Learning to ride

Dany Crowley, 16, of North Stonington, having graduated to the two wheel bike, rides with volunteer, Alex Rose, 18, of East Lyme, running behind keeping a hand on the handle to assist if needed while riding around the East Lyme Middle School parking lot, Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017.  Crowley and other students with disabilities are learning to ride bicycles through the iCan Bike program at East Lyme Middle School this week.  The students learn by starting on a two wheel style bike with the back wheel replaced with an adaptive roller system, resembling a rolling pin, and gradually the rollers are replaced with slightly more tapered ones.  Once they develop a sense of balance they move on to two wheels.  The week long  program was made possible with the partnership of  iCan Shine, Inc., East Lyme Parks and Recreation Department and The Miracle League of Connecticut.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)
Dany Crowley, 16, of North Stonington, having graduated to the two wheel bike, rides with volunteer, Alex Rose, 18, of East Lyme, running behind keeping a hand on the handle to assist if needed while riding around the East Lyme Middle School parking lot, Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017. Crowley and other students with disabilities are learning to ride bicycles through the iCan Bike program at East Lyme Middle School this week. The students learn by starting on a two wheel style bike with the back wheel replaced with an adaptive roller system, resembling a rolling pin, and gradually the rollers are replaced with slightly more tapered ones. Once they develop a sense of balance they move on to two wheels. The week long program was made possible with the partnership of iCan Shine, Inc., East Lyme Parks and Recreation Department and The Miracle League of Connecticut. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Dany Crowley, 16, of North Stonington, having graduated to the two wheel bike, rides with volunteer, Alex Rose, 18, of East Lyme, running behind keeping a hand on the handle to assist if needed while riding around the East Lyme Middle School parking lot, Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017. 

Crowley and other students with disabilities are learning to ride bicycles through the iCan Bike program at East Lyme Middle School this week.  The students learn by starting on a two wheel style bike with the back wheel replaced with an adaptive roller system, resembling a rolling pin, and gradually the rollers are replaced with slightly more tapered ones.  Once they develop a sense of balance they move on to two wheels. 

The week long  program was made possible with the partnership of  iCan Shine, Inc., East Lyme Parks and Recreation Department and The Miracle League of Connecticut. 

Chris Lamaoureux, 9, of Norwich steers his bicycle toward volunteer, Angie Venditti, 15, left, while volunteer Alex Jakubczak, 15, both of East Lyme stays close behind while learning how to ride a bike Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017.  Students with disabilities are learning to ride bicycles through the iCan Bike program at East Lyme Middle School Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017.   The students learn by starting on a two wheel style bike with the back wheel replaced with an adaptive roller system, resembling a rolling pin, and gradually the rollers are replaced with slightly more tapered ones.  Once they develop a sense of balance they move on to two wheels.  The week long  program was made possible with the partnership of  iCan Shine, Inc., East Lyme Parks and Recreation Department and The Miracle League of Connecticut.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)
Chris Lamaoureux, 9, of Norwich steers his bicycle toward volunteer, Angie Venditti, 15, left, while volunteer Alex Jakubczak, 15, both of East Lyme stays close behind while learning how to ride a bike Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017. Students with disabilities are learning to ride bicycles through the iCan Bike program at East Lyme Middle School Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017. The students learn by starting on a two wheel style bike with the back wheel replaced with an adaptive roller system, resembling a rolling pin, and gradually the rollers are replaced with slightly more tapered ones. Once they develop a sense of balance they move on to two wheels. The week long program was made possible with the partnership of iCan Shine, Inc., East Lyme Parks and Recreation Department and The Miracle League of Connecticut. (Dana Jensen/The Day)
Liam Cook, 7, having graduated to the two wheel bike, rides with volunteer, Anne McDermott, 19, of East Lyme, running behind keeping a hand on the handle to assist if needed while riding around the East Lyme Middle School parking lot, Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017.  Cook and other students with disabilities are learning to ride bicycles through the iCan Bike program at East Lyme Middle School this week.  The students learn by starting on a two wheel style bike with the back wheel replaced with an adaptive roller system, resembling a rolling pin, and gradually the rollers are replaced with slightly more tapered ones.  Once they develop a sense of balance they move on to two wheels.  The week long  program was made possible with the partnership of  iCan Shine, Inc., East Lyme Parks and Recreation Department and The Miracle League of Connecticut.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)
Liam Cook, 7, having graduated to the two wheel bike, rides with volunteer, Anne McDermott, 19, of East Lyme, running behind keeping a hand on the handle to assist if needed while riding around the East Lyme Middle School parking lot, Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017. Cook and other students with disabilities are learning to ride bicycles through the iCan Bike program at East Lyme Middle School this week. The students learn by starting on a two wheel style bike with the back wheel replaced with an adaptive roller system, resembling a rolling pin, and gradually the rollers are replaced with slightly more tapered ones. Once they develop a sense of balance they move on to two wheels. The week long program was made possible with the partnership of iCan Shine, Inc., East Lyme Parks and Recreation Department and The Miracle League of Connecticut. (Dana Jensen/The Day)
Dany Crowley, 16, center, of North Stonington, having graduated to the two wheel bike, rides with volunteer, Phoebe Provencher, 16, of East Lyme, running behind keeping a hand on the handle to assist if needed while riding around the East Lyme Middle School parking lot, Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017.  Crowley and other students with disabilities are learning to ride bicycles through the iCan Bike program at East Lyme Middle School this week.  The students learn by starting on a two wheel style bike with the back wheel replaced with an adaptive roller system, resembling a rolling pin, and gradually the rollers are replaced with slightly more tapered ones.  Once they develop a sense of balance they move on to two wheels.  The week long  program was made possible with the partnership of  iCan Shine, Inc., East Lyme Parks and Recreation Department and The Miracle League of Connecticut.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)
Dany Crowley, 16, center, of North Stonington, having graduated to the two wheel bike, rides with volunteer, Phoebe Provencher, 16, of East Lyme, running behind keeping a hand on the handle to assist if needed while riding around the East Lyme Middle School parking lot, Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017. Crowley and other students with disabilities are learning to ride bicycles through the iCan Bike program at East Lyme Middle School this week. The students learn by starting on a two wheel style bike with the back wheel replaced with an adaptive roller system, resembling a rolling pin, and gradually the rollers are replaced with slightly more tapered ones. Once they develop a sense of balance they move on to two wheels. The week long program was made possible with the partnership of iCan Shine, Inc., East Lyme Parks and Recreation Department and The Miracle League of Connecticut. (Dana Jensen/The Day)
While on a water break Liam Cook, 7, receives a high five from volunteer, Phoebe Provencher, 16, for doing so well after riding laps around the East Lyme Middle School parking lot, with a volunteer running along side, after graduating to a two wheel bike, Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017.  Cook and other students with disabilities are learning to ride bicycles through the iCan Bike program at East Lyme Middle School this week.  The students learn by starting on a two wheel style bike with the back wheel replaced with an adaptive roller system, resembling a rolling pin, and gradually the rollers are replaced with slightly more tapered ones.  Once they develop a sense of balance they move on to two wheels.  The week long  program was made possible with the partnership of  iCan Shine, Inc., East Lyme Parks and Recreation Department and The Miracle League of Connecticut.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)
While on a water break Liam Cook, 7, receives a high five from volunteer, Phoebe Provencher, 16, for doing so well after riding laps around the East Lyme Middle School parking lot, with a volunteer running along side, after graduating to a two wheel bike, Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017. Cook and other students with disabilities are learning to ride bicycles through the iCan Bike program at East Lyme Middle School this week. The students learn by starting on a two wheel style bike with the back wheel replaced with an adaptive roller system, resembling a rolling pin, and gradually the rollers are replaced with slightly more tapered ones. Once they develop a sense of balance they move on to two wheels. The week long program was made possible with the partnership of iCan Shine, Inc., East Lyme Parks and Recreation Department and The Miracle League of Connecticut. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

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