has been on-site at every MFG race this year, and has generously provided all Treatment winners with Golazo Energy product.
  • Late report on Team Competition Standings after MFG #4

    Blue Rooster and Alki Rubicon tie for first place at Magnuson Park CX maintaining their respective positions in the overall competition but taking critical points from Fisher Plumbing as they try to stay in contention. The team competition is being fought out in the Women’s and Single Speed categories where every point will count finishing out this super close competition for the best MFG cyclocross team.

    Standings posted here.