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iCan Bike Camp Sponsored by SANDS VOLUNTEER PAGE

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Grand Luxe Hotel & Resort

1365 West Grant Road

Tucson, AZ 85745

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We are pleased to offer this bike program to people with disabilities and look forward to having you play an important part in helping our special riders learn to ride a two-wheel bicycle independently

***NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE WITH PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES NECESSARY***

AGE REQUIREMENT: Volunteers must be at least 16 years old

Please plan to attend our 45-minute orientation on Sunday Jun 11, 2017 (time to be determined) at

Grand Luxe Hotel & Resort

1365 West Grant Road

Tucson, AZ 85745

During this orientation, you will learn about how the iCan Bike program operates, what to expect each day in your role as a volunteer spotter and you will receive training tips on spotting your assigned rider. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions and meet other volunteers in your session. Also, please plan to arrive each day of camp 15 minutes prior to your session start time for a daily strategy/briefing session.

Volunteer Role:

Spotter: Walk/jog/run alongside a rider as they are learning to ride a bike during a 75-minute session (with short breaks) for 5 days Monday through Friday. You will provide encouragement and physical support, as needed.

To give you an overview, we will have approximately 32 riders in the total camp with up to 7 riders for each 75-minute session each day.

Each rider attends the same 75-minute session for each of the 5 days (M – F) and is assigned two volunteers that will work with the rider throughout the week. This works great because bonds are formed between the volunteers and riders helpful for encouragement and motivational purposes throughout the week. It is important for our riders to work with the same volunteer each day building a trusting relationship as they go through the intensive week.

Finally, it is very rewarding for the volunteer to have spent the whole week with the rider to see the fruits of their labor on the last day when the rider finally rides independently.

Daily 75-Minute Sessions:

[8:30 am - 9:45 am]

[10:05 am - 11:20 am]

[11:40 am - 12:55 pm]

[2:00 pm - 3:15 pm]

[3:35 pm - 4:50 pm]

The riders will be riding a specialized bicycle designed to teach them to balance appropriately for the entire 75 minutes each day while being accompanied by their assigned volunteers. Additionally, camp staff will provide fun motivational teaching on a specially designed tandem bike that is generally well received by most riders.

The first two days of the bike camp (Mon & Tues) will take place solely inside on adapted roller bikes. Beginning on the third day (Wed), some riders may graduate to a two-wheel bike and transition to riding outdoors spotted by their assigned volunteers. As riders graduate from the roller bikes to a two-wheel bike between Wednesday and Friday, they will transition to the outdoor riding area.

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