Scholarship App Open

The 2017-2018 Scholarships for Therapists application is now open! Students seeking a career in physical therapy, occupational therapy or speech language pathology / hearing audiology are invited to apply.

Scholarships will be awarded based on financial need, US citizenship, commitment to local community, character for compassion and integrity and career objectives. More info >

Big Hat Lip Sync Contest

For your viewing pleasure: Big Hatters being ridiculous on film. Ah, the lengths they will go to create mobility and independence for people with disabilities! View contest.

Here's how it works: Big Hatters from all over the US will submit lip sync videos and you will vote with your dollars for the best one(s). The top 3 videos (those with the highest dollars donated) will be played at this year’s National Conference in Missouri.

All funds raised will support AMBUCS programs and are tax deductible. Big Hatters, want to submit a video?

Alan is Riding!

Alan is a happy nine-year-old boy with a degenerative disease. That being said, Alan is doing great. He can still walk and run which makes his Amtryke such an important gift. The hope is that Alan will utilize this fun, safe form of exercise and will be able to maintain his muscle strength for as long as possible. 

There are plenty of riders who will benefit from regular Amtryke riding. Please check out the Amtryke National Wish List. Making an online gift is easier than ever by visiting our online donation page.

Research Project Grant

We are accepting applications for a competitive Amtryke Research Project Grant. Grants will be selected from submissions meeting the requirements, in amounts up to $3,000 (to include Amtrykes, adaptations and any other equipment or assessment tools). Submissions are due by 5 pm, May 17, 2017.

Selected projects can apply for additional funding due to unusual breadth or value of the proposed research project and also for publishing or presenting the completed project. More info >

Thanks to The Giving Circle!

Jaxson's dad, a Purple Heart recipient, gives him the first push while his mom videos with pride. The Giving Circle played Santa for this awesome little boy who wanted a bike for Christmas. This is what memories are made of! Watch the video here. Then check out our other waiting riders on the Amtryke National Wish List. Even small gifts cause big change when your dollars fuel a rider's Amtryke goal.

New Executive Director Hired

The National Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Jay Laurens began his career with AMBUCS on January 1, 2017, as its new Executive Director.

National President Eric Oschwald is encouraging all members to be patient as the onboarding process takes place. The succession plan approved by the board is being put into action to ensure a smooth transition. Please join us in welcoming Jay to the team. Read the full story.

2016 Amtryke Catalogue

See all the latest and greatest from Amtryke in the new 2016 Amtryke Catalogue! You'll appreciate the new streamlined line-up that makes it possible to quickly switch seats and seat backs between most trykes. Check out the two therapist-applauded early intervention trykes along with several new seat and accessory options.

Have you downloaded the new Required Documents and Sizing Chart that match the catalogue?

Creating Mobility & Independence for People with Disabilities

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 150 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 3,500 Amtrykes each year.

We will bring a trailer-full of trykes & adaptations to you!

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 >

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