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

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