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Buddy Bike, LLC manufactures and distributes The Buddy BikeŽ 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 2015 - The Contest Winners

In February 2015, Buddy Bike participated in the 4th Annual 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.

For the fourth consecutive year, Buddy Bike joined other adaptive bicycle manufacturers such as AMBUCS, Flaghouse, Freedom Concepts, Mobo Cruiser, Rifton, Strider and Triaid to support the contest. Buddy Bike donated two of their alternative tandems but a total of SIXTEEN Buddy Bikes were given away due to fundraising in the online social media contest.

Buddy Bike will not only participate in The Great Bike Giveaway 2016 but according to Shelley L. Patterson, Director of Marketing & Business Development, they are building a custom bike especially to showcase the contest.


Contest Winner 1: Patrick B.

Patrick B.



Contest Winner 2: Bethany A.

Sending a huge hug and thank you to Friendship Circle for Bethany's Buddy Bike and giving us the opportunity to ride as a family. Also Joe from Bicycle Pro had the Buddy Bike put together the day after he received it a was a true pleasure to work with.

Darlene & Bethany


Bethany in her school newsletter!


Contest Winner 3: Nadiya A.




Contest Winner 4: Maddie R.


Contest Winner 5: Oliver D.

Oliver D.



Contest Winner 6: Torrence M.

Torrence M.


Contest Winner 7: Molly T.

Molly T.


Contest Winner 8: Logan M.

Logan M.


Contest Winner 9: Philippa D.

Philippa D.


Contest Winner 10: Ian G.

Well, we have had Ian's Buddy Bike for about a week...Ian and I got a chance today to start to really learn how to ride together. He had an absolutely wonderful time. In his words, "I love it!" When it was time to ride home, he wanted to just keep riding. We look forward to many years of riding together.

These pictures were taken on our voyage ride before we got a chance to alter Ian's seat and mine so we could better reach the peddles. You will note in picture #2 he is striving to reach the peddles, by picture #3 he had given up and simply held up his feet. On our longer ride today (sorry no pictures) we had both our seats in the proper position. He and I are working on communication so that we are working together to ride. What a wonderful experience. He is going to learn lots about team work with this bike - what a bonus!!

Thanks so much!
Laura & Ian

Update - Ian is absolutely loving his bike. He wanted to ride again today but the weather and my schedule will not allow for it. He also is asking to ride his bike to school. 

Ian seeing his Buddy Bike for the first time - oh the joy!

Riding down a street for the first time.

Riding back up the street.

Contest Winner 11: Paisley R.

Paisley R.


Contest Winner 12: Maitri G.

Maitri G.


Contest Winner 13: Peter B.

Peter B.


Contest Winner 14: Nathan D.

Nathan D.


Contest Winner 15: Tyler C.

Tyler C.


Contest Winner 16: Michael J.

Michael J. is severely autistic and would not be able to ride a bike on his own; but he has actually learned to ride the Buddy Bike by himself!




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

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Buddy Bike previously known as the Love Bike

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