Cycle Jam for the Kids Brevard County, Florida

2017 Cycle Jam

Cycle Jam LogoSpace Coast Early Intervention Center (SCEIC) invites you to participate in the Annual Cycle Jam for the Kids, a non-competitive ride through scenic Brevard County.  Beautiful Central Florida weather, great food, and full SAG support is provided by experienced ride organizers.  Our riders come back year after year to feel good and do good.  All proceeds benefit SCEIC, a preschool that specializes in preparing children with and without disabilities for kindergarten and beyond.  Special needs students with diagnosis such as Down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy, speech, hearing or vision impairments receive instruction and therapy in  fully inclusive programs with their typically developing peers. When you sponsor, ride or raise funds for Cycle Jam for the Kids, you are ensuring that Brevard continues to have a preschool where every child can learn and grow!

 Bike Safety

SCEIC is committed to promoting Bike Safety.  All riders will obey Florida Rules of the Road.  Of course, the rule stands: no helmet, no ride.  Headphones are prohibited.  For the safety and welfare of all riders, children under 16 years of age may ride in the Half Century or Family Fun Ride.  Anyone under 18 must be accompanied on the ride by an adult guardian over the age of 21.

Our Family Fun Ride encourages families to ride together.  This escorted ride is great for families with young children.  Children too young to ride a 20” bike may be pulled in bike trailers or put in child carriers.

Start and Finish

Cycle Jam for the kids will begin and end at Space Coast Field of Dreams, 3053 Fell Road, Melbourne.  Registration opens at 6:00 am.  The ride will take place rain or shine, and the organizers reserve the right to delay, alter start times or course routes in the event of inclement weather on ride day.  Check the SCEIC website for updates as the day approaches.  The course will close at 4:00 pm, which means you have 6 hours to complete the course.   A rover vehicle will trail the ride markers, and riders may choose to get a ride back, or they may continue riding outside of the event and without support.

Distances for All

Cycle Jam for the Kids features four different distances to satisfy any rider! The Century, Metric, and Half Metric courses will close a 3 PM, giving riders 7-8 hours to complete the ride.

Century+ (100+ miles)

Metric Century (62 miles)

Half Metric Century (31 miles)

Family Fun Ride (10 miles) Police escorted ride for the whole family.  Children must have a 20” wheel or larger to ride.  Young children may be pulled in bike trailers or in carriers.  No Helmet, No Ride.

Support

Before the ride, fuel up on bagels, coffee, juice and fruit.  5 SAG stops are positioned along the ride so riders can rest, and enjoy food and drink.   Roving support will be available along the ride to give technical help and first aide if needed.  Course must be completed in six hours.

Registration

Cycle Jam for the Kids is limited to the first 750 riders. Register now, the first 100 registered receive a Cycle Jam water bottle!

Early Bird Registration: This is a GREAT ride for a GREAT cause. So if you can, please forgo the discount and register early at the full donation for the ride you pick. However, if you give elsewhere or just want to ride with us – an Early Bird Registration for all levels of riders are available through March 31. It is only available at your favorite Bike Shop. Please pay them a visit and fill out the form, and we will do the rest! (If they do not know about the discount, please email Henry at CycleJam@SCEIC.com, he will make sure they have the information to get the Early Bird rate.)

Family Registration: This special package is available only at your local bike shop or SCEIC.

  • 2 adults and 2 kids for $60
  • 1 adult and up to 3 kids for $45

Century+ (100 miles) – $75

Metric Century (62 miles) – $62

Half Metric Century (31 miles) – $35

Family Fun Ride (10 miles) – $25 Adults, $10 Children

Pre-ride packet pick-up will be a week before Cycle Jam at the bike shop you registered at or at SCEIC. You will be emailed specific times and places by April 14.

Day-of ride packet pickup and registration will be at Space Coast Field of Dreams, 3053 Fell Road, West Melbourne, FL . Registration will open at 6:00 AM. We strongly suggest picking up your packet early to avoid long lines.

Fundraising Levels

All riders receive: Cycle Jam t-shirt, lunch 2 full-service SAG stops (2-4 mor SAG stops depending on route), route support and rolling SAG, and other goodies!

Raise $100 – Earn one raffle ticket (+1 for every $100 raised or donated)

Raise $250 – VIP lunch & massage

Raise $500 – All of the above plus VIP bag, Cycle Jam Jersey*, and VIP parking (limited to the first 20 riders doing the 62 or 100+ mile rides to reach $500)

*To have the Cycle Jam Jersey at the event, you will need to have $500 donated or raised by March 27. If you miss that cutoff date, your jersey will be delivered to you within Brevard County and mailed outside of Brevard.

Fundraising

Many of our riders take the extra step and ask friends and family to sponsor them on the ride. Our HEROES really make a difference in the lives of children when they raise funds for the cause! We provide free fundraising web pages that are easy to create and use! When you register for the ride, you will be asked to create a fundraising page. It takes only a few minutes, but can make a huge difference in the lifetime of a child. Read more tips about fundraising. If you have questions, email tclark@sceic.com for help.