Purpose: Teaches individuals of all different abilities how to ride a two-wheel bicycle
Address: Copley High School
3797 Ridgewood Road
Fees: $250.00 for 5-day camp
Ages: 8 to Adults
Dates: July 10-14, 2023
Time: There are five sessions offered each day at 8:30 am, 10:05 am, 11:20 am, 2:00 pm and 3:35 pm
This 5-day camp teaches individuals of all abilities how to ride a two-wheel bicycle without training wheels. Camp accepts 40 riders on a first-come, first served basis. Riders attend the same 75-minute session each day for 5 consecutive days.
Riders use a specialized bicycle designed to teach appropriate balance for the entire 75 minutes each day while accompanied by their assigned volunteers. Riders begin indoors then transition outside to the track as their progression permits. Additionally, camp staff provides fun motivational teaching on a specially designed tandem bike that is generally well received by riders.
Requirements for participation are: minimum of 8 years of age, diagnosed disability, able to walk without assistance device, able to wear a properly fitted bike helmet, able to sidestep to both sides, inseam of 20” or more, weight of less the 220 lbs., and must be able to attend all 5 days of camp. As you evaluate this program it is important to consider behavior as well. A person must be physically able to ride a bike, but if their behavior is such that they cannot be persuaded to get on the bike and follow instructions, then it is likely this program will not be beneficial.
Cost of the week-long camp is $250 per rider ($500 Value). We depend on grants, sponsorships, and fundraising efforts by the Autism Society of Greater Akron to reduce costs as much as possible. County Board of DD dollars may be used a payment for this program, but ASGA is not a Medicaid or Waiver provider.