Everybody Rides

Sep 15, 2013 11:45pm - 5:00pm

James O'Breen Park
Corner of Peck & Campton Hills Road
St. Charles, IL

Project Mobility and The Bike Rack are hosting our First Annual, 'Everybody Rides'
A Fundraiser with all proceeds benefiting Project Mobility, a nonprofit organization.

My personal connection is the reason I am asking for your help in supporting Project Mobility, 20 years ago one of my triplet children Jacob was born weighing only 2 pounds and has Cerebral Palsy.  
Although Jacob is unable to walk on his own, I made it my personal goal to come up with a way for Jacob to ride a bike.  Riding a bike for the first time changed his life; Jacob was able to experience a freedom that many take for granted, the freedom of mobility.  That was 15 years ago, knowing Jacob could ride a bike just like everyone else has helped thousands of children also be able to experience that freedom of mobility.  

11 years ago my family started Project Mobility with the mission of providing adaptive cycling opportunities and adaptive bikes to individuals with special needs. Each year we provide adaptive cycling opportunities to over 5,000 children, adults and wounded service men and women with disabilities.  Because of the generosity of others we have been able to provide our services and donate over 50 adaptive bicycles to people with a full range of physical challenges.

Every child should feel the joy of riding a bike. It's a rite of passage for all kids -- their first bike.
For adults who find themselves with a great physical change, they don't have to lose the freedom that riding a bicycle can provide.

Unfortunately these bikes are expensive. They are custom-made and cost anywhere from $3,000 to $6,000.
When facing overwhelming medical bills, these heroes of everyday life simply can't afford it.

They are all heroes ... Veterans who find themselves in wheelchairs or without limbs ... Children born with diseases like cerebral palsy or severe autism ... Adults, young and old, who now have severe mobility challenges as a result of a tragic accident or illness. They are heroes ... and, almost without exception, they can have the "normal" experience of riding a bike.
We want to celebrate these heroes, while raising funds to empower others with special needs, by providing them with adaptive cycling opportunities or with a bike of their own. With this goal, we are organizing our First Annual Everybody Rides on Sunday, September 15th.

The Everybody Rides is an ALL age, ALL ability, ALL fun, ALL inclusive bike ride in St. Charles at James O'Breen Park.
We are planning on 200+ riders and have bike courses for a "Family Fun Ride" to a 60-mile endurance road ride.

We are also giving away an adaptive bike over $3,000 to a child with a disability - their story is voted and told on our facebook in 2 days we went from 200 views a day to 22,000 - to see what we do and the ride more info is on www.facebook.com/projectmobility.org or our website


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