The City of Oaks Foundation is proud to announce its partnership with the "Raleigh Riders" group, a volunteer organization dedicated to helping people who can't use a standard bicycle to better enjoy our local parks, through the use of special tandem bicycles.
Organized by Scott Reston, a former member of the City of Raleigh's Parks, Recreation and Greenway Advisory Board, "Raleigh Riders" look to make the city's parks and greenways accessible to all Raleigh residents through the use of special wheelchair-equipped tandem bicycle, and when possible with volunteer peddlers.
"I just really know how much joy a bike ride can bring to people," Reston said. "I wanted to find a way bring that to more people."
Each specialized bike costs close to a thousand dollars a piece, but riders say it's a small price to pay for the joy they bring. The Foundation hopes to assist Raleigh Riders in raising the funds needed for these special bikes, and by helping the group find volunteers.
More information about the program can be found in this recent new story.