BIG Bike Camp: EXPLORERS Plus!
Explorers Plus (3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade) $225
June 28 - July 2, 2021
9:00am - 4:00pm
Our Explorers Plus program is for confident riders who are ready to expand their horizons. We ride between 6-15 miles to a featured location in our city each day. Our routes help riders experience different types of road infrastructure and focus on how to ride safely with traffic. They will begin to understand how cyclists communicate with other road users while they navigate new roads and interact with street signage and basic bicycle infrastructure. Morning skills clinics cover more complex riding maneuvers and build safety skills for rider independence. They will gain confidence as they learn how to avoid various hazards on the road and empower one another as they collectively brainstorm ways to help other cyclists minimize risks. All of our programs cover the foundations of bicycle maintenance and road safety. Explorers Plus will learn the basics of taking care of their bicycles from washing them during Bike Spa, properly lubricating them for smooth pedaling, and learning how to secure them when not in use. Explorers Plus camp will be jam-packed with new skills, engaging activities, and opportunities to make new friends!
Typical Mileage: 6-15 miles per day
If more than one child in the same household attends, then each child will receive a $25 discount, (i.e. $200 per child, if you are signing up two or more campers).
If you would like for your child to experience BIG Bike Camp, but financial hardship prevents it, financial aid may be available on a case-by-case basis. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org, and place in the subject line "BIG Bike Camps Discount?”. Please provide your name, phone number, and the best late afternoon or evening times to reach you, and Jody will contact you. Tuesday, June 22, is the FINAL DATE that a request for a need based discount will be honored, so please be in touch by then if you need a discount.
All campers must have a two-wheeled bicycle and helmet (no training wheels or balance bicycles), be able to start and stop unassisted, and ride in a straight line to be eligible for BIG Bike Camps! Camper bikes must pass a bike safety inspection prior to attending Bike Camp. A Lability Waiver form must also have been completed and properly signed by each camper's parent or legal guardian.
Bicycle Safety Check
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Each camper's bike must pass a safety check before the first day of camp to ensure that it is safe and ready to ride. This includes both a bicycle fit check and a basic mechanical check. You should schedule an appointment with your local bike shop to get your bike inspected, and the child attending bike camp needs to be present to be sure that the bicycle is fitted properly.
The mechanic doing the check must fill out the Bicycle Safety Check Form; please submit it ASAP via email (email@example.com) or USPS (BIG Bike Camps!, PO Box 5764, Greensboro, NC 27435-0764) to the camp prior to your child’s first day of camp.
Please allow ample time for repairs and expect to pay any and all applicable charges for repairs made by your local bike shop in connection with your Bike Camp Safety Checklist. If a repair is needed for a bike to meet the safety check, please be prepared to pay for all parts and labor costs. The Bicycle Safety Check is only an assessment of the camper’s bike and does not include repair costs.
What to Bring to Camp!
Please have your child bring the following items:
- Properly functioning bike
- Properly fitting helmet
- Required Bicycle Safety Check Form from a certified bike mechanic
- Backpack or bag suitable for everyday riding. Campers are expected to carry everything they need for the day. Backpacks are preferable to shoulder bags, which can affect balance
- Bag lunch, snacks, and full water bottle (with water)
- Comfortable and weather-appropriate attire (no bike-specific clothing is necessary for our camps)
- Closed-toed shoes. No flip-flops or other open-toed sandals
- Please leave electronics and valuables at home
All of our 2021 Big Bike Camps! will originate at the picnic shelter at First Baptist Church (1000 W. Friendly Ave, Greensboro, NC 27410.) Campers should arrive between 8:30 - 9:00 AM. Parents should allow enough time to unload your child's bicycle and make sure that your child is prepared for the day. Parents should plan to pick-up their children and their bicycles between 4:00 - 4:30 PM. (There is no overnight bike storage.)
We have high expectations for all of our campers regarding safety. If a camper is not listening and following directions that impact their safety and/or the safety of others, we will ask them to stay home from camp the next day. Group safety and a quality camp experience are taken seriously at the BIG Bike Camps.
Waiver and Release of Liability
I wish for my child to participate in the 2021 BIG Bike Camps! I understand that my execution of this Waiver and Release is a prerequisite for participation in the Program. I further understand that there are risks and dangers inherent in participating in this Program, and I agree to assume all risks and to release and hold harmless Bicycling in Greensboro, Inc. and and their officers, agents, and employees.
We will require all participants to wear masks and practice social distancing; we will follow all CDC guidelines for summer camps.
Refund Policy and Money Back Guarantee
You may request and receive a full refund up to a month in advance of your camp. You may request and receive a 50% refund up to two weeks in advance of your camp. After that no refund will be offered, except if your child attends the first day of camp and does not want to return, in which case we will refund your registration fee less an $8 processing fee.