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Bicycle Camp for Individuals with Disabilities Now Accepting Applications

Provided by iCanBike

iCan Shine is a non-profit organization that teaches individuals with disabilities to ride a conventional two-wheel bicycle using adapted bike equipment through its iCan Bike program.  This five-day camp, requiring riders to attend only one 75-minute session per day, is taking place March 26-30 at Charles J. Colgan Sr. High School (13833 Dumfries Road, Manassas).

iCan Shine collaborates with local organizations to host five-day camps in their communities. This camp is being hosted by two special needs moms, Jennifer Andrew and Yukiko Dove (POAC-NOVA, PWC Autism).

This camp was made possible due to a generous gift from Gainesville Area 100 Women Who Care.

iCan Shine uses customized adapted equipment, trained professionals and volunteers. With 75 minutes of instruction over five days, approximately 80% of riders learn to ride a conventional bicycle independently by the end of camp.  The remaining 20% often make great progress towards that goal.

To be eligible to enroll, riders must be at least eight years old; have a disability; be able to walk without an assistive device such as a walker or cane; be able to side-step quickly to both sides; have a minimum inseam measurement of 20 inches from the floor; and weigh no more than 220 pounds.

Cost of the camp is $ 120 per rider.  The registration site is pwcicanbike.eventbrite.com

Volunteers may register at icanbikepwcvolunteer.eventbrite.com.

For more information, contact Jennifer Andrew or Yukiko Dove, PWC AUTISM iCanBike, [email protected], (571) 989-3618.

 

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