iCan Shine Bike Camp
Hosted By Variety, The Children's Charity of Texas
July 8th - 12th, 2019 | Clay Madsen Recreation Center
Variety’s iCanShine Bike Camp is back!
We will be hosting our 2019 Bike Camp at Clay Madsen Recreation Center in Round Rock, TX from July 8th-12th.
This year we are very grateful for our partner organizations and corporate sponsors who are helping us bring iCanShine Bike Camp to our community: Round Rock Parks & Recreation, The Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas (DSACT), The Autism Society of Texas (AST) & EVO Entertainment.
From iCanShine’s website:
“Our organization began in 2007. Since then, we have successfully taught approximately 20,000 people with disabilities to ride a conventional two-wheel bicycle. The impact of learning to ride a bicycle independently, and our high level of success in helping people with disabilities accomplish this feat, continues to drive demand for our iCan Bike program.
Approximately 80% of the people who participate in our iCan Bike program learn to ride a conventional two-wheel bicycle independently (at least 75 feet with no assistance) by the end of our five-day program while attending for only 75 minutes each day! The remaining 20% make tremendous progress towards this goal and leave our programs accompanied by family members trained as ‘spotters’ to pick up at home where we leave off!”
For more information about iCanShine’s Bike Camp Program please visit icanshine.org.
To be eligible to enroll, riders must:
· Be at least eight years old (Riders who are 7 1/2 years old by the start of camp will be put on a waitlist)
· Have a disability
· Be able to walk without an assistive device, such as a walker or cane
· Be able to side-step quickly to both sides
· Have a minimum inseam measurement of 20 inches from the floor
· Weigh no more than 220 pounds
Child must have their own two-wheeled bike that they will bring to camp.
We will need volunteers over the age of 15 who can commit to coming to the same one hour and fifteen minute session every day Monday, July 8th - Friday, July 12th at the Clay Madsen Recreation Center in Round Rock, TX.
Sessions will begin at 8:30, 10:05, 11:40, 2:00 & 3:35.
Volunteers must wear closed toe shoes and clothes they are comfortable being active in. There will be a mandatory orientation the Sunday before Bike Camp. Volunteers are asked to arrive 20 minutes early to each session so that they can check in and attend a mandatory 15 minute training for what will be covered that day.
By making a tax-deductible donation, you can ensure that children experience the excitement of learning to ride a bike at an affordable price, or even free. A donation of $150 covers the cost for 1 child to attend Variety’s iCanShine Bike Camp. (Please write “Bike Camp” in the comment section of the donation).
Clay Madsen Recreation Center
1600 Gattis School Road
Round Rock, TX 78664