iCan Bike

 (B-roll opportunity June 4-6, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.)

St. John XXIII College Preparatory, Katy, Texas, is hosting iCan Bike camp in its competition gym the week of June 3-7, 2019. iCan Bike uses adapted bicycles, a specialized instructional program, trained individuals, and upwards of 100 volunteers to enable children, eight years of age and older, with disabilities to learn to ride a two-wheel bicycle. Many of the volunteers are from local high schools, with more than a dozen students from St. John XXIII College Preparatory.

Riders attend a 75-minute session each day for five consecutive days. Over the course of the week, the adaptive bicycles are adjusted in an effort to challenge the rider to discover the joy of riding. This week, approximately 30 riders, divided into five daily sessions, are enrolled in the camp.

In addition to iCan Bike, two other programs – iCan Swim and iCan Dance – are under the international nonprofit organization iCan Shine. Established in 2007, and located in Pennsylvania, iCan Shine collaborates with local organizations and individuals to organize 100 five-day iCan programs in 35 States and Canada serving nearly 3,000 people with disabilities annually.

Established in 2004, St. John XXIII College Preparatory is a premiere Catholic high school with the mission to prepare the hearts and minds of our students to serve God and others. Located on 35 acres, the campus is conveniently located off the Grand Parkway and I-10 near the communities of Houston and Katy, Texas. St. John XXIII offers honors, AP, fine arts, and numerous athletic and extracurricular opportunities. Students are grouped into five “houses” to promote school spirit, fellowship, spirituality, and academic achievement.