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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.

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The Great Bike Giveaway 2013 - The Winners

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 winners.


Contest Winner: Jon Corman

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.


Contest Winner: Grayson Hicks



Contest Winner: Audrey Huddlestun

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!

Thanks again!
The Huddlestun Family


Contest Winner: Abbie Levine



Contest Winner: Kendall Mulvihill

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 you,
The Mulvihill Family


Contest Winner: Jon Wendling

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.

God Bless and Thank You.
The Wendling Family



Buddy Bike, LLC
Office - North Miami Beach, FL
Warehouse - Chino, CA
786.489.BIKE (2453)

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