iCan Bike Camp

AutismUp iCan Bike Camp
The 9th Annual iCan Bike Camp will be held July 25-29, 2016 at the Rochester Institute of Technology. This week-long camp teaches individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other disabilities, how to ride a conventional bike without training wheels. We are able to change the lives of these children and teens by teaching them a skill that builds self-confidence, provides inclusion with their peers, and gives them a lifetime of fun and exercise!

In order to participate, the person must meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 8 years old
  • With a disability
  • Able to walk without an assistive device
  • Able to sidestep to both sideschris and manda 2015
  • Able to wear a properly fitted bike helmet
  • Minimum inseam of 20″
  • Maximum weight is 220 lbs.
  • Able to attend camp all 5 days

Daily Sessions:

ALL sessions are full, we are accepting applications for wait list only
Session I: 8:15-9:30am FULL
Session II: 9:50-11:05am  FULL
Session III: 11:25am-12:40pm  FULL
Session IV: 1:40-2:55pm  FULL
Session V: 3:15-4:30pm    FULL

The cost for camp is $200.  To join the waitlist, complete the following electronic form: 2016 iCan Bike Rider Application and email to contact@autismup.org or mail printed form to AutismUp.  There are no refunds after July 1, 2016.

Scholarships are available through AutismUp’s Richard and Nancy Dorschel Family Foundation Scholarship Program. Please complete the Scholarship Request and send along with rider application. 

iCanBike-volunteersWe need volunteers to make this program a success!! If you want to help, complete the following form: 2016 iCan Bike Volunteer Application print, fill out, scan, and email to pmesiti@autismup.org or mail printed form to AutismUp.



About the camp: iCan Shine provides specialized bicycle riding equipment, as well as, a team of experts. Each participant attends one 75-minute session per day for five consecutive days. There will be 1-2 volunteers assisting the trainers with each child.


girl on bike 2015

Helpful Information:

How Parents & Guardians Can Help

Purchasing the Right Bike and Helmet

Spotting Tips

Post Camp Riding Tips