Please plan to join us, September 28 - October 1 in Tucson, Arizona, for this unparalleled training and inspiration opportunity! Learn more.
Star gazing, a fiesta, an Andrews Sisters tribute act, an inspiring guest speaker, AMBUCS University, Ed Sessions and so much more! You just can't beat the natural beauty surrounding the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort.
Thanks to the Northeast Region, Javier is finally riding an Amtryke. The AMBUCS regional conferences serve as training for our members. There's no greater training than building a bike and then showcasing how to fit a child to one. Javier was the perfect model!
Javier is a sweet boy who is all smiles, all the time. After waiting on the National Wish List, Javier finally has a fun form of exercise.
Alyssa is another National Wish List rider who benefited because of an AMBUCS regional conference. She was great model for our training session in the Southwest Region.
Alyssa is a sweet little girl who suffered from a stroke. After riding her Amtryke for just a couple of weeks, Alyssa started to recognize her left arm for the first time. Yippee!! Her mom said, "I can't explain how much this means to our family. Thank you for helping Addy move forward in her recovery."
District 5A of AMBUCS wanted to band together and make bike riding happen for a National Wish List rider, but the closest was nearly two hours away. Anita Love (center), from the Mountain Metro Chapter, was willing to make the journey.
The district bought and built the tryke. Anita loaded it up and made the trip to meet James, his therapist and family. We love when people want to make bike riding a reality for all riders regardless of their location. You can help too, from the comfort of your home, by making a donation here.
Wait, I’m confused, are you AMBUCS or Amtryke? And those are very strange names, BTW. Yeah, we hear that a lot. When you’ve been around since 1922, you’re bound to pick up lots of ‘character’ along the way.
AMBUCS began life as American Business Clubs, a membership organization dedicated to helping people with disabilities. As our model changed to a more standard 501c3 charitable organization, that name no longer described us. So, in 1961, we shortened it to AMBUCS (pronounced AM-BUCKS). It’s weird but so are we, so it fits.
In the mid-1990s we started making and giving away therapeutic tricycles as a national project. Just to keep everyone confused we called both the trykes and the company that makes them, Amtryke. Amtryke, LLC is fully owned by National AMBUCS, Inc.
AMBUCS now has more than 5,000 members in more than 140 chapters in over 30 states. Our members work on a grassroots level to fulfill our mission Creating Mobility & Independence for People with Disabilities. The Amtryke Therapeutic Tricycle Program is one of the main ways we do that. Our members fundraise for and give away about 3,000 Amtrykes each year.
While visiting, we can present an In-Service training session for your professional staff and, if you would like, a Bike Evaluation Day where we help you fit your clients to the best riding solution for them. We would love to show you how to bring an effective bike program to your fair city! There is no cost for a Road Show visit but our calendar fills up fast. Learn More >
We Change Lives...
Parents, recipients and therapists have noted that the Amtryke not only provides improved strength, tone and coordination but also confidence and positive peer interaction. Learn More >