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June 21, 2008 Horseback Riding

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  Halloween in the Trails!

As we do every year, DSES will be at Mammoth's annual Halloween in the Trails from 5-8:30 p.m. selling popcorn, cocoa, hot cider and coffee! Volunteers can simply call the office and sign up to help. We'd love to have you along. It's an event that's so much fun, it's SCARY!


  DSES Lengthens Its Stride

Strider bikes add to program's adaptive equipment roster

DSES Summer Programs Director Laurel Martin, Lynn Morton, DSES Director of Outside Operations Mark Spieler, Don Morton and DSES Paralympic Program Coordinator Maggie Palchak
DSES Summer Programs Director Laurel Martin, Lynn Morton, DSES Director of Outside Operations Mark Spieler, Don Morton and DSES Paralympic Program Coordinator Maggie Palchak - Andy Geisel Photo

Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra gratefully took delivery at the end of September of four new Strider bikes for its cycling programs. DSES received two 12-inch models and two 20-inch models, which were a generous donation from June Lake locals Don and Lynn Morton, owners of Sierra Crest Real Estate.

The bikes are unique in that they have no pedals or gearing, one of the advantages being that they are good for certain adaptive students, such as those with Down Syndrome. The bikes are also an alternative to tricycles for those learning how to ride.

Lynn and Don first became aware of the bikes two years ago when they encountered a family with a three-year old riding one on Lower Rock Creek. While the Morton's are an authorized Strider-brand dealer, they said the goal is really to give the bikes away to June Lake local kids under age five. "We get to meet the kids in town, and after all they are the future of June Lake," Don said.

"It's great to have these bikes," DSES Paralympic Program Coordinator Maggie Palchak commented. "We've been eyeing them for a while and the Morton's donation gives us increased ability to make cycling available to everybody."

DSES's Strider bikes made their debut October 1st afternoon during the organization's weekly cycling group program in Bishop.


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