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Quaker Valley event helps kids ride bikes

Kristina Serafini
| Monday, June 20, 2016, 1:51 p.m.
Megan Mcguigan, 9, rides a bicycle along the track at Quaker Valley Middle School during the iBike@QV bike camp Friday, June 17, 2016. The iBike@QV program, part of the national iCan Shine organization, aims to help students with special needs learn how to ride a traditional bicycle.
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Megan Mcguigan, 9, rides a bicycle along the track at Quaker Valley Middle School during the iBike@QV bike camp Friday, June 17, 2016. The iBike@QV program, part of the national iCan Shine organization, aims to help students with special needs learn how to ride a traditional bicycle.
Volunteers Kali Bunecicky, 16, (left) and Karen Smearman, 27, watch Sara Mcguigan, 12, ride a bicycle along the track at Quaker Valley Middle School with other children during the iBike@QV bike camp Friday, June 17, 2016. The iBike@QV program, part of the national iCan Shine organization, aims to help students with special needs learn how to ride a traditional bicycle.
Kristina Serafini | Tribune-Review
Volunteers Kali Bunecicky, 16, (left) and Karen Smearman, 27, watch Sara Mcguigan, 12, ride a bicycle along the track at Quaker Valley Middle School with other children during the iBike@QV bike camp Friday, June 17, 2016. The iBike@QV program, part of the national iCan Shine organization, aims to help students with special needs learn how to ride a traditional bicycle.
Volunteers Claire Sobecki, 16, runs alongside Charlie Metzler, 11, as he rides a bicycle on the track at Quaker Valley Middle School during the iBike@QV bike camp Friday, June 17, 2016. The iBike@QV program, part of the national iCan Shine organization, aims to help students with special needs learn how to ride a traditional bicycle.
Kristina Serafini | Tribune-Review
Volunteers Claire Sobecki, 16, runs alongside Charlie Metzler, 11, as he rides a bicycle on the track at Quaker Valley Middle School during the iBike@QV bike camp Friday, June 17, 2016. The iBike@QV program, part of the national iCan Shine organization, aims to help students with special needs learn how to ride a traditional bicycle.

Quaker Valley School District is hosting its second iBike@QV camp through this week.

The event aims to help students with special needs learn to ride a bike. It is being held at Quaker Valley Middle School in Sewickley.

The initiative is part of the national nonprofit group iCan Shine and boasts an 80-percent success rate, which means the majority of students will leave camp able to ride a conventional bicycle.

More than 40 volunteers from Pittsburgh area Target stores assembled bikes on June 10 ahead of the camp.

Each participate takes home a bike and helmet from the program, district spokeswoman Angela Yingling said.

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