Buddy Bike - The alternative inline tandem bicycleand Recumbent Cycle-Conpresent the

Image - Riding tandem with child stoker on adaptive bike seat

at the Recumbent Cycle-Con
Convention and Trade Show

at The Fairplex, Pomona, CA

Watch for more news about the
Adaptive Cycling Roundtable at the
2nd Annual Recumbent Cycle-Con
October 26-28, 2012

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How far would you go to ride a bike? Every cyclist knows that riding a bike provides good health, peace of mind and that tremendous rush; but do you REALLY know the benefits? Many of us take for granted that we can perform daily activities like walk, talk - and ride a bike. If you or one of your family members could not ride a bicycle for some reason, what would be the benefits then? What if riding a bike was not just what you do to blow off steam and get your workout? What if it meant freedom from physical or mental challenges and frustrations? What if it became a statement and that one thing that you have to do no matter what it takes? How far would you go?  Tell us about it at the Adaptive Cycling Roundtable.


at Recumbent Cycle-Con
at The Fairplex, Building 3
1101 West McKinley Avenue, Pomona, CA  91768
October 23, 2011  |  9:30 AM - 12:00 noon

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Shelley L. Patterson  SEND E-MAIL
Director of Marketing & Business Development
Buddy Bike, LLC

Robert Matter, Board Member
Assisted Cycling Tours


J. Joseph Copeland, Executive Director
National AMBUCS & AmTryke

Matt Hampton, Executive Director
Lose the Training Wheels

(Lisa Ruby, Director of Operations, Alternate Representative)

Pamela Patterson
Saddleback College
Saddleback College Adapted Kinesiology Instructor,
Adapted Outdoor Education & Recreation Instructor,
Junior Athletic Wheelchair Sports Camp Director
J.A.W.S. (JAWS Camp on Facebook)
I.C.A.N. Foundation, Program Director

Denise Lanier
Recumbent trike cyclist, cycling advocate and blogger
Blog author of "Wonky Woman on a Bent Trike"


Convention and Trade Show
at The Fairplex, Building 3
1101 West McKinley Avenue, Pomona, CA  91768
October 21-23, 2011

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or to request an Exhibitor Package contact:
Charles Coyne Coyne Publishing
PO Box 337 | San Dimas, CA 91773
ccoyne@rtrmag.com | 800.351.2738


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Image - Riding a Sun Bicycles recumbent trike


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Stop by Adaptive Cycling Booth 1013 to purchase "That’s My Hope," a book designed to foster understanding and communication among children and adults about disabilities, trauma, illness -- and hope. Books donated by Our Heroes’ Tree in support of adaptive cycling!


About the Adaptive Cycling Roundtable 

The first Adaptive Cycling Roundtable will take place on October 23, 2011, at the first annual Recumbent Cycle-Con Convention & Trade Show. In a 2011 survey by Autism Speaks, 83% of respondents said "they had difficulty finding 'appropriate' recreational activities, such as programs for kids with special needs." The Adaptive Cycling Roundtable will address the needs of adaptive and alternative cyclists and is intended to be an informational brainstorming session bringing together dealers, consumers and leaders of the alternative cycling community. The session will be audio/videotaped for podcasts and/or internet distribution after the event.

Discussion Topics:

  • How are bike shops providing alternative cycling solutions for adaptive cyclists? Presentation of adaptive cycling products, accessories and resources.
  • How to interact with people with disabilities and their families. How would special needs customers like to be treated when they enter a bike shop?
  • What are the benefits of cycling for special needs riders and how are bikes being used by adaptive cycling programs, camps, schools and medical facilities? What physical and/or emotional improvements have been noticed?
  • How can medical funds and grants be obtained to purchase adaptive bikes as therapeutic equipment?
  • How is adaptive cycling being addressed by government agencies and national bike organizations?
  • Is there a need for a national adaptive cycling association?

Learn more about adaptive cycling and meet the panelists at Adaptive Cycling Booth 1013 at Recumbent Cycle-Con.

About Recumbent Cycle-Con (recumbentcyclecon.blogspot.com)

The first annual Recumbent Cycle-Con Convention & Trade Show will be held on October 21-23, 2011 at the Pomona Fairplex (www.fairplex.com), 1101 West McKinley Avenue, Pomona, CA 91768. The Fairplex is located about 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles and about 13 miles west of Ontario International Airport. The headquarters hotel, The Sheraton Fairplex, is conveniently located on the Fairplex grounds near the exhibit building. This event is being produced by San Dimas, California-based Recumbent & Tandem Rider Magazine – now in its tenth year of publication. Recumbent Cycle-Con will include informative seminars, workshops and roundtables, as well as the opportunity to test-ride a wide variety of bicycles and trikes. The Industry-Only days, October 21st and 22nd, will provide a unique opportunity for recumbent, alternative and accessory manufacturers, dealers and distributors to convene and interact. Sunday, October 23rd, will be open to the general public to provide the opportunity for excited recumbent enthusiasts to see and test ride all the newest bikes.


Image - Shelley riding the Buddy Bike alternative inline tandem with a child rider

Image - Young child riding a large trike

Image - Father and son riding a tandem

Image - Denise Lanier riding a recumbent trike in the New York Marathon

Image - Father and son riding a tandem


Adaptive Cycling Roundtable Participants
Meet the participants during RC-C at the ADAPTIVE CYCLING BOOTH 1013



Buddy Bike, LLC is the manufacturer of an alternative tandem bicycle that places the stoker in the front seat. The innovative features of the Buddy Bike offer adaptive outdoor recreation and therapeutic activity to those who may not otherwise experience the thrill of riding a bicycle.

SHELLEY L. PATTERSON is the Director of Marketing and Business Development at Buddy Bike, LLC. Through her years of representing the manufacturer of an alternative tandem bicycle, she has come to believe that cycling is an inclusive activity. Shelley has dedicated her career to building a safe, quality bicycle that will encourage more families to ride bikes while helping to put families together with funding resources that will allow them to experience the freedom and joy that a bicycle can offer.


Assisted Cycling Tours is a non-profit organization whose goal is to open the world of cycling to people with developmental and/or physical disabilities. They coordinate clinics, trainings and trips and show families how to create excursions of one or more days, allowing families of people with disabilities the opportunity to do something together as one. It’s the Journey, Not the Destination!

ROBERT MATTER has had a variety of experiences in the special needs world. Besides having a son who has Autism Spectrum Disorder, he coached a special needs t-ball league in Indiana prior to his move to Colorado. In the 15 years he has been in Colorado, he has coached and ran the Special Needs T-Ball league in Little League District 2, been a volunteer for multiple years with Special Olympics, sat on the Family Support Board at North Metro Community Services and participated on the State of Colorado DDD Board as a parent representative. Mr. Matter has 19 years of corporate marketing experience and has been an avid cyclist most of his life. He has participated in events such as Bike MS, Elephant Rock, and other large cycling events as well as has toured parts of Europe by bicycle. Robert Matter bio.


National AMBUCS™, Inc. is a non-profit service organization consisting of a diverse group of men and women who are dedicated to creating mobility and independence for people with disabilities. Over 125 chapters in 25 states provide AmTryke therapeutic trikes to individuals who are unable to operate a traditional bike. A sampling of AmTryke trikes will be on display at RC-C booth 1029.

Image - Bike riding is for all ages!


The mission of Lose The Training Wheels™ is to teach individuals with disabilities to ride a conventional two wheel bicycle and become lifelong independent riders. This achievement, in turn, creates a gateway of opportunity, helping them gain assurance and self-reliance in many other aspects of their lives. 

MATT HAMPTON recently became Executive Director of Lose The Training Wheels (LTTW) after 11 years of service as Vice President of Finance for High Touch, Inc., a technology firm in Wichita, Kansas. Matt was a member of the original steering committee that directed the formation of LTTW, Inc. and assisted the newly formed organization in achieving 501(c)3 status. From 2007 until his appointment as Executive Director, he served as a member of the Board of Directors and the corporation's Secretary/Treasurer. Matt has also served the organization by administering and overseeing the organizations camp operations since 2007. In 2006, Matt became involved with LTTW when he organized the first LTTW camp in Wichita where his son, Jacob, learned to ride a bike at the age of 12.

Pamela Patterson Bio

PAMELA PATTERSON's motto is, “You never know until you try.” With 25 years of experience in health, fitness, sports, recreation, and therapy she has dedicated her career to providing opportunities for people with challenged abilities. She helps them to not only trying but to achieving their dreams. Pam has been a Part-Time Adapted Kinesiology Instructor for Adapted Outdoor Education & Recreation, Adapted Fitness Conditioning, and Adapted Stretch at the Saddleback College Adapted Kinesiology Department for over 6 years. Pam has taught adapted swimming, adapted water exercise, adapted fitness and strength conditioning, adapted stretch, adapted sports, and adapted outdoor education and recreation. You will always find her promoting awareness, raising funds, and volunteering her time in many charity events. Pam is the Program Director of the I.C.A.N. Foundation (International Coalition for the Advancement of Neurology) and she is the Camp Director of the annual J.A.W.S. (Junior Athletic Wheelchair Sports/Just Adapted Water Sports) (JAWS Camp Facebook page) held at Saddleback College. Pam also teaches Adapted Sailing Clinics at Westwind Sailing at Dana Point Harbor.

Blog author of "Wonky Woman on a Bent Trike"

Denise Lanier is a writer and an adaptive cycling activist. She is the first person to participate in and complete the New York marathon on a recumbent trike. Denise's life has been transformed as she has used a recumbent tricycle to overcome physical challenges she faces due to Multiple Sclerosis.

Image - Riding a recumbent tandem




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