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Ice bikes used to help people with Parkinson's

Posted at 11:35 PM, Feb 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-15 23:35:27-05

A unique event down at Canalside is helping people dealing with Parkinson’s disease.  

For the past three years the National Parkinson Foundation of Western New York has used the ice bikes at Canalside. 

“Bicycling has been discovered to be a very, very good therapy for Parkinson's,” said Chris Jamele of NPFWNY.

The ice bikes works so well with people who have Parkinson’s because they provide low impact exercise and are very difficult to tip over.

“It's been great to bicycle, again. I've seen stories about people who have been able to bicycle but I'm not one of them,” said David Wolf, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s over a decade ago.

As far as the Parkinson's Foundation knows, this ice biking event is unique to Buffalo. They say it may be the only one in the world.