Riding a bike is one of the summertime joys of childhood. Yet for many youngsters and their parents, learning to ride a two-wheeler can be a very frustrating experience. To help children develop independent bike riding skills, the Barber National Institute is sponsoring a four-week learn-to-bike program. "Ready, Set, Ride!" will be held on Saturday, July 6, 13, 20 and 27 with sessions at 9 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. at the Warren YMCA, 212 Lexington Ave.
The program is ideal for youngsters and young adults with special needs including autism, Down syndrome, mild cerebral palsy, sensory issues, developmental delays or behavioral issues. The Bike Camp is also helpful for typically developing children who have not been able to make the transition to riding without training wheels.
Cost for the program is $95, which may be covered through an FSS allocation. Families may also apply for grants to provide full or partial scholarships. Participants should have a bike and helmet, but a limited number may be available for use. For more information, call 874-5671, or visit BarberInstitute.org.
Bike camp director Kathy Schreckengost, PT, helps a student