When: Monday - Friday,
August 11-15, 2014
Where: University of Texas - Dallas
Student Activity Center
800 W. Campbell Rd.
Richardson, TX 75080
Fee: $150 per person
Available Session Times:
(Maximum of 8 riders per session)
8:30 am - 9:45 am
How It Works:
iCan Shine’s iCan Bike program is designed to teach individuals with disabilities how to ride a conventional bike and become lifelong independent riders! iCan Bike uses a fleet of adapted bicycles, a specialized instructional program, and a trained staff to teach individuals with disabilities how to ride a bike.
Riders attend the same 75-minute session each day for five consecutive days (M – F) whereby they are physically assisted and encouraged by two volunteer “spotters”. Over the course of the 5-day camp the adapted bike is adjusted to gradually introduce more instability in an effort to challenge riders at their own individual pace. For additional information about the iCan Bike program, please visit the iCan Shine website at http://icanshine.org.
Requirements for Participation (Riders must meet all criteria below):
• Minimum of 8 years of age
• With a disability (not limited to those with Down syndrome)
• Able to walk without assistive device
• Able to sidestep to both sides
• Minimum inseam of 20”
• Maximum weight 220 lbs.
• Willing and able to wear a properly fitted bike helmet
• Able to attend camp all 5 days
All interested participants must complete the Rider Registration Form in its entirety and mail with full payment to 1702 N. Collins Blvd., Suite 170, Richardson, TX 75080. Session availability and placement is on a first come, first served basis and must follow the iCan Shine requirements for acceptance and session assignment. Full payment is required to reserve your spot, and there are no refunds unless there is a waiting list for your participant’s particular session. You will receive an e-mail confirming your rider's acceptance into the camp along with his/her session time within a few weeks of application submission. Limited scholarship opportunities are available; please contact Jennifer Ford at (214) 267-1374 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional details and to request a scholarship application.
If you are interested in volunteering as a spotter for our 2014 camp, please complete the Volunteer Registration Form and submit via e-mail to email@example.com or mail to 1702 N. Collins Blvd., Suite 170, Richardson, TX 75080.
· At least 16 years old
· Able to attend 90 minutes at the same time each of the 5 days of camp
· Able to provide physical, emotional, and motivational support to assigned rider
· Able and willing to get some exercise (light jogging/running) for a great cause
If you have any questions regarding the 2014 iCan Bike camp, please contact Jennifer Ford at (214) 267-1374 or firstname.lastname@example.org.