Everyone deserves to experience the fun and freedom of riding an AMTRYKE. That’s why we build and donate free of charge to a recipient, therapists recommended Amtrykes. Amtrykes improve motor skills, strength, and self-esteem. To see the excitement recipients, have when they received their very own Amtrykes, click on AMTRYKES POWER POINT-MOVIE: LIFE IS WONDERFUL: The Gift of Giving an AMTRYKE.
Through the fundraising efforts of the Lubbock Monterey AMBUCS and those who so generously donate or become sponsors, our local chapter has given away hundreds of Amtrykes since they were first developed over 25+ years ago by Sue Hayward, PT. Sue had an idea of the Amtryke for some of her young therapy patients.
Since its inception, the Amtryke Therapeutic Tricycle Program has been about abilities, not disabilities. The goal is to provide children, adults, and veterans with disabilities with all the classic benefits of riding a bike – mobility, strength, exercise, coordination, interaction with family and friends, and just pure fun!
Amtryke makes foot trykes, hand trykes, and combination hand and foot trykes in a wide range of sizes. Nearly every rider can be successful, no matter the diagnosis, through our full line of highly adaptable trykes and a myriad of adaptive accessories.
To ensure a proper fit, Amtrykes can be adapted in many ways including frame size, seat selection, trunk and leg support. This makes it ideal for children with a variety of special needs. As a therapeutic tricycle, Amtrykes help children improve motor skills, provide strength training, fun to ride, and offers the opportunities for inclusive play. For adults and veterans, Amtrykes provide a new form of mobility, exercise, and freedom to explore the community.
Physical therapists or occupational therapists find the Amtryke provides an age appropriate, safe, dynamic modality for improving balance, coordination, and strength. It is so fun; the recipient riders won’t even know they’re receiving therapy! The trykes can build endurance, self-confidence and provide another form of self-mobility to assist a child, adult, or veteran who may routinely use a wheelchair, crutches, or walker.
The multiple adjustments and accessories this unique tricycle offers makes it a valuable addition to the medical therapy units’ repertoire of therapeutic devices use to further develop the functional skills of the people they serve.
For parents and families, the use of the Amtryke fulfills the need of every child to have a bike. All children deserve a chance to have a bike just like their siblings and friends. Given a safe, stable platform, many riders not previously considered can ride just like their peers. Amtrykes are designed to not look like medical equipment, and to be age appropriate.
LUBBOCK MONTEREY AMBUCS, a chapter of the NATIONAL AMBUCS, is a 501c3 charitable organization. We give Amtrykes free of charge to referrals from physical or occupational therapists.
Interested in becoming a member of the LUBBOCK MONTEREY AMBUCS? JOIN US at our Monday luncheon meetings and see what we are all about. Or should you prefer, DONATE to this great civic organization. We are LUBBOCK MONTEREY AMBUCS…Proud of our past…Engaged in the present….and Excited about our future. As it was in 1960…and as it still is today…We Stand Shoulders Together. Help us create a wonderful life by focusing on abilities to those so deserving. You’ll be glad you did!