We are in partnership with the international non-profit organization, iCan Shine, to bring the Denver metro area their unique iCan Bike program. The camp teaches people with intellectual, developmental, and physical disabilities how to ride conventional two-wheeled bicycles, in one week – 75 minutes a day, for 5 days.
Each person’s abilities are embraced and nurtured in a safe and fun-loving, yet challenging and rewarding environment.
Success in learning to ride a bicycle is a major milestone in anyone’s life. When learning has been a struggle, the accomplishment, and its impact is much greater. We observe that learning to ride a bicycle infuses the athlete with confidence and an improved self-image that has a positive ripple effect on many other aspects of their lives.
Podcast about the iCan Bike camp – Getting Down With Down Syndrome iCan Bike Podcast
About the Camp
iCan Bike uses adaptive bicycles, a specialized instructional program, and trained staff to enable individuals with disabilities to learn to ride a conventional two-wheeled bicycle. Watch the video above to get insight into this remarkable experience.
Riders attend one 75 minute session each day for five consecutive days where they learn to ride while accompanied and encouraged by volunteer spotters. Over the course of the week, we continually adjust the bikes’ stability in an effort to challenge the riders’ balance, coordination, and muscle memory as they gradually discover the skill and joy of riding.
Riders are children, teens, and adults who have a disability and are able to side-step and walk without assistive devices. See our FAQ page for details on who can participate, session times, etc.
Cycle Movement does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or disability in its program and activities.
2023 iCan Bike Camp
Cycle Movement is hosting an iCan Bike camp July 10-14, 2023 at the Thunder Ridge Middle School (5250 S. Picadilly Street, Aurora, CO 80015).
The demand for this cycling program is tremendous. Unfortunately, the camp for this year is already full. There are other iCan Bike camps in Colorado and you can find out more information below under Other News. Consider signing up for our News Flashes so that at minimum, you’ll be the first to know about next year’s bike camp.
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Other News and How You Can Help!
Make A Donation
Cycle Movement operates with 100% volunteer support, so you can be assured that your donations will benefit our riders and their families. Your monetary donation enables us to continue fulfilling our mission of providing unique recreational learning opportunities for people with disabilities.
Become A Volunteer
Be a spotter and experience the thrill of giving the gift of riding a bike! Just 90 invigorating minutes a day (15-minute daily training & 75-minute session). Camp is July 10-14 at Thunder Ridge Middle School (Aurora). There are 5 different daily sessions from which to choose – Camp Schedule
No experience necessary (we will train you)
We are looking good for volunteers in sessions 1-2. Please consider sessions 3, 4, or 5.
iCan Bike Camps
There are other iCan Bike camps are all over the United States and Canada. Click the link below to find other locations.
Other camps in Colorado:
- Glenwood Springs
Link King Soopers Card
We’d be honored if you linked your loyalty account to Cycle Movement and the iCan Bike program. King Soopers donates 5% every time you make a purchase. It’s that simple and costs you nothing.
– Use “Link Card” above and then step #2
– Sign into your loyalty account
– In Find an Organization, enter iCan Shine
– Select Enroll
Upcoming Fundraising Event – TBD for 2022
??? Fundraiser for Cycle Movement:
Please mention you are there for Cycle Movement & iCan Bike