November 23, 2014
Riding a bicycle is one of the top recreational activities in the country.
But, not everyone can find a bike for them.
That's why one local group formed the Free Wheelin' Foundation to help people with disabilities find a bike.
Today, they were at Idlewild Park teaching others about the biking options for people of all abilities.
Hand-cycles and other innovative bicycles can be very expensive, and the group also helps others with grants to help cut the cost.
John Kirsch was paralyzed in a motorcycle accident a year ago, but he never wanted to give up biking.
Now he's helping others pick up that same passion.
"They say there's nothing like having the wind in your face. And, there's a lot to be said for that. Pushing around a wheelchair is great and you certainly are mobile, but it's hard to cover a lot of ground and there's nothing like having 27 speeds of a bicycle."
If you would like more information about the Free Wheelin' Foundation, you can call them at 1-800-sportif or e-mail them FreeWheelin at sportif.com.