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iCan Bike offered by Darien YMCA

Published 5:54 pm, Thursday, April 3, 2014
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The Darien YMCA will be hosting a five-day camp to teach individuals with disabilities to ride a conventional two-wheel bicycle.

The program, called iCan Bike, will take place April 14 to 18 at Middlesex Middle School and requires riders to attend only one 75-minute session a day.

The program will be taught by iCan Shine, a nonprofit organization that collaborates with local organizations to host camps in their communities. iCan Shine uses adapted equipment, trained professionals and volunteers.

To be eligible, riders must be at least 8 years old, have a diagnosed disability and be able to walk without a device such as a walker or cane. Riders must be able to sidestep quickly to both sides, and must have a minimum inseam measurement of 20 inches and weigh no more than 220 pounds.

The cost is $150. Applications are available at www.darien-ymca.org, under Special Needs.