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
2017 - The Contest Winners
In February 2017, Buddy Bike
participated in the 6th 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.
sixth 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
TWELVE Buddy Bikes were given away due to the new online crowdfunding platform.
155 special needs kids received adaptive
bicycles including 12 Buddy Bikes in the 6th Annual Great Bike Giveaway in 2017!
Contest Winner 1: Benjamin A.
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Contest Winner 3:
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Contest Winner 5:
Jasper loves our Buddy Bike. When we ride up and down the street, he shouts out to anyone who can hear: "Hey, Guys! Look at me! I'm riding a bicycle!!" Puts the biggest grin on my face. I bought a tandem hitch for the car, and on his birthday at the end of May, we're going to take the bike to the Jersey Shore and ride along the bike paths at Sandy Hook. Also, know that my legs are getting a great workout pedaling both myself and the extra 80 pounds all over the place!
Contest Winner 6:
Ysa Bella C.
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Contest Winner 8:
Luca was hesitant at first, the height of the bike and balancing (especially while turning) were sensory obstacles for him but after a few short rides he was hooked and now asks to ride ALL THE TIME! We finally had our very first "family bike ride" to the playground with his sister!!! Something like that, which is taken for granted by "typical" families, was such a huge accomplishment for us... thank you to The Great Bike Giveaway for allowing Luca to experience the joy of bike riding!!!
Contest Winner 9:
We picked up our buddy bike, we were able to fit it inside my Rav4 by removing the front tire only. I already tried it, it's going to need some getting use to, but WE LOVE IT!!! Thank you for all your help and the Great Bike Giveaway. We look forward to enjoy many years of bike riding and we'll always support this wonderful event, so that many other children can get a bike too.