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iCanBike

The Miracle League of Connecticut is handling administration and registration for iCan Bike going forward. Please visit their website to get updated information about camp dates, registration, volunteering etc. Here are a few details (including 2016 camp dates) from the Miracle League website:

WHAT IS iCAN BIKE?

iCan Bike uses adapted bicycles, a specialized instructional program, and trained staff to enable individuals with disabilities to learn to ride a two wheel bicycle. Riders attend one 75 minute session each day for five consecutive days where they learn to ride while accompanied and encouraged by volunteer spotters. Over the course of the week, the bikes are continually adjusted in an effort to  challenge riders balance as they gradually discover the skill and joy of riding. 

The goal of iCan Bike is to teach individuals with disabilities to ride a two wheel bicycle and become lifelong independent riders.  This achievement, in turn, creates a gateway of opportunity, helping each rider gain assurance and self-reliance in many other aspects of their lives.  Parents, teachers and therapists describe the results as miraculous.  Many of the riders have tried for years to learn to ride a bicycle without success.  In just one week of the iCan Bike camp, about 80% of theriders will learn to independently ride a two wheel bike.  The remaining 20% make tremendous strides toward that goal.  Success in learning to ride a bicycle is a major milestone in anyone’s life.  When learning has become a struggle, the accomplishment and its impact can be much greater.  We observe that learning to ride a  bicycle infuses riders with confidence and an improved self-image that has a positive ripple effect into many other aspects of their lives.