iCan Bike

July 31st - August 4th

Taylors First Baptist Church

From July 31 - August 4, iCan Shine’s iCan Bike program will be in Taylors, SC to teach individuals with disabilities how to ride a conventional bike and become a lifelong independent rider! 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. The week is concluded with a touching and inspiring award ceremony!

ICan Bike riders are children ages 8 and up, teens and sometimes adults who have a diagnosed disability but able to walk without assistive devices and sidestep from side to side. Parents, teachers and therapists describe our results as INCREDIBLE. Last year, by the end of the 5-day camp over 80% of riders learned to ride a conventional bike independently. Success in learning to ride a bicycle is a major accomplishment. Learning to ride builds confidence and an improved self-image. Registration for the camp is $100 due upon registration.

Be a Volunteer
Be a “spotter” for the same rider for each of the 5 days and experience the thrill of giving the gift of riding a bike! 75 invigorating minutes per day… it just may be the most rewarding exercise and emotional experience you’ve ever had! To volunteer to be a spotter for a rider email: sbierwiler@ymcagreenville.org or download a volunteer registration form here.

Be a Sponsor
To support this endeavorr contact our Development Specialist, Susan Rankin at srankin@ymcagreenville.org

Be a Donor
No donation is too small! Sponsor a child by making a donation of $100 to the Eastside Y for iCan Bike Camp.