Typically developing children learn to ride a bicycle with help from their family and friends.
Unfortunately, most individuals with disabilities who try this route are unsuccessful. Through many years of careful research into the elemental physics of bicycle riding, Dr. Richard Klein, a retired mechanical engineering professor at the University of Illinois, and his team designed and built a unique type of adapted bike that enables the rider and bike to function together as a system.
The “iCan Shine”™ program works with youngsters and adults who experience difficulty getting past training wheels and onto conventional two-wheelers.
Bike First! is the Portland, Oregon, affiliate of “iCan Shine” and has conducted summer camps in Portland since 2006. We are proud to have served over 400 children in our programs and feel very privileged to help bring to Portland the only program in the world that systematically teaches children how to ride a bicycle.
For more information about iCan Shine™, please visit www.icanshine.org.