Teen with Cerebral Palsy Completes Wildflower Bike Ride

May 30, 2013 9:03 AM

As bike month comes to a close, here's an inspirational story about one boy's dream that was made a reality with help from his community. 15 year-old Conrad Hughes was first diagnosed with cerebral palsy before the age of 2, and it's been an uphill battle ever since, but that didn't stop the Chico teen from setting some high goals for himself. Conrad had to undergo surgery last year to correct some bones in his legs, leaving him in casts and restricted to a wheelchair. Yet, he set a goal for himself to ride in the Wildflower Bike Race the following year. A goal many were unsure he'd be able to achieve. Conrad spent the next year getting his legs ready for the 65 mile ride and received support from the community along the way. Peregrine Bicycle Works in Chico built him a custom tricycle for the race, and members of the Chico Velo Cycling Club were so impressed by his performance that they presented him with a special jersey for riding. Now, with the Wildflower race under his belt, Conrad is already looking ahead to the next big ride.


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