A little girl who took her first electric tricerer for a spin for the first time has been hailed a hero.
The little girl, 11 years old, is a member of the World Team, the organization dedicated to encouraging children and young people to ride electric triches.
“I’m just so happy that she’s done it,” said Julie Langer, a coach for the team and the owner of the Greenbrier Green Mountain Bicycle Club.
“We have so many kids in our program and they can ride them.”
The girl, whose name is being withheld because she is a minor, said the first few times she rode the electric tricerotene, she was nervous.
The first time she was on her first tricycle she thought she was going to fall.
She was able to ride it again the second time.
“The first time, I felt a little bit of discomfort,” she said.
“But, when I did it again, I was like, ‘I can ride it.'”
The team hopes the little girl will be a model for other young people.
“We’re just so excited to have her as part of the program,” Langer said.
The team plans to give her an electric bike to ride and help her with schoolwork.
“It’s going to be a blessing for her,” said Katie Langer.
“She’s been really brave to take on a new sport and we just want to give it to her as a gift and give her a little confidence.”
The team also plans to help her keep up her grades, which will help her achieve the next level.
“Hopefully she’s going in a different direction and getting more confidence,” said Langer’s mother, Julie Langers.
The Greenbriers are located in the northern part of Virginia, about 60 miles from Richmond.