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iCan Bike Registration – Now Open

The DSC and My Village Northwest are sponsoring an iCan Bike camp this summer! iCan Bike teaches individuals with disabilities how to ride a conventional bike in 75-minute session over the course of 5 consecutive days, using a fleet of adapted bicycles, specialized instructional program and trained staff.

Registration is now open. Session 2 is full and others are filling up fast so register today! Session 5 has the most spots available.

Click HERE to register.

Registration Fee: $200

From July 9-13 2018, iCan Shine’s iCan Bike program will be at Seattle’s MAGNUSON PARK, HANGAR 30, to teach local individuals with disabilities how to ride a conventional bike and become a lifelong independent rider! iCan Bike uses a fleet of adapted bicycles, a specialized instructional program and a trained staff to teach individuals with disabilities how to ride a bike. Each rider attends the same 75-minute session each day for five consecutive days (M – F) whereby they are physically assisted and encouraged by the same two volunteer “spotters”. Over the course of the 5-day camp the adapted bike is adjusted to gradually introduce more instability in an effort to challenge riders at their own individual pace. The week is concluded with a touching and inspiring award ceremony!

ICan Bike riders must be: ages 8 and up; weigh no more than 220 lbs; have a disability; have an inseam measurement of at least 20”; be able to walk without assistive devices and sidestep from side to side. Parents, teachers and therapists describe our results as INCREDIBLE. By the end of the 5-day camp approximately 80% of riders learn to ride a conventional bike completely independently. The remaining 20% make tremendous progress towards that goal. Success in learning to ride a bicycle is a major accomplishment. Learning to ride independently results in increased confidence, a sense of accomplishment and an improved self-image.

Be a Volunteer “spotter” for the same rider for each of the 5 days and experience the thrill of giving the gift of riding a bike! Just 75 invigorating minutes per day… it just may be the most rewarding exercise and emotional experience you’ve ever had! Click HERE to volunteer to be a spotter for a rider

No donation is too small! Sponsor a child by making a donation in any amount to MyVillageNW.org. Please specific iCan Bike.