VA to host adaptive bike clinic in Kingsford

Veteran Dennis Wilson and VA recreation therapist Boone Kerley take adaptive bikes on a spin on the grounds of the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain. These bikes are among several types available for participants to try at the adaptive bike clinic on Wednesday in Kingsford.

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center is partnering with the UP Superior Alliance for Independent Living to hold an adaptive bike clinic on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The free event will be held at Redemption Hill Church located at 332 S. Carpenter Ave., Kingsford.

Veterans and their families are welcome to come anytime during the clinic to test ride several different types of adaptive bikes and learn how they benefit riders with mobility challenges.

“We are going to have eight to 10 bikes available for participants to try,” said Jesse “Boone” Kerley, VA recreation therapist and event coordinator.

“If a person does not think they can ride a bike, I promise we will get them on one of them,” he added.

Staff from the VA and other support organizations will also be on hand from noon to 2 p.m. with information on VA’s nutrition, wellness, and whole health programs as well as ideas for healthy activities. Light refreshments will also be served.

For more information, please contact Kerley at 906-774-3300, extension 32792, or UP SAIL at 906-228-5744.