Ever since receiving his new set of wheels, Alonte has become the envy of his neighborhood. The other children beg to ride the hand-powered tryke, but Alonte's mom has laid down the law-no one but Alonte can ride. You won't hear any complaints from our Wish List recipient; he's having way too much fun to share.
There are so many others who would love to experience Amtryke riding. Pick our next recipient from the National Wish List.
Don't believe us? Be sure to check out her adorable video.
Lily came to us wanting a device that would help her build strength in her trunk. At three-years-old she was unable to sit, walk or talk. With that said, she has made great progress during therapy. Her therapist thought that a bike for at-home use would definitely make the difference for little Lily. Needless to say, she's thoroughly enjoying therapy with her Amtryke.
For Jon, graduation was bittersweet. Leaving school meant losing access to their Amtryke. Needless to say, AMBUCS was the solution.
Once fitted, this awesome Amtryker wasted no time. Before anyone could blink, Jon made a bee-line for his mom's truck. He was not leaving his new wheels behind. Help create smiles like this one and join Wish List Club!
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 >