MEDIA RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 12, 2015

     

Contact:
Shelley Patterson
shelley@buddybike.com

786.489.BIKE (2453)

 

 

 

Buddy Bike Celebrates 10 Years of Bringing Cycling to Special Needs Children

 

North Miami Beach, FL, August 12, 2015 - Buddy Bike, LLC, the manufacturer of the Buddy Bike, an alternative in-line tandem bicycle that places the stoker in front seat, is celebrating 10 years of building bicycles that encourage more families to cycle, especially families with special needs children who might otherwise never enjoy the thrill of riding a bicycle.

In the early 1990s, Robert Gardner of Willits, California invented the "The Love Bike." In 2005, Barry Nelson realized the benefit of the bike for special needs children because he enjoyed riding it with his son, Jesse, who has autism. Barry bought the patent and formed Buddy Bike, LLC. Since the first official Buddy Bike sale on August 15, 2005, over 800 Buddy Bikes have been shipped to families, schools, camps and organizations providing outdoor recreation and therapeutic activity to countless special needs children worldwide. Customer comments, stories and photos can be viewed at buddybike.com.

Barry Nelson, Owner of Buddy Bike, LLC through a trust in his son's name, had these comments regarding the 10-year anniversary, "Thank you Shelley for your management of Buddy Bike these past 10 years. As reflected in our customer comments, your efforts have brought the same joy to our customers that the Buddy Bike brings to my now 21 year old son, Jesse, and our family as we take our 20 mile bike rides most Saturdays."

Shelley L. Patterson, Director of Marketing and Business Development at Buddy Bike, LLC says that "besides selling bicycles to special needs families, we are and will continue to be advocates for the adaptive cycling community." Buddy Bike has supported adaptive sports organizations worldwide, organized two Adaptive Cycling Roundtable events and participates as a sponsor each year in the annual Michaela Noam Kaplan Great Bike Giveaway, a contest sponsored by The Friendship Circle that gave away 144 adaptive bicycles to special needs children in March 2015.

Buddy Bike is celebrating it's 10th anniversary by offering its customers and dealers a 10% discount on Buddy Bikes ordered through August 31, 2015. Visit buddybike.com for more information.

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About Buddy Bike
Buddy Bike, LLC is the manufacturer of an alternative in-line tandem bicycle that places the stoker in front seat. 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 on bike models, pricing and dealers visit buddybike.com or call 786.489.BIKE (2453).

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

   

 
 

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