Autismup Events

iCan Bike Camp

Five-Day Intensive Learn to Ride a Bike Camp

This camp teaches individuals with autism, and other disabilities, how to ride a conventional bike without training wheels. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Volunteer Here.
Bike Camp Logo 2019

It's back for the 11th year! iCan Bike Camp will take place July 8-12, 2019 at the Rochester Institute of Technology's Gordon Fieldhouse. 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. AutismUp is happy to have hosted 400 riders and nearly 1,000 volunteers in past 10 years! Would you like to experience this life changing program first-hand? Register to participate as a camper or a volunteer today!


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

We rely on 80-120 volunteers to make this program a success! This is an excellent community service project for students, school clubs, youth organizations, businesses and sports teams! If you would like to become a volunteer, please follow these TWO STEPS: (#1) Complete an AutismUp Volunteer Profile, and (#2) complete an iCan Bike Volunteer Application. Scroll down for links.

Sessions and volunteer time slots are available as follows. Note: each session is 1 hour and 15 minutes in length. Volunteers should arrive 15 minutes early to check in and be ready to receive their "spotter" assignment. Ideally, volunteers should plan to attend the same session each day so as to build a trusting relationship with camper they are spotting.

Daily Sessions:

Session 1: 8:15 - 9:30 AM

Session 2: 9:50 - 11:05 AM

Session 3: 11:25 AM - 12:40 PM

Session 4: 1:40 - 2:55 PM

Session 5: 3:15 - 4:30 PM


How to Register as 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.


Other Volunteer Information: Volunteers will receive a complimentary iCan Bike T-shirt on the first day of camp to wear. Volunteers will receive volunteer credit at the completion of their volunteer work by request.


About iCan Bike Camp presented by AutismUp: 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.


SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

I Can Bike 2019 Sponsor Opportunities

AutismUp Membership

Membership to AutismUp has many benefits, including access to a broad array of complimentary support services, early registration, discounts and more. 

Learn more

Downloads

How to register:

Rider Registration: Click here

Volunteer Registration - complete TWO EASY STEPS to volunteer:

Step 1: Complete AutismUp Volunteer Profile

Step 2: Complete iCan Bike Volunteer Application

Questions? Email Craig Jones, cjones@autismup.org

Visionary Sponsors