This camp is designed to teach children with special needs how to ride a two-wheeled bike.
The unique five-day bike riding program is coordinated with iCan Shine’s iCan Bike program (formerly known as Lose the Training Wheels). The organization provides a fleet of adaptive bikes designed to ensure the success of all riders. The philosophy and technology of the program has impressive evidence for success in youth with Autism and other youth with special needs or disabilities.
Campers participate in one 90-minute session daily for a week. Each camper is assigned trained volunteers who runs alongside them to ensure safety. STRIDE will assist campers in getting their own bicycle after camp, if needed.
When: June 27th – July 1st, 2022
Cost: $200 (Scholarships are available upon request.)
Where: Union College, Messa Ice Rink, Union Blvd., Schenectady, NY
Rider Requirements: (Rider must meet all of below criteria):
- Minimum age – 8 years old
- Able to sidestep to both sides
- Have a disability
- Able to attend camp all 5 days
- Able to walk without assistive device
- Maximum weight 220 lbs.
- Willing and able to wear a properly fitted bike helmet
- Minimum inseam of 20” (measure from floor while rider is wearing sneakers)
*Priority is given to riders who have not participated in the camp before.*