Kids with disabilities learn how to ride bikes through program
LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — 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.
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