3rd Annual Special Needs

Bike Camp in Utah

 

 

June 19-23, 2017

@ Summit Academy High School

(14942 South 560 West, Bluffdale)

 

Registration fee: $150



Registration Opens April 1st, 2017!



Email rachel@cycleability.org if you have problems accessing the registration form.  We can send a "word" document or find other means to get you the registration form.


The first ever special needs bike camp in Utah was a huge success in 2015 and again in 2016!  iCan Shine has an amazing program that  helped a majority of the riders learn to ride a bike.  iCan Shine began in 2007 and has successfully taught nearly 20,000 people with disabilities to ride a two-wheel bicycle.   We are looking forward to another great camp on June 19-23, 2017 at Summit Academy High at the Point of the Mountain.

 

iCan Bike trainers will work with each child for 75 minutes a day to develop their riding skills over the course of the 5-day camp. Each child will be paired with two volunteers who will assist them with balance and provide enthusiastic encouragement as they practice. The vast majority of riders who graduate from the camp will ride away on a two-wheel bike, without assistance. They will be able to return to their families and peers with knowledge and skills that will enable them to participate in activities that they have never before enjoyed.

 

Possible sessions: 

Session #1: 8:30 am – 9:45 am

Session #2: 10:05 am – 11:20 am 

Session #3: 11:40 am – 12:55 pm 

Session #4: 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Session #5: 3:35 pm – 4:50 pm

 

For more information about how the camp works, see the iCan Bike website.



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History


In 2014, Elijah Palmer became the manager for the Corner Canyon High School mountain bike team in Draper, Utah.  He took roll at practices and supported the riders at races.  Elijah has autism and despite great effort, he was unable to ride a bike and was happy just to be the manager for the team.

 

Steven & Sally Palmer were challenged at the end of the season to have Elijah ride for the team the next year.  They first looked at adaptive bicycles, but then they discovered iCan Shine.  Special Needs bike camps were being offered all over the U.S. and Canada, but none in the intermountain west.  

 

The Palmer's ultimately decided to bring the camp to Utah and received strong community support through sponsors and volunteers.   Elijah, along with most of the other 39 participants learned to ride a bike and now rides for the Corner Canyon mountain bike team.