EVERYBODY DESERVES TO RIDE A BIKE! The fun and freedom of riding your own bike is something everyone should be able to enjoy! Until now those with disabilities have had to sit on the sidelines while their peers and family enjoy biking. Now thanks to HUNTSVILLE TENNESSEE VALLEY AMBUCS AmTryke Program, even individuals who are unable to operate a traditional bike can finally realize this wonderful experience.
AmTrykes provide exercise, therapeutic activity, and inclusive play in a fun environment to riders of all ages!
WHAT IS AN AMTRYKE? AmTrykes are adaptive bikes on a tricycle platform that are customized to each mobility limitation, much like the rider's wheelchair. AmTrykes may be hand or foot propelled or both. Our volunteer physical therapists evaluate WishList applicants and choose the best AmTryke to fit those with Spina Bifida, Downs Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, TBI and many other mobility challenges.
ABOUT HUNTSVILLE TN VALLEY AMBUCS
The Huntsville Tennessee Valley Friends AMBUCS was chartered in July2009 with National AMBUCS, Inc., a 501 (c) (3) organization, joining other chapters in 21 states and 5000 diverse men and women with the mission of creating mobility and independence for people with disabilities.
Huntsville Tennessee Valley Friends AMBUCS, an entirely volunteer organization, is comprised of a team of regional therapists and local business owners who have established a local AMBUCS Chapter to provide charitable intervention to children and others in the Huntsville and Tennessee Valley Region to access the AmTryke therapeutic tricycle.
Those interested in the AmTryke complete and submit a form (found on our website at www.huntsvilleambucs.org) and are placed on our WishList. 'Bike Days' are scheduled for those on our WishList to be evaluated for a proper AmTryke fit by our team of volunteer physical, occupational, and speech therapists. As funding becomes available the AmTrykes are ordered, assembled by local firemen and community volunteers and recipients are invited to an awards ceremony.
Our WishList is long! At any one time, we have 30-40 applicants on our WishList and many more in the application process. Your gift will enable HUNTSVILLE TN VALLEY AMBUCS to fulfill our WishList!
Once a recipient outgrows their AmTryke they agree to recycle it and are placed on the WishList for a larger size AmTryke.
Huntsville TN Valley AMBUCS serves the entire Tennessee Valley Area including, Huntsville, Madison, Decatur, Athens, Hartselle, Florence, Guntersville, Cullman, Scottsboro and their surrounding counties including Madison, Limestone, Morgan, Walker, Franklin, and more.