iCan Bike Camp

AutismUp iCan Bike Camp
The 7th Annual iCan Bike Camp will be held July 13-17, 2015 at the Rochester Institute of Technology. This camp will teach individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other disabilities, how to ride a conventional bike without training wheels. Lose the Training Wheels provide 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. 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!

We are seeking sponsors for our week-long camp!  You can become a sponsor for as little at $200! Download the 2015 Donation Commitment Form here.

Helpful Information:

How Parents & Guardians Can Help

Purchasing the Right Bike and Helmet

Spotting Tips

Post Camp Riding Tips

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 sides
  • Able to wear a properly fitted bike helmet
  • Minimum inseam of 20″
  • Maximum weight is 220 lbs.
  • Able to attend camp all 5 days

Session Times:

Session I: 8:15-9:30am  full/waitlist only
Session II: 9:50-11:05am  full/waitlist only
Session III: 11:25am-12:40pm  full/waitlist only
Session IV: 1:40-2:55pm    full/waitlist only
Session V: 3:15-4:30pm    full/waitlist only

The cost for camp is $200. 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.  All scholarships have been awareded for this program, any other requests receviced will be held on a waitlist if any awards are not accepted. 

To apply, download the iCan Bike Participant Application and AutismUp Medical and Waiver.  Send to AutismUp along with payment.

We need volunteers to make this program a success!! If you want to help, complete the iCan Bike Volunteer Application.

Thank you to our major sponsors.



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