Registration is open for the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center’s "iCan Bike" (formerly known as “Lose the Training Wheels”) bike-riding day camp.
iCan Bike is for children age 8 and up with mild to moderate disabilities and disabling conditions. The workshop is scheduled for July 15-19 at the Indiana National Guard Armory, 3300 Division St., Evansville.
Children attending “iCan Bike” learn to ride using a series of specially adapted bicycles. Each child attends for 1 ½ hours daily and receives one-on-one assistance from therapists and volunteers. By the end of the 5-day “bike camp”, most participants can ride a regular bike independently.
Cost per participant is $170, which includes the five-day “camp,” an “iCan Bike” t-shirt, and an approved safety helmet. Requests for fee reductions are accepted. Spots are limited, pre-registration is required and the deadline to sign up is July 1. Call Patty Balbach at 812-479-1411, ext. 268, for registration information and to register.
Volunteers are also needed to assist children with disabilities as they participate in “iCan Bike.” Volunteers must be 16 or older, be able to walk/run next to a child on a bike (indoors and outdoors), and be available for complete morning sessions (8am-12:15pm), complete afternoon sessions (1-4pm), or both. Call Linda Dillon, 812-492-0657 for information on volunteering.