Stevenson University Students Gear Up To Build Adaptive Bikes For Special Needs Children
OWINGS MILLS - Stevenson University's Biomedical Engineering program and The IMAGE Center of Maryland are working together to provide new bikes for local special needs children.
The Big Bike Build is scheduled for Saturday, September 23, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Stevenson University's North campus near the MAC. At the event, volunteers from various fields, including engineers, engineering students, occupational therapists, and physical therapists, will collaborate to build 25 adaptive bicycles for local children with disabilities.
Each of the 25 bikes will be custom-designed and fitted to cater to the unique needs of children aged 8 to 15. According to the Image Center, Each child was asked their favorite color in preparation for the event, with non-verbal children communicating through gestures or smiles.
The event serves as a hands-on learning experience for Biomedical Engineering students and is open to any students, faculty, or staff who wish to volunteer, with no experience necessary.
The Big Bike Build is more than just an assembly line for bicycles; it's a community event featuring live music, food trucks, and various ticketed games and activities. Volunteers are encouraged to wear Stevenson University apparel.
The IMAGE Center has set up a donation page for those unable to attend the event.