Cyclist, a quadruple amputee, receives warm welcome in Orleans County

Staff Reports Posted 2 July 2019 at 10:12 am

Photo courtesy of the Arc of Genesee Orleans

ALBION – John Robinson, right, received a big welcome in Medina from the Arc of Genesee Orleans on Monday, when he completed the 51 miles on a hand-propelled bike.

Robinson for the seventh year is riding on the Erie Canal towpath to promote skills of people with disabilities.

He is joined in Medina for the welcome by, from left: Robert Greer, Sheriff Randy Bower, Tyler Nunnery, Jonathan Doherty and Nicole Tuohey.

Robinson is riding 350 miles on the towpath. He will go through Orleans County today and is scheduled to end the day in Fairport after going 56 miles.

The ride ends July 10 in Albany at Jennings Landing.

Robinson is encouraging more companies to join the New York Business Leadership Network, a coalition of businesses in New York State interested in hiring and supporting businesses owned by individuals with disabilities.

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