Eugene recreational services hosts adaptive bike demo

It's a bicycle built for you. The city of Eugene held an adaptive bike demo at the Campbell Community Center Friday morning and afternoon.

Posted: Jun 4, 2019 10:56 PM
Updated: Jun 4, 2019 10:58 PM

Eugene, Ore. -- Adaptive bicycling is a bike that can fit the specific need of a rider. It can be for senior citizens who want a better mode of exercise, for disabled riders who need another option from a traditional cycle, or just someone who is into something new. 

There are options for everyone at the adaptive bike demo held at the Campbell Community Center, as part of an event put together by the city of Eugene. 

Those who went to the demo got to take the bikes out for a ride as well, just one of the many events the city is putting together for National Bike Month. 

"There's a bike for everybody," says Carly Schmidt, the adaptive recreational program supervisor. "Whether you have a hard time riding a standard two-wheel bike that there's something out there for you. We just want to promote that in the community for people who haven't been on a bike in a long time or have had an injury or illness that has prevented them from being able to ride a bike."

"It's important to get people out on bicycles because it gets them out of cars, stops clogging the roads, it's cheaper for the community and it pays off huge in health benefits," concludes Tom Powers, the program supervisor. 

If you are interested in the programs offered by the city of Eugene's adaptive recreational services, you can find more information at this link: https://www.eugene-or.gov/134/Adaptive

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