iCan Shine Bike Camp returns to Roanoke, helps kids with disabilities


iCan Shine Bike Camp is returning to Roanoke, and campers and volunteers alike are exciting for the week.

“It’s a very cool week,” said Lea Riddle, one of the founders of iCan Shine Roanoke.

“What I like about it is they start on Monday, and they don’t know how to ride a bike. By the end of the week, they do. It’s a wonderful experience for the camper, for the family, for the volunteers. It’s just a win-win.”

iCan Shine Bike Camp teaches kids with disabilities how to ride a bike. Riddle says he and his wife got the idea after their son, who has autism, wanted to learn how to ride.

This year, 24 campers will get the opportunity to learn how to ride from volunteers.

Riddle says there are five sessions a day that are 75 minutes long, and each student stays with the same two volunteers throughout the week to get them confident on a bicycle.

iCan Shine Bike Camp starts Monday, July 8 at Spectrum Sports Academy in Roanoke.

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