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Bicycle camp for for individuals with disabilities now accepting applications

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iCan Shine is a non-profit organization that teaches individuals with disabilities to ride a conventional two-wheel bicycle using adapted bike equipment through its iCan Bike program.

This five-day camp, requiring riders to attend only one 75-minute session per day, is taking place June 24 – June 28 in Paris, Texas.

iCan Shine collaborates with local organizations to host five-day camps in their communities. This camp is being hosted by The Red River Valley Down Syndrome Society & REACH Center.

iCan Shine uses customized adapted equipment, trained professionals and volunteers. With 75 minutes of instruction over five days, approximately 80% of riders learn to ride a conventional bicycle independently by the end of camp. The remaining 20% often make great progress towards that goal.

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

For more information, contact Krissy Crites or Rae Sutton at the REACH Center at (903) 783-1922.

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