iCanBike (formally known as Lose the Training Wheels™)
Biking is more than just exercise and transportation: it's a social activity of connection, a childhood rite of passage and a first taste of independence. Transforming biking into an inclusive activity is the mission of iCanBike, a national organization that conducts bike camps for individuals with special needs. This unique approach has enabled thousands of people, with a variety of disabilities, to become independent bicycle riders.
The Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio, in collaboration with Nationwide Children's Hospital and the Autism Society of Central Ohio, is hosting our 7th iCanBike Camp June 2-6, 2014 at Worthington Kilbourne High School. Each participant takes part in a 75 minute session between the hours of 8:15 am to 4:30 pm.
Participants must be at least 8 years old, have a developmental disability, and should have a minimum inseam of 20", be able to walk without an assistive device, weigh no more than 220 lbs and must wear a properly fitted helmet. A parent, guardian or other caregiver is expected to participate in various ways throughout the week. The registration fee for the week-long course is $150 per participant. Click here for answers to the most frequently asked questions.
Because camp is limited to 40 participants, campers are selected based on timely completion of application AND likelihood to succeed in camp. A 100% refund will be issued to any applicant who is not selected to participate in camp. Registration is open at https://icanbikecbus.eventbrite.com.
Anyone interested in volunteering for the event must be at least 16 years old and physically able to walk/run alongside the participant as they master the skill of riding a bicycle. Volunteers must be able to commit 75 minutes a day for the week and attend a training session. To sign up as a volunteer go to: https://cbusbikevol.eventbrite.com.
Any questions regarding iCanBike can be directed to Marge Barnheiser at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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