iCan Bike Camp


Monday – Friday,
July 15-19, 2019

$150 per person

University of Texas at Dallas
Student Activities Center
800 W Campbell Rd,
Richardson, TX 75080

Session Times: 
8:30 am - 9:45 am (FULL FOR CAMPERS)
10:05 am - 11:20 am (FULL FOR CAMPERS)
11:40 am - 12:55 pm (FULL FOR CAMPERS)
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm (FULL FOR CAMPERS)
3:35 pm - 4:50 pm (FULL FOR CAMPERS)

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 submit with full payment. Session availability and placement is on a first come, first served basis and must follow the iCan Shine requirements for acceptance and session assignment. Early registration and priority placement will be given to DSG members through March 31, 2019. Beginning April 1, registration will open to the public. 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 Samantha Escherich at (214) 267-1374 or samantha@downsyndromedallas.org for additional details and to request a scholarship application.

If you are interested in volunteering as a spotter for our 2019 camp, please complete the Volunteer Registration Form.

Volunteer Requirements:
· At least 15 years old
· Able to attend the same session 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 2019 iCan Bike camp, please contact Samantha Escherich at (214) 267-1374 or samantha@downsyndromedallas.org.

*Neither, The University of Texas at Dallas or Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas will take custodial responsibility of minors while participating in DSG Bicycle Camp being hosted at The University of Texas at Dallas. Custodial responsibility will remain with teachers K-12, parents, legal guardians, and chaperones.