Easterseals Crossroads is now registering for iCan Bike (a program of iCan Shine). iCan Bike is a bicycle camp for individuals with disabilities (8+ years of age) who want to learn to ride a two-wheel bicycle. Children and adults are taught how to ride and transition to a conventional bike within a 5-day period utilizing adapted bikes and techniques developed by Dr. Richard Klein, a retired professor of mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois.
The program depends a great deal upon volunteers who literally run (or walk) alongside riders. Our volunteers tag-team their efforts and most riders receive spotting assistance from the same team of volunteers each day of the program. Participants are enrolled in the same 75-minute session each day for 5 consecutive days. Program sessions start at 8:30 a.m. with the last session starting at 3:35 p.m. Cost of the camp is $130 per person.
iCan Bike can help improve the quality of life for individuals with disabilities as the benefits from independent bike riding can include higher self-esteem, peer inclusion, improved exercise opportunities, increased stamina, increased cognitive stimulation, improved health and better decision-making skills.
- One parent was thrilled that his son made it to two-wheels on day three of camp; he proudly told us that his son has not stopped smiling since!
- A mother was so happy that her son was successful in learning to ride and stated that this was the one of his first (athletic) successes and he was so proud!
- One family was so excited that they could now enjoy bike riding together as a family.
Register today! Spots are filling quickly for this program year. For enrollment information, contact Lisa at Easterseals Crossroads at 317.782.8888 or [email protected]
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