Kids with disabilities learn how to ride bikes through program

Learning how to ride a bike can be difficult for many kids, but for children with disabilities it can be even more challenging.

A special program being offered at UW-La Crosse is helping them find ways to adapt bike-riding to their unique needs. Students with the college’s adapted physical education teaching program are running the week-long classes.

One mom said she’s excited to see how her daughter progresses.

“She rides like a little glider bike but has never ridden a two-wheeler before with the pedals. So we’re excited to get her bike riding,” said Diane Falter.

The adaptive bike-riding program is being provided at no cost to families through a UWL Foundation grant.

Classes run through June 15 at Mitchell Hall.