Local organization helps disabled adults and children gain independence through bikes

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - It's as easy as riding a bike - and that's what some Topekans learned to do today!

The Easterseals Capper Foundation is hosting its annual iCan Bike program this week. Instructors are teaching individuals with disabilities how to ride using a series of adapted bikes and techniques.

The program lets adults and children gain a skill that gives them a sense of freedom, independence and confidence.

"It's a lot of fun," said Chris Teter, a physical therapist at the foundation. "You do get a lot of exercise, but you also make good friends with the rider because you're with the same rider everyday and you're there to encourage and support and keep them safe and make friends. They love you, you love them, and it turns out to be a good relationship."

Teter said they are teaching 30 individuals how to ride during the camp, but there was a waiting list. He says the more volunteers the program has, them more people they can teach. If you're interested in volunteering, click here.