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7 Adaptive Bike Companies You Should know About

For the last three weeks Friendship Circle has been running the Great Bike Giveaway, a nationwide contest where children with special needs can win an adaptive bike. To date  there have been over 300 entries in the contest and there are six days left for more families with a special needs child to enter the contest. The Great Bike Giveaway was created with the help of adaptive bike companies who have graciously donated one or more adaptive bikes to the  contest. Here is a chance for you to learn a bit more about the sponsors of the contest. Please take a minute to browse through their sites and check out the available adaptive bikes.


Established in 1994, AmTryke is a company owned and operated by National AMBUCS™, Inc, a national service organization dedicated to creating mobility and independence for people with disabilities. Over the years, AmTryke has designed a wide range of models, sizes, and adaptations suitable for many diagnoses at a low cost.

Buddy Bike

The Buddy Bike is an alternative tandem bicycle that provides safe family fun and therapeutic activity for cyclists with special needs. the alternative inline tandem bicycle (bicycle for two) places the stoker (smaller rider) in the front seat while the rear rider controls the steering. The Buddy Bike has a lower front seat so both riders can safely enjoy the view.


FlagHouse strives to be the supplier of choice to professionals and consumers seeking resources for physical activity, recreation, education and special needs. Well into its sixth decade, this closely-knit, family-run company continues to reinvent itself to meet the needs of its customers. The company’s commitment to making a difference in the lives of others, and to excel in all it does, will continue to drive its growth and success for many years to come.


Since their inception, the yearly International da Vinci Awards® has become a prestigious international symbol of recognition. The awards honor individuals, organizations, and corporations in the engineering, construction, and technical fields for innovative developments and research in adaptive and assistive technologies. The Student of da Vinci Award recognizes the best student team among all applicants around the world.


Since 1977, Rifton has partnered with therapists to design and manufacture durable, adjustable adaptive equipment. Rifton specializes in complex rehab equipment including: Pacer gait trainers; dynamic, supine and prone standers; adaptive or special needs tricycles; special needs positioning and activity chairs for the home and classroom; and a number of other adaptive products.


Triaid is an innovative manufacturer and supplier of special needs equipment for children. Our design personnel have over 20 years experience in the design of special needs equipment for children. At Triaid we focus on two main product groups: Special Needs Tricycles and Handcycles

Tadpole Adaptive

Owned by a Wheelchair User and a Physical Therapist, Tadpole Adaptive is an online seller of pediatric rehab equipment. Tadpole Adaptive features a Registry program where families can host their own equipment fundraiser. The Tadpole Adaptive founders are experts in Pediatric Equipment and proud to be a returning sponsor of the Great Bike Giveaway.

Enter the Great Bike Giveaway

WRITTEN ON November 12, 2013 BY:

Tzvi Schectman

Tzvi Schectman is the Family Coordinator for the Friendship Circle of Michigan and the Editor of the the Friendship Circle Blog. You can connect with Tzvi on LinkedIn and Google+