Cambridge Bike Camp August 13 - 18, 2017


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When

Sun Aug 13, 2017 08:15 AM - Fri Aug 18, 2017 05:00 PM

Where

1640 Cambridge StCambridge Rindge and Latin SchoolWar Memorial GymCambridge, MA 02138


About

Our bike camp scheduled for August 13 - 18, 2017 at the Cambridge War Memorial! To give you an overview, we will have approximately 40 riders in the total camp with up to 8 riders for each 75-minute session each day. You can register here and our website is http://icanshine.org/ican-bike-cambridge-ma/

Each rider attends the same 75-minute session for each of the 5 days (M - F) and is assigned two volunteers that will work with the rider throughout the week. This works great because bonds are formed between the volunteers and riders helpful for encouragement and motivational purposes throughout the week. It is important for our riders to work with the same volunteer each day building a trusting relationship as they go through the intensive week.

Finally, it is very rewarding for the volunteer to have spent the whole week with the rider to see the fruits of their labor on the last day when the rider finally rides independently.

Daily 75-Minute Sessions:

  • 8:30 am - 9:45 am
  • 10:05 am - 11:20 am
  • 11:40 am - 12:55 pm
  • 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
  • 3:35 pm - 4:50 pm

The riders will be riding a specialized bicycle designed to teach them to balance appropriately for the entire 75 minutes each day while being accompanied by their assigned volunteers. Additionally, camp staff will provide fun motivational teaching on a specially designed tandem bike that is generally well received by most riders.

The first two days of the bike camp (Mon & Tues) will take place solely inside on adapted roller bikes. Beginning on the third day (Wed), some riders may graduate to a two-wheel bike and transition to riding outdoors spotted by their assigned volunteers. As riders graduate from the roller bikes to a two-wheel bike between Wednesday and Friday, they will transition to the outdoor riding area.

Skills

  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Special Needs
  • Physical Education
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Fitness Instruction
  • Bicycling

Good Match For

Kids Teens Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • same 75-minute session(s) each of 5 days

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