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Bike Design Project

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Project Leaders

Jen Schlegel.56


General Information

Starting September 2015, ECOS will undertake the Bike Design Project, which is focused on providing specially-designed bikes to children with disabilities. Each semester, students will design a bike to meet the specific needs of an individual. Students will then build the bike, gaining experience with welding the frame and completing the full assembly.

Donated biked will be collected so that as many parts as possible may be reused; remaining parts and raw materials will be purchased from local partners.

For the fall 2015 semester, students will be designing a bike for an 11-year old girl paralyzed from the waist down. This bike will require a hand-crank system and 3 wheels, along with seating and sizing that can adjust as she grows. The bike will need to be built for rugged terrain and weather.

Fundraising, budgeting, and satisfying all outlined constraints will be important. This is a brand new project, so check back soon or contact the project leaders above for more information!