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Adaptive bikes help a group of cyclists participate this summer in a Pedal and Roll event in Fargo, N.D., for people living with Parkinson’s disease. Photo courtesy of the National Parkinson’s Foundation of Minnesota

Encouraging cycle therapy: Pedal and Roll coming to town to promote benefits of activity for Parkinson’s disease


WILLMAR — Going for a bicycle ride might be one of the last things that someone with Parkinson’s disease feels capable of doing.

But there’s a sizable body of evidence that the activity could well improve their lives both physically and emotionally.

To promote the “get out and ride” message, the National Parkinson Foundation of Minnesota is bringing the Pedal and Roll program to Willmar this week.

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Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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