iCan Bike teaches children with intellectual and developmental disabilities to independently ride a 2 wheel bicycle in just one week's time. The camp in East Lyme will be held at the East Lyme Middle School August 12th - 17th, 2018. Riders must attend one 75 minute session each day M-F. Riders must meet certain criteria in order to participate, please visit our website for details. Cost of the program is $150 per rider. Training bikes used at the beginning of the program are provided. Riders must provide their own 2 wheel bicycle to transition to during the week and must also have a bike helmet.
iCan Bike uses adapted bicycles, a specialized instructional program, and trained staff to enable individuals with disabilities to learn to ride a two wheel bicycle. Riders attend one 75 minute session each day for five consecutive days where they learn to ride while accompanied and encouraged by volunteer spotters. Over the course of the week, the bikes are continually adjusted in an effort to challenge riders balance as they gradually discover the skill and joy of riding.
The goal of iCan Bike is to teach individuals with disabilities to ride a two wheel bicycle and become lifelong independent riders. This achievement, in turn, creates a gateway of opportunity, helping each rider gain assurance and self-reliance in many other aspects of their lives. Parents, teachers and therapists describe the results as miraculous. Many of the riders have tried for years to learn to ride a bicycle without success. In just one week of the iCan Bike camp, about 80% of the riders will learn to independently ride a two wheel bike. The remaining 20% make tremendous strides toward that goal. Success in learning to ride a bicycle is a major milestone in anyone%E2%80%99s life. When learning has become a struggle, the accomplishment and its impact can be much greater. We observe that learning to ride a bicycle infuses riders with confidence and an improved self-image that has a positive ripple effect into many other aspects of their lives.
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Camp Address East Lyme Middle School
31 Society Road Niantic , CT, 06357 United States
860 769-7055 (tel.)
Winter Address The Miracle League of CT
47 Upson St. Bristol, CT, 06010 United States
860 769-7055 (tel.)