What’s a hand-raiser? Someone who raises their hand to help. Hand-raisers say yes. At races, we are constantly asking for help… hey, can you run this to the timing stage? Can you fix that tape? Set up that tent? Grab coffee for the announcers? There are a million little jobs and these folks raise their hands to make it all work.
It takes a village to put on a cyclocross race. And we have a great village of hand-raisers.
We have so many people to thank. These are folks that showed up race after race to help. Getting up at 4am to meet us at 6am to set up course. Hanging out until after dark to help tear everything down and pack our van and trailer. Helping with starts, podiums, beginner clinics, timing, registration, taking photos, posting to socials, hauling garbage, designing swag, and everything else in between.
The list below are folks that volunteered for at least 3 races (or have some other huge job). There are ONE HUNDRED more people that volunteered for one or two races. We couldn’t list them all but… Wow! What a village. A few of the folks below are paid staff. Most are volunteers. We are immensely gracious to everyone below and the one hundred others who pitched in! And there are folks I’m sure we’ve missed. (Please let us know if there’s someone who should be on this list.)
A big thank you and hug to everyone below from the MFG team – Blaine, Russell, Erik, Mike and Chris. 😍
Hope you all had a smoking good time at the MFG Barnburner! What a day. What a great community. What a great course.
We had some missed chip reads during the last few race waves of the day, so the results on Webscorer have some mistakes.
We’ll be reviewing the video and expect to have the results on Webscorer fixed by next week. Please be patient and wait until we have updated results before emailing us. After we’ve published final results, if they still look off, email us then and we’ll take a second look.
Some of the Off Camber crew are off to a bikepacking adventure in Oregon, so please be patient. 😘
It takes a village to put on a bike race and cyclocross is no different.
Volunteering at an MFG race will bring you appreciation from your fellow racers and hugs and high fives from the team here at MFG.
Plus you get to race for FREE. for every volunteer role you take you will get one free race at MFG.
We have a few options to help… We need folks to help setup the course before each race and to tear the course down after the last racers have crossed the finish. We also need crossing guards during the race day.
You can sign up for all MFG races at the links below.
While you’ve been paddling your SUP around thinking about getting in shape for cyclocross, we’ve been working hard to prep for the season too… (pro tip: paddling a SUP might not be the best way to get ready for cross).
MFG is coming.
We are opening registration and announcing our venue lineup on Friday, August 11.
Get ready for another fantastic season of cyclocross, MFG style.
We were very happy to discover that MFG #6 – The Finale at Woodland Park, was the biggest cyclocross race in the country in 2022. Thank you to the awesome PNW cyclocross community for making this happen.