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On a roll: Firm supports bike camp for youth with disabilities

June 29, 2017

Remember the fun of learning how to ride a bike for the first time? For those with disabilities, though, learning the skill takes a bit more effort, patience and determination.

McAfee & Taft is a proud supporter of iCan Bike, a weeklong day camp that teaches children and young adults with disabilities how to ride a conventional two-wheel bicycle independently. With the assistance and encouragement of specialized trainers and volunteers, the riders begin by learning the basic mechanics while on adapted roller bikes inside a gym. By the third day, many are ready to transition to riding a two-wheel bicycle on an outdoor track while being spotted by their assigned volunteers.

Co-chairs of this summer’s event, which was held at Heritage Hall June 26 – 30, were Patricia Rogers, a healthcare attorney with McAfee & Taft, and Steve Brooks. Co-sponsors of the 2017 event were the Inasmuch Foundation, Heritage Hall, and host Kiwanis International.

Oklahoma City NBC affiliate KFOR-TV aired a story about the iCan Bike day camp, which included an interview with co-chair Patricia Rogers as well as footage of participants learning to ride on both indoor training bikes and conventional bicycles. You can view the segment here: http://kfor.com/2017/06/30/national-nonprofit-teaches-oklahomans-with-special-needs-how-to-ride-a-bike/