PITTSBURGH - Nine local children got to test out new customized bicycles on Monday, and they’re kids who may not be able to ride without this help.
The bikes are made especially for kids who have physical challenges.
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The Allegheny Health Network teamed up with Variety, the children’s charity, to make sure the adaptive bicycles were a perfect fit for their new owners.
“It means a lot. It means everything,” said Frank Ford.
Ford’s son received a new bike on Monday.
“He’s got the freedom now to ride with his classmates, and it also strengthens up his legs,” Ford said.
The recipients were from Coraopolis, Sewickley, Ambridge, Hanover Township, Midland, Scottsdale, Lower Burrell and the City of Pittsburgh
Variety has the funding to help get these type of bikes for 250 kids in 30 counties in Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia.