Texas Cyclocross Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit youth cycling outreach program that collaborates with communities, parents, sponsors, and other stakeholders to transform and empower youth between ages of 4-15 through cycling. By providing free cyclocross clinics, training sessions, and opportunities to compete between August and December, we foster Confidence, Competence, and Character in the next generation of cyclists. We strive to develop volunteerism, good sportsmanship, positive attitude, and teamwork among all participants.
Whether the participant is a first time cyclist or returning racer, we provide opportunities for continued development. Competition is not required; however, we value the experience and do integrate selected amateur competitive events during the fall racing season for those participants so inclined. Our Volunteer Ambassadors at various clinic locations facilitate the learning environment and teach participants everything they need to know.
Our Ambassadors are experienced and patient. They lead our program and ensure the participants learn in a non-intimidating environment!
Our Mission is to…
We are consistently looking for Cyclocross supporters to serve as Volunteer Ambassadors and candidates for our Board of Directors. Contact us if you are interested!
Retired Army Colonel and helicopter pilot, rider and racer of most all things on two-wheels, math tutor, affiliate for The Peddler Bike Shop, and owner of Learning Cycle Tutors, LLC.
Married to Linda Benz; sons Henry 12 at Grisham Middle School and Charlie 9 at Canyon Creek Elementary. Works at 3M near 2222 and 620. Transportation cyclist and daily bike commuter. Replaces 80% of car trips with a bike ride. Prior experience leading global manufacturing operations, integrating businesses, serving on non-profit boards, and running a bike race team. Currently Board Vice Chair at Bike Austin. Recognized nationally by the League of American Bicyclists as Bike Friendly America Corporate Advocate of the Year in March 2017.
Husband, Father, Former Collegiate Wrestler now Races Cyclocross and enjoys Running. Loves to travel and spend time with his daughter, Stella, son, Sebastian and wife, Melinda.