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iCan Bike Camp (South Fayette Township)

Monday, July 29, 2024Friday, August 2, 2024
South Fayette Intermediate School - Gymnasium
1200 Lt Will Way
South Fayette, PA 15057

In 2024, South Fayette Township Parks and Recreation is partnering with the nonprofit iCan Shine to offer iCan Bike Camp to teach individuals with disabilities to ride a conventional 2-wheel bike throughout a 5-day program.

Using custom-designed bike equipment, each participant attends camp 75 minutes each day for 5 consecutive days.

This camp is available only to residents of South Fayette Township and to members of the Down Syndrome Association of Pittsburgh.

Dates & Times:
-Monday, July 29, 2024 – Friday, August 2, 2024
-Camp times will be assigned. Each camper must attend the same 75-minute session each day of the program.

8:30 AM-9:45 AM - Session 1
10:05 AM-11:20 AM - Session 2
11:40 AM-12:55 PM - Session 3
2:15 PM- 3:30 PM - Session 4
3:50 PM- 5:05 PM - Session 5

-South Fayette Intermediate School - Gymnasium
-1200 Lt Will Way, South Fayette, PA 15057

-$300 per rider for the whole week.

In an effort to make this program accessible to all, full or partial scholarships are available (call/text Meredith at 4125659936 or email

-Signup is first come, first served.
-A waiting list will be available after registration is full.

Bicycle Purchase:
-Bicycle required. Each rider must purchase an appropriate bicycle in advance of the program.
-Bikes must be purchased before the start of camp. Although iCan Shine provides adaptive bikes that the campers will ride during the program, all riders also will need their own personal bike to transition to using both during and after camp.
-For more information about selecting the right bike and helmet, please visit this iCan Shine webpage linked below.

Bike Shop Partner:
-Looking for a bike? Pro Bike + Run South Hills has received training to find you the right bike. Please visit them to purchase a bicycle.

Camper Requirements:
-This bike camp is available only to residents of South Fayette Township and to members of the Down Syndrome Association of Pittsburgh. If you have questions about the camper requirements please email

Campers must meet all of the following criteria:
-Be at least 8 years old (there is no maximum age)
-Have Down syndrome
-Walk without an assistive device (e.g. walker, crutches)
-Be able to side-step to both sides (to ensure bike and rider will not fall over when stopping)
-Be willing and able to wear a properly fitted bike helmet
-Be able to attend all 5 days of camp
-Have a minimum inseam of at least 20 inches (measured from floor to seat height while rider is wearing sneakers)
-Not exceed the weight maximum of 220 pounds (strictly enforced safety and liability concern)
-Parent or guardian must be available to stay for duration of each session, each day

-As a volunteer, you can guide and aid campers to so they will learn how to independently ride a 2-wheel bicycle. In appreciation, you will receive a T-shirt. Student service hours are available.
-Volunteers must be at least 15 years old. No prior experience working with people with disabilities is necessary.
-Visit the volunteer signup page linked below to review volunteer opportunities and sign up for specific volunteer slots.

Partners - Thank you!
-iCan Shine
-Pro Bike + Run South Hills
-South Fayette Township
-South Fayette School District

-Down Syndrome Association of Pittsburgh
-Kiddie Academy of South Fayette