iCan Bike uses adapted bicycles, a specialized instructional program and trained staff to enable individuals with disabilities to learn to ride a two-wheel bicycle. Participants attend one 75-minute session each day for five consecutive days where they learn to ride while accompanied and encouraged by a volunteer "spotter." Over the course of each week we continually adjust the bikes in an effort to challenge riders appropriately as they gradually discover the skill and joys of riding.
iCan Bike participants are children age 8 and up as well as teens and adults. They have a diagnosed disability and are able to walk without assistive devices.
To register for the camp, participants must meet the following criteria:
The camp fee is $100. A limited number of scholarships are available thanks to the Lora DeAnn Broers Memorial Scholarship Fund.
A parent orientation meeting will be held on Sunday, July 9 at 1:00 p.m. - EastSide Centre
We need your help! If you are 16 years old or older, you can volunteer to help children at the iCan Bike camp. We need energetic volunteers who will act as spotters for each of the children participating. Be prepared to be swept off your feet while you watch children and young adults experience a new found freedom and sense of accomplishment.
We would love to have you, your family, school, sports team, church, or business sponsor a session by volunteering. Volunteer spotters are needed Monday through Friday for 75-minute sessions and must be able to run or walk at a fast pace. Online volunteer registration is coming soon! A volunteer orientation meeting will be held prior to the start of camp.
Contact Brenda Bleichner at 309.686.1177, ext. 2294 or firstname.lastname@example.org