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A popular Vigo County bike park has designed and created accessible trails

Griffin Bike Park has designed three new trails that are wheelchair accessible. News 10 sat down with manager Rich Moore to find out more about how the trails were developed.

Posted: Apr 17, 2019 7:33 PM
Updated: Apr 17, 2019 7:33 PM

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griffin bike griffin bike park in terre haute is known for thrilling ramps and trails. you'll often see bikers on those trails.. what you won't see is those who are in wheelchairs riding those ramps. but that will now change! the park has designed new trails for those with disabilties. news 10's jordan kudisch joins us live from the bike park. she shares details of the new trail. these new trails look so fun.. i might just have to try them out. it's incredible to see the park cater to wheelchairs. and the best part about it.. everyone can join in on the fun. rich moore is the manager of the park. he says the idea developed after he met a little girl who had cerebral palsy. she was unable to ride around the trails... so he got behind her and pushed her. that's when he realized it was time for a change. there are now three additional trails. they have special bridges with bumpers...and jumps. each trail is measured out to 6 feet to ensure a comfortable space for wheelchairs. he says the decision to make the trails.. all came down to the kids. [take incue: we wanna get outcue: and it does to: 0:12 duration:0:12] "we wanna get as many as we can out and riding that way they can enjoy the trail and enjoy the bike ride like we do because you know there's a saying....riding fixes everything and it does." moore says the new trail also allows disabilites veterans to take part in the fun. the new trail will officially open on may 16th at 3:30 p.m. reporting at griffin bike park, jordan kudisch, news 10.
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