Camp helps kids with disabilities learn how to ride a bike

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WOWK) — The annual ‘I Can Shine’ Bike Camp is back in Huntington for its ninth year and it gives local kids with disabilities the chance to join in on the fun of riding a bicycle.

Through the help of roller bikes, children with disabilities will learn how to independently ride a two wheel bicycle in 5 sessions, which are going on all week at the Phil Cline Family YMCA.

The rollers help the kids learn to balance themselves so they’re ready to take on the traditional bike.

“They might be a little scared, a little hesitant when they’re first on the bike, but then as they pick up speed, you can actually visibly see their confidence,” said Liz Pacioles, the bike camp director.

Participants like Allen Jordan are also very excited about the opportunity.

“The one thing I know is that all those bikes right there [are] good,” said Jordan.

The event helps children with disabilities feel included, while giving them a sense of independence.

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