Cycle Without Limits

Special Needs Children Learn to Ride Bikes and Swim at SSU
May 28, 2015

The Cycle Without Limits summer bike and swim camp at Sonoma State University will teach children with special needs how to ride bicycles June 15-19. These children often have a history of difficulty learning how to ride a bike using traditional methods. 

The annual camp features instruction through United Cerebral Palsy of the North Bay using specially designed pneumatic trainer bikes that allow children to master the skills of riding a two-wheeler while providing extra stability during the learning process. Most campers learn to ride in less than one week's time.

Summer campers also participate in swimming and outdoor play. Children from Sonoma County and other Bay Area locations will attend the weeklong camp directed by SSU kinesiology professor Elaine McHugh.

Instructors include adapted physical education teachers, along with students from SSU and local high schools.