Learning to Ride a Bike

By: Cathleen Moxley Email
By: Cathleen Moxley Email

When you think of childhood, one memory that may come to mind is learning to ride a bike, and one organization wants to make sure all children get that opportunity.

Challenged Athletes of West Virginia started a "Lose the Training Wheels" camp at the Parkersburg YMCA Wednesday.

The five day program allows 25 children with disabilities or special needs to work with volunteers who are teaching them to ride regular, two-wheel bicycles.

"It's an activity they can do with their family and their friends, and it's also a life-long activity. It's also going to contribute to fitness," David Begg, executive director of Challenged Athletes of WV, said.

Begg says about 100 of these camps are held annually, but this is the first one in West Virginia.


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