LESSON SCHEDULING POLICIES:

Once we receive your lesson request we will be in touch with you to schedule your lesson. Lesson that require more than an 60 min round trip drive from Stow, OH may require a deposit at the time of scheduling. Additional travel fees may apply.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

We understand that life happens and plans can change!

Please contact us to let us know if you are going to be unable to make it to your scheduled lesson and let's see if we can reschedule.

  • Cancellations for lessons within a 45 minute drive of Stow, OH that are given at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled lesson (and not rescheduled) will receive a full refund, less a $25 administration fee. 

  • Cancellations for lessons within a 60 minute round trip drive of Stow, OH that are within 24 hours of the scheduled lesson are considered a "no show" and will be billed for the scheduled lesson.

  • Cancellations for lesson more than a 60 minute round trip drive of Stow, Ohio that are given at lest 24 hours notice will receive a 50% refund.

  • Cancellations for lessons more than a 60 minute round trip drive of Stow, OH that are within 24 hours of the scheduled lesson are considered a "no show" and will be billed for the scheduled lesson.

  • All lessons cancelled by the instructor will receive a full refund.

  • Weather policy

    • Ohio has some temperamental weather and your safety is our number one concern. If the weather looks questionable, we may reach out to you to reschedule.

    • Ride Inspired Coaching, LLC respects trail closures and we reserve the right to cancel lesson or events at any time when safety of participants is compromised due to poor riding conditions, trail closures, or for any other circumstances which are outside of our control.

    • A full refund or the option to reschedule will be given in all weather and trail closure circumstances.

Water, restroom, shelter information

Not all lesson and clinic locations will have a pavilion/shelter, water or bathroom facilities available, so please plan ahead.

Riding equipment

All participants must arrive with a maintained, fully functioning mountain bike fit off-road use. 

All Participants must wear a helmet that is certified to the CPSC standard at all times while on a bike - no exceptions.

We recommend participants wear protective eye-wear especially for on trail portions of lessons and clinics.

We also suggest gloves and knee pads for protection. (elbow pads and shin guards also recommended)

A small bag (hydration pack or small backpack) is useful for carrying spare clothing, food, water, and equipment especially for longer lesson and clinics where we’ll be away from “home base” for an extended period of time.

Other concerns

Mountain biking is an inherently dangerous sport with unpredictable risks. Minor injuries (scrapes, sprains, scratches, and bruises) can occur, as well as major injuries (concussions, broken bones, and heart attacks). There is always a chance of catastrophic injuries including paralysis and death.

All clients are required to sign Ride Inspired Instruction LLC’s waiver prior to the start of the lesson. By doing so they are indicating that they fully understand and agree to assuming responsibility for the risks and dangers by participating in mountain biking and that they know of no personal disability or medical condition, physical or mental, which may affect their ability to take part in the lesson, clinic or guided ride.

Our instructors will provide students with training in an appropriately safe working environment and provide them with a fully qualified and insured coach. Participants will never be placed under any pressure to perform skills and will fully participate under their own free will. It is advisable to check that your insurance policy covers adventure activities.

Participants should at all times ride within their own limits. Ride Inspired Coaching LLC accepts no liability for any loss, damage or injury to persons or property who are participating in a Ride inspired coaching LLC Lesson, Clinic, or Guided ride.