Starlight Children's Foundation, Bike New York teach children with chronic illnesses how to ride bikes

The Starlight Children's Foundation is partnering with Bike New York to teach children with chronic illnesses how to ride a bicycle. Children from throughout the

Professional bicycle instructors taught them how to put on a helmet, balance themselves and ride a bike.

Professional bicycle instructors taught them how to put on a helmet, balance themselves and ride a bike. (8/29/13)

BROOKLYN - The Starlight Children's Foundation is partnering with Bike New York to teach children with chronic illnesses how to ride a bicycle.

Children from throughout the tri-state area participated in the class. Professional bicycle instructors taught them how to put on a helmet, balance themselves and ride a bike.

The children in the class sometimes spend days, weeks or even months in the hospital at a time due to their illnesses.

Organizers say these activities help bring joy to the children, and one participant from Brooklyn called it a thrill.

The organizers also say they hope the bicycle class will become an annual event for Starlight.
 

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