Beat the Hodala Rider returns for 2014. This week the Cat 3 35+ Men will be out trying to “Beat the Hodala” rider. The challenge will be to beat the Hodala rider racing this “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 Christian Folk will be flying the Hodala colors.
Here is a scouting report on Christian at at www.crossresults.com. Go get him.
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)
The Team Competition is returning for 2014. Rules have been change slightly so that teams can submit their top five placings as opposed to top five placing in unique categories as in the past. Elect your team captain to submit your results each week and read about the scoring system here. The winning team will be invited to decorated a barrier in a theme celebrating their team for next season. Members of the winning 2014 will also get front row call-ups at Race #1 of the 2015 season.
Congratulations to Fischer Plumbing Cycling Team for their 2014 win. If you get sick of jumping over this barrier this season you best make sure your team brings in strong every week.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MFG Cyclocross announces 2014 dates, adds new venue Seattle, WA – August 19th, 2014 – MFG Cyclocross, presented by Raleigh Bicycles, announced the details to their 2014 race schedule today. The six-race series celebrates its sixth year, and begins on September 7th and will conclude on November 9th at the 6th Annual Woodland Park Gran Prix, presented by Subaru. Season Passes for the series are available now on Bikereg.com.
“We are pleased to have all of our venues dialed as we head into cyclocross season,” said MFG Cyclocross co-founder Terry Buchanan. “Our series continues with six races, and we are very psyched to open our series at Lake Sammamish State Park this year, as well as returning to the Northwest classic venue, Ft. Steilacoom Park.”
Since MFG Cyclocross formed in 2009, Raleigh Bicycles has provided title sponsorship for the race series each year. Like other years, Raleigh will be on-site at each event with a demo fleet of Raleigh bicycles available at no charge to participants.
“We are extremely grateful for the support and love Raleigh has shown MFG Cyclocross from the start,” said MFG Cyclocross co-founder Zac Daab. “Raleigh’s Marketing Guy Brian Fornes has kept the spirit of MFG alive each year by making the races fun, accessible, but also competitive.”
In addition to returning to Steilacoom venue, MFG Cyclocross will continue to featuring racing for Beginner Men and Beginner Women, Clydesdale category for riders over 200 pounds, an all-women’s race start time at 12:45 pm on race day, an equal cash purse for Elite Men and Women provided by Element Cycles, and each start time receiving The Treatment over the course of the season. The Treatment includes podium presentations and merchandise, special start line amenities, and ceremonial call-ups.
MFG Cyclocross is proud to have Raleigh Bicycles as the Title Sponsor of the series for the sixth year in a row. Additionally, MFG is proud to be working with Brouwer’s Café, Cascade Bicycle Studio, Castelli, Clement Tires, Coal Headwear, The Cycling House, Deschutes Brewery, Element Cycles, Full Speed Ahead, Garmin, Golazo, Lezyne, Nuun Hydration, Outdoor Research, Stanley, Subaru, and Zing Bar for 2014.
The 2014 MFG Cyclocross schedule includes:
9-7-14: Lake Sammamish GP Issaquah, WA
9-28-14: South Sound Super Prestige Lakewood, WA
10-5-14: The Super Duper Everett, WA
10-19-14: Magnuson Park Cross Seattle, WA
11-2-14: SCCA/Starbucks GP Redmond, WA
11-9-14: Woodland Park GP Seattle, WA
MGF’14 REGISTRATION PRIMER
If you’re not Prêt-à-Rouler, make race-day registration as smooth as possible by checking out these informative guides:
- Use your smartphone for registration – watch this 2-min YouTube video.
- Follow this flow-chart and maybe you don’t even need to come to registration: