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2017 SUMMER SCHEDULE

5 June through 4 August

What is Adventure Riding Camp

Adventure Riding Camp is for independent riders age 6 and up. ARC kids are exposed to a variety of bicycle-based activities – daily bike rides, riding skills instruction, bike maintenance, on- and off-street safety skills, share-the-road etiquette, wayfinding, and lots of having fun and messing around on their bikes. Each week of ARC offers an out-of-town field trip to an exciting local destination, while every day at ARC is basically a field trip to somewhere. We’re always on the go, exploring, learning, and having fun. ARC is for Advanced Beginner riders and above. For our learn-to-ride camp, check out Two Wheelers Club.

Different Skills, Different Teams

Each week Adventure Riding Camp is organized into two or three teams of riders based on cycling ability and, to a lesser extent, age. Each team’s activities during the week is determined by the abilities of its members. The skill level of our teams varies week by week and your child may not be assigned to the same team if she attends more than once during the summer. This isn’t necessarily a promotion or demotion – it’s just a reflection of the team make-up for that week. We assign riders to a group based on the information you provide us at registration and after observation.

Wheel Kids follows a general schedule daily and weekly, but these schedules may change if we find unforeseen opportunities awaiting us. While every day is different a typical camp day includes:

Morning

  • 8:30 to 9:00:  Arrival and check-in (note: bikes can be stored on-site Monday to Friday)
  • 9:00 to 9:30:  Bike and helmet check; review the day’s activities
  • 9:30:  BikeCircus, ride to a nearby destination, or first leg of full-day ride. On Mondays we review the Club Rules for safe riding and good camp behavior. Snack stop in late morning.
  • 12:00 to 1:15:  Lunch

Afternoon
The afternoon may feature another ride to a nearby destination, a continuation of the morning’s ride or activities, or a series of short rides where we practice various riding skills. On Fridays we make sure we have plenty of time for a bike clean-up to wrap up the week.

  • 3:30:  Return to clubhouse
  • 4:00:  Pick-up
  • 4:00 – 5:30:  Extended Hours. Activities include short rides, riding skills development, games, reading, or working on bikes.

Each week we take a field trip out of town (by bus) and many adventurous local trips via bike. Our bus (a truck follows along with our bikes) field trips are listed below. Field trips occur on Wednesdays, unless noted otherwise. As additional events are scheduled they’ll be listed here. Visits to local art centers, Stanford, Baylands Park, NASA’s Ames Research Center, Bedwell Bayfront Park, Burgess Park Pool or Rinconada Wading Pool could happen weekly.

Week 1 (June 5 – 9)

  • Field trip destination: Hellyer Velodrome, San Jose. Hellyer is one of only six velodromes on the west coast, and our trips there offer a unique experience for kids to ride the track. Riders can ride their own bikes, and those who can fit the single speed track bikes also can experience real track bike riding. Creekside trail rides will be taken for riders who aren’t riding the track. (Please note: Due to increased fees at the Velodrome a $10 activity fee must be added to this week.)

Week 2 (June 12 – 16)

  • Field trip destination: Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. Ride into park hitting highlights such as historic windmills, Polo Stadium, Stow Lake, Music Concourse and adjacent De Young and Academy of Sciences, Children’s Playground. Multiple riding opportunities including paved pathways, dirt roads, and little-known paths.

Week 3 (June 19 – 23)

  • Field trip destination: Half Moon Bay (HMB). This trip may feature off-road riding, beachcombing, and tidal pool exploration at Fitzgerald Marine Reserve or head south exploring the coastal trail and a mini pump track.

Week 4 (June 26 – 30)

  • Field trip destination: Coyote Hills Regional Park, Fremont. The day will include opportunities for bird watching, nature studies, a visit to a 2,000 year old Ohlone Indian village site and some awesome paved and unpaved trail riding across varied terrain in the spacious Coyote Hills Regional Park.

Week 5 (July 10 – 14)

  • Field trip destination: Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco. Ride from Fort Mason to Crissy Field via Marina Green. Visit Fort Point before riding across the GGB. Return same way or through trail system of Presidio. Please note: Thursday field trip, instead of Wednesday.

Week 6 (July 17 – 21)

  • Field trip destination: Hellyer Velodrome, San Jose. Hellyer is one of only six velodromes on the west coast, and our trips there offer a unique experience for kids to ride the track. Riders can ride their own bikes, and those who can fit the single speed track bikes also can experience real track bike riding. Creekside trail rides will be taken for riders who aren’t riding the track. (Please note: Due to increased fees at the Velodrome a $10 activity fee must be added to this week.)

Week 7 (July 24 – 28)

  • Field trip destination: Venice Beach, HMB. This trip will feature fun at the beach while cruising the Half Moon Bay Coastal Trail – off-road riding, beachcombing, tidepool exploration, sand between our toes.

Week 8 (July 31 – Aug 4)

  • Field trip destination: Santa Cruz, CA. Were off to the coastal town of Santa Cruz – bring your beach cruiser!

 

* Schedules, events and destinations are subject to change. Minimum registration of 24 participants per week is required. Registered participants will be notified of cancellation due to insufficient registrations; a full refund will be provided. See Refunds page for refund policy for all other circumstances. A waitlist will be available once registration is full.

Adventure Riding Camp Extended Hours
Standard (5 day) week: $450
Holiday (4 day) week: $415
Standard week: $45
Holiday week: $36
Single day: $10/day

Note:
For Weeks 1 thru 8, a $20 “transportation fee” will be added to the total when registering.
For Weeks 1 & 6, a $10 activity fee will be added due to increased costs at the Velodrome.

Discounts & Financial Aid

  • Register for 3 or more weeks (weeks need not be consecutive): 10% discount
  • Sibling enrolled during the same week: 10% discount.
  • Limited reduced price registration / financial assistance may be available. Please contact us for details.

 

Refunds

Click here for our refund policy.

Transfers & Changes

Changing weeks after you’ve registered is possible if space is available. Changing to a week that’s full will result in your name being placed on the wait list in the order it was received – if space does not open in this case, no refund or credit will be provided. After May 1, changes to open weeks will be assessed a transfer fee of $40, payable before transfer is confirmed.

Friends & Siblings

We will try to accommodate friends or siblings who wish to ride together. However, for safety’s sake we need to make sure everyone is riding in the best group for their ability or that more advanced riders know that they won’t be riding to their full potential if they want to stay with a friend or sibling who’s a less skilled rider. If you’re registering along with a friend for the same week(s) and wish to ride together, please let us know.

Wait List

If your desired week(s) fills prior to your registration please proceed with the ActivityHero registration process; once you’ve filled in the information you’ll be added to the wait list. Open spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. We don’t know if openings will become available. However, if a space opens we will begin contacting wait list families immediately, in order of registration. If you decline or respond after 24 hours of notification you will be removed from the wait list for that particular week.

Enrollment & Attendance

We ask that every effort be made to have your child attend on the first day of the week when we review rules, get acquainted, and assess the skill level of all our riders.

Late Pickup Policy

Please pick up your child on time. Late pickup will be assessed the following fees. 0-15 minutes late: $20. 16-30 minutes late: $45. Over 30 minutes late: $75.

Age Limits

We cannot make exceptions to our age limits.

REGISTRATION

BEFORE YOU REGISTER:

  1. Do you have the right camp?Kids 5 – 8 who can’t ride or aren’t confident: Two Wheelers Club.
    Kids 6 and up who can ride: Adventure Riding Camp.
    Not sure: see our rider skills categories.

Registration closes five days in advance of the event date.

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