Learn to Bike Camp - for children with disabilities

5.25.2024

For many years, one of our staff members has been a part of an organization in SE Connecticut that teaches children with disabilities the magic of riding a bike!  The independence and joy that these campers accomplish and experience after a 5 day camp must be special!  Below is more information regarding this special opportunity.

 

 

iCan Bike - East Lyme, CT 

iCan Bike programs are for people with disabilities ages eight and up. We understand that the vast majority of people with disabilities never experience the thrill of independently riding a two-wheel bicycle during their lifetime. For example, recent research shows that over 80% of people with Autism and 90% of people with Down syndrome never learn to ride a two-wheel bicycle.  Defying these odds is why we exist!

Our bike camps occur predominantly in the summer months but also during week-long school breaks.  We collaborate primarily with local charities, parks and recreation departments, colleges, universities, motivated parents and other individuals we refer to as our camp ‘hosts’ who secure a local facility and recruit riders and volunteer spotters for the 5-day (M – F) camp.

Hosts pay us a fixed fee to conduct these 5-day camps which consist of five 75-minute bike-riding sessions per day with a range of four to eight riders per session.  The number of riders per session depends on the square footage of the indoor riding area of the host-provided facility and the host’s recruiting efforts.  The fixed fee for our iCan Bike camp remains the same regardless of how many riders the host facility can accommodate (between 20 and 40 riders).

 

Hosted By:  Miracle League of Southeastern CT

The Town of East Lyme

When:   August 12th to 16th, 2024 

 

Registration Contact: 

For information or questions about this bike camp please e-mail Dave directly at dpmlsect@gmail.com or call 860-550-4163. 

To register, please visit our online registration links: 

https://icanshine.org/east-lyme-ct/

East Lyme Middle School 31 Society Road, East Lyme, CT 06357 

 


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