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  • Waves for Water Cyclocross Collaboration


    Overview | Dec. 6th  – Project Liberia | Dec 7th – Project Nepal | VolunteersWaves for Water

    Project Liberia
    December 6, 2014
    Marymount Event Center

    Tacoma, WA
    Project Nepal
    December 7, 2014
    Ft. Steilacoom Park
    Lakewood, WA

    This two-day event will create opportunities for UCI and Pro Cyclo-cross Calendar (Pro CX) points to be scored by elite men and women, which are crucial for national championships qualification spots. These races will also provide rankings points for masters and juniors riders who wish to compete at the 2015 USA Cycling Cyclo-cross National Championships in Austin, Texas, Jan. 7-11.

    For the Elite Men and Elite Women both events will be run according to 2014 UCI regulations. The 2014 UCI scale of penalties applies. A 2014 international racing license is required to enter these events.

    All other events are under USA Cycling (USAC) Permit #2014-2792. 2014 USAC regulations and penalties apply.

    About Waves For Water
    Waves For Water works on the front-line to provide clean water to communities in need around the world. They work with world leaders and strategic partners who take a no-nonsense attitude toward making global change.

    Donations to Waves For Water
    In addition to providing two days of ‘cross action, each race day will focus on bringing financial support to two Waves For Water projects: Project Liberia and Project Nepal. The funds raised to positively impact these two nations will be a direct reflection of the financial participation from our cyclocross community. We ask that all participants invest in this weekend three times: twice for race entry and once to Waves For Water. Additionally, we seek support from all cycling enthusiasts who are watching the event from afar to please consider giving remotely.

    Donations to Waves for Water can be made to Project Liberia and Project Nepal.

    Host Hotel Information
    The Official Hotel of the Waves For Water weekend is the Hampton Inn at DuPont:

    Event rate is good through Sunday at midnight by making a reservation over the phone: (253) 912-4444

    $99/single bed
    $109/two beds

    • Posted November 14, 2014 by Terry B
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  • Sponsor Spotlight: Vision Wheels


    MFG Sponsor:   Vision Wheels


    FacebookVision Tech USA

    What Vision Tech does:

    Vision Tech is the maker of high end wheelsets and cockpit components for road, cyclocross, time trial, and triathlon disciplines.   Vision’s wheel line includes offerings made from carbon fiber, aluminum, as well as tubular and clincher options, and disc and rim brake options.

    Why we like Vision Tech:

    Perhaps you’ve noticed Vision Tech at all the MFG races this year.   Maybe you received wheel service or demo wheels at the races from Vision.  Or maybe you are a series winner and will win a brand new set of Vision wheels.  No matter the scenario, it’s clear that Vision is active in the cyclocross community and supports MFG in big ways.

    Five things you should know about Vision:

    1. Vision offers wheels for cyclocross in disc and rim brake versions.
    2. The full rear TT disc wheel from Vision is made entirely by hand and looks incredibly fast.
    3. Vision will be on hand at the Season End Party doing a silent raffle for a pair of wheels laced to Chris King hubs
    4. The Metron 55 wheelset weighs just 1400 grams for a wheelset that is 55mm deep.
    5. Vision wheels have been street tested and have this video to prove it.
    • Posted November 12, 2014 by Zac
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  • Woodland Park Update


    Thanks to Nuun Hydration and the other 25 people who came out to Woodland Park yesterday to help restore the course and get the grounds back to healing at Woodland Park.

    With races still coming up in December, we strongly ask that you refrain from riding the actual course at Woodland Park as you train for other races.

    Let’s see if we can keep the work done on Monday progressing forward rather than going backwards.

    Thank you!

    • Posted November 11, 2014 by Zac
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  • Sponsor Spotlight: Zing Bar


    MFG Sponsor:   Zing Bars


    FacebookZing Bars

    What Zing does:

    Zing Bars was created by four nutritionists from Bastyr University who were seeking to recommend a energy bar for patients.   When the search for the perfect bar did not yield a satisfactory product, Zing Bars was created.  Today, Zing Bars come in 10 varieties, with an optimal balance of protein, carbohydrates, and fiber.

    Why we like Zing:

    First and foremost, we like Zing Bars for their flavor.  They taste decidedly better than most energy bars, and the texture feels fresh, chewable, and digestible.   We also appreciate that Zing Bars come in a real variety of flavors.

    Five things you should know about Zing:

    1. The protein profile for all ten Zing Bars are specific and strategic:  5 from Brown Rice Protein, 2 from Pea Protein, 3 from Whey Protein.
    2. All ten flavors of Zing Bars are certified gluten-free.
    3. You can purchase Zing Bars directly from Zing here.
    4. Zing Bars provided Treatment Winners with Zing Bars all season at MFG.
    5. Zing Bars attended EVERY MFG race in 2014 and sampled bars to all racers and spectators.
    • Posted November 11, 2014 by Zac
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  • Sponsor Spotlight: Subaru


    MFG Sponsor:   Subaru of America



    Facebook Subaru of America

    What Subaru does:

    • Subaru of America is the sales and marketing subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries of Japan.
    • Subaru is highly celebrated for the durability of their flat, Boxer engine
    • Subaru makes cars, sedans, wagons, SUV’s, and Crossovers

    Why we like Subaru:

    Subaru as a brand designs vehicles to be durable, with a balance of power and efficiency.   The iconic Outback wagon is the quintessential vehicle of the Northwest, and symbolizes the region’s dedication and love for the outdoors.

    Five things you should know about Subaru:

    1. The legendary Outback has been totally re-designed for 2015.
    2. The cavernous Forester has an enormous amount of  cargo space at 74.7 cubic feet.
    3. Most Subaru’s come stock with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive as a standard feature.
    4. In 2004, Subaru of Indiana became the first manufacturing facility in the United States to reach zero-landfill status.
    5. Subaru has been a business partner with the International Mountain Biking Association since 1997.
    • Posted November 11, 2014 by Zac
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