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  • Sponsor Spotlight: Brouwer’s Cafe

    MFG Sponsor:   Brouwer’s Cafe

    Website: brouwerscafe.blogspot.com

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    Location: 400 North 35th Street in Fremont at Phinney Ave

    Brouwer’s Cafe has been a MFG sponsor since the beginning, and has graciously hosted the MFG kick-off party and the post-Woodland Park party each year.   This season Brouwer’s Cafe is the title sponsor of the Beat the Hodala Rider Competition.

    Brouwer’s Cafe is rich in Belgian decor, food offerings, and of course, beer.   With 300 bottles on hand, nearly 75 beers on draft, and a leather-bound scotch novel, there is a drink worth having for just about anyone at Brouwers.

    What’s more, Brouwer’s is managed by none-other-than Nat P., a regular Hodala! singlespeed tough guy who regularly finds himself creepin’ in the top 10 at all CX SS races.

    Why we like Brouwer’s:

    Really good food, insane beer draft and bottle list, and servers who are willing to make recommendations.   Oh, and clean lines changed on every keg on draft make for QUALITY you won’t find in say, Portland.

    Five things you should know about Brouwer’s Cafe:

    1. Service staff are intelligent and will make recommendations for drinks.
    2. Belgian passion with Manneken Pis in the front entry!
    3. Multiple frite sauces options including aioli, curry ketchup, and tartar.
    4. Over 60 Scotches available.
    5. The 10-person library room on the top floor.

    • Posted November 17, 2013 by Terry B
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  • 2013 Series Champs & Runner-Ups

    Congratulations to all our Series Category Champions and Runner-Ups. We will have awards and prizes for first and second places for all categories at the Season End Party at Hale’s Ales Palladium on November 21st. Grand Prizes will be allocated at the end of year party to Series Category Champions in a creative manner, most likely based on a final game of skill, luck, and fun for all Senior & Master Categories.  Junior categories and Runner-Ups will receive pre-allocated awards and prizes.

    Cat. 1/2 Men
    1  STEVE FISHER
    2 RUSSELL STEVENSON

    Cat. 1/2 Women
    1 KRISTEN KELSEY
    2 ANDI ZOLTON

    Cat. 1/2 Master Men 35+
    1 TODD DAVIS
    2 RAINER LEUSCHKE

    Cat. 1/2 Master Men 45+
    1 MATTHEW LYNCH
    2 SEAN KELSEY

    Master Men 55+
    1 KEVIN JOHNSON
    2 DON WRIGHT

    Master Women 35+
    1 SABRINA HENDRICK
    2 ROBBIE PHILLIPS

    Master Women 45+
    1 CRISTINE SMITH
    2 WANDA HOWLETT

    Single Speed Men
    1 BRENDAN CONNOLLY
    2 BRIAN MYERS

    Single Speed Women
    1 HEIDI WOOD
    2 HIDI CRAMER

    Cat. 3 Men
    1 BRAD GILLIS
    2 NICHOLAS BROWN

    Cat. 3 Women
    1 HANNAH NEUBECK
    2 EMILY HUEBNER

    Cat. 3 Master Men 35+
    1 JOHN WHITENACK
    2 STEVE WESTOVER

    Cat. 3 Master Men 45+
    1 SCOTT WHALEY
    2 DAVID HULL

    Cat. 4 Men
    1 JOSH MCBEE
    2 ZACK HEWELL

    Cat. 4 Women
    1 DELIA MASSEY
    2 MARISSA CARR

    Cat. 4 Master Men 35+
    1 BRIAN WONG
    2 SHAY GOODLUND

    Cat. 4 Master Men 45+
    1 DARRIN GRUND
    2 DENNY BARTLETT

    Clydesdales
    1 JEFF LYNCH
    2 BILL KOONCE

    Jr. Boys 1996-1997
    1 ANDERS PEDERSEN
    2 TREY THORNTON

    Jr. Boys 1998-1999
    1 MITCHELL THORNTON
    2 BRAYDEN BUCHANAN

    Jr. Boys 2000-2001
    1 GIDEON BENDER
    2 LAYTON MEYERS

    Jr. Boys 2002-2004
    1 ADRIAN MAGUN
    2 JACK SPRANGER

    Jr. Girls 1998-1999
    1 LAUREN PARK
    2 ANNA FELDMAN

    Jr. Girls 2000-2001
    1 HAYDEN GIZINSKI
    2 FAITH GUDGEL

    Jr. Girls 2002-2004
    1 BRONWYNN GARAOUY
    2 ANNIKA ALVING

    • Posted November 12, 2013 by Terry B
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  • Woodland Park Rehabilitation

    Thanks to all of you for coming out to the 5th Annual Woodland Park GP last Sunday.  A special thanks to the volunteers who came out on Monday and helped put the course back on track for healing.   We’ve been asked by the Parks Department to spread the request that all riders do their best to stay off the course from last weekend, and refrain from riding the same lines.   We did a lot of work to knock down ruts and manage water flow on steep portions of the course.   Please do your best to practice restraint, and NOT RIDE THE COURSE for the remainder of the year.

    We say this every year, and we’ll say it again:  We don’t obviously own this public space, and you can choose to do whatever you feel like in the city park.   However, if you enjoyed the day at Woodland last Sunday and hope to see it in the future, we ask that you refrain from riding the race course.

    Thanks again for coming out and making the Woodland Park GP the largest cycling race in Washington State history.

    • Posted November 12, 2013 by Zac
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  • Woodland Park GP Results Now Posted

    Results are now posted for the Woodland Park GP. All requests for a review of a result must be submitted by 11/12/13 at 9:00 AM following this Protocol. Thank you for a fantastic series and amazing day at Woodland Park yesterday. Record turn-outs all season culminated with 1,288 riders yesterday. Final Season Points will be posted by Wednesday. Hope to see big attendance at the Series End Party and Awards on Thursday, November 21st.

    • Posted November 11, 2013 by Terry B
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  • Sponsor Spotlight: Nuun

    MFG Sponsor:   Nuun

    Website:  www.nuun.com

    Twitter:  nuun

    Facebook:  nuun

    What nuun does:

    • nuun is a local seattle company that pioneered the concept of an electrolyte tablet without all the sugars or plastic bottles waste. The company focues on delivering optimal hydration for whatever activity you choose, leaving you to find energy from bars, or waffles!
    • nuun is comprised of triathletes, runners, climbers, and cylocross racers, so they are often out there racing with you.
    • The nuun hydration tent is present at all MFG venues, with nuun on tap to fill bottles and maintain proper hydration.

    Why we like nuun:

    nuun has been a MFG series sponsor from the start.   Perhaps more than any other vendor, nuun has made a dedicated effort to staff a professional booth at nearly all MFG events, raced the days races, and help tear down at the end.   Between the crew of Tyler and Trista, nuun has a very strong and positive presence at all MFG events.

    Beyond the involvement of Tyler and Trista and MFG events, nuun as a company is extremely involved in many outdoor events.  Just the other day we saw nuun at NikeTown taking care of Tuesday night Run Club.   About a month ago, we saw nuun in the grocery store.   If you look at kits from racing teams around the northwest, you’ll see the nuun mark on the backside of many racers.   Call it branding, call it life:  one thing is for certain, nuun is OUT in the field, doing great work.

    Five things you should know about Nuun:

    1. nuun is sugar-free and creates a “clean bottle environment”, without the need to scrub sugar debris away.
    2. nuun is effervescent so that it dissolves quickly, and does not clump on the bottom of your bottle.
    3. nuun supports Team in Training to beat cancer
    4. Yes, nuun is 100% vegan and vegetarian
    5. Nuun sponsors Holly Brooks, World Cup Nordic Skier, Olympian and Seattle Native.

    • Posted November 11, 2013 by Terry B
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