Instructors are teaching up to 30 individuals with disabilities how to ride a conventional bike.
Each year, the Topeka nonprofit organization Easterseals Capper Foundation hosts the 5-day long “iCan Bike’ camp.
The camp provides each camper with 75 minutes of instruction each day using a series of adapted bikes and techniques. The week-long effort results in the camp participants gaining a skill that allows them to ride with peers and gives them a new found sense of freedom, independence and confidence.
To apply for the program, participants must meet the following criteria:
- Have a disability.
- Be at least eight years old.
- Have a minimum inseam of 20 inches.
- Weigh less than 220 pounds.
- Be able to walk without assistive devices.
- Be able to side-step to both sides.
- Be able and willing to wear a properly fitted helmet.
- Must be able to attend all five days of the program.
To sign up, click here.