Healing Rides... Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
Offering Healing Through Fresh Air and Sunshine

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Healing Rides

Volunteer Pedaler

Thank you for your interest in volunteering to pedal! We conduct a volunteer training session in the Spring. If you would like to be a part of our next training session please e-mail Barb Brown, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Before engaging in training, please be advised that you will need to commit to a 2 1/2 hour slot for each ride. This allows for our guests to get comfortably settled, an hour ride and plenty of conversation with their volunteer. 

If you are accompanying a rider as an escort, you do not need to be trained. An escort can be a friend or family member who would like to share in this special ride.

To ensure the safety and peace of mind of our passengers and their families, becoming a certified volunteer entails the following:

In order to become a certified volunteer, all candidates must:

1. Be at least 21 years of age.

2. Pass a background check.  Applicants will be disqualified if they have any criminal records, sex offenses, and/or repeated motor vehicle violations in their report.

3. Sign an original copy of the Healing Rides Waiver Agreement

4. Log a total of 6 hours of road time (as both a pedaler and passenger) with one of our trained volunteers. There will be a log book on location.  Prior to certification, no one may take out a passenger other than a trainer or another volunteer. Wheelchair bikes must travel in a group of at least 2 bikes. Single wheelchair bikes must be accompanied by a third person riding a bicycle who is certified.

5. Trainee should satisfactorily perform all skills and be tested after training is completed. 

6. Submit 3 local references to Healing Rides, attention: Barb Brown, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Once all requirements are satisfactorily met, qualified volunteers will be listed on the Healing Rides Approved List of Volunteers.

Please contact Barb Brown at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get on the waiting list for the next training session.

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