2019 Mississippi Cyclocross Project: Week 4 Recap, Weeknight Finale Race on Friday, Bike Your Park…

Parents,

Good morning! Thank you for joining us on Saturday for the rescheduled Ridgeland Cyclocross Weeknight Series Race. It was a magical morning with all the kids and families. Thank you!!! See photos share with us by Mrs. Mary Rooks: 
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/imsuikpaa5f8ujj/AACWd8RF16qJpJGg7EtnBBUqa?dl=0 

See details for this upcoming week.

Thank you for your support.

  1. Week 5 Practice this Saturday: This upcoming Saturday, September 28th we will return to Freedom Ridge Park. Practice starts at 10am, please arrive early to get settled!
  2. Mississippi Cyclocross Project t-shirt. The shirts are in, we will have the shirt on Saturday, September 28th. 

  3. The final Weeknight Series event: Due to a work engagement for Coach Ro, we have moved the Ridgeland ‘Cross Weeknight ‘Cross Racing Series finale race to Friday, September 27th. Please join us close with a bang a have a large number of our kids in attendance as we did this past Saturday… It was magical. 

    All kids races are free. Kicks under 10 race is at 5pm and will be for 10 minutes, we will have a Taco Truck onsite. Make it a family event. Register online at https://www.bikereg.com/ridgelandcrossweeknightweek4

  4. This Saturday, before practice! Coach Ro and his family will be joining a fun family ride to celebrate our National Park, The Natchez Trace Parkway. Following the ride they will attend the 10am practice. See details below. 
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    The event is sponsored by the City of Ridgeland and it will start at the Mississippi Crafts Center in Ridgeland. Sign in at 6:45 a.m. Mayor McGee will lead a road bike ride up the Natchez Trace starting at 7:00am. There will be a family ride to the Overlook and back starting at 8:30am. The ride is free and open to anyone. If you can not make the 7:00 am ride with Mayor McGee or the 8:30 family ride, plan on coming out at your convenience and enjoy a few miles on the scenic multi-use paths adjacent to the Natchez Trace.

    Park Ranger Amy from the Natchez Trace Parkway will be on hand with information and exhibits until 11:00. The ride is open for adults or kids, just make sure you have a helmet and blinkie. https://www.facebook.com/events/335595010641300/ 

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Healthy Regards,

Mississippi Cyclocross Project
www.mscxproject.org

2019 Mississippi Cyclocross Project: Week 3 & This Saturday Meeting at the Ridgeland Trails

Parents,

Good afternoon! Thank you for joining us on Saturday.  This upcoming practice, on Saturday, September 21st we will meet at the Ridgeland Trails, 521 Giles Ln, Madison, MS 39110 and not at Freedom Ridge. This is the home for our weeknight cyclocross series.

We will take a break from the sun and practice in areas with trees and lots of shade!   See details for this week.

Thank you for your support.

  1. This upcoming practice, on Saturday, September 21st we will meet at the Ridgeland Trails, 521 Giles Ln, Madison, MS 39110 and not at Freedom Ridge. This is the home for our weeknight cyclocross series.
  2. Mississippi Cyclocross Project t-shirt order. Shirt order was sent to the print shop. We will keep you posted when they arrive.

  3. This Thursday, September 19th: This Thursday we will be at the Ridgeland ‘Cross Weeknight ‘Cross Racing Series p/b Mississippi Cyclocross Cup in Ridgeland, MS. Please join us. Kicks under 10 race is at 5pm and will be for 10 minutes, we will have a Taco Truck onsite. Make it a family event. Register online at https://www.bikereg.com/ridgelandcrossweeknightweek3

  4. USA Cycling Affiliation & Prorated License: The Mississippi Cyclocross Project is free to all participants so are the events from our partner, Mississippi Cyclocross Cup Series. In order to have our program insured via our affiliation with USA Cycling we must have all participants age 5 and above have a valid USA Cycling License. USA Cycling has rolled out a pro-rated license for the remaining of 2019 and the entire 2020 calendar year. Please visit their website to purchase the Juniors license for your kiddo(s) at https://www.usacycling.org/race-licenses/2019-20-2xcx

  5. Our Mississippi Cyclocross Project Uniform (jersey and shorts). 
    • Jersey: This is optional. However, free shipping will be available until Monday, August 31st. Must select ship to the club. We will be ordering t-shirts as well, however some form of identity help participant integrate into the program. It helps commitment and dedication to the program! Access the program store at http://mscxproject.org/club-store

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Healthy Regards,


Mississippi Cyclocross Project
Rolando@MSCXProject.org
www.mscxproject.org

2019 Mississippi Cyclocross Project: Week 2, T-Shirts and this Thursday

Parents,

Good morning! Great to see many of you yesterday and we kicked off our program. See details for this week.

Thank you for your support.

  1. Mississippi Cyclocross Project t-shirt order. We will close the online form tomorrow Monday, September 9th at noon. We will only make one order this season, if you’re interested, please place your order before the deadline at http://mscxproject.org/store 

  2. This Thursday, September 12th: This Thursday we will be at the Ridgeland ‘Cross Weeknight ‘Cross Racing Series p/b Mississippi Cyclocross Cup in Ridgeland, MS. Please join us. Kicks under 10 race is at 5pm and will be for 10 minutes, we will have a Taco Truck onsite. Make it a family event. Register online at https://www.bikereg.com/ridgelandcrossweeknightweek2

    Here’s the flyer/poster, feel free to share.  

  3. USA Cycling Affiliation & Prorated License: The Mississippi Cyclocross Project is free to all participants so are the events from our partner, Mississippi Cyclocross Cup Series. In order to have our program insured via our affiliation with USA Cycling we must have all participants age 5 and above have a valid USA Cycling License. USA Cycling has rolled out a pro-rated license for the remaining of 2019 and the entire 2020 calendar year. Please visit their website to purchase the Juniors license for your kiddo(s) at https://www.usacycling.org/race-licenses/2019-20-2xcx

  4. Our Mississippi Cyclocross Project Uniform (jersey and shorts). 
    • Jersey: This is optional. However, free shipping will be available until Monday, August 31st. Must select ship to the club. We will be ordering t-shirts as well, however some form of identity help participant integrate into the program. It helps commitment and dedication to the program! Access the program store at http://mscxproject.org/club-store

2019 Mississippi Cyclocross Project: Week 1 and this Thursday

Parents/Supporters,

Good morning! Great to see many of you yesterday and we kicked off our program. See details for this week.

Thank you for your support.

  1. This Thursday, September 5th: This Thursday we kickoff the Ridgeland ‘Cross Weeknight ‘Cross Racing Series p/b Mississippi Cyclocross Cup in Ridgeland, MS. Please join us. Kicks under 10 race is at 5pm and will be for 10 minutes, we will have a Taco Truck onsite. Make it a family event.

    The series spans four Thursdays during the month of September. Race dates are: September 5th, September 12th, September 19th & September 26th. All kids races are FREE of charge, however we need parents to register them early, not onsite! Adults can purchase a series discount pass. The registration is open, get all the details at https://www.bikereg.com/ridgelandcrossweeknightseries

    Here’s the flyer/poster, feel free to share.  

  2. USA Cycling Affiliation & Prorated License: The Mississippi Cyclocross Project is free to all participants so are the events from our partner, Mississippi Cyclocross Cup Series. In order to have our program insured via our affiliation with USA Cycling we must have all participants age 5 and above have a valid USA Cycling License. USA Cycling has rolled out a pro-rated license for the remaining of 2019 and the entire 2020 calendar year. Please visit their website to purchase the Juniors license for your kiddo(s) at https://www.usacycling.org/race-licenses/2019-20-2xcx
  3. Indian Cycle Fitness & Outdoor. They will present to kids/parents details on basic bike maintenance, helmet adjustments and have provided our program with a 15% discount for service at their shop.  Just mention that you are a member of the Mississippi Cyclocross Project. 

  4. Our Mississippi Cyclocross Project Uniform (jersey and shorts). 
    • Jersey: This is optional. However, free shipping will be available until Monday, August 31st. Must select ship to the club. We will be ordering t-shirts as well, however some form of identity help participant integrate into the program. It helps commitment and dedication to the program! Access the program store at http://mscxproject.org/club-store

    • T-shirt: Will will send a separate email with the link to the order form. Stay tuned.

  5. Other Events: 2018 Mississippi Cyclocross Cup Series: We are excited to announce the 2018 Mississippi Cyclocross Cup Series! From the same group who brought you the Ridgeland Cyclocross Festival and facilitate the kids/juniors, Mississippi Cyclocross Project. 

    We are making easy for you to register for our two weekend events; Spooky ‘Cross on October 27th & 28th and the Ridgeland Cyclocross Festival on November 17th & 18th.  You will be able to register for both weekend, a total of 4 races (Sat & Sun) via one free transaction. Kids races are FREE of charge. All details at https://www.bikereg.com/mscxcupseriespass.

    Here’s the flyer/poster, feel free to share. 

2019 Mississippi Cyclocross Project: Kickoff, Sat. Aug. 31st!

Parents,

Good morning. I hope you’re having a great weekend. As we are less than a week to the kickoff of our program (Saturday, August 31st), I wanted to provide you more details for all things we will need you to complete prior to our program start. 

Please see below items, feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments. Also, please share the details and flyers about our free program and events with your friends on social media. 

Finally, during our first session we will have a mechanic from Indian Cycle Fitness & Outdoor. They will present to kids/parents details on basic bike maintenance, helmet adjustments and provide all attendees a discount coupon to their bike shop. Don’t miss it! 

Thank you for your support.

  1. 2019 Program structure, locations and ambassadors/volunteers.
    • Structure: Our program is a free, curriculum based initiative, for 8 consecutive weeks. Every kids, every bike is welcomed! 
    • Required: 
      • Completion of the program electronic registration and waiver*. All available at http://mscxproject.org/register. *Waiver will be available shortly and sent via email.
      • All kids must have a helmet, bike and closed toe shoes, no sandals!
      • Please arrive at 9:45am, practice will start at 10am!
    • USA Cycling Affiliation & Prorated License: The Mississippi Cyclocross Project is free to all participants so are the events from our partner, Mississippi Cyclocross Cup Series. In order to have our program insured via our affiliation with USA Cycling we must have all participants age 5 and above have a valid USA Cycling License. USA Cycling has rolled out a pro-rated license for the remaining of 2019 and the entire 2020 calendar year. Please visit their website to purchase the license for your kiddo(s) at https://www.usacycling.org/race-licenses/2019-20-2xcx
    • Training sessions will be facilitated at Freedom Ridge Park, 235 West School Street, Ridgeland, Mississippi. First session starts on Saturday, August 31st at 10am. 
    • Just Bring an empty Water Bottle: We will have cold water and ClifKids Snack bars at all practices. 
    • Be an Ambassador for the Mississippi Cyclocross Project. Please volunteer as an ambassador at, http://mscxproject.org/volunteer/.

  2. Our Mississippi Cyclocross Project Uniform (jersey and shorts). 
    • Jersey: This is optional. However, free shipping will be available until Monday, August 31st. Must select ship to the club. We will be ordering t-shirts as well, however some form of identity help participant integrate into the program. It helps commitment and dedication to the program! Access the program store at http://mscxproject.org/club-store

    • T-shirt: Will will send the details the t-shirt order after our first practice. 

  3. Celebrations/Events this season:
    • September Events: Ridgeland ‘Cross Weeknight ‘Cross Racing Series p/b Mississippi Cyclocross Cup in Ridgeland, MS. The series spans four Thursdays during the month of September. Race dates are: September 5th, September 12th, September 19th & September 26th. All kids races are FREE of charge, however we need parents to register them early, not onsite! Adults can purchase a series discount pass. The registration is open, get all the details at https://www.bikereg.com/ridgelandcrossweeknightseries

      Here’s the flyer/poster, feel free to share. 

    • 2018 Mississippi Cyclocross Cup Series: We are excited to announce the 2018 Mississippi Cyclocross Cup Series! From the same group who brought you the Ridgeland Cyclocross Festival and facilitate the kids/juniors, Mississippi Cyclocross Project. 

      We are making easy for you to register for our two weekend events; Spooky ‘Cross on October 27th & 28th and the Ridgeland Cyclocross Festival on November 17th & 18th.  You will be able to register for both weekend, a total of 4 races (Sat & Sun) via one free transaction. Kids races are FREE of charge. All details at https://www.bikereg.com/mscxcupseriespass.

      Here’s the flyer/poster, feel free to share. 
  4. Partners/Supporters. Our program is made possible by these great supporters. Support those who support our program! If you are interested in becoming a partner, please email us at rolando@mscxproject.org.

    Statewide Federal Credit Union, Pirouline Cookies, The City of Ridgeland and its Recreation & Parks Department, Clifbar and Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center.

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Healthy Regards,

Mississippi Cyclocross Project
www.mscxproject.org

Mississippi Kids Cyclocross Program: Week 8 & Celebration Race- Spooky ‘Cross

Hello Parents/Supporters.

We missed the rain and had a great group of kids/parents showed up today at week eight and final of our curriculum-based free cycling program. We focus on the basic race skills; starts, group of 3 race starts, correct gear to be when starting a race, pedal placement and sprints. These kids are tough, committed and will be ready for our Ridgeland Mississippi Cyclocross Cup Series. We are so proud of y’all.

Important Announcements:

  • 2018 Spooky ‘Cross Festival. Don’t forget to register your kiddos for the first of two weekend of the Mississippi Cyclocross Cup Series. The event takes place on both Saturday and Sunday, October 27 & 28. We have multiple categories associated with the kids/junior categories. All kids ages are based on their age in 2019, example: If the racer is 9 years of age and will turn 10 in 2019, they need to be registered in the Under 15 Category (U15). Let me know if you have any questions. Here the registration page, at https://www.bikereg.com/spookycrossridgeland.
  • Volunteer Opportunities for this weekend: If you’re available, we need help setting up the course on Thursday from 4:30-6pm and Friday from 1-5pm. We will also need help to breakdown the course from 3-5pm or Sunday. Please email coach Ro at rolando@mscxproject.org with your availability.

Thank you and have a great weekend.

 

Healthy Regards,

Mississippi Cyclocross Project 
www.mscxproject.org

Mississippi Kids Cyclocross Program: Week 6 Update, 2nd T-Shirt Order…

Hello Parents/Supporters.

Good morning. What a great group of kids/parents showed up today at week six of our eight week curriculum-based free cycling program. We focus on the basic race skills; correct gear to be when starting a race, pedal placement and sprints. Practiced our weekly dismount and mount over the barriers and going through an “S” shape course. These kids are tough, committed and will be ready for our Ridgeland Mississippi Cyclocross Cup Series. We are so proud of y’all.

See below reminders for this week:

  1. Upcoming Events: Parents: Don’t forget to register for our Ridgeland Cyclocross Cup Series Pass, it will get your kiddos and yourself registered via one transaction for all events. See all the details at https://mailchi.mp/517db4589844/2018mscxcup-1145469?e=e486dec424 

  2. A second pre-order for our Mississippi Cyclocross Project t-shirts is open, kids and adult sizes. We will close the order form this upcoming Monday, October 8th. Order yours today. http://mscxcup.com/store/.

Thank you and have a great holiday weekend.

 

Healthy Regards,

Mississippi Cyclocross Project 
Rolando@MSCXProject.org
www.mscxproject.org

Mississippi Kids Cyclocross Program: Week 6 Details and Thursday Night.

Hello Parents/Supporters.

Good morning. See details for tomorrows session, week 6 of our Mississippi Cyclocross Project.

  1. Meeting this coming Saturday, October 6th. This upcoming Saturday, October 6th we will meet at the Freedom Ridge ParkOur meeting time is 10am, please arrive 15 minutes early to be able to be ready by 10am.
  2. Purchase the Team Gear (optional): 
    • T-Shirt: A few parents have reached me regarding another t-shirt order. Please reply to this email if you’re interested an ordering t-shirts and the quantity. A new order will be made if enough parents are interested.

    • Cycling Gear: A 2nd shipment should be received within the next few weeks. All orders for August have been received and I’ll bring them available at the Thursday night event.

      If you wish to have the gear before our October events; Mississippi Cyclocross Cup Series, www.mscxcup.com, you will need to order soon as it will take 4-5 weeks to produce and deliver.Check our Mississippi Cyclocross Project Club store.  We have samples for sizing. No minimums and all items are shipped directly to you.  Adult (men & women) sizes as well as kids gear. Get all the details at http://ridebikercustom.com/club/MSCXProject.

  3. Final Ridgeland Weeknight ‘Cross & MTB Racing Series p/b Mississippi Cyclocross Cup in Ridgeland, MS. This upcoming Thursday, we will host the finale of our Ridgeland Weeknight ‘Cross & MTB Racing Series. This event takes place at the Ridgeland Trail, on 521 Giles Ln, Madison, MS 39110.  A great way for the kids and parents to enjoy a community based event with like minded friends!  Join us to celebrate a great series. We will have a Taco Truck onsite!

    Kids races are free, however all kids 6 and over will need to have a USA Cycling License to participate. We will have the license form at the event. All details available at http://mscxcup.com/weekday-cyclocross-series.

Please reach me if you have any questions. Thank you for your support. Take care and have a week!

 

Healthy Regards,

Rolando Roman 
Mississippi Cyclocross Project 
601-720-0297
Rolando@MSCXProject.org
www.mscxproject.org

Mississippi Kids Cyclocross Program: Week 5 Details; Special Meeting location!

Hello Parents/Supporters.

Great practice yesterday, the kids are doing fantastic and love their determination. See details for this next week, week 5 of our Mississippi Cyclocross Project.

  1. Special Meeting Location for this next Saturday, September 29th. This upcoming Saturday, September 29th we will meet at the Ridgeland Trail, on 521 Giles Ln, Madison, MS 39110. This is the same location we host the below weekend series. Our meeting time is 10am, please arrive 15 minutes early to be able to be ready by 10am.
  2. Purchase the Team Gear (optional): 
    • T-Shirt: T-shirts have arrived and we will have them available on Saturday for those who pre-ordered. A new order will be made if enough parents are interested.

    • Cycling Gear: All orders for August are being proceeded and should arrive this month. If you wish to have the gear before our October events; Mississippi Cyclocross Cup Series, www.mscxcup.com, you will need to order soon as it will take 4-5 weeks to produce and deliver.Check our Mississippi Cyclocross Project Club store.  We have samples for sizing. No minimums and all items are shipped directly to you.  Adult (men & women) sizes as well as kids gear. Get all the details at http://ridebikercustom.com/club/MSCXProject.
  3. Final Ridgeland Weeknight ‘Cross & MTB Racing Series p/b Mississippi Cyclocross Cup in Ridgeland, MS. This upcoming Thursday, we will host the finale of our Ridgeland Weeknight ‘Cross & MTB Racing Series. This event takes place at the Ridgeland Trail, on 521 Giles Ln, Madison, MS 39110.  A great way for the kids and parents to enjoy a community based event with likeminded friends!  Join us to celebrate a great series. We will have a Taco Truck onsite!

    Kids races are free, however all kids 6 and over will need to have a USA Cycling License to participate. We will have the license form at the event. All details available at http://mscxcup.com/weekday-cyclocross-series.

Please reach me if you have any questions. Thank you for your support. Take care and have a week!

Mississippi Kids Cyclocross Program: Week 3 Details and t-shirt order form.

Parents/Supporters,

Hello Parents/Supporters. See details for this next week, week 3 of our Mississippi Cyclocross Project.

  1. Meeting at our normal location this next Saturday, September 15th. Next week, week 3 of our program we will go back to meeting at Freedom Ridge Park at 253 W School St, Ridgeland, MS 39157. Our meeting time is 10am, please arrive 15 minutes early to be able to be ready by 10am.
  2. Purchase the Team Gear (optional): 
    • T-Shirt: We have created an order form for the program shirts. They are available in Adult & Kids sizes. The Pre-Order sale will close on Sunday, September 16th. The order will be placed on Monday, September 17th. Get details at http://mscxcup.com/store.

    • Cycling Gear: If you wish to have the gear before our October events; Mississippi Cyclocross Cup Series, www.mscxcup.com, you will need to order soon as it will take 4-5 weeks to produce and deliver.Check our Mississippi Cyclocross Project Club store.  We have samples for sizing. No minimums and all items are shipped directly to you.  Adult (men & women) sizes as well as kids gear. Get all the details at http://ridebikercustom.com/club/MSCXProject.
  3. Ridgeland Weeknight ‘Cross & MTB Racing Series p/b Mississippi Cyclocross Cup in Ridgeland, MS. This upcoming Thursday, we will meet at the RIdgeland Trail for our Week 2 of the Ridgeland Weeknight ‘Cross & MTB Racing Series. Kids races are free, however all kids 6 and over will need to have a USA Cycling License to participate. We will have the license form at the event.
    All details available at http://mscxcup.com/weekday-cyclocross-series.

Please reach me if you have any questions. Thank you for your support. Take care and have a week!

 

Healthy Regards,

Rolando Roman 
Mississippi Cyclocross Project 
601-720-0297
Rolando@MSCXProject.org
www.mscxproject.org