- Written by Rockdale County Autism Support Group
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iCan Shine Bike Camp
July 6-10, 2015
Rockdale County High School
The iCan Bike program (formerly Lose the Training Wheels) uses innovative, adaptive bikes and methods to teach children with special needs how to ride a conventional bike. The program was developed through research done by Dr. Richard E. Klein, a retired professor of mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois. The methods and equipment used by the program have helped over 86% of the children make the switch in just five days.
The goal of this camp is to teach children with special needs how to ride a conventional bicycle without training wheels. The camp consists of 5 sessions per day, each lasting approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. A maximum of 8 campers participate in each session, serving a total of 40 children. By Day 3, some campers start riding a 2-wheel bike with assistance, with the majority of them riding independently by the end of the 5-day camp.
Applications will be reviewed on a first come, first served basis.
Rider Registration Form - available in February 2015
Volunteer Registration Form - available in February 2015