I must first clarify that the bikes which I have designed and created are not presently offered for sale. Instead, they are made available under a lease contract with the iCan Shine Inc. charity. At the moment, this lease is exclusive. I’m sure that you might be wondering why the...Read More »
The goal of Rainbow Trainers is not to sell bicycles–our goal is to help people of all ages ride a conventional bicycle. Since the inception of the bicycle many people have learned to ride through trial and error, training wheels, and determination.
However, these traditional approaches do not work for everyone. Many people have tried to...Read More »
iCan Shine conducts it’s iCan Bike program through the contracted use of our adapted roller and other bike equipment custom designed and manufactured exclusively by Rainbow Trainers. When such adapted bike equipment is not in use by iCan Shine at their iCan Bike programs, it predominantly resides at Rainbow...Read More »
As we go through life, we inevitably are faced with a fairly common decision situation – should you call in an expert or professional to solve a problem, or should you do it yourself? The matter might range anywhere from:
•Replacing a dripping faucet washer
•Removing a tree limb that is...Read More »
Back while I was teaching, my wife and I moved to a 42 acre farmhouse about 20 minutes from the university. My father-in-law was ecstatic; he had been a dairy farmer for the past 40 years, and he insisted that we get a few head of cattle. So I headed...Read More »
This may be a lot of material to remember, so we made it simple for you and summarized everything in “How We Train” right here. Simple and easy, just for you.
A Summary of Home Remedy Tips:
•It seems that the best place to start with home remedy is to get...Read More »
The real cost of not being able to ride a bike is in the lost opportunity – the opportunity to smile and to be like everybody else.
For a child with special needs, if bike riding isn’t mastered then other options are often considered. One option is often an adapted...Read More »
Being able to ride a two-wheeler is a societal rite of passage and an age appropriate activity. In spite of the fact that a large majority of children get past training wheels, the reality exists that training wheels represent the end of the bicycling trail for a percentage of...Read More »
Distinct behaviors become predominant as the child “rides” his/her bike fitted with training wheels.
•Brake Slamming. The child will tend to slow down and routinely brake whenever the child perceives any danger of tipping or falling (I’ll call it “tippiness”).
•Upper Body Movements. The child will tend to use upper body...Read More »
iCan Shine is a national charitable nonprofit organization that collaborates with local organizations and individuals, referred to as iCan Shine program ‘hosts’, to conduct over 100 five-day iCan Bike programs throughout North America serving nearly 3,000 people with disabilities each year. iCan Shine began in 2007 and, since then,...Read More »
The origin of the adapted bicycling program had its genesis in the research of Dr. Richard E. Klein at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Richard retired from his academic career at the University of Illinois in 1998. In 1999, Richard and his wife Marjorie have formed what is...Read More »
People often are puzzled over the meaning and origin of the name Rainbow Trainers, Inc. As a point of explanation, the corporation’s roots stem from the research of Dr. Richard E. Klein, President and Founder. Klein is an emeritus faculty member of the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign IL....Read More »