Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

A Cross-Country Bicycle Ride for People with 'Disabilities'

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

A Cross-Country Bicycle Ride for People with 'Disabilities'

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A cross-country bicycle ride passes through Pittsburgh today and Wednesday to raise awareness and money for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The "Pursuit for Those With disABILITIES" aims to raise $13.5 million for The Center, a Houston nonprofit that promotes choice, growth and personal independence for these adults. The promotion is bringing together nonprofit agencies along the way to work on ways to help a population its founders say is overlooked.

Today, the ride is scheduled to stop at the Allegheny Valley School at 1992 Ewings Mill Road in Coraopolis, where staff of that campus for adults with these disabilities and of education and human services provider ACHIEVA, as well as their clients and guests, will participate in a mini-ride using adaptive bikes, wheelchairs, their feet and other modes amid a carnival theme. …

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