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iCan Bike (All sessions are currently full, but please continue with the enrollment process as a spot may open up! You will be put on the short waitlist)

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 11 - 15th, 2022 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 10th, 2022 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 Rider:

1.) Complete the 2022 Rider Application: 2022 iCan Bike Rider Application

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

3.) Using the dashboard within the AutismUp Family portal, enroll participant in the desired session.

* Payment is required in full at time of registration ($275) *

** Self-Direction Families: iCan Bike is typically not covered by Self Direction. However, if your FI agrees to it and you want to utilize Self Direction Funding, we require you to pay AutismUp first, and submit your receipt directly to the FI for reimbursement. AutismUp will not be submitting any receipts to the FI's for this program. If you find Self Direction will not cover this class, you could submit the receipt to the Family Reimbursement program with the assistance of your child's OPWDD care coordinator.

*** Registration will not be official until all three steps are complete and a confirmation email is sent to you from our Program Operations Director, 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 2022 Volunteer Application: 2022 iCan Bike Volunteer Application

* Registration will not be official until both steps are complete and a confirmation email is sent to you from our iCan Bike Coordinator, Bella Ponticello.

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, Bella Ponticello at iponticello@autismup.org

Scholarships:

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, cjones@autismup.org



Off Site Location:

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

  • $275
  • Jul 11 - Jul 15
  • Session I: 8:15 - 9:30 AM
  • $275
  • Jul 11 - Jul 15
  • Session II: 9:50 - 11:05 AM
  • $275
  • Jul 11 - Jul 15
  • Session III: 11:25 AM - 12:40 PM
  • $275
  • Jul 11 - Jul 15
  • Session IV: 1:40 - 2:55 PM
  • $275
  • Jul 11 - Jul 15
  • Session V: 3:15 - 4:30 PM
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