iCan Bike Event Seeks Participants & Volunteers

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Participants and volunteers are still needed for the iCan Bike camp at Armand Larive Middle School in Hermiston from June 25 to June 30, 2017. The camp is organized by iCan Shine, a non-profit organization that teaches individuals with disabilities to ride a conventional two-wheel bicycle. This five-day camp requires riders to attend only one 75-minute session per day.

This camp is being hosted by Hermiston Kiwanis and supported by the Hermiston School District, the InterMountain ESD and numerous business and private donations.

iCan Bike uses adapted equipment, trained professionals and volunteers. With 75 minutes of instruction over five days, over 80% of riders learn to ride a conventional bicycle independently by the end of camp. 

In past years, participants have traveled from Gig Harbor, Bend and Portland as well as closer communities like Athena, Pendleton, Walla Walla, Boardman and Hermiston. This year, the 2017 Hermiston camp is the only iCan Bike event in the Pacific Northwest. This will be Hermiston’s sixth year to offer this opportunity. 

To be eligible to enroll, riders must be at least eight years old, have a disability and be able to walk without an assistive device such as a walker or cane. Riders must be able to side-step quickly to both sides, must have a minimum inseam measurement of 20 inches and weigh no more than 220 pounds. Cost of the camp is $99.

iCan Bike is also seeking volunteers to help run the June camp. Volunteers should be age 16 years and older and able to help at the same time each of the five days for 90 minutes (training provided). Volunteers should be able to provide physical, emotional and motivational support as they walk and run alongside the riders. Volunteers are asked to register online. Please register online.    

For more information, email icanbikehermiston@gmail.com or visit the event website.

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