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Adaptive Resource Fair Shares Accessible Options for Cycling with Parkinson's (Photo) - 06/18/21

[Portland, Ore., June 18, 2021] – Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon (PRO), Adaptive BIKETOWN, Portland Bureau of Transporation, and Kerr Bikes will partner on their first annual Adaptive Cycling Resource Fair to offer alternative cycling options to people with Parkinson’s disease or other movement disorders.  The June 26th event will be hosted at Kerr Bikes and will include bike and Parkinson’s friendly exhibitors, short education sessions by local experts, and an opportunity to test ride Adaptive BIKETOWN and Kerr Bike’s adaptive cycling fleet. 

 

The Adaptive Cycling Resource Fair is part of an ongoing free cycling program brought to Oregon and SW Washington residents by Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon (PRO), called PeDal Support.  The year-round program encourages cycling as a beneficial form of exercise with Parkinson’s disease through a series of educational virtual sessions, small group and mentored cycling experiences, and accessible in-person events. 

 

Led by a volunteer committee of people diagnosed with Parkinson’s and others affected by the disease, the PeDal Support committee also invites the general public to the first Father’s Day Weekend Ride event, spreading awareness about Parkinson’s disease while raising funds for PeDal Support and other PROgrams. The public is encouraged to ride with a special dad, or in honor of a special dad, during Father’s Day weekend (June 19th & 20th).  To start a Facebook fundraiser, or find out how to participate, go to: www.pedalsupport.org

 

The media is invited to attend the Adaptive Cycling Resource Fair at: 

Kerr Bikes/Adaptive Biketown - 1945 SE Water Ave B, Portland, OR 97214 (next door to OMSI) 

June 26th - 10am – 3pm 

Registration is free but required at: www.pro.eventbrite.com or call 800.426.6806 

 

The PeDal Support program is sponsored by annual partners Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Providence Brain & Spine Institute, AbbVie, Boston Scientific and Amneal. 

 

This is a mask-required event with socially-distanced protocols in place for the safety of onsite volunteers and attendees with Parkinson’s disease. 

 

About Parkinson’s Resources: 

Parkinson’s Resources of Oregon (PRO) is a donor supported non-profit with the sole mission of advancing the quality of life for people with Parkinson’s, their families and caregivers. With three locations (Bend, Eugene, Beaverton), PRO provides direct care and support to thousands of families. Working to address issues faced by Parkinson’s patients and their families, we can significantly improve the quality of life for all touched by this disease. 

Find out more about PRO’s services or support PRO’s programs at: www.parkinsonsresources.org or call 800.426.6806. 

 

About Parkinson’s Disease: 

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disease that affects the level of dopamine produced by the brain, affecting executive functioning and movement. Every nine minutes someone is diagnosed with Parkinson’s in the U.S. About 1 million people are currently living with Parkinson’s disease in the U.S. Doctors diagnose about 60,000 cases a year, mostly in people over age 60.  

Research consistently shows that Parkinson's is a disease that has to be actively managed, not just by taking medications, but by exercising and maintaining social connection.  

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