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

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 27th – July 1st 2022

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. Priority enrollment ends on April 15th 2022*


If you’re interested in enrolling for the waitlist feel free to follow all steps below AND email STRIDE Program Director Camille Pawlowski  |

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

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

Click HERE to update registration, and click HERE to update waivers.

2.) Register through iCan Shine.

Click HERE to 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.

Priority is given to riders who have not participated in the camp before.
Confirmations can be expected around mid-April.

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


For questions contact or 518-598-1279.

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 volunteer2.) 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 Camille Pawlowski as a background check and Safe Sport Trained training will be required!

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