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1984 Olympic cyclist creates unique bicycles for kids with disabilities – Colorado Springs, Colorado

Colorado Springs, Colorado 2021-07-27 11:54:18 –

Milwaukee, Wisconsin — Olympic Medalist Brent Emery is a stubborn cyclist anyway.

“Every Olympics, I keep thinking,’Oh, I can come back again,'” Emery said.

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It may have been more than 30 years since Emery participated in the 1984 Olympics, but I still remember it like yesterday.

“It was just one of the great moments in my life,” Emery said.

Emery was one of America’s leading cyclists at the Los Angeles Summer Olympics. He brought back the silver medal after his team came in second in the men’s team pursuit.

“Each of us on the team did something special. It was a really great race,” Emery said.

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Since then, Emery has raced professionally as a cyclist until she was 58 years old. But now he has a new hobby. It is the invention and manufacture of bicycles for children with disabilities.

“Currently, I make 3-5 bicycles for the disabled a week. Every few years, we learn new things for the disabled market and continue to invent truly additional things. “I am,” Emery said.

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Emery says he started making this kind of bike so that everyone can experience the joy of riding a bike.

“Some people who can’t pedal with their feet pedal with a hand cycle, or they take people out of the house they would otherwise go home,” Emery said.

Emery says he has no plans to race professionally at this time, but the best part of his life is being able to make a positive impact on the community.

This story was originally published by WTMJ’s Taylor Lampkin.



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