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Make a Difference – July 16-21, 2017

iCan Shine is a national charitable nonprofit organization which conducts over 100, five-day iCan Bike programs in the U.S. iCan Bike teaches approximately 3,000 people with disabilities how to ride a two-wheeled bicycle each year. Since its inception in 2007, approximately 20,000 people with disabilities have learned to ride a bicycle through this wonderful program. Research shows that over 80% of people with Autism and 90% of people with Down syndrome never experience this thrill. Defying these odds is why we exist!

timthumb.phpWe are very lucky to have the opportunity to host the iCan Bike program in Alpharetta, Ga., hosted by The Alpharetta Department of Public Safety and The Alpharetta Public Safety Foundation.  The iCan Bike program will be held at The Cooler Family Skate Center 10800 Davis Dr., Alpharetta, GA 30009.

You can help by being a volunteer or being a sponsor – check out the web site for more information.

Check out the video – here.

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Bike Month in Alpharetta was full of wonderful activities. Here is a recap:

SAT, May 6 – Healthy Kids Day Event
• Ed Isakson/Alphaetta Family YMCA
3655 Preston Ridge Road • Alpharetta, GA 30005
• Free and open to the public! Bike Alpharetta joined Alpharetta Dept of Public Safety for helmet fittings, helmet giveaways, water bottle giveaways and cycling safety information.

SUN, May 7 – Bike Share 1-Yr Anniversary
• Rock Mill Park in Alpharetta
• Celebrated one-year anniversary of ZAGSTER bike share program in Alpharetta with photo and ride on the Big Creek Greenway.
• We’ll take a group photo, then head out on a Zagster or your own bike for a ride.

WED, May 10 – Bike to School – Alpharetta Elem.
• More than 150 students, parents and teachers rode bikes/scooters and walked from Independence H.S. to Alpharetta Elementary
• Volunteers participated from Bike Alpharetta and helped the Dept. of Public Safety officers guide children along route.

FRI, May 12 – Bike to School – Manning Oaks Elem.
• More than 50 students, parents and teachers rode bikes/scooters and walked along Henderson Pkwy to Alpharetta Elementary
• Volunteers participated from Bike Alpharetta and helped Dept. of Public Safety officers guide children along Henderson Pkwy to the school.

SAT, May 13 – Bicycle Rodeo at Avalon
• North Parking Deck of Avalon (off Westside Pkwy)
• Alpharetta Police Dept. and Safe Kids North Fulton held a free event with helmet fittings, learn safe cycling skills, which was covered by local CBS TV station.

WED, May 17 – Ride of Silence
• 48 cyclists participated in ride from Independence High School in a silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways.
• This was one of more than 425 Ride of Silence events in U.S. on May 17.

Ride of Silence

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