Learning to ride a bike seems like an unattainable goal for many kids with special needs. A study from the University of Michigan found that less than 20% of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and less than 10% of children with Down syndrome learn to ride a bike.
An organization called “I Can Shine” can help kids with special needs learn how to finally lose the training wheels! The mission of this organization is to teach individuals to ride a two-wheeled bike independently. After a week of bike camp 80% of the participants learn to ride a bicycle.
In Minnesota the “I Can Shine” bike camp will be held from August 3rd to August 7th at Hamline University. Bike camp is for any child with special needs who would like to learn to ride a bike. Contact the Down Syndrome Society of Minnesota by emailing Mary@dsamn.org. Happy trails!
Kid learns to ride a bike!