iCan Bike Camp

AutismUp iCan Bike Camp
The 9th Annual iCan Bike Camp took place July 25-29, 2016 at the Rochester Institute of Technology. This week-long camp teaches individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other disabilities, how to ride a conventional bike without training wheels. 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!  Check back in March 2017 for more information about our 2017 Camp!

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 sideschris and manda 2015
  • Able to wear a properly fitted bike helmet
  • Minimum inseam of 20″
  • Maximum weight is 220 lbs.
  • Able to attend camp all 5 days

Daily Sessions:
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    

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 need volunteers to make this program a success!! If you want to help, please email pmesiti@autismup.org.

About the camp: iCan Shine provides 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.                           

girl on bike 2015

Helpful Information:

How Parents & Guardians Can Help

Purchasing the Right Bike and Helmet

Spotting Tips

Post Camp Riding Tips