Bike camp teaches those with disabilities how to ride

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The 2019 iCan Shine Bike Camp is back in Roanoke at the Spectrum Sports Academy.

The week long camp helps children and adults with disabilities learn how to ride a conventional two wheel bicycle.

“It’s a door that I thought may never open and so it makes you think how many other doors have we thought, might be closed to us but can be open,” said Susan Young, a parent whose child attended the camp. “It means that this is something that he can do with his friends. It’s a life long skill.”

There are five sessions a day that are 75 minutes long. Each student stays with the same two volunteers throughout the week to get them confident on a bicycle.

The camp concludes on Friday, July 5.

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