Full Details on Magnuson Park Cross

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Here are the details for Magnuson Park Cross, October 15, 2017.

Big thank you to Nuun Hydration our presenting sponsor of Magnuson Park Cross.

Directions & Parking:
Encouraged transportation modes that are low to no impact:
• Riding to the venue via the Burke Gilman
• Car-pooling with team mates
• Taking the bus to the event

Important to note that SR520 Bridge is closed this weekend.

From Interstate 5, you can exit at either N.E. 45th Street (Exit #169) or N.E. 65th Street (Exit #171).

From the N.E. 45th Street exit, go east on 45th, past the University of Washington, and down the 45th Street ramp. Continue east past University Village Shopping Center. Bear left and continue about 2 miles. You will pass Seattle Children’s Hospital and Sand Point Village/Princeton Avenue.

From the I-5 N.E. 65th Street exit, head east approximately four miles on 65th (stay on the arterial!) until you have crossed Sand Point Way N.E. into the N.E. 65th Street entrance to Warren G. Magnuson Park.

Full parking instructions are illustrated here: http://www.mfgcyclocross.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/How-to-Park-at-Magnuson-Park-Cross.jpg

T-Shirt Sales:
We will have a limited release of the first ever MFG Cyclocross T-Shirt at Magnuson Park Cross. They will be for sale adjacent to Customer Service. T-Shirts for Men and Women will be $20. Rumor has it the first ever MFG Cyclocross sticker might also be floating around the venue.

Registration:
Discounted pricing ends at Midnight Saturday, October 14, 2017.

Register Here:

https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=107623

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.

https://www.webscorer.com/secure/signin?&ReturnUrl=http://www.webscorer.com/profile

ON-SITE REGISTRATION IS CASH, CHECK, or Visa/MasterCard

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:

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.

The Course:

Course map: http://www.mfgcyclocross.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/2017-MFG_Magnuson_Course_Map.jpg

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

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

Tripod Coffee will be serving.

Results:
Results will be posted at Customer Service and can be found on race day using www.webscorer.com. 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 Webscorer.com. 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 results@mfgcyclocross.com 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.

Prizes:
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:
www.facebook.com/mfgcyclocross
www.instagram.com/mfgcross
www.twitter.com/mfgcross

Tent Setup:
1. View Course Map for location.
2. Tents must be loaded in by 8:00 am.
3. Tents will be placed on the west and east side of Lake Shore Drive running North from Course Crossing near the Cross Park Trail. We need a walking path left down the middle. Tents one deep on each side. If we overflow this area tents will go one deep along the south, west perimeter of Parking Lot E4 at the end of Lake Shore Drive.
4. Team cars that will at the venue all day can park in the center parking spots in Parking Lot E4 at the end of Lake Shore Drive.
5. No trailers or cars in line with tents this week. Team cars and trailers can be parked in center spots of Parking Lot E4 at the end of Lake Shore Drive. Cars will not be able to leave this lot until the final race is finished.
6. Tents will not be allowed in any other area.
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.

Team Tents at Magnuson Park Cross

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Here are the details for tent set up this Sunday at Magnuson Park Cross:

  1. View Course Map for location.
  2. Tents must be loaded in by 8:00 am.
  3. Tents will be placed on the west and east side of Lake Shore Drive running North from Course Crossing near the Cross Park Trail. We need a walking path left down the middle. Tents one deep on each side. If we overflow this area tents will go one deep along the south, west perimeter of Parking Lot E4 at the end of Lake Shore Drive.
  4. Team cars that will at the venue all day can park in the center parking spots in Parking Lot E4 at the end of Lake Shore Drive.
  5. No trailers or cars in line with tents this week. Team cars and trailers can be parked in center spots of Parking Lot E4 at the end of Lake Shore Drive. Cars will not be able to leave this lot until the final race is finished.
  6. Tents will not be allowed in any other area.
  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.

Race Report – Tall Tyler CX Celebration

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Fleischer Dominates Elite Women, While Stevenson Leapfrogs Fisher in Elite Men
By Nina and Robert Milligan

Hills and sand, then hills and sand. Repeat that many times at full speed while you navigate sinuous, sloping, off-camber turns over dry grass. And watch out for that curb before the second 200’ patch of sand! That gives you some sense of the challenging playground for over 600 riders who turned for MFG Cyclocross Race #3, Tall Tyler CX Celebration, held on a grassy knoll overlooking Sliver Lake. With a cool morning and a touch of sunshine, it was a beautiful NW  day for racers and spectators.

This is the traditional race #3 venue for MFG Cyclocross and some consider it the most challenging. One racer whined about the course’s difficulty, prompting Kevin Johnson (last year’s Master Men’s 55+ champ) to retort, “Yeah, but there are just as many hills going down as there are going up! (chuckling).” The rest of the riders maybe weren’t so jocular, but most were smiling after they finished having had a great time.

The Men’s Cat 1/2 elite win was ultimately captured by Russell Stevenson (TREK Cyclocross Collective). Stevenson started out in the lead with Steve Fisher (McGovern Cycles/FSA CX) hanging on his wheel with a gap to Brian McCleerey (Ravena Capital Management) in third and Ian Tubbs (Audi Cycling Team) close behind. Following the leaders was a pack of shoulder-to-shoulder racers seeking personal gains behind the podium.

Fisher jumped to the lead after lap two and led convincingly most of the race, establishing significant distance from Stevenson. But this is cyclocross! In the second to last lap, a fateful crash changed his day. He had masterfully climbed up the twisty infield, but then on one of those off-camber downhill grassy turns, his tire rolled off and wiped him out. Springing up and wrestling the tire back into place, he might have preserved his lead. But back on the bike and only ten yards further, continued technical difficulty thwarted him. Just then, Stevenson sped by.

About the mishap, Fisher said, “I just took a different line down that hill. I don’t know what got me.” While Stevenson didn’t witness the crash, he didn’t decline the opportunity to pass. Later shrugging he said, “Well, you know,” (that happens). That game-changing transition was announced by MC Alex Walker atop the MFG CX Truck (Ernie) at the finish line, “There is no chivalry in cyclocross.”

Tubbs had to fight for his third-place finish over McCleerey. First, he was stymied by a pile-up in front of him on the very first lap, then two crashes of his own. After chasing McCleary for four laps, Tubbs finally overtook him. “Then I calmed down and [mentally entered] time trial” mode, hanging on to a 1-minute gap throughout most the rest of the race. Kaler Marshall (Canyon Bicycles) took fifth.

The Women’s Cat 1/2 elite race had fewer surprises. Tricia Fleischer (Monument Wheelworks/Jenkins Imaging) launched ahead stretching to a 37-second advantage in lap 1, ahead of Monica Lloyd (Olympia Orthopaedic Associates/CBC Racing) and Gina Estep (Kaiser Permantente). But Stephanie Taplin (Indigenous Wheel Co.) pulled ahead of Estep in the fourth lap and maintained the third podium spot to the finish. Estep took fourth.

Fleischer, who maintained a run-away lead from the start to finish, loved this mountain-bike style course, turning on the talent through the many descents and turns. Lloyd also liked the Tall Tyler course, beaming “I do well on hills.” She rode up most and walked up some, and enjoyed that “there was a lot of recovery in this course.” Talpin also enjoyed the course challenges, I loved it! It was technical and punchy and the weather was nice and cool.”

At each Silver Lake race, MFG Cyclocross honors an inspiring cyclocross personality. This year Tyler Smith, AKA “Tall Tyler”, was recognized for his loyalty as a founding MFG sponsor and racer, bringing not only his support, but especially his “big smile and pure joy.” Tall Tyler races with the Single Speed Men for Rapha Cycling Club. With renown secured through his goodwill rather than wins, Tyler secured a respectable seventh place at his namesake race.

Special thanks to lead sponsor Hammer+Awl, who provided some sa-weet MFG-badged trophy thermoses. Thanks also to food vendors Here and There Grill and Tripod Coffee who fueled racers and spectators with delicious eats and drinks.

MFG Cyclocross takes a bit of a break returning to racing at Magnuson Park Cross on the shores of Lake Washington on Sunday, October 15th.

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Sponsor Spotlight: Hammer + Awl

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MFG Sponsor:   Hammer + Awl

Website: www.hammerandawl.com

Like them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

The modern man needs modern equipment whether this is apparel, accessories, or home goods.  Our friends at Hammer + Awl have taken a stance to curate a selection of men’s products that focus on quality, style, and made in the US when possible.

Whether you’re looking for apparel from Still By Hand or fragrance from Blackbird, Hammer + Awl is your source for thoughtful men’s products. 

Why we like Hammer + Awl

Hammer + Awl is the brainchild of Erin Krohn and her husband (and long time MFG friend and racer) Anthony Dickson.   Hammer + Awl supports cycling as they continue to sponsor the Hammer + Awl cycling team.

Five things you should know about Hammer + Awl:

  1. You can shop and support Hammer + Awl directly from your living room via their web store.
  2. The Taylor Stitch Bomber Jacket is one fine looking piece.
  3. Hammer + Awl offers select products from Seattle-based Filson such as the Travel Kit.
  4. Why (k)not bow tie?
  5. Hammer + Awl models look like this!

 

Details for Tall Tyler CX Celebration

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Here are the details for Tall Tyler CX Celebration, Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Thorton A. Sullivan Park.

Tyler Smith aka Tall Tyler:

Each season we have raced alongside Silver Lake at MFG #3 we have recognized someone who inspires us. This year that person is Tall Tyler (Tyler Smith). He has been a supporter of MFG Cyclocross since our first season in 2009 as both a racer and a devoted sponsor. But most importantly it is Tyler’s big smile and the pure joy he takes from cyclocross that inspires us to honor him this season. He is the type of person that is the foundation of our awesome cyclocross community in the PNW.

Important Park Rules:
No Pets.
No alcohol. Citation will result in an appearance in Everett District Court.
Tents only for team support (NO VEHICLE SUPPORT THIS WEEK).

Directions & Parking:
From I-5 North: take exit 186 to 128th St SW. Turn right onto 128th St SW. Turn left onto 3rd Ave SE. Turn right onto 124th St SE. Turn left onto Andrew Sater Rd. Turn left onto Silver Lake Rd. Park in lots as shown on this parking map.

From I-5 South: take Take exit 189 for WA-99 S/WA-526 W toward Everett Mall Way/WA-527 S/Broadway/Whidbey Island Ferry. Keep left at the fork, follow signs forEverett Mall Way. Slight left onto SE Everett Mall Way. Turn left onto 7th Ave SE. Turn left onto 112th St SE. Turn right onto 14th Ave. Continue onto Silver Lake Rd. Park in lots as shown on this parking map.

Please Carpool. Parking is limited. Parking located off Silver Lake Road, just south of 112th Street SE. Overflow parking in gravel lot to the North of 112th Street, or at the Park&Ride Station between I5 N&S off of 112th Street SE.
Race Registration:
All registrations are done online at Webscoer.com. A Webscorer account is required.

Discounted pricing ends at Midnight Saturday, September 28, 2017.

Register Here: https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=107622

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.

https://www.webscorer.com/secure/signin?&ReturnUrl=http://www.webscorer.com/profile

Bib Number Exchange:

If you registered online and already have a bib number and timing chip we need you to stop registration to replace the number you raced with at Lake Sammamish GP. Many of you have noticed that the ink came off the numbers at Lake Sammamish GP. You will need to replace that malfunctioning number with a reprint that will last the season. You can stop by the self-serve boxes at Registration to grab your replacement. Please be sure to grab your same number! No other actions need to be made.

ON-SITE REGISTRATION IS CASH, CHECK, or Visa/MasterCard

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:

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.
The Course:

Course map: http://www.mfgcyclocross.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Tall-Tyler-Course-Map.jpg

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

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

Tripod Coffee will be serving.

Results:
Results will be posted at Customer Service and can be found on race day using www.webscorer.com. 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 Webscorer.com. 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 results@mfgcyclocross.com 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.

Prizes:
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:
www.facebook.com/mfgcyclocross
www.instagram.com/mfgcross
www.twitter.com/mfgcross

Tent Setup:
1. Tents need to be loaded in by 8:30. Load in off of Silver Lake Road through the gate. See diagram for traffic flow – http://www.mfgcyclocross.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/load-in-out-at-BTE.jpg.
2. Tent locations are show on diagram. Please run two rows of tents in the area along from the Start-Finish stretch.
3. Please start setting up tents at the far end towards the Start Line.
4. Please hold the front line of tents 5′ off the course tape and run a second row of tents behind with a 10’ aisle between.
5. Please butt tents up to each other whenever possible. We have over 50 tents to get into these areas.
6. No vehicles or trailers can be used in the Team Tent Area this week. The site is too tight.

Moor Cross Race Report

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Fisher and Lloyd Take Rivals in the End
By Nina and Robert Milligan

Cyclocross in the NW is now in full swing, evidenced by the nearly 900 riders who showed up for MFG’s race #2 September 24, 2017 at Marymoor Park in Redmond, Washington, on the grounds surrounding the Jerry Baker Velodrome. Cross warriors committed their minds and bodies to dig deep and battle around every other rider, clawing to the finish line. Some went for cash or prizes, some for treats including those hanging off fishing poles emerging from tents. All came for fun and challenge around this this bumpy, gritty course. Coal Headwear sponsored this race, named Moor Cross.

The elite racers were only a fraction of the field, yet naturally captivated spectators with their skilled pursuits.

The Cat 1/2 Men was won by NW’s Steve Fisher (McGovern Cycles/FSA CX), his second win in this season’s MFG series. Following Fisher across the finish line was Spencer Paxson – 2nd, (Kona) and Stephen Ettinger -3rd (Focus/Shimano). This matched the final results of MFG Race #1. But spectators were kept wondering who’d win, because Fisher drifted between second and fifth place for nine laps. The leaders had formed a pack with Kevin Bradford-Parish – 4th (Gillespie Eye Care/SET Coaching/Arlberg) that hung together and pulled away from the rest of the field, beginning with the first of 10 laps. The finish was a short, standing on the pedals sprint, with Paxson only a bike length behind Fisher.

The Cat 1/2 Women race began with Hillary King (Bicycle Centres) assertively taking the first position at the start and through the lead lap. For the next eight laps, along with Monica Lloyd (Olympia Orthopedic Associates), Gina Estep (Group Health) and Kelly Jones (Steed Cycles), four racers gave spectators a good show as they kept trading the lead while they stretched away from all other racers. Estep stayed with the group even though she suffered a crash and dropped chain mid-race.

But in the final lap, it clearly became a race between Lloyd and Estep, with Lloyd clinching it by a tenth of a second, and King and Jones crossing the finish line within a minute. Lloyd shared with us that in the last lap, out in what was referred to as “uncharted waters”, she was able to hop onto a train of Cat 1/2 men as they passed by to get a little lift. Estep stayed close behind, taking second place ten seconds behind Lloyd.

Many familiar with this course regard it as a, “teeth rattler”, lumpy hard earth, and dusty at times, especially behind the large field starts. The dry grassy shoulders around the velodrome provided the greatest technical challenges, with tight descents and tricky bottom turns. Some racers gracefully tight-roped along the concrete edges, off-and-on the grassy spine, only to find themselves driven down an off-camber slope with hairpin turn thrown in half way down. The lucky could gingerly negotiate the turn while others had to jog around or fall with racers sliding out before them. Not so for the elites who showed up the rest by brake-skidding through the turn like racecar drivers, somehow maintaining momentum after a 180. Leading up to the finish line were wiggle-waggles that allowed skilled riders to maneuver into better position before pounding the pedals through the finish line.

The race welcomed riders of all shapes and sizes, ages and abilities.  The largest age group represented was the 45+, with their children filling the Junior starts. Parent paparazzi charged along a second wave after each junior start. Truly fun for the entire family.

It’s a short turn-around for MFG Cyclocross with Tall Tyler CX Celebration coming this Saturday at Thorton A. Sullivan Park in Everett, WA. The course on the shores of Silver Lake is regarded as one of the toughest in the region with three rugged climbs, two passes of the sand and one rider choice run/ride sector.

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Yeah, it was hard. But good hard.

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Paxson, Fisher and Ettinger on the front.

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Lloyd before riding away with Estep.

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Cat 1/2 Men 45+ has been super entertaining for spectators.

Tyler Smith aka Tall Tyler

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Each season we have raced along side Silver Lake at MFG #3 we have recognized someone who inspires us. This year that person is Tall Tyler (Tyler Smith). He has been a supporter of MFG Cyclocross since our first season in 2009 as both a racer and a devoted sponsor. But most importantly it is Tyler’s big smile and the pure joy he takes from cyclocross that inspires us to honor him this season. He is the type of person that is the foundation of our awesome cyclocross community in the PNW.

Sponsor Spotlight: Coal Headwear

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MFG Sponsor:   Coal Headwear

Website: www.coalheadwear.com

Like them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

In 2002 Coal started as a labor of love in an apartment in Portland, Oregon. In Coal’s first year, they launched the brand with a vision for a quality headwear line inspired by friends and family—one that would be an outlet for our whole new take on the woolen, knit beanie. Coal was founded on the belief that headwear is more than an accessory.  It’s part of you, your identity, and your lifestyle.

Why we like Coal Headwear

Coal’s Fall 2017 collection of hats is extensive.   They offer hats, caps, and a variety of other styles.   We particularly like the Donner in the Deep Purple livery, as well as the Downhill knit hat in Canada colors.

Five things you should know about Coal Headwear:

  1. Their hats are available at Evo.
  2. They offer collections for Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter.
  3. They also offer scarfs and gloves.
  4. The hats have cool names.
  5. Randy Salomon likes The Preston.

Details for Moor Cross – Sunday, September 24th

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Here are the details for Moor Cross, Sunday, September 24, 2017 at King County’s Marymoor Park. This is the 50th MFG Cyclocross race!

are the details for Moor Cross, Sunday, September 24, 2017.

Directions & Parking:
From I-5 or I-405: Take SR-520 East to Redmond, exit at Lake Sammamish Parkway. Turn right at the first stop light, and left at the second light into the park. Follow signs to the “Triangle” parking lot to the SE of the main velodrome parking lot. There will be no parking on the Activity Pad or the main velodrome parking lot.

The parking fee will not be required.

Race Registration:
All registrations are done online at Webscoer.com. A Webscorer account is required.

Discounted pricing ends at Midnight Saturday, September 23, 2017.

Register Here:

https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=107583

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.

https://www.webscorer.com/secure/signin?&ReturnUrl=http://www.webscorer.com/profile

Bib Number Exchange:

If you registered online and already have a bib number and timing chip we need you to stop registration to replace the number you raced with at Lake Sammamish GP. Many of you have noticed that the ink came off the numbers at Lake Sammamish GP. You will need to replace that malfunctioning number with a reprint that will last the season. You can stop by the self-serve boxes at Registration to grab your replacement. Please be sure to grab your same number! No other actions need to be made.

ON-SITE REGISTRATION IS CASH, CHECK, or Visa/MasterCard

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:

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.
The Course:

Course map: http://www.mfgcyclocross.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Marymoor-2017-Course-Map.jpg

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

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

Tripod Coffee will be serving.

Results:
Results will be posted at Customer Service and can be found on race day using www.webscorer.com. 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 Webscorer.com. 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 results@mfgcyclocross.com 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.

Prizes:
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:
www.facebook.com/mfgcyclocross
www.instagram.com/mfgcross
www.twitter.com/mfgcross

Tent Setup:
Tents are in a completely different area this year as Teatro ZinZanni is setting up on the Activity Pad.

1. Tents will be placed on North side of the southern fence that runs East to West at the entry of the Velodrome. This location will right across from the Pit looking at the South berm of the Velodrome.
2. Parking for the race will be “Triangle” lot to the SE of the Climbing Rock. You will need to load tents from this lot. If you get there early you may have access to drive into the “Staging” area to drop off your tent and drive out.
3. There will be no vehicles or trailers in the Team Tent Area.
4. Please place tents from each team tight to each other.
5. Tents will not be allowed in any other areas. This is very important. Marymoor Park management is very sensitive to this.