iCan Bike Camp

AutismUp iCan Bike Camp
The 7th Annual iCan Bike Camp will be held July 7-11, 2014 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!

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
Session II: 9:50-11:05am
Session III: 11:25am-12:40pm
Session IV: 1:40-2:55pm
Session V: 3:15-4:30pm

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.

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

To apply for the ride, download the 2014 iCan Bike Rider Registration and send it to us.  

We need volunteers to make this program a success!! If you want to help, complete the online 2014 iCan Bike Volunteer Registration.

If you have any questions, please send an email to Gia Carroll at gcarroll@autismup.org or call (585) 248-9011.