Bike First! 2013 Registration is OPEN!
Quick Start! clinic will not be held this year.
Biking is more than just exercise and transportation: it’s a social activity of connection, a childhood rite of passage and a first taste of independence. Transforming biking into an inclusive activity is one mission of iCan Shine™, a national organization that conducts athletic camps for individuals with special needs.
This unique approach has enabled thousands of people, with a myriad of disabilities, to become independent bicycle riders.
Bike First! is proud to extend the opportunity for children to connect with their community through biking and share in the “simple pleasure of a bike ride.”
“Bike First is more than a bike camp for disabled children — it’s a family, a support network, a cheer leading squad and a one-stop miracle zone. Every participant takes his or her first solo pedal strokes to the sound of thundering applause, and every participant is honored in front of the group in a closing ceremony. It’s a time to shine and grow and triumph.”
—Heidi Swift, The Oregonian
“We strongly support the Bike First mission and congratulate all participants for their efforts in this worthwhile event…we’ll be back with our support!”
“As a cyclist, seeing the look on someone’s face as they ride a two wheeler for the first time defies words. We all know what a positive addition biking can be to all of our lives, to watch it happen is magical.”
“Being part of Bike First! was a very fulfilling event in my life. It helped open up a new life long activity for these families. It allowed them be included with their peers, promoted a healthy life style, and shared in the simple pleasure of a bike ride.”
—Clark Mason, Bike First! Volunteer Spotter
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