March 8, 2016


Shelley Patterson

786.489.BIKE (2453)




Buddy Bike Supports Friendship Circle's Effort
to Provide 600 Special Needs Kids with Adaptive Bicycles
in The Great Bike Giveaway
The Great Bike Giveaway 2016 - March 8-30, 2016


North Miami Beach, FL, March 8, 2016 - Buddy Bike, LLC and other adaptive bicycle manufacturers have partnered with The Friendship Circle in their goal to provide 600 adaptive bicycles to special needs children in the fifth annual Great Bike Giveaway. The Great Bike Giveaway is currently in progress. It began on Tuesday, March 8 and will be open through March 30, 2016.

The Friendship Circle created the Great Bike Giveaway in honor of Michaela Noam Kaplan 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 they ride a bike for the first time.

This year's online contest has a new format created in the hopes that every entrant will receive an adaptive bicycle. Each entrant obtained a minimum of 10 Ambassadors to help promote their cause by obtaining votes and donations to increase their odds of receiving the adaptive bike of their choice.


DONATE to help 600 special needs kids receive adaptive bicycles!


Buddy Bike has participated in The Great Bike Giveaway since it's first contest in 2012. Shelley L. Patterson, Director of Marketing & Business Development for Buddy Bike says, "We are grateful to The Friendship Circle for how hard they have worked to bring cycling to special needs families and for their support of small bicycle businesses like ours. This year we wanted to do something special for the contest." Buddy Bike manufactured a Buddy Bike custom edition prize bike including Great Bike Giveaway colors and logos. Learn more about the prize bike at

The adaptive bicycle manufacturers who are participating in the Great Bike Giveaway 2016 include: AMBUCS, Buddy Bike, Duet, Flaghouse, Freedom Concepts, Freedom Concepts Discovery Series, Mobo, Rifton, Strider, and Triaid.

To donate, support and learn more about The Great Bike Giveaway visit


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 CircleFriendship Circle has been providing assistance and support for more than 3,000 families of children with special needs since 1994. Friendship Circle pairs teen volunteers with children who have special needs and together they participate in over 30 weekly and monthly programs. To learn more about Friendship Circle visit To learn more about this contest visit