We are very honored to donate helmets to Woodrow Wilson’s Autism School Program along with Strider Bikes Always happy to give back to our community.
Written By: Elisha DeMaria
Bayonne, NJ (11/17/2014) Kindergarten student Gabriel DeMaria has won a Strider (No-Pedal Balance) Bike for himself and SIX Strider (No-Pedal Balance) Bikes for his school’s autism program. Bayonne hometown bicycle shop owner Steve Beckmann of Eddy’s Cycle City (201-339-3722) has generously donated children’s helmets to complement the win!
Woodrow Wilson’s Principal Maureen Brown is excited to receive these wonderful bikes for the School. Woodrow Wilson School addresses the education goals of Special Education Students, and also provides a special program for autistic children. And the goal of Strider Bikes is to explore mobility on two wheels, improve motor skills development, and build confidence and coordination all while inspiring a generation of children to get on a bike and have fun! Thousands of kids of all abilities all around the world are getting involved in cycling at ages younger than ever before by using balance bikes.
On hand on Monday, November 17th at 1PM to present the bikes to the school and Woodrow Wilson Principal Maureen Brown were: Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis, Michael and Elisha DeMaria, Gabriel’s parents, Ms. Rosalia Barberi (Gabriel’s Kindergarten teacher) & Gabriel’s classmates along with Bayonne Superintendent of Schools, Patricia McGeehan, Special Services Supervisor Sharon H. Colasurdo and Assistant Special Services Supervisor Kim T. DeMedici