iCan Bike uses adapted bicycles, a specialized instructional program and trained staff to teach individuals with disabilities how to ride a bike. Riders attend a 75-minute session for five consecutive days (M – F) where they are assisted and encouraged by two volunteer “spotters.”
Over the course of the 5-day camp, the adapted bike is adjusted to gradually challenge riders to develop their skills at their own pace.
Participants must be:
- At least 8 years old
- Able to walk without an assistive device and sidestep to both sides
- Able to attend a 75-minute session each day of the 5-day camp
- Under 220 lbs. and have a minimum inseam of 20”
DOES IT WORK
Parents, teachers and therapists describe the results as incredible. By the end of previous year’s Designer Genes iCan Bike camps, over 80% of the riders (ages 8-43) learned to ride a two-wheel bike independently. Learning to ride builds confidence and an improved self-image.
iCan Bike riders are ages 8 and up, teens and sometimes adults who have a diagnosed disability. Rides must be able to walk without assistive devices and sidestep from side to side.
Cost to attend is $100.
BE A VOLUNTEER
Be a Volunteer Be a “spotter” for the same rider for each of the 5 days and experience the thrill of giving the gift of riding a bike! 75 invigorating minutes per day… it may be the most rewarding exercise and emotional experience you’ve ever had! Volunteers must be 16 years of age. To volunteer to be a spotter for a rider – Sign Up Now – or reach out to:
- contact: Heather Lundeen
- email: email@example.com
- phone: 701-471-5615
BE A SPONSOR
Designer Genes needs sponsors to support this camp. Join Bismarck Parks and Recreation and the Great American Bike Race in helping someone find the independence bike riding brings. To become a sponsor for this camp:
- contact: Roxane Romanick
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- phone: 701-391-7421