Buddy Bike, LLC manufactures
and distributes The Buddy Bike® an alternative tandem bicycle that provides
safe family fun and therapeutic activity for cyclists with special needs.
Bike for autism, down syndrome, sight impairment and other disabilities.
The Great Bike Giveaway
2015 - The Contest Winners
In February 2015, Buddy Bike
participated in the 4th Annual
Great Bike Giveaway sponsored by The Friendship
Circle of Michigan, a non-profit organization that
provides programs and support to the families of
individuals with special needs. The Friendship Circle
created the Great Bike Giveaway to give adaptive bikes
to as many special children as possible and to offer
them the same freedom, confidence and pride that
everyone feels when the ride a bike for the first time.
fourth consecutive year, Buddy Bike joined other
adaptive bicycle manufacturers such as AMBUCS,
Flaghouse, Freedom Concepts, Mobo Cruiser, Rifton,
Strider and Triaid to support the contest. Buddy Bike
donated two of their alternative tandems but a total of
SIXTEEN Buddy Bikes were given away due to fundraising in
the online social media contest.
Buddy Bike will not only
participate in The Great Bike Giveaway 2016 but
according to Shelley L. Patterson, Director of Marketing
& Business Development, they are building a custom bike
especially to showcase the contest.
Contest Winner 1:
Contest Winner 2:
huge hug and thank you to Friendship Circle for Bethany's
Buddy Bike and giving us the opportunity to ride as a
family. Also Joe from Bicycle Pro had the Buddy Bike put
together the day after he received it a was a true pleasure
to work with.
Bethany in her school
Contest Winner 3:
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Contest Winner 10:
Well, we have had Ian's
Buddy Bike for about a week...Ian and I got a chance
today to start to really learn how to ride together. He
had an absolutely wonderful time. In his words, "I love
it!" When it was time to ride home, he wanted to just
keep riding. We look forward to many years of riding
These pictures were taken on our voyage ride
before we got a chance to alter Ian's seat and mine so we could better reach the
peddles. You will note in picture #2 he is striving to reach the peddles, by
picture #3 he had given up and simply held up his feet. On our longer ride today
(sorry no pictures) we had both our seats in the proper position. He and I are
working on communication so that we are working together to ride. What a
wonderful experience. He is going to learn lots about team work with this bike -
what a bonus!!
Thanks so much!
Laura & Ian
Update - Ian is absolutely loving his bike. He
wanted to ride again today but the weather and my schedule will not allow for
it. He also is asking to ride his bike to school.
Ian seeing his Buddy Bike for the first time - oh the joy!
Riding down a street for the first time.
Riding back up the street.
11: Paisley R.
12: Maitri G.
Contest Winner 13:
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Contest Winner 16:
Michael J. is severely
autistic and would not be able to ride a bike on his
own; but he has actually learned to ride the Buddy Bike