Bike Camp

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Success in learning to ride a bicycle is a major accomplishment for attendees and builds confidence and an improved self-image. Nothing is more inspiring than seeing a group of bike camp participants ride a conventional bike completely independently. By the end of the five day camp, over 80 percent of riders learn to ride their bikes completely independently.

iCan Bike Camp, a collaboration between i Can Shine and the Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin, uses a fleet of adapted bicycles, a specialized instructional program and trained staff members to teach individuals with disabilities how to ride a bike. Riders attend their scheduled 75-minute session at the same time each day for five consecutive days (M – F). All participants are physically assisted and encouraged by two volunteer “spotters” throughout the duration of the one-week camp.

As the camp progresses, the adapted bike is adjusted to gradually introduce more instability in an effort to challenge riders at their own individual pace. Participants will receive a bike helmet individually sized for them, and t-shirt. The week concludes with a touching and inspiring award ceremony!


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