The Bike Whisperer: Changing the World One Bike Rider at a Time (Paperback)
It's as easy as riding a bike...
Well, not exactly. For many children and their parents, riding a bike wasn't even a dream. Until Dr. Richard Klein came along.
Follow the story of how Dr. Richard E. Klein, also known as "The Bike Whisperer," envisioned and then created the Adaptive Bike Program, a national program for teaching children with special needs to ride a bike.
Using his brilliant mind and passion, Dr. Klein draws on his knowledge of physics and engineering, and his tenacity in finding creative solutions in the face of nay-sayers and skeptics. This program has, to date, helped more than 30,000 children achieve something neither they-nor their parents -had ever dreamed possible.
Dr. Klein's bicycle odyssey is compelling, uplifting, and heartwarming as he details his struggles and commitment to the program. A series of forces in his life led him down this path, and his unique personality made him the chosen person to become The Bike Whisperer. Dr. Klein also shares his personal philosophy and how it relates to bicycles and children. And he includes stories of the children he helped and how their lives were changed by being able to do this one simple thing: riding a bike on their own. As one child put it, "Life isn't the same "
The Bike Whisperer is a book that you'll read with interest, and put down with a satisfied sigh, knowing that was time well spent.
Bonus: A how-to primer for teaching your own children how to ride a bike.
Want a fun way to get your child interested in learning to ride a bike? They'll love Bikes are Big on Planet Klynia, a children's book about two kids who move to a new planet and teach their alien friends to ride bikes.