iCan Bike

Hosted by KidsAbility, iCan Bike helps children and youth with special needs to achieve an important life milestone: learning to ride a two-wheeled bike! This program uses unique adapted bicycles to help participants gain the skills and confidence they need to gradually transition to a regular two-wheeled bicycle.

Interested in learning more? Check out this video from a past iCan Bike program!

 

Eligibility:

Your child must meet eligibility requirements and register for this event.

Eligibility includes:

  • Minimum of 8 years of age maximum of 18 years of age (or 21 if still in high school)
  • Reside in Waterloo Region of Wellington County
  • Have a disability
  • Able to sidestep to both sides
  • Able to walk without assistive device
  • Maximum weight 220 lbs. (99 kg)
  • Minimum inseam of 20" (51 cm) - measure from floor while rider is wearing sneakers
  • Able to attend program session all 5 days
  • Willing and able to wear a properly fitted bike helmet

 

What to Expect:

  • Participants attend the program for 75 minutes each day for five days.  Trained volunteers are provided to support each participant.  Families will need to purchase a properly fitted bike.  A mandatory parent orientation will be scheduled prior to the program. 

 

When is it Offered:

  • This program is offered for one week in the month of July in Kitchener, Cambridge or Guelph on a rotational basis.
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2020 Program Details: 

  • Date:         July 13 to 17, 2020
  • Location:   Preston Memorial Auditorium, 1458 Hamilton Street, Cambridge
  • Cost:         $180.00 


To Register
:

  • Contact Intake at 1-888-372-2259 or 519-886-8886, Ext. 1214.
  • Visit our Event Calendar for upcoming dates for iCan Bike.