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“Our Ability Journey Along the Erie Canal”

The second annual “Our Ability Journey Along the Erie Canal,” rode through Montezuma today on their trip cycling from Tonawanda to Albany, June 30 to July 11. Their “journey” is meant to raise awareness and help individuals with disabilities achieve their highest and best aspirations for education and employment. The 350 mile journey will raise funds for Adaptive Sports, Education and Employment support of people with disabilities programs here in New York State.

Successful businessmen John Robinson, a congenital amputee, and Doug Hamlin, a quadriplegic, are being accompanied by their families and many others as they cross the state on the Erie Canalway Trail.  John was inspired to undertake the journey last year after receiving the donation of a three-wheeled hand-operated bicycle.

Our Ability, Inc. was formed as a role model  to provide leadership to share stories with people facing similar challenges inside businesses.

Robinson was inspired to undertake the first Journey Along the Erie Canal by his wife, Andrea, and two children after receiving a three-wheeled, hand-operated bicycle as a donation. His family helped him learn how to ride and then train for the statewide journey. Hamlin joined Robinson in 2013 and saw what the ride symbolized. He once again rides alongside Robinson on his own specialized bicycle. – See more at: http://www.ourability.com/ability-june-5-press-release/#sthash.puNOfFuQ.dpuf
Robinson was inspired to undertake the first Journey Along the Erie Canal by his wife, Andrea, and two children after receiving a three-wheeled, hand-operated bicycle as a donation. His family helped him learn how to ride and then train for the statewide journey. Hamlin joined Robinson in 2013 and saw what the ride symbolized. He once again rides alongside Robinson on his own specialized bicycle. – See more at: http://www.ourability.com/ability-june-5-press-release/#sthash.puNOfFuQ.dpuf

For more information about this inspirational tour, including a complete tour schedule, visit http://www.ourability.com/

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