August 2, 2018

Shelley Patterson
786.489.BIKE (2453)


Buddy Bike Raising Funds to Donate A Buddy Bike to East Side Riders Bike Club in L.A.
ESRBC Uses Bikes to Steer Kids in the Right Direction | A Buddy Bike Would Allow Kids w/Special Needs to Ride


Los Angeles, CA - Shelley L. Patterson, Director of Marketing and Business Development at Buddy Bike, LLC is raising funds to donate a Buddy Bike to East Side Riders Bike Club (ESRBC). ESRBC provides opportunities to vulnerable kids in South Central L.A. by steering them in a new direction - with bicycles!

Patterson recently came across a video on Facebook (WATCH THE VIDEO) and was inspired by the efforts of ESRBC. She felt their mission was in line with the mission at Buddy Bike to encourage more families to ride bicycles; so she decided to provide a substantial discount and to help raise funds so the club could receive
a Buddy Bike.

The Buddy Bike allows riders with autism, down syndrome, sight impairment or other disabilities to experience the thrill of riding a bicycle with the whole family - or in this case the club and community. A Buddy Bike would be helpful for any riders in the club with special needs or for some of the new riders who aren't comfortable riding on their own yet. The Buddy Bike can help riders of all ages to learn cycling skills while keeping up with the crew. Learn more at

Recumbent & Tandem Riders Magazine, based in southern California, was the first to pledge a contribution to East Side Riders Bike Club. The current fundraising goal is $855. Once the funds are raised, the club will be able to pick up the Buddy Bike at the warehouse in Chino, California.

To contribute please contact Shelley Patterson at Buddy Bike at 786.489.2453 or

East Side Riders Bike Club is also raising funds at Donors should specify that funds are for the Buddy Bike.


About Buddy Bike®
Buddy Bike, LLC is the manufacturer of 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. They work hard to provide 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 East Side Riders Bike Club (ESRBC)
East Side Riders Bike Club is a volunteer organization in South Central Los Angeles with a mission to improve Watts through community service, charity work, and bike programs aimed at keeping local youth out of gang activity. For more information about East Side Riders Bike Club visit