"Cycle for Life Project" looks to distribute adaptive cycles for disabled individuals.

San Angelo Lions Club will host open house to show off the bikes, December 9th.

San Angelo, TX - The San Angelo Lions Club is looking to distribute at least 10 adaptive cycles designed for individuals with disabilities.

Al Owen says the local Lions Club has secured 4 grants to help with financing at least 70 more cycles.

Each cycle propels itself forward through methods which fit the person's needs.

Whether it be using a method allowing for arm use, or for use of the legs.

"It's for those who can't get on a normal bicycle," Owen explains. "Most of them have balance problems and can't get on a normal bike or have issues with their legs so these bikes will match their disabilities."

Owen says those disabled individuals who apply for and receive a bike from the Lions Club will need to secure those bikes and protect them from certain weather conditions.

He says the bikes are designed for long-term use as well.

"It warms your heart to see these things finally have come to the point of being able to give them out," Owen says.

The San Angelo Lions Club is hosting an open house to show off the bikes to the public on December 9, 2017 at 10:00 AM at the Lions Eye Glass Recycling Center in San Angelo.

Those hoping to apply for a bike can do so at the event, or if you would like to try them out.

Owen says after you apply there is a selection committee involved with approving applications for bike distribution.

The Cycle for Life Project Open House will take place at the Lions Eye Glass Recycling Center at 37 W Concho Ave, San Angelo


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