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Volunteers Sought For Bicycle Camp For Individuals With Disabilities

Released May 20, 2022 01:02 PM

Volunteers are wanted for iCan Bike, a five day mini-camp designed to teach individuals with disabilities to ride a conventional, two-wheeled bicycle.  Campers are required to participate in one 75-minute instruction period per day of the camp.  Sessions will be held June 20 through 24 at The Cooler, which is located at 10800 Davis Drive in Alpharetta.

Those interested in volunteering to assist with the program are encouraged to complete an online application form available at https://www.icanbikealpharetta.org/sign-up.html.

Those who would like to support the iCan Bike Program may also make a donation that will help make this year’s Alpharetta camp, as well as future camps, possible.  To make a donation, simply visit https://icanshine.org/make-donation/ and select the “Alpharetta Camp” when prompted.

The iCan Bike Program is coordinated by iCan Shine, an international nonprofit organization that partners with local hosts to offer more than 100 of the iCan Bike Camps each year.  Using a combination of adapted equipment, trained professionals, and volunteers, the organization has taught over 20,000 people with disabilities how to ride a conventional bicycle.  Over 80% of camp participants learn to ride independently by the end of the five-day program.

The Alpharetta sessions are hosted by the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety’s Bike Patrol Unit in partnership with the Alpharetta Public Safety Foundation and the Alpharetta Derpartment of Recreation, Parks, and Cultural Services.  This will be the tenth year that The Cooler and the City’s Bike Unit host the iCan Bike Program, with many Alpharetta police officers participating as volunteers.

For more information on the iCan Bike Alpharetta Program, please contact Officer Amanda Clay of the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety at aclay@alpharetta.ga.us.