For the past 2 years a collaboration between the Sequim schools and the Rotary Club of Sequim has helped several local students pedal their way to better fitness and social skills. Working with physical therapist Molly Booth, DPT and others in the Sequim School District, the club’s Adaptive Bike Program committee donated its ninth adaptive bike to Sequim schools.
We thank all these Sequim School professionals for their outstanding efforts and are happy to provide an attractive learning aid that helps students succeed. The Rifton Bike Company tricycle was built using Molly Booth’s specifications and will be used by several students at Helen Haller Elementary School now and in years to come. The district sought a special needs tricycle that has features not provided on most tricycles. This tricycle has a rear steering bar so adults can walk alongside the rider and help with steering, if necessary. It also has seat belts, a back support and foot straps to ensure the rider’s safety and pedals that rotate as the bike moves forward. This feature is critical for students with special needs as they learn the coordination necessary for pedaling. Although this tricycle program is just beginning, Molly Booth has seen remarkable benefits including physical, social and communication growth directly related to riding.
For more information about the Rotary Club of Sequim see our website @ sequimrotary.org