STRIDE’s “I Can Ride” Bike Camp with iCan Shine

child on bike with two runners

This camp is designed to teach children with special needs how to ride a two-wheeled bike.

The unique five-day bike riding program is coordinated with  iCan Shine’s iCan Bike program (formerly known as Lose the Training Wheels). The organization provides a fleet of adaptive bikes designed to ensure the success of all riders. The philosophy and technology of the program has impressive evidence for success in youth with Autism and other youth with special needs or disabilities.

Campers participate in one 75-minute session daily for a week. Each camper is assigned  trained volunteers who runs alongside them to ensure safety. STRIDE will assist campers in getting their own bicycle after camp, if needed.

When: June 26th – June 30 2023

Cost: $200 (Scholarships are available upon request.)

Where: Union College, Messa Ice Rink, Union Blvd., Schenectady, NY

Rider Requirements:
 (Rider must meet all of below criteria):

  • Minimum age – 8 years old, maximum age 21
  • Able to sidestep to both sides
  • Have a disability
  • Able to attend camp all 5 days, and have your own bike for the last 1-2 days of camp
  • Able to walk without assistive device
  • Maximum weight 220 lbs.
  • Willing and able to wear a properly fitted bike helmet
  • Minimum inseam of 20” (measure from floor while rider is wearing sneakers)

Priority is given to riders who have not participated in the camp before.

Bike Camp for 2022 is Currently Full

If you’re interested in enrolling for the waitlist feel free to follow all steps below AND email STRIDE Program Director cronan@stride.org

Want to sign up for bike camp? Follow these steps:

  1. Make sure your child’s STRIDE registration and waivers are up to date.
    Registration | Waivers 

  2. Register through iCan Shine.
    Register your child through iCan Shine!

  3. Keep an eye on your email for a confirmation of enrollment from STRIDE.
    THIS WILL NOT BE AN IMMEDIATE CONFIRMATION 
    Confirmation emails will not be sent out until mid-April.

  4. Payment: can be made AFTER receiving confirmation from STRIDE by credit card or check through iCan Shine.

DO NOT PAY BEFORE RECEIVING CONFIRMATION FROM STRIDE. PAYMENT BEFORE RECEIVING OUR EMAIL DOES NOT MEAN YOU ARE CONFIRMED

For questions contact Carly Ronan at cronan@stride.org or 518-598-1279.

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Group of volunteers with mascot

Volunteer!

Do you know someone athletic who would like to make a difference in the life of a child?
We need volunteers for 2022 Bike Camp!!!

Must be 15 years old

  • Prefer if you can volunteer at the same time/session M-F
  • No experience with special needs children needed, we will train you!

To register as a volunteer

  1.  Register as a volunteer
  2.  Fill out liability waivers
  3.  Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This decision was made by STRIDE’s board of representatives in October 2021.
  4.  Fill out the iCan Shine Volunteer Online Registration Form

For volunteers 18+

Email STRIDE Program Director,  as a background check and Safe Sport Trained training will be required!


Thank you to our incredible sponsors who make this camp possible:
Union College logo

October 2022

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
  • Titus Mountain Octoberfest
  • Latham Bowling
  • East Greenbush Bowling
  • Beginner Swimming Session 1
  • Beginner Swimming Session 2
2
  • Golf
  • Tennis
3
  • Colin & Mack – SHARE Center
  • Titus Mountain Instructor Orientation
4
5
  • Wellness Wednesday – fitness classes for teens
6
  • Gym in Use – Colin
  • Gym in Use – Brock
7
  • Respite
8
  • Latham Bowling
  • East Greenbush Bowling
9
  • Golf
  • Tennis
10
  • Colin & Mack – SHARE Center
11
  • Advanced swim team practice
12
  • Wellness Wednesday – fitness classes for teens
13
  • Gym in Use – Colin
  • Gym in Use – Brock
14
15
  • Latham Bowling
  • East Greenbush Bowling
16
17
  • Colin & Mack – SHARE Center
18
  • Advanced swim team practice
19
  • Wellness Wednesday – fitness classes for teens
20
  • Gym in Use – Colin
  • Gym in Use – Brock
21
  • Regeneron Volunteer Day at SCORE!
  • Inaugural Dralla Foundation Sled Hockey HomeTournament Game #1 & 2
  • Respite
22
  • Inaugural Dralla Foundation Sled Hockey HomeTournament Game #3 & 4
  • Latham Bowling
  • East Greenbush Bowling
23
  • Golf
  • Inaugural Dralla Foundation Sled Hockey HomeTournament Learn to Play
24
  • Colin & Mack – SHARE Center
25
  • Advanced swim team practice
26
  • Wellness Wednesday – fitness classes for teens
27
  • Gym in Use – Colin
  • Gym in Use – Brock
28
29
  • Latham Bowling
  • East Greenbush Bowling
30
31
  • Colin & Mack – SHARE Center

Program Admin Fee

Have you received confirmation from our Program Director?

If not, email: cronan@stride.org. After confirmation, click on the button below and make payment according to the instructions on the page.


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