I Can Bike Sponsorship

Goal

The goal of iCan Bike is to teach individuals with disabilities to ride a conventional two-wheel bicycle and become lifelong independent riders. 


The iCan Bike After School Program (ASP) provides a unique service learning opportunity for volunteer student Spotters using “ability awareness” to teach communication and leadership skills in a weeklong hands-on program. 


Benefits for Riders 

• Increase in self-esteem and confidence spills over into many other aspects of their lives 

• Positive changes in family dynamics 

• Inclusion opportunities 

• Independent transportation 

• Recreation improves physical fitness, mental health and overall quality of life Our program works! Success rate of riders independently riding a two-wheel bicycle by the end of our iCan Bike program is approximately 80% and all riders progress and gain skills during the week. 


Benefits for Volunteer Spotters (Fellow Students) 

• Increase in communication and leadership skills 

• Increase in self-esteem & self-confidence. The experience is empowering. 

• Gain a true understanding of service learning 

• Increased compassion & recognition of the different abilities of all people 

• Gain knowledge of the power of words and how words can be hurtful even if unintentional 

• Increase in physical activity  

Dates will be coming soon!

We are currently in the fundraising  and planning stage for this event stage for this event. Dates will be announced shortly.

Testimonials

Cindy and I have already experienced this week long event and they successfully trained our son Stevie on a two wheeler in a weeks time! Awesome staff too!


You can see more testimonials from across the country and videos by visiting ican shine organization, who runs the ican bike program at:

https://icanshine.org/testimonials/