Program Teaches Kids with Down Syndrome How to Ride a Bike
There's a special camp going on in St. Paul this week called Lose the Training Wheels that helps kids with disabilities, such as Down Syndrome, to learn how to ride a bike.
Organizers say balancing can be especially hard for riders, so they have special bikes for them to learn on.
Riders and coaches will be in the gym at Hamline University all week long working their way to a two-wheel bike, and the freedom that comes with it.
Lose the Training Wheels has been around for more than a decade, but this is the first time the Down Syndrome Association of Minnesota has hosted an event. You can learn more about them here.
After a week of sessions, usually 85 percent of riders are able to handle a bike with just two wheels.