February 12, 2018


Shelley Patterson

786.489.BIKE (2453)




Buddy Bike Participates in the 7th Annual Great Bike Giveaway
A Fundraising Event That Provides Adaptive Bicycles to Riders with Special Needs

Your Donations Can Make Dreams Come True
Great Bike Giveaway 2018 - Ends March 7, 2018


North Miami Beach, FL, February 12, 2018 - Buddy Bike, LLC, a Florida business, is one of ten adaptive bike manufacturers participating as a sponsor in the 7th Annual Great Bike Giveaway organized by The Friendship Circle. The Buddy Bike is an alternative inline tandem that provides therapeutic and recreational activity for riders with disabilities such as autism, down syndrome and sight impairment that may not allow them to safely ride a bicycle on their own.

Great Bike Giveaway is an annual campaign that strives to provide as many bikes as possible to people of all ages with special needs in the USA and Canada. Great Bike Giveaway is a crowd funding platform for special needs families to obtain adaptive bicycles for therapeutic and recreational purposes which may otherwise be outside of their financial resources. Participation in Great Bike Giveaway offers families a reduced rates on adaptive bicycles and resources to help them meet their fundraising goals.

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Great Bike Giveaway 2017

View the official rules and eligibility requirements at

There are currently 367 Great Bike Giveaway entrants with 20 entrants raising funds for the Buddy Bike. The entrants have a variety of disabilities including autism, down syndrome, sight impairment and cerebral palsy. The families selected the Buddy Bike for its special feature of placing the smaller rider in the front seat where they can ride safely in the adult rider's view, participate in pedaling and steering the bicycle and be part of family activities. Without the Buddy Bike many of these children will not be able to experience the joy of riding a bicycle.

To help a child reach their Buddy Bike fundraising goal by March 7, 2018 visit, click "Filter" and under "By Bike Type" choose "Buddy Bike." Click the donate button for any child or select the donation matching option. Additional funds raised will help other entrants receive bikes as well.

​Shelley L. Patterson, Director of Marketing and Business Development at Buddy Bike, LLC says, "We are proud to participate in the Great Bike Giveaway for the seventh consecutive year. The event started out small but in 6 years has raised over $1 million to award over 1,000 bicycles to people with special needs. The Great Bike Giveaway allows us to provide more of our bikes to the families who need them; but it wouldn't be possible without the support and generous donations of the friends, families and communities of these amazing kids."

To donate, support, participate in fund matching opportunities and to learn more about The Great Bike Giveaway visit To find out if there are entrants in your community, contact


About Buddy Bike®
Buddy Bike, LLC is the manufacturer of an alternative inline tandem bicycle that places the stoker in the front seat while the rear rider controls the steering. The features of the Buddy Bike offer adaptive outdoor recreation and therapeutic activity to riders with cognitive or physical disabilities who may not be able to ride a bicycle safely on their own or who do not have the strength to pedal a bike alone. They strive to provide courteous and timely service to their customers while providing a quality product that will encourage more families to bicycle, especially families with special needs children who might otherwise never enjoy the thrill of riding a bicycle. For more information visit or call 786.489.BIKE (2453).

About the Friendship Circle
Friendship Circle is a non-profit organization that provides programs and support to the families of individuals with special needs. In addition to assisting individuals with special needs, Friendship Circle brings together teenage volunteers and children with special needs for hours of fun and friendship. These shared experiences empower the children, our special friends, while enriching the lives of everyone involved. Learn more and see our available programs at ​