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These Adaptive Bikes are Being Given Away in the Great Bike Giveaway

In case you missed it Friendship Circle is holding the 3rd annual Great Bike Giveaway, a national contest giving away adaptive bikes to children with special needs. We are partnering with the best adaptive bike companies from around the U.S. to provide some of the best adaptive bikes to the children and young adults who need them most.

In this post we would like to show off the beautiful bikes being given away. Thank you so much to our sponsors Freedom Concepts, Rifton, Buddy Bike, Ambucs, Triaid, Flaghouse, Mobo Cruisers and Strider Bikes for Participating in the Michaela Noam Kaplan Great Bike Giveaway.

The Giveaway starts in in Just four days. You can get more details about the contest by visiting www.greatbikegiveaway.com. In the meantime check out the adaptive bikes being given away below.

Freedom ConceptsFreedom Concepts Bike

Freedom ConceptsWinners of the Freedom Concepts Bike will have a choice between two models.

DCP 16
The DCP 16 is Freedom Concepts original model! Today, it’s the bike kids want for its awesome design, fun colors, and smooth ride. It is small enough for an average 7-year-old, but adaptable to fit most kids in their early teens, making it an ideal choice for children expecting a growth spurt. Riding the DCP 16 is a great opportunity for kids to feel the independence they crave as they enter their teens and leave their childhood behind.

AS 2000
Designed for riders aged 14 and up, the AS 2000 (pictured above) is one of Freedom Concepts larger models. The bike’s 35″ extra-wide rear stance provides excellent stability. This model is equipped with a direct drive gearing system so you can pedal backwards to build momentum to go forward, or with optional seven speeds to give the selection of easy or challenging pedaling. Teenagers and young adults will love going out to ride with their friends and family on this traditional looking bike, and will enjoy being able to celebrate their freedom every day.

Both Adaptive Bikes Feature:

Non-Intrusive Rear Steer™: Freedom Concepts’ trademarked Rear Steer™ allows the caregiver to steer or brake from the back of the mobility device. Once the rider becomes more comfortable with reciprocal movement, an adjustment can be made allowing the rider to control or assist.

Neoprene 4-Point Chest Harness: The 4-point butterfly design enables riders to maintain an upright body position, allowing them to focus their attention on controlling the device.

Easy-to-Adjust Components: Freedom Concepts adaptive bikes come standard with quick release mechanisms and an easy-to-use multi-tool – perfect for on-the-fly adjustments to the seat, steering and handlebars.

Lifetime Frame Warranty: Each Freedom Concepts adaptive bike comes with a lifetime warranty on the frame.

Freedom Concepts Evaluation Process: Freedom Concepts will work alongside the family or therapist to ensure that the rider’s specific needs are addressed.

RiftonRift

rifton-logoRifton will be donating two tricycles in the Great Bike Giveaway. The winner will be able to choose from one of three sizes, so children and young adults up to 200 pounds will be able to ride a Rifton Tricycle.

Rifton Trikes Feature:

Easy Access: Open access combined with a low transfer step makes it easy to get on and off Rifton adaptive trikes.
Hook & Loop Straps: With the hook and loop straps on the self-leveling pedals, feet are secure. Your client can ride unaided, and have healthy exercise and fun.
Parking Brake: The easily engaged parking brake grips both back wheels, and keeps the Rifton adaptive trike firmly in place.
Puncture Proof Wheels: A low gear ratio makes pedaling easier for beginners, and slows down speeders.

Buddy Bikebuddy bike

Buddy Bike LogoBuddy Bike Adventure is a simplified version of the Buddy Bike. It is based on the Buddy Bike Family aluminum frame in safety red. The Family frame offers lower top tubes for easier bike mounting and a lower rear rider seat than other Buddy Bike models. Adult riders under 5’7″ may be comfortable with this bike model.

Buddy Bike Adventure includes a single-speed, low-maintenance hub. There are no technical distractions or worries about being in the right gear. This bike is best for mostly flat riding areas. Buddy Bike Adventure includes a padded crossbar for stokers (front riders).

AmbucsAmbucs

AMBUCSAmbucs will be donating the Pro Series Foot Cycle 1412.  AmTryke ProSeries cycles were developed in response to requests from therapists for a traditional tricycle for riders with special needs. This positive drive tryke is designed with 12-inch front and rear pneumatic wheels. Four way adjustable seat positions allow seating option up/down and front/back to accommodate different size riders.

TriaidTriaid_Bikes

triaidTriaid will be donating one of these bikes in the Great Bike Giveaway. The winner will be able to chosse between:

The Triaid Terrier (on left), A rugged trike for children from 4 1/2 years, this model has 16″ wheels and an alloy caliper brake with a parking brake mechanism. The terrier has a frame folding option which allows the frame to be folded for transportation.

The Triaid TMX (on right), A robust tricycle designed to accommodate the larger and heavier child. The TMX has 20″ wheels, alloy caliper brake with a parking brake mechanism and has a frame folding mechanism option which allows the frame to be folded for transportation and storage.

Flaghouseflaghouse Port O Trike

Flaghouse logoFlaghouse will be donating two Flaghouse Port-O-Trikes to the Great Bike Giveaway. The 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. Fits inseams 24″+. 215-lb. weight capacity. Accommodates riders 56″-74″. Seat Height: 27″-37″.

Mobo CruiserMobo Triton

Mobo_CruiserMobo Cruisers will be donating the Sleek Mobo Triton Recumbent Three Wheel Cruiser. The Mobo Triton is an exciting and ultra maneuverable three wheeled cruiser for children and young adults. With a very unique, yet simple steering mechanism, not only is the Mobo Triton fun and enjoyable to steer, it is also easy to ride, durable and a great way to obtain a brisk work out resulting in increased cardiovascular health and hand-eye coordination.

Strider BikesStrider Bikes

strider logoStrider Bikes will be donating four Strider Balance bikes to the Great Bike Giveaway. Winners will have a choice between the 12″ (ages 18 months-5 years) and 16″ (ages 6-10) models. 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.


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Tzvi Schectman

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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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