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Helen Rubino-Turco, Director

Address & Phone:
West Hartford Town Hall
50 South Main Street, Room 128
West Hartford, CT  06107
(860) 561-7510
Fax: (860) 561-7519
Leisure Line: (860) 561-7509

Office Hours:
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Monday-Friday

 

iCan Bike Program

LTTW bike photoBike West Hartford, Inc., Conard High School "Kids Helping Kids" Club, Miracle League of Connecticut, West Hartford Bicycle Advisory Committee and West Hartford Human & Leisure Services are in partnership to bring the iCan Bike program to West Hartford this summer.

The mission of iCan Bike to teach children with special needs (age 8 and above) to ride conventional two wheel bicycles and become lifelong independent riders.  This achievement creates a gateway of opportunity, helping these new riders gain assurance and self-reliance in many other aspects of their lives.

The program's special equipment typically enables program participants to master the skill in less than a week's time, and within days of learning to ride, many children exhibit other independent behaviors for the first time ever.  In addition to the thrill of riding a regular bicycle, many new riders experience an increase in self esteem and self confidence, a positive change in family dynamics, and improved quality of life through recreation. 

iCan Bike program will be held at Conard High School, 110 Beechwood Road. A 2014 session is planned for summer.  Dates and times will be announced on this site in April 2014.  Please check back or for more information call Victoria Branning @ 860-561-8173

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Check out the great story in the http://westhartford.patch.com/groups/around-town/p/ican-bike-program-returns-to-west-hartford?ncid=newsltuspatc00000001&evar4=picks-1-post&newsRef=true

Click here for a video of the program http://youtu.be/skPfTcdl358

Click here to read more about this program in the West Hartford News http://www.turley.com/westhartford/flipbooks/whp080113/index.html 

 

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