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Tzvi Schectman
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All of the Adaptive Bikes Available in the 6th Annual Great Bike Giveaway

For the 6th consecutive year, Friendship Circle is holding the Great Bike Giveaway, an annual campaign that strives to provide as many bikes as possible to children and teens with special needs. We partner with adaptive bike companies from around the world to offer these special adaptive bikes as well as a fundraising platform so friends and family members can give a child with special needs the experience, joy and independence of riding a special bike.

To learn more about the Great Bike Giveaway visit bikes.friendshipcircle.org. Here is an overview of how the Great Bike Giveaway works. Now check out all of the adaptive bikes available in this year’s Great BIke Giveaway.

Amtryke 1024 Community Cruiser

2017 Great Bike Giveaway: Amtryke

The 1024 Community Cruiser provides a good mobility option for adult or teen riders and offers an adjustable easy-slide wheelchair seat for easy rider transfer. This tryke’s hand crank operates with a feather light touch and features a 3-speed Sturmey Archer hub for conquering hilly terrain. A tight turning radius offers high maneuverability. Community Cruiser features a large basket for shopping, a coaster brake and a front hand brake. Custom remote location brake and shifting kit available. Since this is a hand tryke, make sure the rider’s arm length fits within the range. Available in Amtryke red. Expert assembly required.

Retail Price: $1,099 | GOAL AMOUNT: $900

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Tri-Vel T250 & T350

2017 Great Bike Giveaway: Try-Vel

The Tri-Vel T250 & 350 are strong and versatile tricycles. Designed to help disabled kids reach their therapeutic goals, improve their coordination and strengthen their muscles, while having fun and riding along with their friends and family — just like any other kid.

Retail Price: $3,960 | GOAL AMOUNT: $3,700

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Buddy Bike

2017 Great Bike Giveaway: Buddy Bike

Buddy Bike Family Classic is designed to encourage novices and non-riders to cycle. This model includes an aluminum frame in metallic orange, a Shimano Nexus internal 7-speed hub for easy maintenance and pedal-free shifting, Tektro V brakes for the rear rider (Captain) and an additional standard caliper brake for the front rider (Stoker). This Buddy Bike model is most comfortable for adult riders under 5’7″. It varies from other Buddy Bike models with a shorter frame, lower top tubes for easier bike mounting, and a lower rear rider seat.

Retail Price: $2,326 | GOAL AMOUNT: $1,800

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FlagHouse Port-O-Trike

2017 Great Bike Giveaway: FlagHouse

The Flaghouse Port-O-Trike is a Compact, single-speed adult trike that includes a hand brake and a coaster brake, backrest, seat belt, and weighted pedals. The Port-O-Trike provides the freedom and independence so desperately needed by individuals with special needs.

Retail Price: $897 | GOAL AMOUNT: $850

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Freedom Concepts ET2611 Tandem

2017 Great Bike Giveaway: Freedom Concepts Tandem

For being a bike built for two, the Tandem is both lightweight and easy-to-control. The Cable-Actuated Rear Steering™ system allows the driver to make precise maneuvers and turn sharply from the back. The front rider, whether visually or physically challenged, can still enjoy all the benefits of cycling, including reciprocal movement of the legs and a fresh breeze in their face. Additionally, the rear rider has full control over the front rider’s pedals – with the ability to engage or disengage the pedals with the flick of a switch.

Each Tandem comes equipped with supportive seating systems that accommodate children or adults, and like all Freedom Concepts bikes comes equipped with several quick release devices that make adjustments quick and easy.

Retail Price: $7,594 | GOAL AMOUNT: $5,400

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Freedom Concepts Discovery Series

2017 Great Bike Giveaway: Freedom Concepts Discovery

The Discovery Series allows a variety of people to gain independence and increase their mobility, from those with simple balance problems, to those with more-involved cases of cerebral palsy, spina bifida, Down syndrome, head injury, muscular dystrophy, autism, and dwarfism. More than just freedom, Discovery lets individuals create their own sense of cool.

Retail Price: $4,985 | GOAL AMOUNT: $2,800

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Duet Wheelchair Tandem Cycle

2017 Great Bike Giveaway: Duet

The DUET Wheelchair Bicycle Tandem has been around for 20+ years in North America. Our experienced staff is dedicated to help you pick the right model Duet for you and your loved one to get you outside and start enjoying the out doors like never before!

Retail Price: $5,100 | GOAL AMOUNT: $4,125

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Orion Twin Tandem Cycle

2017 Great Bike Giveaway: O

The revolutionary design of the ORION enables you to go on a bike ride with your friends or family members. Bike riding has entered a new dimension with the duo-recumbent tricycle, ORION. No balancing is necessary and this 3-wheeler allows you to be mobile and enjoy cycling regardless of any limitations or age. The driver and the passenger side-by-side and can engage in conversation and enjoy recreational fun together!

Retail Price: $6,650 | GOAL AMOUNT: $5,125

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Mobo Triton

2017 Great Bike Giveaway: Mobo

Original to the Mobo line, the Mobo Triton is the classic, ultimate three-wheeled cruiser. With the new innovative rear-wheel steering system and a sleek design, it is unparalleled in the world of three-wheeled cycling for youths. Incorporating a single-speed gear, recumbent style seating, and stress-free steering, this cruiser makes it the perfect companion for a brisk workout. Concerned about outgrowing this cruiser? No need to worry — the Mobo Triton has an adjustable frame to fit heights up to 5’5”. Delivering quality you can trust, the caliper handbrakes, front free-wheel mechanism, and a stylish finish are just among many of its features. Don’t just take our word for it – come and get your ride on today!

Retail Price: $450 | GOAL AMOUNT $325

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Rifton Adaptive Tricycle

2017 Great Bike Giveaway: Rifton

Rifton adaptive tricycles provide reciprocal exercise with all the fun of riding. This therapeutic trike grows with your child; it can be quickly adjusted, no tools needed. Choose from one of three sizes small, medium or large.

Retail Price: $2,528 | GOAL AMOUNT: $1,648

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Strider Balance Bike

2017 Great Bike Giveaway: Strider

Strider Balance Bikes are perfect for young riders of all abilities. This same, safe, simple, lightweight, no-pedal design also makes it the perfect starter bike for older kids who don’t yet know how to ride on two wheels, or those who are still practicing balance and bike handling skills.

Retail Price: $250 | GOAL AMOUNT: $180

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Triaid Terrier & TMX

2017 Great Bike Giveaway: Triaid

Triaid is offering one of two different bikes for this campaign base on each child’s needs. The Terrier is a rugged trike for smaller children. The TMX a robust tricycle designed to accommodate larger and heavier children. Both mikes have an alloy caliper brake with a parking brake mechanism and have a frame folding mechanism option which allows the frame to be folded for transportation and storage.

Retail Price: $1,609 | GOAL AMOUNT: $1,450

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Tzvi Schectman

Written on February 8, 2017 by:

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+
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