Advertisement

Bike camp for people with developmental disabilities

Volunteers are teaching a girl with developmental disabilities learn how to ride a conventional...
Volunteers are teaching a girl with developmental disabilities learn how to ride a conventional two-wheeled bicycle.(WIS)
Updated: Jun. 8, 2021 at 10:03 PM PDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Space is running out at the “iCan Bike Camp”. Only 8 spots are left.

Click here to sign up.

It has an 80 percent success rate in teaching people with developmental disabilities how to ride a conventional two-wheeled bicycle.  

Riders must commit to a 75-minute sessions a day over a five day period at the Reno Sparks Convention Center.

They will start off on bikes that are supported and then gently progress to more difficult bikes until they are riding on their own.                     

There is a fee to attend.  

“We do have scholarships available. For people who aren’t able to pay the $149 registration fee. We do have scholarships,” said Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities spokeswoman at the College of Education and Human Development, Diana Rovetti.

The “iCan bike Camp” is June 14 through June 18.

Riders must be at least 8-years-old, be able to side-step-quickly, weigh no more than 220 pounds, and have an inseam of at least 20 inches.          

There are also 30 slots available for volunteers.

Copyright 2021 KOLO. All rights reserved.