Our program gradually introduces the instability of a bicycle by using unique adapted bikes which allow children to lose their training wheels and ride conventional bicycles at our Danville Camp. We are involved in a program and its delivery to permit children ages 8 and up to ride independently. The program is designed around the individual, from the bike through the progression of changes to the wheels.
The expressed goals of our camp are fourfold:
1. To show that bike riding can be efficiently and safely taught to all willing to listen.
2. To show that the universe of people capable of riding bikes is larger and less restrictive than previously realized.
3. To introduce you to some insights regarding the bicycle that may have escaped your attention.
4. To have a little fun with the bicycle as an intellectual challenge.
The program was created by Dr. Richard Klein, a retired University of Illinois engineering professor, and his wife Marjorie. A national organization, iCan Shine (formerly Lose the Training Wheels Inc.), was created in 2007 to take over the program in U.S. & Canada. The camp holds up to 5 sessions per day, each lasting for 1 ¼ hours per session, with up to 8 riders per session (40 per camp.) Approximately 75 volunteers are required for each camp.
For information call (217) 260-4548.