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Remote site Earn A Bike program guidelines


OCBC provides Earn a Bike courses to schools, social service organizations and other non-profit groups at their locations, to teach bike maintenance and safe cycling to children at least 10 years old who are able to ride bikes, in Cuyahoga County during daylight hours between March and November. These guidelines describe the basic program, but can be adapted to suit each client organization's needs.

OCBC provides for each 10 participants:

  • 1 ocbc staff, who has passed a background check and is certified by the League of American Bicyclists to teach bicycle mechanics and safe cycling, for 8, two-hour classes.
  • Hands-on instruction in bike mechanics and safe cycling, including relation of concepts to age-appropriate curriculum, and supervision of workspace clean-up
  • Insurance coverage for liabilities of OCBC staff or volunteers
  • A bike and helmet of correct size for each child participating, which will remain at the client's site and then be awarded to the children to keep after successfully completing the program
  • All necessary tools and supplies during classes, including written materials for handouts, and first aid and roadside repair kits
  • Program contract, parental permission, medical release, and good-conduct contract forms to be completed before the first class
  • Mapped ride routes, beginning and ending at the client's location, that OCBC deems safest and age-appropriate for vehicular cycling training.

The client organization must provide for each 10 kids:

  • Fee paid by the beginning of the second class session (scholarships may be available in some situations)
  • at least three staff (or volunteers) to participate in all classes and rides (bikes not required: OCBC can make bikes available for loan or purchase)
  • Insurance coverage for liabilities of client organization's staff or volunteers
  • 7ft. x 15 ft. (about the size of one car) of dry, secure, bike storage space, preferably at ground level, which need not be heated or lit, dedicated for the duration of the program, and accessible during class times.
  • Heated and well-lit work space about the size of a standard classroom, preferably not carpeted, with two 3'x8' tables and access to restrooms, exclusively dedicated during class times.
  • A staff member or volunteer available by phone with immidiate access to a vehicle capable of transporting at least one child and one bicycle during riding times (typically the second hour of all but the first three classes)
  • Signed program contract and OCBC parental release forms at beginning of the first class, and assured attendance and minimum behavior standards. Classes are held rain or shine.

Earn A Bike programs can also be held at the OCBC shop, if the client organization prefers, and can provide student transportation. Please contact us for more information.

Email education@OhioCityCycles.org or call 216 830 2667 for more information.


Created by: admin. Last Modification: Friday 04 of January, 2008 22:44:04 UTC by JSheehan.