Harford County Bike Camp

Back by popular demand!

Harford County Bike Camp gives individuals with differing abilities ages 8 and older the opportunity to learn and experience the thrill of riding a bike.  This year's camp will be held:

Monday, June 24 - Friday, June 28, 2024

Churchville Recreation Center, Level Building
3023 Level Road, Churchville

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 (Monday through Friday) 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.  Harford County Bike Camp is for Harford County residents only.

Registration opens March 1, 2024!

Questions? Contact Rachel Trovato
410-638-3373 rntrovato@harfordcountymd.gov

Session Times

     
Session #1 8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Monday - Friday
Session #2 10:05 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. Monday - Friday
Session #3 11:40 a.m. - 12:55 p.m. Monday - Friday
Session #4 2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Monday - Friday

Riders

Register by completing and mailing the Rider Registration Form along with a $60 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. 

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 camp all sessions during the 5-day camp
  • Must be willing and able to wear a properly fitted bike helmet
  • Must be able to attend a 75-minute session at the same time each day of the five-day camp
  • Must be under 220 pounds and have a minimum inseam measurement of 20" (measured from the floor with sneakers on)
  • Must be accompanied by parent/guardian willing and able to intervene or assist staff as requested in addressing any prolonged disruptive or aggressive behavior

NOTE: Dropping off riders at the program is not permitted.  A parent, legal guardian or other adult authorized to take responsibility for the rider (e.g. another parent) must remain for the duration of each day's 75-minute program.

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 five-day bike camp. It just may be the most rewarding exercise and emotional experience you've ever had.

Complete and email the Volunteer Registration form to:

rntrovato@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 15 years old
  • Must be able to volunteer for 90 minutes during the same session each day of the five days of camp, including 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 walking/light jogging/running for a great cause

Questions?
Contact Rachel Trovato
Office of Disability Services | 410-638-3373 | rntrovato@harfordcountymd.gov