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.”

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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 mitchell.morrison5@me.com.