New adaptive bikes to encourage Paralympic participation

By: KKCO 11 News Email
By: KKCO 11 News Email

FRUITA, Colo. (KKCO) -- A local group is encouraging outdoor exercise and Paralympic sporting participation in the Valley.

Colorado Discover Ability worked to introduce sports to area veterans Saturday morning.

Twenty-five volunteers set out to learn about the $25,000 grant from the U.S. Olympic Opportunity Fund it received that will help finance 10 new adaptive bikes.

One Colorado Discover Ability volunteer says finding adaptive equipment has made a positive difference in her life, encouraging her to try new things. Now she's working to give others that same opportunity.

"[Adaptive equipment has] given me the understanding that there is a lot of things out there we can do. I gained the confidence being active in the daily life, being active in a community. Having that opportunity, I want to provide others the same opportunity," volunteer Uschi Hall said.

Fifteen people came out to learn about the new adaptive bikes.

In June, the VA Medical Center and other locations around the Valley.

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