Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Holland camp that teaches people with disabilities to ride a bike opens for fourth year

iCan Bike, a program that teaches people with disabilities to ride a two-wheel bicycle, will open its fourth annual five-day camp Aug. 5 to 9 in Holland, Bucks County.

Holland camp that teaches people with disabilities to ride a bike opens for fourth year

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iCan Bike, a program that teaches people with disabilities to ride a two-wheel bicycle, will open its fourth annual five-day camp Aug. 5 to 9 in Holland, Bucks County.

The initiative is a program of iCan Shine, a Paoli-based nonprofit group that offers recreational learning opportunities for people with disabilities.

The biking program aims to help campers connect with friends and family.

“People with disabilities often have barriers to socialization with their peers and the fact that they can’t ride a bike creates more barriers,” said Stephanie DeSouza, camp director.

Last year, iCan Bike hosted 30 bikers. The program has openings for this summer’s session.

The camp is offering five 75-minute training sessions daily, starting at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $250 for the week. The camp provides a special adaptive bicycle for the first several lessons, but families must bring their own bike later in the week. Holland Middle School is at 400 E. Holland Rd.

For information and registration call 267-258-3974, visit www.amica4autism or email amica4autism@gmail.com. Registration deadline is Aug. 2.

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