CycleAbility's Guide To Bike Helmets

Here at CycleAbility we believe that helmets give us superpowers. Not only do they protect our noggins from getting bumped, but they give us courage and confidence and make us look really awesome too. Each time we get on a bike, we make sure to have our helmets on properly and check to make sure our friends and family do too. In this article, we offer some guidance on how to fit, choose, and care for bicycle helmets:

Summer bicycle camp creates new opportunities for students.

Summer bicycle camp creates new opportunities for students.

For the many parents in our community to try to make childhood as typical as possible for their children with disabilities, riding a bike can be one of the more complicated tasks. However, thanks to Steven and Sally Palmer of Cycle Ability, this is no longer the case. The Palmers brought the Cycle Ability program to Utah by hosting the “icanbike” organization. It started with the intention of helping their son with autism learn to ride and three years later has turned into an annual camp.

BICYCLE CAMP FOR SPECIAL NEEDS KIDS RELIES ON DRAPER VOLUNTEERS

BICYCLE CAMP FOR SPECIAL NEEDS KIDS RELIES ON DRAPER VOLUNTEERS

Learning to ride a bike is a rite of passage for most kids. For special needs children, however, the innate balance and coordination necessary for this delightful milestone is a formidable task.

A Draper nonprofit called Cycle Ability wants to make it easier and needs volunteers for their June special needs bicycle camp at Summit Academy High School. Now in its third year, the weeklong camp, June 19-23, has a 90 percent success rate getting special needs kids and adults traveling on two wheels.