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Bike camp teaches disabled children how to ride

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - A unique program called I Can Bike is in San Diego to teach disabled children how to ride a bicycle.

I Can Bike is a five-day camp hosted by the Crimson Research and Treatment Center all over the country. Volunteers use special bikes to train the children who will eventually transition to conventional bikes.

Organizers say the national success rate is more than 80 percent.

"They all make progress during the week, most of them are able to ride independently but still need support from volunteers later on, some are completely independent and some are going to have to do the camp again," Karyn Searchy of the Crimson Research and Treatment Center said.

The program also raises money to put kids through the camp so the financial burden is lifted of their families.

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