Programs & Classes

iCan Bike (Registration Opens 4/10/2024)

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 15 - 19, 2024 at the Golisano Training Center at Nazareth College. 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
  • Parent/Caregiver must remain onsite the entire time their rider is participating.
  • Able to attend parent orientation Sunday, July 14th, 2024 at 3:00p (Golisano Training Center @ Naz)

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 Volunteer:

The volunteer application has two parts, please fill out both forms to complete the application.

Complete the 2024 Volunteer Application links below:

2024 iCan Bike Volunteer Registration

2024 AutismUp iCan Bike Volunteer Form

* Registration will not be official until a confirmation email is sent to you from our iCan Bike Coordinator, Maria DiMartin.

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 iCan Bike Coordinator, Maria DiMartin at


Partial 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. Please note, scholarships are not guaranteed and based on the amount of applications this may be limited. Please submit your Scholarship Application ASAP if you intend to apply!

  • To apply for a scholarship, please complete a Scholarship and send the first two pages of your most recent tax return to: AutismUp Attn: Program Office - iCan Bike 50 Science Parkway Rochester NY, 14620 or scan and send via email,

Off Site Location:

Golisano Training Center (GTC) @ Nazareth College
4245 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618

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