Harford County Bike Camp


People with disabilities ages 8 years and older:

Learn to ride a two-wheel bike independently!



The Harford County Office of Disability Services &
the Harford County Department of Parks & Recreation
 invite you to participate in the
2017 Harford County Bike Camp.

Monday, August 14 to Friday, August 18, 2017
Churchville Parks & Recreation Building
 3023 Level Road | Churchville, MD
Harford County Bike Camp Logo
Through iCanBike services, participants will be taught by trained staff how to ride a bike in a warm and encouraging environment.  Riders will attend a 75 minute session the same time each day for five consecutive days (M-F) and are physically assisted and encouraged by two volunteer spotters.  Over the course of the camp, the adapted bike is adjusted to gradually introduce more instability in an effort to challenge riders at their own individual pace.  Camp concludes with an inspiring award ceremony.

Session Times

Session Number Time  
Session #1 8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Monday-Friday
Session #2 10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday
Session #3 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Monday-Friday
Session #4 2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

Riders - Space is Limited! Register Today


Register today by completing and mailing the Rider Registration Form along with a $50 registration fee to:
Office of Disability Services
Department of Community Services
125 N. Main Street | Bel Air, MD 21014
Checks and Cash are accepted.  Checks should be made out to Harford County Maryland with "Bike Camp" in the memo.
Download Rider Registration Form
 

Rider Requirements


 
  • Must be at least 8 years old by the start of camp and have a disability
  • Must be able to walk without an assistive device and sidestep to both sides
  • Must be able to attend a 75 minute session at the same time each day of the 5-day camp (M-F)
  • Must be under 220 lbs. and have a minimum inseam measurement of 20" (measured from the floor with sneakers on)
  • Must attend with adult who will stay on the premises for the entire session every day

Volunteers Needed - Register Today!


Looking for a fun way to support Harford County Bike Camp?  Consider being a volunteer spotter for a rider.  Volunteers will spot the same rider for a 75 minute session each day of the 5-day bike camp.  It just may be the most rewarding exercise and emotional experience you've ever had - experience is not necessary.
Download Volunteer Registration Form

Complete and email the Volunteer Registration form to:
disability@harfordcountymd.gov or mail to:
Office of Disability Services
Department of Community Services
125 N. Main Street | Bel Air, MD 21014

Volunteer Requirements


  • Must be at least 16 years old unless accompanied by an adult
  • Must be able to volunteer for 90 minutes during the same session each day of the 5 days of camp. This includes 15 minutes of training and daily debriefing as well as the 75 minute session.
  • Must be able to provide physical, emotional, and motivational support to assigned rider
  • Must be able and willing to get some exercise including light jogging/running for a great cause
Questions?
Contact Rachel Harbin
Office of Disability Services | 410-638-3373 |
disability@harfordcountymd.gov