Bike Camp for Individuals with Disabilities

 

Bikers learn to ride with the help of volunteers at an ICan Bike camp.

iCan Shine is a non-profit organization that teaches individuals with disabilities to ride a conventional two-wheel bicycle through its iCan Bike program. This five-day camp, requiring riders to attend only one 75-minute session per day, is taking place at Delaware Valley University, Doylestown PA, August 7th through August 11th, 2017.

iCan Shine is a non-profit organization that collaborates with local organizations to host camps in their communities.

iCan Shine uses adapted equipment, trained professionals and volunteers. With 75 minutes of instruction over five days, over 80% of riders learn to ride a conventional bicycle independently by the end of camp.

To be eligible to enroll, riders must be at least eight years old, have a disability and be able to walk without an assistive device such as a walker or cane. Riders must be able to side-step quickly to both sides. Riders must have a minimum inseam measurement of 20 inches and weigh no more than 220 pounds.

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old (unless accompanied by an adult), able to attend 90 minutes at the same time each of the 5 days of camp (15 minutes of training/daily debriefing), able to provide physical, emotional and motivational support to assigned rider, able and willing to get some exercise (light jogging/running) for a great cause!

 

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