• Beat the Hodala Rider at Magnuson Park CX

    This week the Single Speed Men 45 Minute racers will be out trying to “Beat the Hodala” rider. 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 Randy Salamon will be flying the Hodala colors. Go get him.

    Here is the scouting report on Randy from

    That's a mean looking crew.

  • Sponsor Spotlight: Deschutes

    MFG Sponsor:Deschutes


    Twitter:   Deschutes

    Facebook: Deschutes

    What Deschutes does:

    Deschutes Brewery, located in Central Oregon along the banks of the wild and scenic Deschutes River, has brewed a family of handcrafted ales since 1988. Starting out as a small brewpub in the heart of downtown Bend, Deschutes’ first beers were Black Butte Porter, Bachelor Bitter and Cascade Golden Ale.

    Now Deschutes offers seven year-round offerings:

    • Black Butte Porter
    • Mirror Pond Pale Ale
    • Inversion IPA
    • Obsidian Stout
    • Green Lakes Organic Ale
    • Cascade Ale
    • Bachelor ESB

    Why we like Deschutes:

    When you visit Bend, OR., it seems super likely that you’d stop by the brew pub to have a meal and a drink.  If you do, be sure to sample the Ultimate Pub Fries and the House-Baked Pretzel to get things started.    The atmosphere is uniquely Bend at the Public House:  laid back, friendly, with most patrons having a lower heart than yours.

    Deschutes has been extremely generous to MFG and to StarCrossed, and to cyclocross in general.   Even after being a major sponsor and host to a national caliber event like CX Nats in 2009 and in 2010, Deschutes still dedicates time, effort, and money to other cyclocross events on the regional and local level.

    At StarCrossed in 2013, over 18 kegs were drained, and next year Deschutes has a plan to speed up lines and serve even more beer!  At MFG this year, Deschutes generously offered select and random pre-registered riders 6-packs BEFORE they even started racing!

    Deschutes clearly loves cyclocross and has been so supportive of MFG.

    Five things you should know about Deschutes:

    1. Black Butte Porter, Bachelor Bitter, and Cascade Golden Ale were the OG three beers back in 1988.
    2. Red Chair NWPA is a more subtle, less-hoppy pale, which is available seasonally.
    3. Black Butte XXI (Special Reserve) is 11% ABV!
    4. Deschutes Brewery Brewmaster is Larry Sidor
    5. Yes, a black IPA does exist!
  • Revised Race Day Schedule for MFG #5 – SCCA/Starbucks GP

    Due to scheduling conflicts at Marymoor Velodrome on November 2nd, we have made some welcomed and fun changes to the race day schedule for MFG #4, the SCCA/Starbucks GP. Full details are posted here:

    We have added a Beer Garden (permit pending) with net proceeds going to the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and will be starting later in the day with the first race going off at 1:00 pm.

    A number of races will be racing under the lights of the Marymoor Velodrome that day. Please review the schedule as start times have been rearranged a bit from the standard MFG Cyclocross race day schedule. Also note clocks fall back one hour on November 2nd.

  • Team Standing After MFG Cyclocross #3

    Blue Rooster super at The Super Duper taking first place for the race and overtaking Alki-Rubicon for the overall lead in the Team Series Competition.  Hagens Bergman finishes strong in second place for the race and moving closer to the overall podium.  Alki-Rubicon is third for the race, dropping to second in the overall.

  • Sponsor Spotlight: The Cycling House


    MFG Sponsor:   The Cycling House


    Facebook: thecyclinghouse

    Location: Tucson, AZ

    The Cycling House was born out of cold Montana winters being training-prohibitive in the InterWest region.   The goal was to find a venue where the weather was great, the rain was non-existent, and the terrain was plentiful:   namely, Tucson, Arizona.

    The Cycling House takes a comprehensive approach to the concept of a training vacation by incorporating elements such as health, nutrition, and equipment along side great rides, amazing food, and first-class accommodations.

    The Cycling House includes the following during each stay:

    • Fully Guided Rides
    • Great Accommodations
    • Vehicle Sag Support
    • Amazing Food
    • Coaching
    • Trail Running Guide
    • Hammer Nutrition Fuels
    • Bike Assembly/Breakdown
    • Transportation To/From Airport
    • Lap Swim Shuttles
    • WiFi Internet
    • Bike Handling / Descending Clinic
    • Massage Therapy Available*
    • Core Workout Sessions
    • Garmin Fitness Demos
    • Oakley Sunglass Demo
    • CycleOps PowerTap Demos
    • HED Demo Wheels

    *Sports massage available from a very experienced therapist at $70/hour

    Why we like The Cycling House

    As if it wasn’t enough to provide amazing food and first-class accommodations, The Cycling House offers Power Tap demos, Garmin demos, brand-name nutrition, and high end bike rentals at a very affordable price.    What’s more, The Cycling House is dialed down to details such as all-natural shampoos, conditions, and soaps.   It’s the little details that count, right?

    The Cycling House has been a proud sponsor of MFG Cyclocross for FIVE years now, and their week-long stay at the house is always the most desired prize among the MFG category winners.  This year in 2014, there will be TWO chances to win the week-long stay.


    • Posted October 07, 2014 by Terry B
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