Please visit the updated page for West Hartford's 2014 iCan Bike program.
Bike 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.
The 2014 iCan Bike program will be held at Conard High School, 110 Beechwood Road. Please click here to go to the main iCan Bike page. For more information contact Sara Tamborello @ 860-888-7643 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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