Who We Are
iCan Shine is an international charitable nonprofit organization. We collaborate with local organizations and individuals, our program ‘hosts’, to conduct over 100 five-day ‘iCan’ programs in 35 States and Canada serving nearly 3,000 people with disabilities each year.
Our organization began in 2007. Since then, we have successfully taught approximately 20,000 people with disabilities to ride a conventional two-wheel bicycle. The impact of learning to ride a bicycle independently, and our high level of success in helping people with disabilities accomplish this feat, continues to drive demand for our iCan Bike program.
Approximately 80% of the people who participate in our iCan Bike program learn to ride a conventional two-wheel bicycle independently (at least 75 feet with no assistance) by the end of our five-day program while attending for only 75 minutes each day! The remaining 20% make tremendous progress towards this goal and leave our programs accompanied by family members trained as ‘spotters’ to pick up at home where we leave off!
More recently, we introduced our iCan Swim and iCan Dance programs. These programs have been quite successful and demand for them is growing steadily. Our swim and dance programs have been a welcomed addition to our flagship bike program.