Details for Magnuson Park Cross

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Here are the details for Magnuson Park Cross, Sunday, October 16, 2016.

Directions & Parking:
We encourage transportation modes that are low to no impact to Magnuson Park for this race:
1. Riding to the venue via the Burke Gilman
2. Car-pooling with team mates
3. Taking the bus to the event

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.

From State Route 520 (SR520)
• Take the Montlake Boulevard exit (north) and continue north about 1 mile.
• Bear to the right as Montlake Boulevard becomes NE 45th Street, continue past University Village Shopping Center.
• Continue east through the NE 45th/Union Bay Place intersection. As the street bears to the left and north, it then becomes Sand Point Way NE.
• Continue on Sand Point Way NE about 2 miles, you will pass Seattle Children’s Hospital and Sand Point Village/Princeton Avenue.

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

Discounted pricing ends at Midnight Saturday, October 15, 2016.

Register Here:

https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=76578

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

If you registered online and already have a bib number and timing chip no need to visit the on-site registration.

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

2016 Cyclocross Race Timing Chip Policy

For the 2016 cyclocross racing season, both MFG Cyclocross and Cross Revolution will be using the Dual Tag timing chip. This chip has been invented and manufactured by our finish line production partner Dave Wamsley of Center Event.

In past seasons, timing chips have been purchased, built, and provided to racers at no charge. For the 2016 season, all chips will be distributed for $5 and are 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 can be purchased at the first race of the season. Easiest if you bring a five dollar bill.

Timing Chips and Bib Numbers:

If you had and issue with being scored this season it is suggested you stop by Registration to confirm your bib and chip number are correct in the database.

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 Paper – Make sure to stop by Registration and get this week’s copy of “MFG Newspaper” now located in “The Green House of News”.

The Course:

Course map: http://www.mfgcyclocross.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2016-MFG_Magnuson_Course_Map.jpg

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

Food:
The 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:
The 1:15pm races will receive “The Treatment” this week. The Treatment will include excellent prizes and podium presentations for the top-3 finishers. All Podium Presentations will be done at the “MFG Truck” at the finish line.

We will also have random prizes for riders during this start time from Deschutes and other sponsors.

Cash prizes for Cat 1/2 Men and Women will be award three-deep at all races in the series.

Brouwers Hot Lap
The Brouwers Hot Lap competition is scored on the second lap for two categories at each race. The fastest second lap or “hot lap” will be awarded a Brouwers Cafe Gift Card. Winners should stop by Customer Service to pick up their Brouwers Gift Card.

This week’s categories are:

Men 55+ Cat 4 Men 45+

Winners of Brouwers Hot Laps at Katie Blincoe Prestige were:

Cat 3 Men 35+ – Bob Bautista
Cat 3 Men 45+ – Chris Wood

If you did not get your Brouwers Cafe Gift Certificate at Race #3 stop by Customer Service this week to pick it up.

Social Media:
The official social media hashtag for MFG Cyclocross 2016 will be #mfgcross. We love to see your experiences at the races so please tag it up.

Team Competition Instagram Photo Contest theme for this week is “Team Pyramid”.

Find us at:
www.facebook.com/mfgcyclcross
www.instagram.com/mfgcross
www.twitter.com/mfgcross

Tent Setup:
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. The front half of this lot will be used for the Vendor Expo. 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:

A. Tents with blank tops can be set up for no fee (example: a blue tent)
B. 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).
C. Tents with logos promoting a commercial licensed for-profit or not-profit organization must pay a $50 fee for a single tent and a $200 fee for two to three tents (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.

Sponsor Spotlight: Nuun

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MFG Sponsor: Nuun

Website: www.nuun.com

Twitter: @nuunhydration

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 bottle waste. The company focuses 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 cylcocross 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.   The crew at Nuun includes Tyler S. and Peter B. and has a very strong and positive presence at all MFG events.

Beyond the involvement of Tyler and Peter and MFG events, Nuun as a company is extremely involved in many outdoor events.  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 lifestyle:  one thing is for certain, Nuun is OUT in the field, doing great work.

Five things you should know about Nuun:

  1. The newly formulated Nuun Active uses monk fruit and a touch of stevia leaf extract to sweeten the experience.
  2. Nuun is effervescent so that it dissolves quickly, and does not clump on the bottom of your bottle.
  3. Nuun Energy has 40mg of green tea extract caffeine.
  4. Yes, Nuun is 100% gluten-free, dairy-free, and soy-free.
  5. Nuun sponsors elite running star Kara Goucher

 

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. The front half of this lot will be used for the Vendor Expo. 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 a single tent and a $200 fee for two to three tents (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.

Katie Blincoe Prestige Race Report

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This past Sunday was the third installment of the 2016 MFG Cyclocross season. Riders tackled a winding series of climbs and descents on the shores of Thornton A. Sullivan park for the Katie Blincoe Prestige. And of course there was the sand. Rain the day before gave the sand a firmer feeling, and kept the dust down for the early races, but soon the clouds cleared and the sun dried things out by the start of the late morning races. All of which made for a beautiful fall day in the Northwest.

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The 11:10 Races received “The Treatment” where Corbin Hudacek (Shuksan Velo Club) took top honors in the open Cat 3 race, with Brain Debronsky (Egencia) and Scott Villalon (SCCA/Starbucks Cycling) coming in second and third respectively. The Cat 3 35 + podium was Adam Worobec (SCCA/Starbucks) Greg Heath (Hodala!) and Sid Wray (Major Taylor Racing) The Cat 3 45 + podium supported the weight of Chris Wood (Ravena Capital), Carey Grumelot, and Max Kullaway (333Fab CX Factory Team. Anne-Marjie Rook (Nomi) stood tall in the women’s Single Speed Division, while Lea Stralka (Black Sheep Velo) and Jennifer Burtner came in second and third respectively.

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Monument Wheel Works Tricia Fleischer easily translated her skills on a mountain bike to her cross bike, quickly distancing her fellow competitors. NWCX Shannon Mallory, put in a strong effort, trying to keep Fleischer close, but she was always just a few turns behind. It didn’t take long before Fleischer was working her way through not only the lapped women riders, but men as well. She rode in a more conservative fashion than the week before at Moor Cross, deciding to skip a game of tag with course tape, but taking more careful lines didn’t seem to slow her down at all.

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Behind her, Monica Lloyd eventually overtook Mallory, finishing fifty-one seconds down on the charging Fleischer. Mallory put in strong ride, and held on for third place.

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The men started off fast and stuck together for a majority of the first lap, with Steven Ettinger (Ride biker Alliance p/b Focus) and Steve Fisher (McGovern Cycles – FSA CX) leading the group of nearly fifty men. There was a crash behind the pair as the racers charged the steep climb, that for a majority of the day had been a run up. Ettinger looked back, took stock of the situation and attacked. Fisher followed but was soon entering the pit with a puncture. That wasn’t the end of the problems for Fisher, who also suffered from a Di2 malfunction (Fisher would later say that he thought his battery had come disconnected.), and was stuck riding the rest of the race in his lowest gear combination.

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Fernando Riveros (Quarvi Imports/ Raleigh Bikes) took up the chase, as he has the last three weeks. Ettinger was uncatchable however, even lapping the entire women’s field. For a moment there both the men’s and women’s race leaders were racing side by side; an infrequent sight. Riveros would once again finish second and Kona’s Spencer Paxton rolled in third.

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The MFG Series takes a break next week, but is back on October 16th this time on the shores of Lake Washington, for Magnuson Park Cross. Where there might, possibly, be some rain, hopefully, maybe and the 1:15 races (Junior Girls and Boys) will receive age appropriate prizes for “The Treatment”.

Sponsor Spotlight: Vermarc Sportswear

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(Photo: Geoffrey Crofoot)

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Why we like Vermarc:

We have personally used Vermarc clothing since 2006.   The quality of sewing and fabric technology is second to none.   Vermarc offers 3 clothing collections for teams looking to do custom team wear:  ES.L (Essential Line), SP.L (Sport Line), and PR.R (Pro Racing Research)

Five things you should know about Vermarc:

  • You can purchase a variety of euro pro replica clothing directly from Vermarc USA here
  • The Pro Racing Research (PRR) line from Vermarc is the same exact clothing worn by the Telenet Fidea Lions cyclocross team.
  • Local cycling clubs can produce custom team wear with Vermarc USA here
  • If you like beer and cycling, Vermarc USA is running a special on beer themed jerseys here
  • Vermarc USA is run by the legendary Mr. Worthy of Boulder, CO.

Facebook:  Vermarc Sport

Twitter:  Vermarc Sport

Team Competition Standings After Moor Cross

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Monument Wheelworks proves to be unstoppable in the team competition. Dyna not having it as they boost their likability on Instagram – who doesn’t want to see a bunch of guys in pink, right?

Standings

Tomorrow, the critical move is that selfie with Mr. Trombley.

Team Camp Photo from last week….

Get to Know Katie Blincoe

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This Sunday, 10/2/16, we bring you the Katie Blincoe Prestige at Thornton A Sullivan park on Silver Lake. We fired a few questions at Katie this week so you could get to know one of the pioneers of PNW Cyclocross.

MFG Cyclocross: You have been one of the most influential female cross racers in the Northwest. Tell us about when you started racing, and when you stopped.

Katie Blincoe: Thank you so much for this honor. I started out road racing for the Greggs Greenlake Cycles team with a friend of mine Stephanie. She and I had met on a Young Life trip and she told me how she wanted to be a bike racer. I thought that sounded like a good idea so I just just jumped in alongside of what she was planning. In the year leading up to meeting Stephanie, ironically, I had had two different friends on two different occasions tell me that I would make a good bike racer and two of them actually even lent me their bikes.

Once Steffanie and I joined Greggs around 1992 and started doing team rides on the weekends I was hooked! That’s when I met Dan & Jackie Norton who taught me tons about bike racing.
After about 5 years of National road racing and local velodrome racing success, Dan found out that I had been a runner in college so he recruited me for cyclocross.

MFG: For many years, you raced on the Redline team with Ann Knapp. At times, the two of you seemed inseparable. Tell us about being teammates with Ann.

KB: I raced Cyclocross starting in 1996. Then in 1997-2000 with Redline and 2 years with Ann on the team. We laughed so much! Her corny humor and mine meshed well. Also, it was great to have a teammate who was always pushing to get to the next level. When we flew to Europe in 1999/2000 to race in the first ever Women’s Cyclocross World Cup races (and World Championships), I was so broke! Initially, when Ann talked to me about going to Europe to race, I said that I could not do it. Fortunately, she did not want to go without me! Ann bought my plane ticket there since Redline was not helping us other than providing two bikes/kits. We had a tremendous time in Europe. We were so well received, at each race the announcers would make a big deal of these two laughing women from the USA. It was such hard racing but so much fun to experience.

MFG: Do you see her much these days?

KB: Sadly I don’t see enough of Ann. We had a short reunion when she was pregnant and then again last year at the Jerry Baker memorial ride. Dale Knapp & Ann’s daughter is now 10, so time flies by too fast!! But, we are planning on starting a yearly reunion. Maybe at a bike race.

MFG: You’ve been on the Worlds Team a number of years. When you were going to Europe to race, what were you hoping to achieve? Did you go to those races thinking you could be competitive?

KB: Well, despite my great results and excellent experience in 1999, I actually didn’t make the Inaugural Women’s World Championship Team, but Ann did. All the rest were coaches choice and at that time the criteria were foggy. Some women who had raced on the National Road team were given the spots. I am glad now to see that the criteria are more clear and there’s more performance based choices that a rider earns.

Regardless, going to Europe was like walking into the unknown. I had heard so many rumors from some of the US guys that had gone the year before. They talked about how you get sick because the European cold virus is different. They talked about how you’re just dirt bagging and barely surviving over there. They also talked about never being able to get better than thirtieth-something place. Needless to say, I was pretty freaked out but also I knew that I would try my hardest.

In our first race in The Netherlands, Ann placed 2nd and I got 4th. After that, we were still afraid, but we at least got to be in the front 3 rows for the start! I had a few more 4th places, then 10th or 11th, then I got that crazy European cold virus and a fever ruined my last few races.

The best part of racing in Europe is that they would pay you to come to their race, which really helped us pay for the gas and rental van! Actually the best part was the party that surrounded the racing. Each male professional had a big bus full of their fan club members. The buses had their were painted in certain colors and the festivity around these rider fan clubs was fantastic. Whole towns would come out to see racers from their hometown. Every race was just a huge celebration scene with different bob bands playing. Lots of beer gardens. And people lined the whole race course several meters thick

MFG: The Super Cup was a staple in the US cross scene when you were racing. Tell us about your experience racing the Super Cup, and what you felt was done really well about that series?

KB: I really like the Super Cup series races because the courses were all very different and they had cool gear and cash prizes that helped me to upgrade my bike. I loved winning things! As far as the courses go, you never knew what it was going to be like which was fun. Also they would have a race on Saturday and Sunday to make your travel more worth the effort. I also love having new competitors to race with, I would get super nervous and go faster than normal.

I think my favorite was either San Jose because it was sunny and Philadelphia because my parents were able to come watch me race. My least was in Boulder, CO because we had about a foot and a half of snow the night before and it was about -10° out no one could get their shoes & pedals to connect. They cut the race down to 20 or 30 minutes for fear that our lungs and faces would freeze. The officials had heaters they were standing around. You had to stand on cardboard or your feet would just go numb.

The worst part about the Super Cup series is that you had to travel, traveling takes money so when Redline paid our way for a few years I was stoked!!

MFG: Many times beginner riders want to focus on learning how to get on and off the bike. Do you have an alternative tip or skill to practice beyond getting on and off the bike?

KB: I love practicing the on and off at speed going over obstacles. I think the least favorite is running up the hills! But, I think the most important thing is doing your intervals 2-3 times a week so that you can really get used to having your heart rate up to that lactic acid threshold. You have to be able to push through the pain. But you have to also not go too far or you will completely blow up like I did in 1996 at the national championship race.

I used to do sprint intervals once a week, plus longer hill or time trial style intervals that I also did once per week. Since I was older than most of my competitors (by at least 8 years) my recovery was not very good, so doing three sets of intervals in a week did not work for me. But if you are young, go do your intervals!

I also think it’s really important to run at least twice a week and to make sure you’re doing Hills or stairs. I did a lot of stair workouts over the years.

MFG: Now that you have been away from the sport for awhile, what do you notice about cyclocross in the modern era? Does it seem more similar than different? Does it seem faster? What sticks out?

KB: Cyclocross now is so much more popular. There are many people of all ages going out to race and there are altogether so many more women! YAY!. The fact that there’s that many women out there having fun and not being super crazy “Win or Quit” makes me open to coming out to race. In fact I bought a cyclocross bike last year hoping to race this year plus help some high schoolers learn how to race. But alas, I was gone too much in August and then got injured.

I love that some people are taking it seriously wanting to be nationally competitive & others not too seriously. I love that many people use cyclocross to stay fit and be outside. I miss that. I don’t miss all the bike/clothes cleaning off and hosing down, but it seems like everyone is having a great time. The races have a family friendly feel to them and a celebratory atmosphere which makes it fantastic. A favorite race for me was at the MFG Woodland Park a couple years ago, there was a gospel choir walking around the course singing! That was so cool, Now there are pros in the races like Tyler Farrar! Last year I saw Jenny Reed walking around the course cheering people on. She’s amazing, a Seattle grown former world & Olympic track champion.

I have to say too that I’m so impressed with the single speed racers. I don’t know how they do it. I love my gears.

All the racing looks faster to me! I can’t imagine being able to ride that hard anymore. What sticks out to me is that the courses have so much variety with good amount of hills//obstacles and challenges!

MFG: We see a lot of up and coming junior girls and U23 women riders having success around the US. Do you have an words of encouragement for local girls and women racing cyclocross?

KB: I love seeing more girls racing. and choosing a sport that isn’t popular like soccer. Bike racing can take you so many places in the world. So hang in there push hard get a coach and play other sports in the off-season so that you can keep your mind fresh. Stay you’ve got to be strong in the mental area.

MFG: What accomplishments are you most proud of?

KB: I’m most proud of my 3 National Championships, but mostly the one in Boston that my Masters group started back 30 seconds or a minute behind the Senior women and Juniors. I rode so hard but this time not going over my limit and also being better prepared, I managed to catch and pass all of the Juniors and Senior women landing a fifth place in their race and first place in my race!

I also feel super proud of the time I got top five placements in the Olympic trial races at the velodrome and on the road in the same year. At the track I had just flown into Philadelphia airport driven straight to the velodrome in Trexlertown and as I arrived I found out that I had 10 minutes before my first race started!! I borrowed a friends bike, helmet and shoes to race. The time was, good enough to get(I think in the kilo) me a fifth place! That’s crazy no warm-up not even writing on my own bike!

One other proud race moment was winning the Super Cup. I just put everything on the line and I was able to get enough points to win.

Details for Katie Blincoe Prestige

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Here are the details for Katie Blincoe Prestige, Sunday, October 2, 2016.

Who is Katie Blincoe:
A pioneer in PNW & US women’s cyclocross. Katie won the inaugural Super Cup, the nation’s first national cyclocross series, in 1998. She also traveled and raced World Cups in Europe when elite women’s cyclocross was just getting traction. But most of all Katie was a spirited racer that was oh so entertaining to have on the scene.

An interview with Katie: http://www.mfgcyclocross.com/get-to-know-katie-blincoe/

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, October 1, 2016.

Register Here:

https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=76572

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

If you registered online and already have a bib number and timing chip no need to visit the on-site registration.

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

2016 Cyclocross Race Timing Chip Policy

For the 2016 cyclocross racing season, both MFG Cyclocross and Cross Revolution will be using the Dual Tag timing chip. This chip has been invented and manufactured by our finish line production partner Dave Wamsley of Center Event.

In past seasons, timing chips have been purchased, built, and provided to racers at no charge. For the 2016 season, all chips will be distributed for $5 and are 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 can be purchased at the first race of the season. Easiest if you bring a five dollar bill.

Timing Chips and Bib Numbers:

If you had and issue with being scored this season it is suggested you stop by Registration to confirm your bib and chip number are correct in the database.

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 Paper – Make sure to stop by Registration and get this week’s copy of “MFG Newspaper” now located in “The Green House of News”.

The Course:

Course map: http://www.mfgcyclocross.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/KBP-Course-Map-2016.png

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

Food:
The 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:
The 11:10 races will receive “The Treatment” this week. The Treatment will include excellent prizes and podium presentations for the top-3 finishers. All Podium Presentations will be done at the “MFG Truck” at the finish line.

We will also have random prizes for riders during this start time from Deschutes and other sponsors.

Cash prizes for Cat 1/2 Men and Women will be award three-deep at all races in the series.

Brouwers Hot Lap
The Brouwers Hot Lap competition is scored on the second lap for two categories at each race. The fastest second lap or “hot lap” will be awarded a Brouwers Cafe Gift Card. Winners should stop by Customer Service to pick up their Brouwers Gift Card.

This week’s categories are:

Cat 3 Men 35+ Cat 3 Men 45+

Winners of Brouwers Hot Laps at Moor Cross were:

Cat 1/2 Women 40+ – Lisa Coyne
Cat 4 35+ Men – Ron Sielinski

If you did not get your Brouwers Cafe Gift Certificate at Race #2 stop by Customer Service this week to pick it up.

Social Media:
The official social media hashtag for MFG Cyclocross 2016 will be #mfgcross. We love to see your experiences at the races so please tag it up.

Team Competition Instagram Photo Contest theme for this week is “Selfie with Robert Trombley”.

Find us at:
www.facebook.com/mfgcyclcross
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.
7. If you set up outside this area Zac Daab will take your tent down “east coast style”.

Moor Cross Race Report

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Despite what the calendar says, summer is hanging on tight in Northwest, and this past Sunday a mass of racers returned to King County’s Marymoor Park in Redmond, Washington for laps in and around The Jerry Baker Memorial Velodrome for the second stop of the 2016 MFG Series. Racers took to a dusty course seemingly riddled with potholes. The dust and the bumps was shown on the racers bodies: dirt smeared faces and blistered hands. The conditions also cause more than a few race defining crashes.

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This week those hearty enough to race the early slot received “The Treatment”, with those who landed on the podium going home with prizes for their efforts. The winner of the Men’s Cat 4 race was William Courtney, Ricky Lyman, and Adrian Magun, finishing second and third. In the Men’s Cat 4 35 + race it was Christopher Nelson who finished on top and Thomas Horan (Mcleod Construction/ Snohomish Bike Racing) and Damon Gjording finishing second and third respectively. The men’s 55+ podium was Paul Lastayo (Kuhl), Roy Colven, and Taco Time’s Rodney Brandon.

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In the women’s race a recently “retired” Jess Culter (she raced the Wednesday’s Cross Vegas World Cup race) put her wheels to the line along with series leader Tricia Fleischer (Monument Wheel Works) and thirteen other women. Fleischer took the early lead, with Cutler—who was representing her newly formed NWCX Project—close on her wheel. The two women quickly worked a big gap over their pursuers. “I only pre-rode half the course, so I let Tricia set the pace and I planned to attack on the third lap.” Cutler said. She was handed her opportunity when Fleischer crashed as the pair went into the course’s long start/ finish straight. “I was playing dare with the tape a little too much.” Fleischer hit her head, keeping her on the ground for close to a minute. She eventually got up, and kept riding, managing to keep her two chasers (Cutler’s teammate/protégé Shannon Mallory and Bicycle Center’s Hillary King) at bay to finish second. King bested Mallory to land on the podium’s final step.

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In the men’s race it was Stephen Ettinger (Ride biker Alliance p/b Focus) and Hector Fernando Riveros (Qarvi Imports/Raleigh Bikes) who got the jump on their competitors. The pair got away early, leaving Trek CXC rider Russel Stevenson to chase. Ettinger lead Riveros through the technical course, weaving a serpentine path through, and round the velodrome. Soon, Riveros would bobble, and Ettinger would take the opportunity to attack. Ettinger crossed the line with just under a minute in hand over Riveros. Joseph Maloney of B&L Bicycle/Trek finished third on the day.

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Next week MFG Cyclocross returns to Silver Lake Park in Everett for the Kate Blincoe Prestige. The race is in honors Kate, who was a Pacific Northwest powerhouse and won the inaugural Super Cup, the US’s first national cyclocross series. The 11:10am races will receive “The Treatment”, with prizes going to the top three in each category.

Sponsor Spotlight: Zing Bars

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Why we like Zing:

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