SPARTA, NJ – The I Can Bike Program that teaches people with disabilities how to ride a bike is looking for volunteers. The event will be held at High Point Regional High School from August 5 through August 9.
You do not need to be there for the entire time. According to organizer Sparta resident Mitchell Morrison, there are four sessions each day;
- 10:05 to 11:20 a.m.
- 11:40 a.m. to 12:55 p.m.
- 2 to 3:15 p.m.
- 3:35 to 4:50 p.m.
“The vast majority of people with disabilities never have the experience of independently riding a conventional two-wheel bicycle during their lifetime,” according to Morrison. “ Research shows that over 80% of people with Autism and 90% of people with Down Syndrome never experience this thrill.”
Bicycling is one of Morrison's passions. Early this year he rode his bicycle across the country - again.
“This program will help them learn how to ride a bike themselves,” Morrison said.
Sign up through I Can Shine or email Morrison at firstname.lastname@example.org.