iCanShine is a national non-profit organization teaching individuals (8+) with disabilities to learn to independently ride a conventional two-wheel bicycle through its iCanBike program. Each year iCanBike teaches over two thousand riders across the country how to ride a bike. They do this via week-long camps. Using specialized equipment, trained professionals who travel to bring the program to local communities, and energetic volunteers, our riders receive 75 minutes of daily instruction over five days. During those five days, miracles happen. Over 80% of the riders learn to ride a bicycle independently by the end of the week; others leave camp with the support needed to get the rest of the way.
ICanShine conducts 100 bike camps each year throughout the U.S.and Canada. This unique program would not be possible without the fleet of one-of-a kind adaptive bicycles and the two full time professionally trained staff that travel with the program . Our staff spend the week with our riders delivering a specialized instructional program, leading to each rider's success.
The total cost of bike camp will be approximately $12,000. Half the expenses are met by registration fees, but to keep camp financially accessible to as many as possible, we award a 50 per cent scholarship to all participating families. We believe that learning to ride a bicycle should not be a luxury. We will be raising the remaining funds via donations and community support. Please consider donating whatever amount fits your budget, or make a group donation through a collection taken at work! Our goal is to raise $6,000 in total to bring bike camp to reality.
There are many options for sponsorship. For example:
Many thanks for your support, and please feel free to forward this link to anyone else who might be interested in making a financial contribution to the program.