Why Talon M Needs a Bike
Talon is a 15 years old boy that was born with a brain injury. There is no explanation as to why his brain did not developed correctly but it has left him with many challenges. He is nonverbal, incontinent and severely delayed in many areas both physically & mentally. When Talon was small, we would pull him behind our bikes in a child bike trailer and he absolutely loved it. Once he out grew the weight limit on the trailer, we tried to teach him to ride a bike on his own but it became quickly evident that because of his limited mental capacity, paired with his limited physical coordination, it would be impossible for him to control a bike on his own and to be safe. The bike that we have chosen to try to win, The Freedom Concepts Tandem, would be perfect for Talon. He would be secured in the seat with the back rest and straps and could get some exercise pushing the pedals around but he would be safe because someone else would be in control of steering and his safety.