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Mackensey gets her wheels

Earlier this week, we brought you the story of 11-year-old Mackensey Clark, who had one goal: learn – to ride a bike, in a week.

Of course, there was some fear.

A few missteps.

And a little bit of frustration.

But the wheels kept turning, and Mackensey kept trying.

“I was like, what if I don’t know how to ride a bike?” said Mackensey. “I was just hoping I did.”

And finally, Mackensey graduated Easter Seal’s annual iCan Bike camp; certificate in hand and peddles underfoot. 

“I probably won’t be able to ride a two-wheeler, but I proved myself wrong,” she said.

She’s come a long way; from riding with a mentor, to riding by herself, in almost no time, with almost no bumps.

“I ran over a couple cones, I am a cone killer.”

She even has a few fans.
“She’s done awesome,” says iCan Bike coordinator Patty Balbach. “Keep telling her she should be on TV.”

Now, she is.

Besides, she’s already making plans:


“Me and my friends, I hope we can go on bike rides, me and my sister.”

Because now this champion rider – knows she can.

“It feels great!”

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(This story was originally published July 13, 2018)

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