In the environment of the continuing spread of the Coronavirus pandemic, social distancing and school closures, the Rotary club of Sequim recently awarded an adaptive tricycle to Alina Grieb, a 13-year old who has special needs.  Alina loves riding her school’s adaptive tricycle with Sequim Schools’ physical therapist, Cherry Bibler.  This is a specialized tricycle with a rear steering bar so an adult can help steer the trike while Alina pedals. This is the fourth adaptive bike the Rotary Club has given to local children with special needs.
Alina’s mother, Marilyn Stacey, along with her younger brother Carter and sister Violet were jumping for joy as Alina took her first ride on the beautiful, pink Rifton tricycle.  Alina was visibly excited and made every effort to communicate that to us in nonverbal ways. Biking is a great exercise for Alina and we expect she will gain motor skills involved with peddling and steering.  Now Alina and her mother will be able to enjoy more outdoor activities with her siblings.
The Rotary Club of Sequim adaptive bike program committee members Jim Jones, Doug Schwarz and Ted Shanks work with local health professionals and the Sequim school district to identify children who would benefit by the gift of an adaptive tricycle custom made for the student by the Rifton Company of New York. For more information about the Rotary Club of Sequim see our website @ sequimrotary.org