We’ve got a great team competition going.
Kudos to Breakfast Racing Team for a great race!
Hey MFG Fans!
At MFG#1 StarCrossed Marymoor we had some challenges getting results out in a timely and accurate manner. These issues were a very unpleasant surprise for us after 17 successful races this season.
What happened? The RFID timing had problems in both hardware and software that led to missed lap reading. Missed lap reading led to bad race placings, incorrect lap counts, and fake DNSs/DNFs. Basically, every possible timing issue that keeps a race promotor’s life interesting.
How about next time? We now understand how to prevent and detect these things. We have and will continue to use a video backup system. This is what enabled us to clean up our StarCrossed results. That video review is time intensive – hence the delay. The sharp eyed and/or accountants out there will notice that lap times/ranks may seem off. That is an outcome the fix process and can’t be avoided, but we believe most of the overall results are accurate.
And are the results final? Well, as of Tuesday 9/20, results are final. The race results have been fixed and reviewed multiple times. Thank you to everyone who helped by submitting a results review form and by sending us email. Your input was very helpful in getting this right.
Did you land on the podium, but not get to stand on the podium and receive your podium pin? Come to any of the podium presentations and let us know! We’ll give you a chance to take a podium pic and don you our fancy podium pins.
Maybe there are a few incorrect results still lurking… If you see anything that looks incorrect, let us know (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Finally, thanks for the patience and kind help as we worked to repair these issues and prevent future ones.
We are pleased to share that Adrienne Banks and Ella Dorband from Breakfast Racing Team will be race ambassadors for StarCrossed for Beginner Women, Trans, Femme, and Non-binary racers!
Adrienne and Ella will be at Women’s Beginner staging pre-race (around 2:35) to help with any last-minute questions or issues you might have. Post-race, they will lead a debrief for those who are interested. The post-race debriefing location will be shared at staging.
Breakfast Racing Team will be doing a course preview lap for women, trans, femme, and non-binary racers from the start line at 2:15 – look for their distinctive kit and get the beta!
MFG will have some changing tents for all racers to use near the registration tents. No need to change in your car this season!
About Adrienne and Ella
Adrienne Banks (she/her or they/them pronouns) started racing cyclocross and XC mtb in 2022 after joining Breakfast Racing Team. Adrienne is now one of the cyclocross squad leads for Breakfast.
Ella Dorband is a co-captain for Breakfast Racing Team and races CX, XC, and track. Their first ever bike race was MFG’s Marymoor in 2016.
MFG cyclocross is back under the lights at Starcrossed this Saturday! The action is right in the center of the velodrome and over the barriers at the Water1st International Beer Garden presented by Team Booger.
With the support of New Belgium Brewing Company, we are able to donate all the proceeds from the beer garden to Water1st! In addition, you can get a limited edition MiiR mug for a donation of $5. Two amazing organizations doing awesome things- drink beer and do some good at the same time.
About Team Booger
Team Booger is a NW based junior cycling team that uses cycling as a catalyst to teach kids to give back to our communities and support charities that we care about. Part of our mission statement is giving back!
About Water 1st International
Water1st International is a Seattle-based organization working to end the global water crisis. For over a decade, Water1st has been implementing complete, long-lasting piped water systems with communities in Honduras, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Mozambique and Kenya. Lack of access to clean water is a burden that impacts health, time, education, and dignity for millions globally.
Working in partnership with communities, Water1st is able to install faucets, toilets, and showers directly to households. With >4,000 projects more than 250,000 lives have been impacted. It can take up to 5 hours each day to collect water for a household. With water available at the turn of a tap, women and girls in our project communities have gained 100 million more hours for school, earning an income, food production, and spending time with friends and family.
Learn more about Water1st International at water1st.org
Have a gander at this little teaser! StarCrossed has an iconic history in PNW bike racing.
Join us this Saturday to be a part of bringing this legendary race back to life.
Join us Friday September 9th at the Jerry Baker Velodrome to pre-register for MFG races this season and watch some track racing.
- MFG Pre-registration
- Friday, September 9, 2022 from 6:30-9:30pm
- Jerry Baker Memorial Velodrome, Marymoor Park, Redmond
- Please remember to bring your timing tube if you have one. We’ll have them for sale if you do not.
Join us at the Jerry Baker Memorial Velodrome to watch some terrific track racing. Racing will include the Madison Cup finale, co-ed Madison and racers choice racers so who knows what fun things we will see! Food Trucks and Beer Garden will be open, come enjoy the races while you pick up your numbers.
About Jerry Baker
Jerry Baker was a well-loved member of the Pacific Northwest bicycling community, and one of its most stalwart supporters. Involved with the velodrome at Marymoor Park from its inception, Jerry helped develop and administer its racing and education programs. His contributions to cycling through community building and youth development have helped to foster generations of cyclists. Jerry Baker was truly everywhere in Northwest cycling. After his death in 2015, what had been known as simply Marymoor Velodrome was renamed the Jerry Baker Memorial Velodrome in recognition of his powerful guiding influence.
See you on Friday!
Bring your Mom.
We are excited to kick off the 2022 MFG season. Registration is now open!
MFG is back.
We are back with the same crazy, fun, inclusive culture.
We are back with the same legendary courses.
We are back with the same friendly, fierce competition.
We are back with the same awesome community of teammates, friends, and family.
We are back with Starcrossed. Yeah, you heard that right. We are kicking off the season with a night race at Marymoor–Starcrossed.
Starcrossed is back!
We kick off the season with Starcrossed at Marymoor Park on Saturday, September 10, 2022, for a night race and celebration.
Relaunching Starcrossed brings back a rich part of Seattle’s cyclocross history.
Join us on September 10 to celebrate the launch of the season and the relaunch of MFG and Starcrossed.
Register for races and purchase season passes on Webscorer. Please register in advance on Webscorer using your mobile phone or computer.
Series Registration includes a 10% discount if you register for all six MFG races at once. Series Registration on sale through September 9.
We are offering packet pickup in advance of the first race at two Skills & Drills clinics, on Aug 31 and Sept 7.
Skills & Drills Clinics
Not quite ready for cyclocross? Before our first race we will have two Skills & Drills clinics. This will be a great chance to sharpen up those skills and get some hot laps in before the season. And we have 6 more Skills & Drills clinics on Wednesday evenings in Sept & Oct.
At these Skills & Drills clinics, you can pick up your MFG bib & number plate and purchase a timing tube if you need one for the season.
Can’t wait to see you on the course! Bring your mom–we’ll get her racing too.
Hey MFG fans,
MFG is back!
We know you missed us. Miss us no more. We will be back in 2022 with a six-race series at your favorite venues. And we’ll bring the fun, crazy atmosphere you love.
You’ll see some new faces this year fixing the course tape and pounding the stakes. The Low Pressure Promotions crew (Terry, Zac, Robert & Rich) decided to pass the MFG baton to our team, Off Camber Productions.
We are honored to carry on this legendary Seattle tradition. We all owe a huge thank you to Terry, Zac, Robert & Rich for bringing a decade of fun, community and sweat to Seattle.
The Off Camber Team–you’ll recognize us–we’ve been around Seattle cross for a long time. Led by Russell Stevenson, World & National Champion cyclocrosser, we aim to grow the bike racing community by getting more women, youth, BIPOC, LGBTQ and young adults on bikes. Bring your mom, we’ll get her on a bike too.
Got a mountain bike? We also put on Wednesday Night World Champs, the most fun you’ll have on a Wednesday. Weds Night Worlds starts April 20 and runs almost every week through August.
And we’ve got a surprise planned. We’ll give you another reason to take off the gardening gloves this summer, step away from your Xbox, for a weekend of fun. It’s happening July 9th & 10th–save the date.
Check out our new MFG Cross website here and follow us on social media
More details to come about MFG in May. Now get back on your bike.