• Sponsor Spotlight: Coal Headwear


    MFG Sponsor:   Coal Headwear


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    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

    Some many hats whether it is summer or winter. Great fabrics.

    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. Coal has sponsored MFG for multiple seasons by outfitting podium winners in every category.
    5. Randy Salomon likes The Preston.
    • Posted October 04, 2014 by Terry B
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  • Important Details for The Super Duper

    Here are the details for The Super Duper this Sunday, October 5th:

    Race Registration:
    Preregistration is closed. Race day registration is available.

    To best understand how to move through the registration lines please see this flow chart:

    Pre-Registered Riders + Season Pass Holders

    2. No paper form is necessary if you acknowledged the online pre-registration waiver

    Deschutes Six Pack Winners:
    Erik Anderson
    Dan Becraft
    Adam Blexrud
    James Cooke
    Michael Correa
    Kyle Curtin
    Scott Harder
    Kristen Kelsey
    Carisa Kimble
    Hyun Lee
    Pat Miller
    Liz Nettles
    Michael Robertson
    Dennis Stumpp
    Cherish Sutull
    Craig Undem
    David Vautier
    Todd Waltmire
    Chris Wood
    Jason Bogan

    Timing Chips and Bib Numbers:
    Both 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 to pinned on the jersey on the back of the left shoulder. Timing chips are to be mounted to the helmet.

    The Course:

    Course 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.

    The Here and There Grill will be on site with a complete menu for breakfast, lunch and sweets.

    Motofish Coffee will be serving.

    Results will be posted at Customer Service and can be found on race day using

    The 11:10 AM races will receive “The Treatment” at The Super Duper. In 2014 we will be rolling out the red carpet for one start time per week for all categories in that start time. We are dubbing this as “The Treatment”. The Treatment will include excellent prizes and podium presentations for the top-3 finishers as well as a celebrated call-up for the top-16 on Season Points and other start line amenities for all riders. All Podium Presentations will be done at the “MFG Truck” at the finish line.

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

    Social Media:
    The official social media hashtag for MFG Cyclocross 2014 will be #mfgcross. We love to see your experiences at the races so please tag it up.

    Find us at:

    Garmin Hole Shot Competition:
    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)

    Beat the Hodala Rider:
    This week the Single Speed Women 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 Theresa Harding will be flying the Hodala colors. Go get her ladies.

    Team Competition:
    Remember to submit your team scores to teamcomp@mfgcyclocross by the Thursday following this race. Info on Team Competition:

    Team Tents:
    Here are the instructions for placing team tents this weekend per this course map,

    1. Enter gate at top of course off of Silver Lake Road to drive down to Team Tent Area near the finish line.
    2. A. Tents will be placed in the paved area at the end of the Start / Finish straight as shown on the course map.
    B. Tents will be placed in the sand volleyball court along the Start / Finish straight. Please make three rows with a wide walking aisle between the rows.
    3. Please drop your tents and drive out to parking. You can make a counterclockwise loop on the pavement back up to the gate. Come back to set up. Space is limited so please move on.
    4. No cars, trailer, truck etc this week. Space is too limited.
    5. Again space is limited. We request you only set up two tents per team this week.
    6. All tents must be loaded in by 8:00 am. Gate will be locked after that time.
    7. Please do not take a short cut and set up a tent in the parking lot. Park is very limited.

    • Posted October 04, 2014 by Terry B
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  • Beat the Hodala Rider at The Super Duper

    This week the Single Speed Women 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 Theresa Harding will be flying the Hodala colors. Go get her ladies.

    Here is the scouting report on Theresa from


    • Posted October 03, 2014 by Terry B
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  • Team Standings After MFG #2

    Alki Rubicon throws it down to overtake Fischer Plumbing and Blue Rooster at the South Sound Super Prestige.  Blue Rooster moves to second place and Fischer Plumbing rounds off the top three after two races.  Hagens Berman and SCCA Starbucks remain within striking distance.

    Standings posted here.

    • Posted October 03, 2014 by Terry B
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  • South Sound Super Prestige Race Report

    Fort Steilacoom Park in Lakewood Washington was host to the South Sound Super Prestige, the second stop in the 2014 MFG Cyclocross series. The set piece of the fast course was a long climb that alternated between pavement and firm dirt, followed by a fast loose gravel descent, before dropping back into the infield.

    The men fought a tactical race, one that only started to break apart on the second lap when a group six separated themselves from the pack on the final portion of the long climb. That group of six was lead by Raleigh/FSA teammates Adam McGrath and Steve Fisher.

    Only one member of that group of six was dispatched coming into the last lap when the pace jumped, and attacks again started in the final flat corners of the course, setting up a drag race down the long paved stretch to the finish between Fisher and Audi’s Ian Tubbs. Fisher managed to hold off Tubbs at the line. Finishing off the podium was Spokane’s Kevin Bradford-Parish (Set Coaching/Specialized).

    Jessica Cutler (Jamis/Bikesport p/b WA Bike Law) took the hole shot with a small gap in the women’s race and then used the climb to further distance herself over her closest competitor Kristen Kelsey (AXIOMHVAC-VOLER-CYCLE U). The field was blown apart by the pace allowing Cutler to finish with a 51 second advantage over Kelsey. Monica Lloyd (DFL) rounded off the podium.

    The MFG Cyclocross series continues next week at Thornton Sullivan Park in Everett Washington and the return of the double beach. Kristen Kelsey and Adam McGrath lead their respective fields in points.

    • Posted September 29, 2014 by Terry B
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