Posted on May 19, 2021

Bikes for the Rest of Us matches participants with adaptive bikes

More than 70 adults and children with disabilities have been introduced to adaptive bicycling, thanks to the Mary Free Bed Guild.

Pre-registered families were paired with therapists matched their physical need with the most appropriate bicycle. Airway Oxygen, West Michigan Bike and Fitness, AMBUCS and Creative Mobility provided the biking equipment. Every rider also was fitted with a free helmet, thanks to the Kiwanis Clubs of Urbandale/Battle Creek and Grand Rapids.

Bikes for the Rest of Us has been offered by Mary Free Bed for over 20 years. More than 50 volunteers helped out at the event which was held this weekend, following social distancing protocols, in the Mary Free Bed parking ramp.

The Mary Free Bed Wheelchair and Adaptive Sports program helps people who use wheelchairs or adaptive equipment get involved in sports and recreational activities.