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Lose The Training Wheels 2nd Annual Bike Camp – Summer 2012 Registration Is Open!

Though bike camp did not work for James, we were able to witness firsthand the 80% success rate that it brags. Last summer, children with all kinds of disabilities were happily and independently riding two-wheel bicycles after just one week, thanks to the generosity and effort of many volunteers from Lose The Training Wheels and the Hoboken Family Alliance.

Click here to see the flyer for Lose The Training Wheels 2012 in Hoboken.

Click here for a letter about this year’s bike camp from the camp director, Teresa Howard.

Click here to see a clip of James at bike camp last summer, pedaling his little heart out.

If you have questions about our experience feel free to contact me. For questions about this year’s bike camp, you can reach Teresa Howard at 201-970-8796 or visit http://www.hobokenfamily.com.

Donations and volunteers are also still needed – contact Teresa or visit http://www.hobokenfamily.com to help out!

Tonight’s Feature: Bike Camp Madness, Starring James, Brought To You By Jake-the-bike-technician

I just wanted to share a very special moment in an otherwise challenging week at bike camp.

Amy and Jake (the one sitting behind James) have been supportive and encouraging, and the camp has been good so far aside from a shortage of much-needed volunteers. But, it is hard not to feel disappointed and frustrated for James, who as usual, works ever-so-much-harder than everyone else (including other special needs kids in this case) to try to do something most of us take for granted. He continues to fall off of the adaptive bike (a roller bike) and he continues to get up, brush himself off and get back on. It’s painful and inspiring to watch at the same time.

My personal feeling is that James has paid for the privilege of riding the damned two-wheel bike in perseverance alone, not to mention the bruises. Will he ever get a break?

But the week’s not over yet and if he hasn’t given up, well neither have I.

Go James go!