Full Details for Mooca Liets Veldrijden

By | 2018, Cyclocross

Here are the details MFG Cyclocross – Mooca Liets Veldrijden September 30th, 2018.

Rapha Seattle is our presenting sponsor and will be providing all podium prizes and will also be onsite with merchandise for sale. Additionally, Rapha Seattle will be hosting a fun and free Cross Olympics in between races at 11, 12, and 1pm. Head to the Rapha Seattle tent near the podium for Cross Olympics.

In celebration of our 10th Season, our race day sponsor Rapha Seattle made commemorative caps in our green on green livery. Podium winners for every category 1st through 3rd will win a cap at this Sunday’s Mooca Liets Veldrijden. Plus, we will have 50 caps to sell. You’ll have to decide if you’ll bank on your speed or speed to the bank to get your limited edition cap.

Special Note:
REI will be onsite, filming for an episode of Trailheads during the Sept. 30th Cyclocross Event! Filming will take place during the event and will primarily be focused on one of the two event participants and Trailheads Hosts. The camera crew will stay out of race participants during and will not interfere with any races. Some video footage may include recording the appearance or voice of persons visiting or participating the event. By choosing to visit or participate in the Sept. 30th event, you will be deemed to have granted permission to REI to utilize collected footage. If you do not wish to grant such permission, please see an REI representative.”

Directions & Parking:
From I-5 take the South 74th(#129) Street exit and head west. After 3 or 4 miles the road veers left and turns into Custer Road. In about 1 mile take the free right turn onto 88th St. SW. The road then turns into Steilacoom Blvd. In about 1 mile turn left at the traffic light at 87th Ave SW and take an immediate right into the park. Follow paved road in park about 1/2 mile to gravel parking area by the lake and the animal barns.

Registration for MFG Cyclocross #3:
Discounted pricing ends at Midnight Saturday, September 30, 2018.

Register Here:

https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=141646

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

2018 Cyclocross Race Timing Chip Policy

For the 2018 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:
If this is your first race of the series please stop by Registration to pick-up your bib number and purchase your timing chip.

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. Timing chips are to be mounted to the helmet.
Numbers are pinned on the jersey on the back of the LEFT shoulder.

Riders racing two categories will be assigned separate bib numbers and chips.

The Course:

Course map: http://www.mfgcyclocross.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/mooca-liets-course.jpg

Some modifications will be made to the course on race day to improve flow and moderate effort.

Food and Coffee:
South Beach Cuisine & Espresso will be on site serving food and coffee all day.

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 for MFG Cyclocross:

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 2018 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 – 3:15 PM Podium Presentation
• 2:50 PM Races – 4:00 PM Podium Presentations

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 2018 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:

The Start / Finish stretch will be in the grass to the left of the main road we usually use for the Start / Finish. Tents will be placed in the grass to the left of the road along the Start / Finish stretch between the road and the split-rail fence. You will be able to drive right down the road to drop off your tent. Please drop your tent off quickly and park your car in the main parking. There will be some traffic on this road getting to the parking adjacent to the soccer fields.

Course Map: http://www.mfgcyclocross.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/mooca-liets-course.jpg

As always:
• Please place tents from each team tight to each other.
• Tents will not be allowed in any other areas.

Rapha Seattle at Mooca Liets Velrijden

By | 2018, Cyclocross

We are psyched for MFG 3 this weekend at Ft. Steilacoom Park. The course will use lines and sections that will be featured in the 2019 National Championship course.

Rapha Seattle is our presenting sponsor and will be providing all podium prizes, and will also be onsite with merchandise for sale. Additionally, Rapha Seattle will be hosting a fun and free Cross Olympics in between races at 11, 12, and 1pm. Head to the Rapha Seattle tent near the podium for Cross Olympics.

Feedback Requested on MFG CX in Leavenworth

By | Uncategorized

If you attended one or two days of racing in Leavenworth September 22nd and 23rd for NW CX Cup and MFG Cyclocross we would love your feedback on these polls:

Would you return to Leavenworth Ski Hill for a CX race in the future?
If Yes, would you prefer a one day or two day format?
If No, is it due to the difficulty of the course?
Did you have difficulty finding your desired type and price point for overnight accommodations?

Details for Leavenworth Cyclocross Trophae September 23rd

By | 2018, Cyclocross

Here are the details MFG Cyclocross – Leavenworth Cyclocross Trophae September 23rd, 2018.

Big thank you to MiiR our presenting sponsor of MFG Cyclocross – Leavenworth Cyclocross Trophae.

Directions & Parking:
You can get to Leavenworth using your favorite mapping app. From HWY-2 East turn left on Ski Hill Drive to the venue. From HWY-2 West turn right on Ski Hill Drive to the venue. Park in the gravel parking lot at the Ski Hill and on the road is legal parking spots.

Registration for MFG Cyclocross #2:
Discounted pricing ends at Midnight Saturday, September 22, 2018.

Register Here:

https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=141643

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

2018 Cyclocross Race Timing Chip Policy

For the 2018 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:
If this is your first race of the series please stop by Registration to pick-up your bib number and purchase your timing chip.

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. Timing chips are to be mounted to the helmet. Numbers are pinned on the jersey on the back of the RIGHT shoulder.

Riders racing two categories will be assigned separate bib numbers and chips.

The Course:

Course map: http://www.mfgcyclocross.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/2018-Leavenworth-Course-Map.jpg

Some modifications will be made to the course on race day to improve flow and moderate effort.

Food and Beer:

There will be beers, brats and burgers served on the patio of the Lodge.

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 for MFG Cyclocross:

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 2018 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 – 3:15 PM Podium Presentation
• 2:50 PM Races – 4:00 PM Podium Presentations

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 2018 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:
Here are the instructions for tent setup at Leavenworth Ski Hill for NW CX Cup #2 and MFG Cyclocross #2 on 9/22 & 9/23. Please be advise you can leave your tent over night at your own risk. Best to collapse the tent and leave it on the ground.

1. Tents will be placed on the grass to the left of the gravel access road running from the NW corner of the gravel parking lot. Please set up tents along the road and then in a U-shape along the course. See map for placement: http://www.mfgcyclocross.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/2018-Leavenworth-Course-Map.jpg
2. Great to have tents loaded in by first race but access will be open all day. Please park cars in the parking lot. Not adjacent to tents.
3. Please place tents from each team tight to each other.
4. Tents will not be allowed in any other areas.

Details for Lake Sammamish GP Sept 9

By | 2018, Cyclocross

Big thank you to Planet Box our presenting sponsor of Lake Sammamish GP.

Directions & Parking:
• From I-90 East take Exit 15 WA-900 W/17th Ave NW. Turn left on WA-900/17th Ave NW. Turn left on NW Sammamish Road. Enter the park on the right at main entrance.
• From I-90 West take Exit 15 WA-900 W/17th Ave NW. Turn right on WA-900/17th Ave NW. Turn left on NW Sammamish Road. Enter the park on the right at main entrance.

Learning Laps with Meredith Miller:
Come join “retired” cyclocross professional Meredith Miller from Rapha Boulder to recon a lap of the course and learn tips from a pro at Lake Sammamish GP. Meredith will meet riders at the Finish Line at 8:30 am and do a few laps with riders. This mini-clinic is free of charge and brought to you by Rapha Seattle.

Registration:
Discounted pricing ends at Midnight Saturday, September 8, 2018.

Register Here:

https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=141553

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

2018 Cyclocross Race Timing Chip Policy

For the 2018 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:
If this is your first race of the series please stop by Registration to pick-up your bib number and purchase your timing chip.

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.

If you have had any issues with scoring at the last two MFG Cyclocross races please stop by Registration on Sunday to confirm we have the correct timing chip number for you. A number of you have multiple chips and/or family members racing as well so some mix ups may have occurred on our side or your side. Best to double check data.

The Course:

Course map: http://www.mfgcyclocross.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/LKSAMGP_18_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. New owners this year. We will miss Julie!

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 – 3:15 PM Podium Presentation
• 2:50 PM Races – 4:00 PM Podium Presentations

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 2018 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:
Here are the instructions for tent setup at Lake Sammamish State Park for NW CX Cup #1 and MFG Cyclocross #1 on 9/8 & 9/9. Please be advise you can leave your tent over night at your own risk. Best to collapse the tent and leave it on the ground.

1. Tents will be placed on the asphalt parking section to the furthest NW. Basically the last parking row by the grass closet to the beach at the far end of the parking lot. See map for placement: http://www.mfgcyclocross.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/LKSAMGP_18_Course_Map.jpg
2. Great to have tents loaded in by first race but access will be open all day. Please park cars in the parking lot not adjacent to tents.
3. Please make two rows of tents on opposite sides of the parking lane with an aisle down the middle.
4. Please place tents from each team tight to each other.
5. Tents will not be allowed in any other areas.

Double Weekend in Leavenworth – Hype and Lodging

By | 2018, Cyclocross

We are very excited to take our cyclocross show on the road September 22nd & 23rd for our double weekend of racing in Leavenworth, WA with NW CX Cup #2 and MFG Cyclocross #2 presented by MIIR at the Leavenworth Ski Hill. The weekend will feature:

  • A new and challenging course for PNW cyclocross scene;
  • Two on course beer gardens;
  • Garlinis food truck featuring Philly style sandwiches and frites;
  • Later start times at Saturday’s NW CX Cup #2 so you can come over that morning if you desire;
  • A possible appearance by Leavenworth Alphorn;
  • A possible appearance by Sasquatch;
  • A chance to stare down your nemesis when you run into them at dinner on Saturday night at King Ludwig’s.

Lodging is always tight in Leavenworth. Book now! We hear Bavarian Lodge and Enzian Inn have some rooms left.

Sept 9th – Learning Laps with Meredith Miller

By | 2018, Cyclocross

Come join “retired” cyclocross professional Meredith Miller from Rapha Boulder to recon a lap of the course, and learn tips from a pro at Lake Sammamish GP. Meredith will meet riders at the Finish Line at 8:30 am and do a few laps with riders. This mini-clinic is free of charge and brought to you by Rapha Seattle.

About Meredith

Notable Cyclocross Results:
• 1st CrossVegas, 2014
• 2nd place US National Championships, 2009
• 3rd place US National Championships, 2010 and 2014
• 6th Tabor World Cup, 2013
• 8th CrossVegas, 2017 (*retired)
• Team USA Member World Championships, 2010 – 2016
• Colorado State Cyclocross Champion, 2013
• US National Singlespeed Cyclocross Champion, 2018

A Note from Meredith on her racing career:

My competitive cycling career spans for 15+ years. I came to the sport by way of collegiate soccer, and I consider myself a lifelong athlete. Sports dominated my childhood, shaped my undergraduate experience and have paved my career path for the entirety of my adult life to date.

I made a name for myself as a super domestique on the road, and I was amongst the top-ranked American women in cyclocross for the majority of my eight year cyclocross career.

My story in professional cycling starts on the other side of the pond. While living in Denmark, I joined the Danish-based Team SATS where I spent three years racing in Europe full-time. With Team SATS I raced all the big women’s tours including the Giro Donne and Tour de l’Aude and World Cups including Flèche Wallonne, Primavera Rosa and Flanders.

Following my stint with Team SATS, I rode for U.S.-based squads over the next eight seasons. With TEAm Lipton, Aaron’s Pro Cycling and Team TIBCO. My teammatesand I chased top honors across the country as we raced all the big events on the
NRC calendar. I also spent small portions of each season racing in Europe. In 2009, after winning the U.S. National Road Championships, I represented the U.S at the Road World Championships in Mendrisio, Switzerland.

After five seasons with Team TIBCO, four as road captain, I announced my retirement from road racing in August 2013. I entered CrossVegas in 2008 on a whim. It was my first ‘cross race, and I lined up with minimal expectations. I crossed the finish line with a gigantic grin plastered across my face and a clear understanding that I was completely hooked. Less than
18 months following my first ‘cross race, I finished in 12th place at the 2010 Cyclocross World Championships in Tabor, Czech Republic.

On the road, I relished my role as teammate extraordinaire. I strove to be the best teammate and contribute to my team’s success both on and off the bike. When I tried my hand at cyclocross in 2008, I discovered a place where I could nurture my personal ambitions, which I am still continuing to do.

Report from TCH Tour of Montana

By | 2018, Sponsor

Last year Anne Marie Stonich won our Season Pass Holder Raffle for a Tour of Montana Trip by The Cycling House. She took Tracy Erbeck with her to celebrate a milestone birthday for Tracy this year. Here is Tracy’s report back from Tour of Montana.

The sound of the pavement under my tires.  I love that sound.  Living in the city, I hadn’t thought about that sound much, or often…we hardly ever get to hear it.  But there we were, in Montana, hearing the sound of the pavement under our tires.  The road…expanse and open.   The sky, big. Rarely a vehicle passing.  Every road seemingly in the middle of nowhere, but every road leading to a fabulous meadow, or field, or wooded campsite that would be our home for the evening.  Our tents were ready, we only had to shower and relax…..if we wanted to.   We could go for an afternoon hike, or swim, or river soak, or hit the hot springs….every day provided another opportunity to see more, do more, ride more.

The Cycling House Tour of Montana is not just about the cycling though….I mean, that’s what you go for, but you surprisingly get so much more-

  • FOOD– Really, honestly, completely amazing, gorgeous food.  Most of it locally sourced, every meal different, every meal better than the other, and you wonder how Hannah and Chloe pull this off…all while being some of the best humans you have ever met in your life.  Cheerful and attentive, these two remember food preferences, allergies and concerns and you’ll never go without.  Both of these girls can also pull the peloton faster than your average cyclist.  What a luxury it was to arrive in camp daily to snacks and cold drinks…followed by cocktail hour of gorgeous appetizers (caprese anyone?) and then the main event…things like wild caught grilled salmon, flank steak, lamb burgers….we did not go hungry.
  • GUIDES- Guides sprinted and drifted back and forth between the splintered groups, providing assistance, acting as tour guides, giving a wheel for pulls back to the group. We figured out early on to be last to roll out of camp in the morning in order to get the what amounted to be personal guide service- all of the guides different and interesting (math teachers, law students, master woodworkers), all with a true passion for the bike (be it road, dirt or gravel) and the great outdoors.  These were some of the finest humans we have ever met and when I die and go to heaven, I want them on my team.
  • ROAD SUPPORT– We flatted.  We broke derailleurs.  We lost headset bearings.  But we didn’t worry about any of this.  The team of mechanics are masters of their craft and we weren’t held back by failing equipment.
  • CAMPING– We never tired of tent camping (I’ve also never said this in my life). Every night was picturesque and every morning equally so. They don’t call Montana “Big Sky” for nothing….and you can’t even comprehend the moniker until you experience it yourself.  Surprising was how the Cycling House manages to find these spots…complete with shower, laundry, maybe cell service, sometimes karaoke…tucked away in towns with names like “Wisdom”.
  • OWEN GUE– Owner extraordinaire and former pro racer, Owen is the personality that creates the culture of the Cycling House. Owen has the unique ability to pull together the group of guests with extremely different backgrounds to operate as a community.  Aside from the bike, he manages to find and engage the commonalities within the diverse group…the oil tycoon from Texas, the ironman triathlete from Germany, the concrete contractor from Florida…the list goes on.  By day two we’re all having the time of our lives together- committed and focused on having the BEST VACATION. EVER.

Win a TCH Glacier to Yellowstone Camping Trip

By | Cyclocross, Uncategorized

All 2018 Season Pass Holders will be entered to win a free trip with The Cycling House at their Glacier to Yellowstone Camping Trip in 2019.

Glacier to Yellowstone Camping Trip – July 29th to August 4th, 2019
– Camping
– 24 – 85 miles per day
– Point to point each day
– 6 spectator rides
– Climb to top of Beartooth Pass at 10,947′
– Complete details posted at The Cycling House

The winner will be responsible for transportation to and from Missoula, MT.

Those that purchase a Season Pass in June & July will receive three entries in the random drawing. If we wait until August you will get two entries. And a September purchase gets a single chance to win. Season Passes are available at Webscorer.com.

The drawing will be made at MFG Cyclocross World Headquarters on Friday, September 7th.

Click here to register

Learn More About The Cycling House