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MFG Cyclocross Series 2019: Woodland Park GP p/b SubPop
November 17, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm PST
A high speed hilly loop through Woodland Park in central Seattle. From the slightly uphill paved start to the gravel climb on the backside, this loop will keep you breathing hard. Pick your lines right to keep your momentum because this is another course that demands a lot of muscle.
#protip by Steve Fisher – “Line choices are key here, check out what racers earlier in the day are doing in the critical sections.”
Categories are self-seeding. Sandbagging will not be tolerated. Riders are encouraged to choose the category that provides them the maximum challenge while allowing for them to be competitive.
Elite – Formally know as Cat 1/2. Regional & National Level riders.
Cat 3 – Intermediate
Cat 4 – CX beginner with experience in other cycling disciplines
Beginner – Someone with little or no racing experience in any cycling discipline.
It is suggested that any rider who finished in the top-5 of any Beginner race in 2018 ride in a Cat 4 category (Masters is ok) in 2019.
Masters – Age graded 35 and over (born 1985 or earlier). Combine your ability/experience with your age to chose a category i.e. over 45 beginner = Cat 4 Master 45+. For the 2019/2020 cyclocross season Master ages will be broken down by the following birth years: 1985 or earlier (35+), 1975 or earlier (45+), 1970 or earlier (50+), 1965 or earlier (55+) and 1960 or earlier (60+). Master Elite is open to any rider born 1985 or earlier.
Clydesdale – 200 lb plus riders. Your home scale weight in your skivvies.
Juniors – Will race grade level. Juniors will grouped as follows: High School, Middle School and Third-Fifth Grade for the 30 minute Junior Race. First and Second Grade will ride a one lap race on the race main course if their parents feel they have out grown the Little Kids Race. Races will be scored separately for Boys and Girls.
Races will be governed by USA Cycling rules for cyclocross, rider conduct, and equipment regulations. It is the rider’s responsibility to know these rules. All rules and regulations will be enforced by MFG Cyclocross staff. Helmets are required by rules in the USA Cycling rulebook.
-Mountain bikes are allowed.
-Forward facing bar ends are not allowed on any bikes.
-Singlespeed categories can be raced with zip ties on shifters (to prevent shifting).
-Feeding is allowed.
-Rule 1J5, regarding cycling jerseys, will not be used.
-Full Speed Ahead provides neutral support at each race. FSA’s neutral support program will offer free service, pit work, wheels, parts and general help. This includes race day emergency repairs and neutral wheels in the pits. Look for the FSA Sprinter Van and tent near the pits.
Start Order Procedure
The top sixteen riders in the series standings will be placed in the front two rows. From the 3rd row on, riders will be staged randomly. This order will be mixed up from race to race.
Event details subject to change; check event websites for details.