Local club helps kids ride in style

Published 08/14 2012 05:30PM

Updated 08/15 2012 10:26AM

SPRINGFIELD -- Some lucky kids are putting the pedal to the metal and it's all thanks to some giving folks in the community.

Three-year-old Gabriel Leer has never ridden a bike before. But, he got a brand new one today thanks to a local club.

AMBUCS of Springfield teamed up with Secretary of State Jessie White to pass out therapeutic tricycles. They're designed for children with special needs.

His mother says it was a very emotional experience. Gabriel was one of 12 kids to get a bike. Secretary White says everyone deserves a chance to ride.

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