Eighth Annual iCAN BIKE CAMP
Volunteer Orientation: July 7 at 4pm; Camp Dates: July 8 - 12
Copley High School Auxiliary Gym • 3807 Ridgewood Road, Copley, OH
Thank you for your interest in the eighth iCan Bike Camp sponsored and hosted by the Autism Society of Greater Akron. We are pleased to offer this bike program to people with all different abilities and look forward to having you play an important part in helping our riders learn to ride independently,
***NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE WITH PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES NECESSARY***
AGE REQUIREMENT: Volunteers must be at least 15 years old to volunteer.
Please plan to attend our 45-minute orientation on Sunday, July 7 at 4pm at Copley High School Auxiliary Gym located at 3807 Ridgewood Road, Copley, OH 44321. You will learn how the iCan Bike program operates, what to expect each day in your role as a volunteer spotter along with training tips on spotting your assigned rider. This is an opportunity to ask questions and meet other volunteers in your session. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your session start time for a daily strategy/briefing session.
NOTE: Returning volunteers do not need to attend.
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.
NOTE: Volunteer spotters will walk/jog approximately 3 miles during each 75-minute session so please keep this in mind if considering volunteering for multiple sessions. Unless you are very athletic, you may want to consider not volunteering for more than two (2) sessions per day.
We encourage volunteers to commit to attending all 5 days of camp for the session(s) selected. Riders bond with their assigned volunteer(s) and rely on the same person to be there to support them each day of camp. We do understand this is not always a possibility and will welcome volunteers any days they can attend.
VOLUNTEER LIABILITY RELEASE
ASSUMPTION OF RISK
I am the above Volunteer (if at least 18 years old) or indicated Volunteer’s parent or legal guardian (if Volunteer is under 18 years old) and, for myself or on behalf of said Volunteer, have fully read the accompanying iCan Bike Volunteer Registration Form and the related materials made available to me describing the iCan Bike program (“Camp”), and I am aware of, understand, and assume the unavoidable risks of the inherently dangerous activity of spotting someone engaged in bicycling, which involves movement and physical exertion that could result in, but not be limited to, severe bodily injury or death.
RELEASE OF LIABILITY
In consideration of iCan Shine, Inc. (“iCan Shine”), its affiliates: Autism Society of Greater Akron and Copley High School, allowing the above named Volunteer’s participation in the Camp, I, for myself and on behalf of said Volunteer, our heirs, administrators, personal representatives or assigns, hereby agree to release, indemnify, hold harmless and discharge iCan Shine, its owners, agents, employees, officers, executives, directors, representatives, affiliates, assigns, Rainbow Trainers, Inc.: Autism Society of Greater Akron and Copley High School and their agents, employees, and officers of and from all claims, demands, causes of action, and liability, whether the same be known or unknown, anticipated or unanticipated, even if caused, in whole or part, BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF ANY OF THE FOREGOING. I further agree that I shall not bring any claims, demands, legal action and causes of action, against iCan Shine and/or any of the foregoing for any economic and non-economic losses due to bodily injury and/or death and/or property damage, sustained by said Volunteer in relation to the facility and/or operations of the Camp, which shall include, but not be limited to, spotting and/or working with Riders while they are riding, driving, training, handling, or otherwise being near both conventional two-wheeled bicycles as well as the adapted and/or modified biking equipment used by iCan Shine at the facility during the Camp, whether or not such bicycles and equipment are owned by iCan Shine, or in the care, custody, or control of iCan Shine.
If, despite this release, I, the above named Volunteer or anyone on said Volunteer’s behalf makes a claim against iCan Shine or any of the foregoing, I agree to indemnify and hold harmless iCan Shine and the foregoing from any litigation expenses, attorney’s fees, loss, liability, damage, or cost that they may incur due to the claim(s) made against iCan Shine and the foregoing related to any of the activities or associated activities outlined above.
Further, I hereby expressly acknowledge that photographs and/or videos of said Volunteer could be taken by parties outside the control of iCan Shine, Autism Society of Greater Akron and Copley High School in connection with participating in the Camp. I acknowledge that iCan Shine, Autism Society of Greater Akron and Copley High School have limited or no control over such activities of third parties and have no control over any editing and/or use of such photos and/or video footage.
By typing my name in the box below, I confirm that I have read and agree with the above policies and statements. This is mandatory for volunteering at the iCan Bike Camp.
Thank you for volunteering your time with the iCan Bike Camp! We look forward to getting to know you!