HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — Thursday’s hometown heroes are giving some Midstate kids their first chance to ride a bike.
These children have physical limitations, and the bikes are custom designed to let them ride.
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The adaptive bikes come from the Pittsburgh-based children’s charity Variety. The specially-built bicycles were presented to six children in Harrisburg on Thursday.
“It just means everything to me now that she’s able to be included and ride a bike and this is just something we’ve been waiting for a while” Michelle Gutshall, the mother of the daughter who received one of the adaptive bikes, said.
“What’s so beautiful about this to me is that it’s possible and we can do this, This isn’t the moon shot or the next shot after that, this is getting kids on bikes as we all did .”Charles Lavalee with Variety children’s charity said.
The non-profit has been building custom adaptive bikes for the past ten years and has provided over 50,000 of them to eligible kids in Pennsylvania and Northern West Virginia.