For most kids, learning to ride a two wheel bike is right of passage, but for children with disabilities it's a landmark that is often not reached. One Spokane mom is working to change that and has brought a national bike riding program for kids with special needs to our city.
The program is called iCan Shine and it's all about teaching children with disabilities that they can indeed master difficult tasks, even one as difficult as riding a bike without training wheels. Casey Traver has been trying to get her 13-year-old daughter into the Seattle camp for several years.
“It's something others take advantage of,” explains Traver. Her daughter has Down syndrome and hasn't quite been able to master a bicycle. All her daughter wants is to be able to ride with her twin brother who has been participating in SpokeFest for the last couple of years.