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Dreams of Riding a Bike Come True


Reporter: Parker Slaybaugh

Lynchburg, VA - Wheels on the James is at it again, giving away specialty bikes to two very deserving young men.

Brian Wilson and Chandler Thompson both have disorders that prevent them from riding a normal bike.

Sunday, Wheels on the James gave them each amtrykes, or customized bikes. They also helped them learn to ride their new bikes on Percival's Island in Lynchburg.

Wheels on the James has given away more than 30 bikes since it's creation more than a year ago. Chandler Thompson said he tried riding a bike once before, but his cerebral palsy made it difficult.

"I've been scared on my first one but now it feels amazing to have a second," said Thompson.

The other man, Brian Wilson, became the oldest bicycle recipient today, at 39-years-old.

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