What Hosts Should Expect
Hosting a successful iCan Bike program involves a good deal of effort to organize, however, the feedback and gratitude you will receive from riders, families and volunteers will make it worth all your hard work. Being an iCan Bike program host may be the toughest job you ever loved!
iCan Bike program hosts are responsible for:
- Securing a local suitable facility, preferably climate-controlled, to conduct our bike program for a week (we need access to the facility each day from Sunday afternoon through Friday evening)
- Paying a fixed fee of $8,250 to iCan Shine (up to 40 riders) and providing lodging for two iCan Bike staff for the week (2 hotel rooms for 7 nights)
- Establishing a rider registration fee to charge and collect from families (principally used to fund the majority of the above mentioned program cost – - rider registration fees generally range from $150 to $250 per rider)
- Recruiting and registering local riders and volunteer spotters (2 spotters per rider)
- Planning and administering the daily bike program check-in process, providing name-tags, t-shirts and recognition awards to riders and volunteers
In order to make iCan Bike programs efficient and successful, we have developed standardized marketing, registration and other informational documents (see below). Our goal in doing this is to make hosting one of our iCan Bike programs as stress-free and seamless as possible. Over the years, we have accumulated a number of best practices on hosting efficient and successful iCan Bike programs and have fine-tuned this process to be reflected in the documentation below readily available to all camp hosts. As an iCan Bike program host, you will not need to re-invent the wheel.
Here’s what our hosts had to say in the 2013 Host Testimonials.
Below are standardized marketing, registration and other informational documents for use by our iCan Bike Hosts. Where applicable, hosts would insert their specific program details such as location, dates and registration fees.