Application Coming Soon

The 2018-2019 Scholarships for Therapists application will open Monday, March 5, 2018. Please be aware the criteria and application process have changed.

Eligible students should be pursuing a graduate-level degree in either physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology or hearing audiology. At the time of application, all students will need to reference their SAR report which is generated from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

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National Conference Recap

The 2017 AMBUCS National Conference was a blast! Read all about what happened. You'll find the images as well as the conference presentations at the links at the top. Ask anyone who was there: it was one to remember!

We hope you'll plan to join us next year in Reno, NV, October 3-6.

Christmas Cheer for Caleb!

Caleb's parents have six grandchildren, three adopted children and two foster daughters. Needless to say, there was a crowd to cheer him on as Caleb took his first ride on Christmas. "You have given our son an opportunity to enjoy what every other eight year old boy enjoys - being outside riding a bike," his mom said. "My husband just lost his job and we would have never been able to provide a bicycle for him."

When Caleb was adopted at six weeks old, his parents were told he would never see, hear or walk. But Caleb's the type of kid who proves people wrong. Today, he sees with glasses, hears with tubes, and has been walking since he was four years old. Now, Caleb rides  - thanks to supporters of the National Wish List. Consider sharing the gift of Amtrykes today!

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 >

Meet Our Kids