Bike Now! 2017 Details & Registration

DATES: Monday, June 26th – Friday, June 30th. You will attend one 75min session on each of the days.
INFORMATION/ORIENTATION NIGHT: To Be Announced.
COST: $250 PER CHILD. (some partial scholarships are available, please contact us at 541-324-9711 ext 3/Faye to discuss options)

The registration form is below, but first, read through the following to ensure Bike Now! is appropriate for your child at this time and that you will be able to commit to the requirements involved in the week.

For more information on what Bike Now! is and how it works you can find that here.

Is this appropriate for my child?

It’s important to emphasize that this program is built around the premise that children will learn the skills necessary to ride a traditional two wheel bicycle. This goal is obviously predicated on the assumption that children are skilled and comfortable with steering, pedaling and keeping their eyes forward. A few students learn all these things during Bike Week, but success is most likely when campers arrive with these fundamental pre-skills. If you have questions or need to discuss pre-skills further feel free to contact us @ 541-613-6505.

The nature of Bike Week necessitates that the child must be:

  • Ambulatory
  • Able to keep their feet on the pedals and maintain pedaling
  • Able to keep their hands on the handlebars and turn
  • Able to see sufficiently to avoid obstacles and maintain a path of travel
  • Willing to follow instructions and motivated to learn to ride
  • Willing to wear a helmet
  • Under 180 pounds (weight restriction for our bikes)

Our experience has shown that behavioral considerations are extremely important—children may be physically able to ride, but if they cannot be persuaded to get on the bike and follow our instructions, they may not succeed. We have also found that children 8 and older tend to do better than younger children, but even more important is how motivated each child is to learn. There is no maximum age level.

Bike Week is a big commitment on everyone’s part, and though our goal is to have fun, we take our commitment very seriously, so being on time is critical and attendance for the full week is mandatory.

If you or your child cannot commit to a full week of conscientious participation, please bypass this program for now and wait until you’re ready.

But, if you believe that the time is now, read the “For Parents” section below for more information.

For Parents

It’s been our experience that most riders do better when their parents aren’t in the gymnasium. Individuals are often more willing to take risks and are more open to novelty when they’re with unfamiliar spotters.

We also recognize that parents are the ultimate experts on what makes their children tick. That’s one of the reasons we ask you to provide a full-face photo and some information about your child’s disability, as well as things that motivate your child. We create files for each participant that our spotters use to familiarize themselves with their assigned rider.

To minimize distractions, families are requested to wait outside the gymnasium until it’s time for their session. In addition, parents and family members are required to stay in the entrance area of the building during their child’s session, unless permission is granted by the clinic director.

On the last several days of Bike Now!, parents should come prepared in comfortable clothing and running shoes. We might need you to help run along side your child while the spotter teaches you how to help your child become an independent rider.

Your child must promise to come every day, be on time, and not practice outside of clinic. In addition, they must not take any other camps this week. Their body needs time to process and memorize what they’ve learned each day. Also, review the Tips for Campers section below with your child.

For Campers

Is it hard to ride without your training wheels? Bike riding should be fun and easy, so we’re here to help!
Get ready for a wonderful week with our special bicycles. They ride just like regular bikes, but they rarely tip over. You get lots of practice with leaning and turning. At least two trained spotters will always be with you, encouraging you to pedal faster and helping you along.

BIKE CAMP IS A BIG COMMITMENT 

You have to promise to come every day, be on time, and not practice outside of clinic. In addition, you must not take any other camps this week. Your body needs time to memorize what you learn each day.

Talk it over with your parents and if you’re not sure, you can always wait until next year. But if you’re ready, we hope you and your parents decide to register for our program. If you do, make sure to bring your helmet and wear comfy clothes and tennis shoes. Each day, also bring a filled water bottle. You’ll get a Bike Now! tee shirt as soon as you arrive. Every day you’ll earn a new prize.

Celebration

On the last day we hold an awards and recognition ceremony at the end of each session.

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Registration

A couple of notes about the form.

  1. If, after hitting the submit button, it pops you to the top of this page, it means you are missing a required field, scroll down and the missing section will be highlighted red.
  2. After successfully filling out the application hitting the submit button it will take you to Paypal for payment. Please pay now if you can, if you are unable to pay now you can close out this tab, your registration will still go through, and we will contact you before camp starts for payment. If you would like to be considered for a scholarship, please contact us as soon as you can after registering so we make note of this on the application.

Bike Now! 2017 Registration

  • Please submit a FULL FACE photo of your child
  • Preferred Sessions for June 26-30, 2017

    Please choose your first and second session preference for the week of June 26-30, 2017
  • Rider Measurements

  • VERY IMPORTANT! Accurate measurements provide essential information for bike size selection.

    To measure inseam accurately, you will need a tape measure and a large clipboard or large, thin book.

    1. Remove child’s shoes and back him/her up against a wall.
    2. Place the book or clipboard between the child’s legs with the edge square against the wall so that it acts as a T-square.
    3. Raise the book ALL the way while maintaining the T-square effect. Make sure child’s heels remain on the floor. The measurement needs to be from the pubic bone to the floor.
    4. Measure the distance from the top of the clipboard/book to the floor.
  • Rider's Medical Information

  • If not applicable, enter "N/A"
  • Include information about dietary restrictions and allergies (food related, bee stings) as well as specific instructions related to seizure disorders. We will use this information to ensure that staff and volunteers are matched appropriately with your child and adequately prepared in the event of an emergency during bike clinic. If not applicable, enter "N/A."
  • About the Rider

  • About the Rider: In order for us to accurately help your child, we need the following answers completed fully. Please be specific and detailed.
  • (E.g. The word "STOP" with a circle and a line through it?)
  • Please bring any of these items to clinic as a motivator.
  • Riding History

  • E.g. Family outings, biking independently with peers, riding to school, etc.
  • Waiver/Release

  • I acknowledge that participating bicycle riding and bicycle riding is an extreme test of a person's physical and mental limits and carries with it the potential for death, serious injury and property loss. The risks include, but are not limited to, those caused by terrain, facilities, temperature, weather, condition of athletes, equipment, vehicular traffic, actions of other people including, but not limited to, participants, volunteers, spectators, coaches, event officials and event monitors, and/or producers of the event, and lack of hydration. These risks are not only inherent to athletics, but are also present for volunteers. I hereby assume all of the risks of participating and/or volunteering in the events and activities organized by South State Cycling Inc.. I realize that liability may arise from negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons or entities being released, from dangerous or defective equipment or property owned, maintained or controlled by them or because of their possible liability without fault.

    I certify that before participating in any South State Cycling activity I have consulted with my physician and I am physically fit, I have sufficiently trained to be a participant in these events and I have not been advised otherwise by a qualified medical person.

    I acknowledge that this Waiver and Release of Liability form will be used by South State Cycling Inc., event holders, sponsors and organizers, in activities and events in which I may participate and that it will govern my actions and responsibilities at said events.

    In consideration of my application for membership in South State Cycling, and permitting me to participate in these South State Cycling activities and events, I hereby take action for myself, my executors, administrators, heirs, next of kin, successors, and assigns as follows: (A) Waive, Release and Discharge South State Cycling Inc., its directors,officers, employees, volunteers, agents, event holders, event promoters, event sponsors, volunteers, permit grantors, property owners, and other participants, from any and all liability for my death, disability, personal injury, property damage, property theft, lost income, or any other losses, costs or actions of any kind which hereafter may accrue to me by virtue of my training for this event, my participation in this event or my travel to or from these activities and events; (B) I hereby Indemnify and Hold Harmless the entities or persons mentioned in this paragraph from any and all liabilities or claims made by other individuals or entities as a result of any of my actions during this event.

    I hereby consent to receive emergency medical treatment, if available at the time, which may be deemed advisable in the event of injury, accident and or illness during this I acknowledge that South State Cycling Inc., and its affiliates and the organizers of any activity or event do not provide insurance coverage for injuries that occur at the activity or event. The costs related to any and all injuries suffered or sustained at any South State Cycling Inc., event or activity are the sole responsibility of the individual participant.

    Bicycle use: I understand and acknowledge that I may be permitted to use bicycles or bicycle equipment, including without limitation wheels or other components may be loaned or borrowed for use in these events owned by South State Cycling Inc. A nominal charge may be collected by South State Cycling to cover bicycle maintenance and purchase. Any such charge does not constitute a rental agreement. I understand that I assume responsibility for the suitability and mechanical soundness of any bicycle and its parts I utilize at any South State Cycling Inc., activity or event, including any such equipment owned by South State Cycling Inc., and including but not limited to tires, gears, chain, helmet, shoes and clothing. I have examined or will examine the bicycle and equipment and I certify that it is properly assembled and fit to ride. I accept responsibility for damaged or lost equipment.

    This Waiver and Release of Liability shall be construed broadly to provide a release and waiver to the maximum extent permissible under applicable law.

    I hereby certify that I have read this document; and, by becoming a member of South State Cycling Inc., I understand its content and I agree to the terms herein.

    PARENT GUARDIAN WAIVER FOR MINORS (Under 18 years old) The undersigned parent and natural guardian or legal guardian does hereby represent that he/she is, in fact, acting in such capacity and agrees to save and hold harmless and indemnify each and all of the parties referred to above from all liability, loss, cost, claim or damage whatsoever which may be imposed upon said parties because of any defect in or lack of such capacity to so act and release said parties on behalf of the minor and the parents or legal guardian.

    By checking the "I Accept" box, you are signing this Registration Form electronically ("E-Signature"). You agree your E-Signature is the legal equivalent of your manual signature on this Registration Form, as if actually signed by you in writing.
  • If you are unable to pay the full $250 registration fee, please go ahead and register. Then contact us to let us know you have registered and would like to be considered for a partial scholarship.