iCan Bike Program Pedals into Bloomington

Published 07/08 2014 05:52PM

Updated 07/08 2014 06:04PM

BLOOMINGTON- Learning to ride a bicycle is not always easy for some children, especially if they have a disability.

Easter Seals is trying to change that.

All week long Easter Seals is hosting the iCan Bike Program.

It teaches children with disabilities to learn to ride a bicycle without training wheels.

Over the course of the week, bikes are adjusted to challenge riders as they discover the joy of riding.

The program is made possible due to the time and efforts of Dr. Richard Klein.

He invented and built all the bikes used in the program.

"We don't actually teach children how to ride a bike. The child will discover how to ride a bike like Ah-Ha! The Ah-Ha works because even though they're not doing it initially correctly they have enough time to recover and they can save themselves," said Dr. Richard Klein, Bicycle Builder and retired professor from U of I.

Dr. Klein has built more than 300 bikes for iCan Bike.

The program lasts until Friday.

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