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Father invents bicycle for son with cerebral palsy

Shared by Ana Duarte on 2016-10-10 18:59

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Hal already had a bike store – Bike Rack - when he started making special bicycles for disabled children.

Jacob can’t walk. But Hal always thought he should be able to ride a bike. “Riding a bike is such an important rite of passage for many children”, the inventor explained.

So the father created a bicycle with an upright seat, a harness, pedal straps, to keep both the rider and the feet in the right place. He customized it for Jacob, and since 1997, he started fabricating and selling these bicycles for disabled kids.

“Now Jacob rides around the neighborhood like other kids”, the entrepreneur said.

In 2004, Hal founded his nonprofit Project Mobility, a project that supports bike-fitting clinics, workshops, and activities involving cycling activities at hospitals, schools, etc, all over the US. Hal also creates bikes for amputees.

More info: http://thebikerack.com

Adapted from: http://bit.ly/2dEdC2r

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Hal Honeyman, born in USA, in 1957, built a customized bicycle for his son Jacob, who suffers from cerebral palsy.

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