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.
In April 2013, Buddy Bike
participated for the second time in the
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.
Buddy Bike joined other
adaptive bicycle manufacturers such as Rifton, AMBUCS,
Triaid and Flaghouse to support the contest. Buddy Bike
donated two of their alternative tandems but a total of
six Buddy Bikes were given away due to fundraising in
the online social media contest.
When asked if Buddy Bike
would participate in the Great Bike Giveaway in 2014,
Shelley L. Patterson, Director of Marketing & Business
Development at Buddy Bike replied, “Absolutely! When I
received the notes of appreciation and photos sent in by
the contest winners, I was filled with joy and
determination to find ways for more families to enjoy
the benefits of our bike.”
Here are some of those
comments and notes of appreciation from the contest
Jon Paul’s Buddy
Bike arrived today! That was SUPER FAST! Although it was
raining all day, so we didn’t get as much time to enjoy
it as we had hoped, I thought I would include a few
photos. Thank you, again, for this wonderful prize. Jon
Paul (in fact our whole family) will enjoy this bike for
many, many years to come.
The Corman Family
NOTE: Do not mount the Buddy
Bike with the kickstand engaged.
We love our Buddy
Bike! We had to practice a bit but we are getting the
hang of it. It is easier to ride than I thought it would
be and Audrey seems to be pretty comfortable. Thank you
guys so much!
The Huddlestun Family
Woohooo - we finally
got Kendall's bike up and running safely. It took a
little bit for my friend to figure a good way to add
side supports from an old wheelchair to Kendall's seat
(that would also grow with him).
Here is a picture
from yesterday's bike ride to the beach. His brother
Mason supporting him and the bike - but he wasn't the
rider (no helmet).
Please relay our
utmost gratitude to your foundation and company.
We are so blessed by
The Mulvihill Family
Jon just loves his
bike. My extreme thanks and appreciation to all those
who made this possible. Those who voted, Buddy Bike and
Friendship Circle of Michigan. To All. His enjoyment is
evident by the huge smiles and loud laughs as he rides
with his Dad. He now can have a bit "normalcy" and
enjoyment of simple childhood activities such as riding
a bike. He can enjoy the fresh air, sunshine, and of
course exercise. The exercise is good for his muscle
tone, core strength and coordination. With time I hope
he can learn to pedal to increase coordination. Look at
his smile on the photos.