Remember the feel of freedom and pride you experience the first time you rode a bicycle?
Learning to ride a two-wheeler is a rite of passage for nearly everybody -- but many people with disabilities never realize this achievement. Designer Genes is bringing Lose the Training Wheels to Bismarck to change that!
What is Lose the Training Wheels?
Lose the Training Wheels uses adapted bicycles, a specialized instruction program and trained staff to enable individuals with disabiltiies to learn to ride a two-wheel bicycle.
Participants attend one 75 minute session each day for five consecutive days where they learn to ride while accompanied and encouraged by a volunteer "spotter." Over the course o the week, bikes are continously adjusted in an effot to challenge riders appropriately as they gradually discover the skill and joy of riding.
Lose the Training Wheels participants are children ages 8 and up as well as teens and adults. They have a diagnosed disability such as autism, Down syndrome or cerebal palsy but are able to walk without assistive devices.
Who Can Participate?
To register for the camp, participants must meet the following criteria:
Have a disability
Be at least 8 years old
Have a minimum inseam of 20-inches
Weigh less than 220 pounds
Be able to walk without assistive devices
Be able to side-step quickly
Be able and willing to wear a properly fitted helmet
Want to Register?
The open registration period has passed, but if you are still interested in participating, please contact Heather at 701-471-5615.