The goal of iCan Bike is to teach children with disabilities to ride a conventional two-wheeled bicycle and become lifelong independent riders. Children will use adapted bicycles and receive 75 minutes of specialized instruction each day.
Your child should:
- be able to walk independently without assistive devices
- be able to side step to both sides
- wear a properly fitted bike helmet
- not exceed the weight maximum of 220 pounds
- have a minimum inseam (inside leg length) of 20 inches
- be able to follow basic instructions in a group setting
- be motivated to learn to ride a bike, and
- be able to attend all 5 days
The following criteria is not mandatory but is valuable in your child’s path to success:
- able to pedal a bike with training wheels independently or with minimal support
- able to keep feet on pedals without straps
- consistently responds to verbal “stop”
- appropriately attends to their environment (i.e. scanning for obstacles, attending to their path while moving)
- enjoys bike riding, motivated to learn to ride a two-wheeler
If your child does not meet one or more of the above criteria, please speak with your therapist about a referral to Recreation Therapy for further support.
Please note: Parents must attend an orientation on July 12 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. For the program itself, participants are assigned a 75-minute session which they must attend each day. (Upon acceptance to the program, clients will indicate their top three session preferences.)
Age: 8 – 18
Location and time:
July13 -17 (5 sessions, Monday to Friday)
Program fee: $150
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