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Program Helps Kids With Special Needs Learn To Ride Bike

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Children with special needs are learning to do something they may not have been able to do... ride a two-wheeled bike. It’s all thanks to a program called I-Can-Bike.

The week long camp is being put on by the Anne Carlson Center and the iCan Shine organization. Kids start out with more stabilized bikes and ride alongside spotters. Over the course of a week, the bike is adjusted to have less assistance as the kids learn better balance.

Brent Mueller with iCan Bike says, “What we can do in a week surprises a lot of parents, because we have an 80% success rate, and 80% of riders will be on a two wheel bike come Friday.”

If you'd like to help kids learn to ride bike, they still need volunteers. You can show up at the Moorhead Sports Center at 8:15AM, 10AM or 3PM any day this week.

Amy Unrau

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