Frequently Asked Questions
What are the fees and hours?
The cost is $1200 per 3 week SESSION. Drop off is at 9am at the Java Hut in the Good Earth parking lot in downtown Fairfax and pick up is at 2pm at Robson-Harrington Park in San Anselmo
How old does my child need to be to attend camp?
Seven and up is usually the age range for our campers, but we also take little shredders as young as five.
What is the minimum skill level?
All skill levels are welcome!
Beginner Riders: confident on the road but have a little experience on the dirt.
Intermediate Riders: comfortable on fire roads and can ride most hills without stopping.
Advanced Riders: experienced on single track like Camp Tamarancho and China Camp
What size bike does my child need?
Except for out Littles (ages 5-6), bikes need 24" wheels and at least two chainrings in the front to have enough gears to make it doable on our hilly terrain. If you carefully watch your child as they are riding and you see that when their leg is at the bottom of their pedal stroke their leg is more than slightly bent, it might be time to raise the seat. But never raise the seat over the limit. If you have to do that, it is time to get a new bike! If you have any questions you can ask us or your local bike shop. Please have your child's bike SAFETY CHECKED several weeks before camp to be sure it is in good running order. Most local bike shops will do this for free but make an appointment well in advance as it's a busy time of the year for them.
What does my child need on their bike ride?
Other than a bike in good running order, they need a HELMET that fits them properly. This means that it is tight enough on their head that when they shake it, it doesn't move around and the chin strap only offers room for two fingers between the chin and the strap; GLOVES are a must, not only for comfort but also protection, and same for GLASSES. To stay hydrated they will need a HYDRATION PACK OR CAMELBACK, large enough to carry a PACKED LUNCH and SNACKS (with no hard containers, as they are bulky), an INNERTUBE (that fits their bike), SUNSCREEN that they can self-administer, a CLOTH MASK (no bandanas or neck gaiters as they don't stay on when they play), and a LIGHT STUFFABLE-JACKET.
Please be sure tires are pumped, sunscreen is applied, and camelback is filled with water.
What should my child be wearing?
In addition to the helmet, gloves and glasses mentioned above, we suggest wearing bike shorts (with regular shorts over is optional), and a short sleeve shirt or jersey with a stuffable warm layer over for the cooler mornings. Later it can be stuffed into their backpack -so, no bulky hoodies but a light fleece, rain jacket or wind breaker works well.
What if I have to cancel?
Refunds will not be available due to illness or change of heart. There is no refund for days in which camp is prevented from operating due to inclement weather, red flag warning days and trail closures.
What do I need to know about the guidelines regarding Covid-19?
Accommodations made by Bike Adventures for Kids based on CDC's Guidance for Operating Youth and Summer Camps During COVID-19
A written COVID-19 Site-Specific Protection Plan that incorporates and addresses all applicable Best Practices is provided on our website and personnel comply with these requirements. (This is addressed in the next "Frequently Asked Question").
Best practices to prevent the spread of infection that are applicable to this camp include:
Camp operations will be carried out in stable groups of children, which means that the same children will remain in the same group each day
Children from the same family or household unit will be included in the same stable group within our program, to the greatest extent possible
Stable groups shall not mix with other stable groups
Personnel will not serve more than one stable group of children and shall remain solely with that group of children during the duration of the camp
Parents and guardians are encouraged to maintain social distancing at drop-off and pick-up
Children and personnel will be screened daily. Parents/guardians will confirm that the child does not have a fever, shortness of breath, cough, headache or other symptoms of COVID-19
Children and personnel must stay home when they are sick. If a child has a new signs of illness during camp, they will be safely isolated and and will be sent home as soon as possible
Children and personnel who have symptoms of COVID-19, or have been exposed to a confirmed positive case of COVID-19 or have tested positive to COVID-19 will quarantine and follow the current requirements according to the Public Health Department's guidelines for testing and/or isolating
Notifications will be made to the Public Health Department, parents of children and personnel according to the public health department
Private information will not be shared with others, including social media or the general media
Sick children and personnel will not return to the program until they have met the Public Health Department's criteria to return
Everyone 2 years and older will wear a mask covering their mouth and nose when around people who do not live in their household, except when eating or sleeping and according to the latest guidance
Children and staff will be taught how to properly wear a mask, wash hands, how to use hand sanitizer, how to cover coughs and sneezes, not to touch their face and the proper use, removal, and washing of cloth face coverings and how to keep distance according to the latest guidance
While this camp does not normally share equipment, if there is an occasion shared equipment is used, Personnel will sanitize it daily at minimum
Families will apply sunscreen to child before arrival to camp and supply child with a back up supply to be self administered by that child as needed. Personnel will carry spray on sunscreen to be applied without contact as needed with the prior approval of parents.
Families will provide ample water in hydration packs prior to coming to camp. Verification with parks and water districts will be done to ensure safe access to drinking water is provided
Personnel will assist children by safely refilling water bottles and/or hydration packs for campers
Families will prepare packed lunches and snacks from home
Proper hand sanitizing before and after eating will be practiced
A communications plan for the families includes a text message, phone call or email to the emergency contact number provided by the parent/guardian. It is understood that both parties will treat all information as private information
Where a conflict exists between this guidance and any state, local, or federal public health order related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including, without limitation, the Site-Specific Protection Plan, the most restrictive provision controls.
Where do I find the Covid-19 Site-Specific Protection Plan for this camp? ...right here...
COVID-19 Site-Specific Protection
Business Name: BIKE ADVENTURES FOR KIDS
Facility Address: 4 Francis Ave, San Anselmo CA 94960
This COVID-19 Site-Specific Protection Plan (SPP) was most recently updated on: 5/8/2021
The person(s) responsible for implementation of this Plan is:
Name: Laura Childress Title: Owner/Director
I, Laura Childress, certify that all employees have been provided a copy of it and have reviewed it and received training as required in this SPP.
Individual Control Measures and Screenings
All employees are provided with temperature and/or symptom screenings at the beginning of their shift. The individual conducting the temperature/ symptom screening will avoid close contact with employees to the extent possible. Both screeners and employees wear face coverings during each screening. Screening follows CDC Guidelines.
Employees are provided with all required protective equipment (i.e., face coverings) and the employer ensures this equipment is worn properly at all times.
Face coverings are required when employees are in the vicinity of others. Face coverings are not shared.
Employees take reasonable measures to communicate with attendees when they should use face coverings.
Employees who are sick or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 are directed to stay home and Centers for Disease Control guidelines will be followed for when that employee can return to work
Types of protective equipment provided to employees at this worksite location include:
Masks, gloves, hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes are available for use when appropriate.
Cleaning and Disinfecting Protocols
Hand sanitizer will be provided when indoor plumbing is not available.
Sanitizing supplies are provided to promote employees’ personal hygiene. This may include tissues, alcohol based hand sanitizers, sanitizing wipes.
Physical Distancing Guidelines
Due to the nature of operating an outdoor cycling camp, physical distance is easily maintained since spacing of at least 6 feet is naturally created between a bikes. Personnel will also maintain physical distance of at least 6 feet when off bikes as well.
Notification of COVID-19 Positive Case at your Worksite
County of Marin Public Health will be notified of all positive COVID-19 cases.
If an employee is diagnosed with COVID-19, Marin County Public Health will provide assistance in the assessment of potential worksite exposures, and any recommended testing, quarantine, or isolation instruction
Employers and employees are aware that they can call Marin Public Health if a suspected exposure has occurred at 415-473-7191
Training Employees have been trained on the following topics
Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on COVID-19, how to prevent it from spreading, and which underlying health conditions may make individuals more susceptible to contracting the virus.
Self-screening at home, including temperature and/or symptom checks using CDC guidelines.
The importance of not coming to work if employees have a frequent cough, fever, difficulty breathing, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, recent loss of taste or smell, or other symptoms of COVID-19; if employees have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or if employees have been exposed to someone diagnosed with COVID-19.
The importance of seeking medical attention if an employees’ symptoms become severe, including persistent pain or pressure in the chest, confusion, or bluish lips or face. Updates and further details are available on CDC’s webpage.
The vulnerability of older adults and people with chronic medical conditions, and the need to practice particular caution to protect these groups.
The importance of frequent hand washing with soap and water, including scrubbing with soap for 20 seconds (or using hand sanitizer with at least 60% ethanol or 70% isopropanol when employees cannot get to a sink or hand washing station, per CDC guidelines).
Manufacturer’s directions and Cal/OSHA requirements for safe use of personal hygiene and cleaning products.
The importance of physical distancing, both at work and off work time (see Physical Distancing section above).
Proper use of face coverings, including:
Face coverings do not protect the wearer and are not personal protective equipment (PPE).
Face coverings can help protect people near the wearer, but do not replace the need for physical distancing and frequent hand washing.
The importance of washing and/or sanitizing hands before and after using or adjusting face coverings.
Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth.
Face coverings to be washed after each shift.
Compliance and Documentation
This organization’s procedures and protocols are regularly reviewed for compliance with this Site-Specific Protection Plan (SPP) and any deficiencies are documented and corrected.
All new business operations will continue to be accessible to consumers and employees with disabilities, complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title III which covers private business entities.