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    FARGO: July 25-29
    MINOT: August 1-5

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Session Times

Here’s the scheduled session times we have available. Be sure to check back frequently for additional sessions.

Minot

Session #1: 8:30 am – 9:45 am
Session #2: 10:05 am – 11:20 am
Session #3: 11:40 am – 12:55 pm
Session #4: 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Session #5: 3:35 pm – 4:50 pm

Fargo

Session #1: 8:30 am – 9:45 am
Session #2: 10:05 am – 11:20 am
Session #3: 11:40 am – 12:55 pm
Session #4: 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Session #5: 3:35 pm – 4:50 pm

Riders Making Strides in iCan Bike

Learning how to ride a bike is something many of us do as a kid, but what if you have a disability that stops you from learning that skill?

What is iCan Bike?

iCan Shine is a national charitable nonprofit organization the Anne Carlsen Center has partnered up with to create a five-day program to assist riders with disabilities learn how to bike.

Approximately 80% of the people who participate in our iCan Bike program ride a two-wheel bicycle independently (at least 75 feet with no assistance) by the end of our five-day program while attending for only 75 minutes each day!

In 2015, We Helped Individuals in Your Community Experience the Thrill of Riding Solo.

Research shows that over 80% of people with Autism and 90% of people with Down syndrome never experience riding a conventional bike during their lifetime. Defying these odds is why we exist!

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A Milestone in Life that Creates Confidence, Independence and Friendship.

iCan Bike Camps will be hosted in a variety of locations around North Dakota this summer, to teach individuals with disabilities how to ride a conventional two wheel bike.

Riders attend the same 75-minute session each day for five consecutive days (M – F) whereby they are physically assisted and encouraged by two volunteer “spotters”.

Over the course of the 5-day camp the adapted bike is adjusted to gradually introduce more instability in an effort to challenge riders at their own individual pace. The week is concluded with a touching and inspiring award ceremony!

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  • “Above and beyond. Excellent communication with bikers and parents. Well exceeded our expectations”

    Cannot say enough wonderful things about the staff. They also work great together. Love this program.

  • “Yes! It was wonderful – they did a great job with the campers, were approachable with parents, campers and us.”

    They are energetic, they don’t’ get stressed with challenges, and they both were very organized. Staff was very responsive to e-mails and pre-camp phone calls. Your staff did a stellar job and we love the product – kids fulfilling dreams through riding their bikes!  Once again, we LOVE bike camp!

  • “Staff exceeded our expectations. They went above and beyond to help the children, families, volunteers and us.”

    They were extremely knowledgeable and open to suggestions. The camp was so successful because of the staff. Thank you so much for hand selecting the perfect team for our needs and us!  Staff were very helpful and kept communication open. I felt comfortable contacting them with any of our needs. The team did make sure through e-mail that everything was ready and organized and willing to assist with any last minute preparation.  Everything was perfect and ran extremely smoothly.

  • “Thanks to iCan Shine my son can now ride a bike independently”

    today is graduation day and I'll be attending as one proud papa!

Nicholas: An Inspiration.

Nicolas is a 14-year old boy with Williams Syndrome. He has had numerous challenges in his life, many of which prevented him from learning to ride a bike. After completing an iCan Bike program in Arizona, he is NOW riding! Many children like Nicolas never learn to ride, a skill that lasts a lifetime.

Imagine the joy that children and adults with disabilities experience when they, too, can ride with their peers and family, opening a world of new experiences!

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