SPRINGFIELD — The Kehillah (Special Needs) Department at the Springfield Jewish Community Center hosted its annual Project R.I.D.E. bike tune-up days on April 25 and May 2 at the Springfield Jewish Community Center.
“Project R.I.D.E is incredible,” said Tina Edwards, director of Kehillah, “There’s something magical about riding a bike, and watching the excitement and happiness on the faces of the participants and their families, and being part of the tune-up day is such a joy.”
Now in its 14th year, Project R.I.D.E. (recreation, independence, development, and equipment) loans modified tricycles to children and young adults with special needs, in addition to providing information about adaptive sports programs in Western Massachusetts. From Massachusetts and Vermont to Connecticut, Maine, and New Hampshire, our recreational adaptive tricycles have traveled all across New England, offering hundreds of individuals with unique needs the opportunity to participate in bike riding with their friends and families.