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Mike's Bike Park October 29, 2021

Good evening,


Tomorrow will be our final Adventure Experience in October. We will be at Mike's Bike Park from 9-11am. We are excited for this opportunity as we will get to partner with a great business in the Dayton community. Kids will check in and get fitted for a helmet and bike and then we will have a tour of the bike park with one of the staff. After the walkthrough the riders will be set free to explore the bike park on their bikes. 


Please make sure that you have an online waiver filled out PRIOR to arriving. You can fill that out here: https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/w/5bb171345004e/web/


See everyone tomorrow morning!!


Jonathan

October 23rd Mountain Biking Adventure Experience October 22, 2021

Good evening,


We are excited for our second weekend of mountain biking. We will once again be at the MoMBA mountain biking park at Huffman MetroPark. Our first session will be at 9:00 and then at 11:00. YOU MUST HAVE ALL FORMS READ AND SIGNED PRIOR TO THE START OF THE EVENT.


Take Note:

  • All participants must be able to ride a bike. Unfortunately, we are unable to give riding lessons the day of the event.
  • Please have your rider bring a warm jacket and a water bottle. 
  • BE ON TIME. Five Rivers MetroParks staff will be fitting everyone with a bike and helmet and will be providing an important skills class before hitting the trail. 

See everyone tomorrow!


Trailblazing Hope Outdoors


Required forms:

Mountain Biking

Risk Release Waiver

Parent/Guardian Information


ADVENTURE EXPERIENCE UPDATE: October 16, 2021

We are having the mountain biking experience today! See everyone at either the 9 or 11am session. Our awesome volunteer Lance will be there alongside Jordan from Five Rivers MetroParks.


Please bring a water bottle and jacket or hoodie.

October 16th ADVENTURE EXPERIENCE UPDATE: October 16, 2021

Currently the mountain biking experience is still on for today. A MetroParks staff member will be there by 8:30 to inspect the trails and will have a definitive answer shortly. Thank you for your patience as we make sure we are able to offer a safe and fun experience today!!

October 16th Mountain Biking October 15, 2021

Tomorrow we kick off our mountain biking Adventure Experience. Due to the possible rain this evening and tomorrow we may have to reschedule as per Five Rivers MetroParks. For safety reasons they do not open the bike trails if there has been rain. We will make an announcement tomorrow. If you are not signed up for our Discord server you can do so with this invite link: https://discord.gg/uzcNcK4DyK. This is a group chat app that allows us to provide real-time updates for our programming.


Thank you for your flexibility and we hope that tomorrow will work out.


Trailblazing Hope Outdoors

Adventure Experience: Things to know for mountain biking. October 13, 2021

Good afternoon,


We are a few days from our first mountain biking opportunity and we want to make sure that you have all the important information prior to the session you registered your student for. Five Rivers MetroParks will be hosting us on October 16th and the 23rd. They are requiring that all riders have a Risk Release Waiver signed before riding. All minors must also have a parent read and sign the Parent/Guardian Information form. Mike's Bike Park will host for our final Adventure Experience of the month and require that all riders have a risk waiver on file before they ride in the park. Find all the forms below. 


Please arrive fifteen minutes early for your registered session so we can get everyone checked in and are able to start on time. We only have a limited riding window at the MoMBA Park for all sessions on the 16th and 23rd. To ensure that each student gets the most time on the trails we need to start promptly each time. If you are running late or are unable to attend, please call or text us at (937) 802-0801.


Locations:

Mountain Biking - October 16th & 23rd: 

MetroParks Mountain Bike Area (MoMBA)

4485 Union Rd, Dayton, OH 45424


Mike's Bike Park - October 30th:

Mike's Bike Park

1300 E 1st Street, Dayton, OH 45403


Required forms:

Mountain Biking

Risk Release Waiver

Parent/Guardian Information


Mike's Bike Park

Rider Waiver


We look forward to taking our next adventure this month. It will be tons of fun!!


Trailblazing Hope Outdoors Team

Updates for tomorrow 8.14.21 August 23, 2021

Good afternoon,


We are excited about tomorrow's Adventure Experience. We are going back into the low ropes course to tackle new obstacles. Below is some information that you should be aware of before arriving. Please have Challenge Course Waiver signed and filled out prior to arriving. This will help us get started on time. Also, please make sure that your student has a mask with them as well as some bug spray. 


PLEASE TEXT ME AT 757.575.8353 TO CONFIRM YOUR STUDENTS ATTENDANCE TOMORROW


Wright State University 

Outdoor Resource Center 

Challenge Course 

Frequently Asked Questions 


Q: What do we wear? 

A: Footwear: Closed-toed shoes. Athletic style shoes are best. No sandals. 

Pants/Shorts: Pants or shorts should be comfortably loose to allow for movement. 

Shirts/jackets: Wear what is comfortable, layering is recommended in cooler temperatures. 

Jewelry: No dangling earrings or hoops. Necklaces and rings are best left at home. 

Hat: To protect your face from the sun 

Sunscreen: To protect your skin from the sun 


Q: What should we bring with us? 

A: You should bring a water bottle and depending on the length of the program a small snack. 


Q: What happens in bad weather? 

A: The staff of the ORC closely monitors the weather leading up to and during a program. In the event of slight to moderate rain we will most likely continue the program. In the event of thunderstorms the program will be rescheduled with your group leader. 


Q: Are there restroom facilities? 

A: Yes, men and women’s accessible restrooms are available onsite. 


Q: What if one of our participants is uncomfortable with participating? 

A: All of our elements are “Challenge by Choice”. If a participant is uncomfortable with participating in a particular element they should let their facilitator know and additional options will be provided. 


Q: What if one of our participants has special needs? 

A: The staff of the ORC will make every effort to accommodate and adapt to participants with special needs. Even though an element may require a participant to be on a cable or a small platform, everyone can still participate, either through communication, leading, or assisting with problem solving, and team morale. 


Directions and parking for the Challenge Course:



We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow. Please arrive by 9:45 so we can get everyone checked in.


See you on the trail!


Jonathan

Important items for tomorrow! August 23, 2021

Good afternoon,


We are excited about tomorrow's Adventure Experience. Here is some information that you should be aware of before arriving. Please have Challenge Course Waiver signed and filled out prior to arriving. This will help us get started on time.


Wright State University 

Outdoor Resource Center 

Challenge Course 

Frequently Asked Questions 


Q: What do we wear? 

A: Footwear: Closed-toed shoes. Athletic style shoes are best. No sandals. 

Pants/Shorts: Pants or shorts should be comfortably loose to allow for movement.

Shirts/jackets: Wear what is comfortable, layering is recommended in cooler temperatures. 

Jewelry: No dangling earrings or hoops. Necklaces and rings are best left at home. 

Hat: To protect your face from the sun 

Sunscreen: To protect your skin from the sun 


Q: What should we bring with us? 

A: You should bring a water bottle and depending on the length of the program a small snack. 


Q: What happens in bad weather? 

A: The staff of the ORC closely monitors the weather leading up to and during a program. In the event of slight to moderate rain we will most likely continue the program. In the event of thunderstorms the program will be rescheduled with your group leader. 


Q: Are there restroom facilities? 

A: Yes, men and women’s accessible restrooms are available onsite. 


Q: What if one of our participants is uncomfortable with participating? 

A: All of our elements are “Challenge by Choice”. If a participant is uncomfortable with participating in a particular element they should let their facilitator know and additional options will be provided. 


Q: What if one of our participants has special needs? 

A: The staff of the ORC will make every effort to accommodate and adapt to participants with special needs. Even though an element may require a participant to be on a cable or a small platform, everyone can still participate, either through communication, leading, or assisting with problem solving, and team morale. 


Directions and parking for the Challenge Course:



We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow. Please arrive by 9:45 so we can get everyone checked in.


See you on the trail!


Jonathan


Friday, June 4th Kayaking August 23, 2021

We are all set for Wednesday's rescheduled kayaking tomorrow. Please have your paddler at Riversedge by 9:30 so we can get on the river as soon as possible. They will need to have the Riversedge waiver filled out. Please let me know as soon as possible if you need one. Also, make sure that they have a water bottle and a snack. See you tomorrow.


Jonathan

Weather Update: Wednesday June, 2nd Kayaking August 23, 2021

Good afternoon,


Currently we are watching the weather for tomorrow. Riversedge Outfitters normally closes if rains for safety purposes. If we do have to cancel tomorrow, we will reschedule for Friday. If you registered your child for tomorrow and cannot make the rescheduled date we will refund your registration fee or you can apply it to another date.


Thanks,


Jonathan

Time Change for Event August 23, 2021

We need to shift our start time of the Adventure Experience tomorrow from 11am to noon. We will go from noon to three. We will be providing pizza after the event at 2pm. Please let us know if you have any questions.


Trailblazing Hope Outdoors

Location for tomorrow August 23, 2021

Good afternoon,

Here is an aerial view of where we will be at. It is the shelter behind Normandy Elementary School (top left of the image). The address is 401 Normandy Ridge Rd. Dayton, OH, 45459. Message us in the Discord app if you need anything or text me at 757.575.8353. 

See you tomorrow!

Jonathan





Adventure Experience: Rock Climbing August 23, 2021

Happy Friday,


Tomorrow we will be meeting at the Wright State University Student Union for our rock climbing Adventure Experience. Please make sure that you have the Indoor Climbing Gym Release form filled out as well as have your climber review the Climbing Gym Rules. If you need a copy of those please email us at info@trailblazinghope.com.


We look forward to seeing your climbers tomorrow.


Thanks,


Jonathan