Register Today for iCan Bike
Bicycle riding is a terrific summer activity for children and families. Each year, Easterseals Crossroads hosts iCan Bike (a program of iCan Shine), which is a bicycle camp for individuals with disabilities (8+ years of age) who want to learn to ride a two-wheel bicycle.
Participants 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.
iCan Bike Date, location and session Times
iCan Bike | June 18 – June 22, 2018
Perry Park Ice Skating Rink (451 E. Stop 11 Road, Indianapolis)
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.
We currently have openings for iCan Bike, but the spots are limited and are filling quickly, so register for iCan Bike today! For more information or to have forms mailed to you, please contact Lisa at Easterseals Crossroads via phone at 317.782.8888 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
Volunteering at iCan Bike is a great way for runners, bike riders, student athletes, coaches and sports teams to work out and give back to the community at the same time. Volunteers must be a minimum of 15 years of age and must be able to commit to the same session time for the entire 5 days of the camp. Volunteers will get a t-shirt, plenty of water and a tremendous feeling of pride in making a difference in a young person’s life.