Published On: June 10, 2021

Camp experience for individuals with disabilities who want to learn to ride a two-wheel bicycle

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (June 10, 2021) – Easterseals Crossroads, a local nonprofit organization providing disability services, is looking for volunteers for its popular iCan Bike, a camp experience for individuals with disabilities who want to learn to ride a two-wheel bicycle.

Created by iCan Shine, an international charitable nonprofit organization, iCan Bike uses adapted bicycles, a specialized instructional program and trained staff to enable individuals with disabilities to learn to ride a conventional two-wheel bicycle.

In partnership with iCan Shine and Indy Parks, Easterseals Crossroads is offering this camp experience June 21-25 for 40 riders ages eight years and older. Each rider needs at least two spotters, presenting a tremendous need for 80 spotters to fulfill the needs of the camp.

“The camp depends heavily on volunteer participation — spotters who can walk, run and jog alongside the riders, providing physical support and encouragement,” said Easterseals Crossroads President and CEO David Dreith. “This year, we have a few volunteer spotter positions we still need to fill, so if you are a runner, please consider helping a young person achieve a huge milestone in bike riding!”

Runners are needed for the following spots:

  • Monday, June 21 from 3:15-4:50 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 22 from 3:15-4:50 p.m.
  • Friday, June 25 from 11:25 a.m.-12:55 p.m.

iCan Bike takes place at Perry Park Ice Rink, located near the intersection of E. Stop 11 Road and Meridian Street on the south side of Indianapolis.

If interested in volunteering, you can fill out the form here: https://bit.ly/3cwszRJ. Volunteers must be at least 15 years old.

Visit eastersealscrossroads.org for more about the services offered through Easterseals Crossroads.

About Easterseals Crossroads
Easterseals Crossroads has been helping individuals with disabilities and special needs, and their families, live better lives for over 80 years. Whether helping someone improve physical mobility, return to work or simply gain greater independence for everyday living, Easterseals Crossroads offers a variety of services to help people with disabilities address life’s challenges and achieve personal goals. We provide top-quality, family-focused and innovative services tailored to meet the specific needs of the individuals we serve. For more, visit eastersealscrossroads.org.