(KZN.RU, May 31, Alina Berezhnaya). Today, the children's race “Racing with happiness” took place in the Gorkinsko-Ometievsky forest. 150 children with disabilities crossed the 200-meter track on special bikes. And the action from the project “Good Kazan” started in the parks of Kazan for the rental of bicycles for children with disabilities.
The cycling race is held in Kazan for the fourth time, and every year it attracts more and more interest among Kazan citizens. “Children with disabilities cannot take part in ordinary bike rides, so this event was designed for them. In the first ride, only 24 children came onto the track, and today there are already 150 of them. This suggests that the event is important and necessary, first of all, for the children themselves. They have incredible delight on their faces when they cross the track on their own without the help of their parents”, said Natalya Gilyazeva, the director of the charity foundation “Alpari”.
Traditionally, a solemn presentation of special tricycles for five children with disabilities took place on the day of the bicycle race. Rustem Gafarov, the first deputy head of the Kazan Executive Committee, Roman Fatkhutdinov, the head of the Sovetsky district’s administration of Kazan, Albert Mukhametshin, the deputy of the State Council of the RT, Alexander Polivin, a deputy of the City Duma, and other philanthropists contributed to the acquisition of specialized funds.
“My daughter Renata cannot walk, but now she can ride a bike. This gift is an additional rehabilitation, thank you for the opportunity for my child to be like everyone else”, Svetlana Gizatullina shared her impressions.
Today is not the only day when children will be able to join the sport. Starting today, bicycle rentals for children with disabilities are opened in the parks of Kazan. “Specialized bikes are made taking into account the peculiarities of children with disabilities and are equipped with all the necessary fixatives and fasteners for comfortable sports activities. Bicycle rental will be open until September. And in the winter, we plan to organize the rental of children's snow scooters in the parks so that children can do sports all year round”, said Marat Ismagilov, the director of the ANO “Good Kazan”.
You can use the rental of special vehicles absolutely free of charge in the following places:
“Sosnovaya Roscha” (Yamashev Prospect, №1, phone: 8 (843) 297-72-73),
Pobedy Park (Yamashev Prospect, №42a, phone: 8 (937) 624-09-69),
Uritsky Park (Academic Korolev Street, №47, phone: 8 (904) 762-66-95),
Gorkinsko-Ometievsky Forest (Pobedy Prospect, №69, phone: 8 (904) 762-66-95),
Park “Krylya Sovetov” (Kopylov Street, №2a, phone: 8 (937) 624-09-69),
Kremlin Embankment (Fedoseevskaya Street, №1, phone: 8 (843) 250-82-77).