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2019 iCan Bike

Five-Day Intensive Learn to Ride a Bike Program

This camp teaches individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and other disabilities, how to ride a conventional bike without training wheels.
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Our Annual iCan Bike Camp is back and will take place July 8 - 12th, 2019 at the RIT's Gordon Field House. The week-long camp teaches individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and other disabilities, to ride a conventional bike without training wheels. Specialized, adaptive cycling equipment is utilized by certified instructors and an army of volunteer spotters that build confidence, skill and ultimately, success.

With a nearly 100% success rate, the program changes the lives of children and teens by teaching them a skill that builds self-confidence, provides an inclusive recreation opportunity with peers, and encourages a lifetime of fun and exercise. Participants will need to bring their own bicycle to camp for adjustments and will ride off into the sunset on the last day!

About the iCan Bike Camp: iCan Shine provides specialized bicycle riding equipment and a team of trained experts. Each participant attends one 75-minute session each day for five consecutive days. At least 1-2 volunteers are assigned to each participant to assist the trainer and rider.

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

  • Be at least eight 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 five days at the same registered session time
  • Able to attend parent orientation Sunday, July 7th, 2019 at 4:00 (RIT Gordon Field House)


Daily Sessions:
Session 1: 8:15a - 9:30a
Session 2: 9:50a - 11:05a
Session 3: 11:25a - 12:40p
Session 4: 1:40p - 2:55p
Session 5: 3:15p - 4:30p

To Register a Rider:

1.) Complete an AutismUp Family Profile (if you do not have one already): Click here to create AutismUp Family Profile

2.) Using the dashboard within the AutismUp Family Profile, enroll participant in the desired session.

3.) Complete the 2019 Rider Application: 2019 iCan Bike Rider Application * Registration will not be official until all three steps are complete and a confirmation email is sent to you from our Program Coordinator, Craig Jones.

To Register a Volunteer:

1.) Complete an AutismUp Volunteer Profile (if you do not have one already): Click here to create AutismUp Volunteer Profile

2.) Complete the 2019 Volunteer Application: 2019 iCan Bike Volunteer Application

* Registration will not be official until both steps are complete and a confirmation email is sent to you from our Program Coordinator, Craig Jones.

We rely on at least 80 volunteers to make this program a success! This is an excellent community service project for schools, organizations and sports teams! If you have any questions, please email our Program Coordinator, Craig Jones at cjones@autismup.org


Scholarships:

Scholarships are available through The Richard and Nancy Dorschel Family Foundation Scholarship Program for AutismUp. Please complete the Scholarship Request Application and submit with the Rider Application.

Location:

RIT's Gordon Field House
One Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623

Use Parking Lot D

Quick Links:


Rider Resources:
Create AutismUp Family Profile
2019 iCan Bike Rider Application

Volunteer Resources:
Create AutismUp Volunteer Profile
2019 iCan Bike Volunteer Application


  • $250
  • Jul 08 - Jul 12
  • Session 1: 8:15 - 9:30 AM
  • $250
  • Jul 08 - Jul 12
  • Session 2: 9:50 - 11:05 AM
  • $250
  • Jul 08 - Jul 12
  • Session 3: 11:25 AM - 12:40 PM
  • $250
  • Jul 08 - Jul 12
  • Session 4: 1:40 - 2:55 PM
  • $250
  • Jul 08 - Jul 12
  • Session 5: 3:15 - 4:30 PM
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How to register:


To Register a Rider:

1.) Complete an AutismUp Family Profile (if you do not have one already):
Click here to create AutismUp Family Profile

2.) Using the dashboard within the family profile, enroll participant in the desired session.

3.) Complete the 2019 Rider Application:

2019 iCan Bike Rider Application

* Registration will not be official until all three steps are complete and a confirmation email is sent to you from our Program Coordinator, Craig Jones.


To Register a Volunteer:

1.) Complete an AutismUp Volunteer Profile if you do not have one already:
Click here to create AutismUp Volunteer Profile

2.) Complete the 2019 Volunteer Application:
2019 iCan Bike Volunteer Application

* Registration will not be official until both steps are complete and a confirmation email is sent to you from our Program Coordinator, Craig Jones.


Rider Resources:
Create Family Profile

2019 Rider Application

Volunteer Resources:
Create Volunteer Profile
2019 Volunteer Application

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