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AMBUCS Competing for Pepsi Prize

Pepsi is giving away money each month to fund ‘great refreshing ideas’ and this month AMBUCS is competing to win $50,000.  That money will be used to provide 100 AmTryke Therapeutic Bikes to children with special need throughout the country.  My daughter Emma received hers last Christmas and loves to ride all over the neighborhood now that the weather is nice.  If you would like to learn more about these special kids or even sponsor a bike for a child yourself you can view the wish list at ambucs.org

You can vote for the AmTryke idea once a day until the end of April at which time voting will be closed and each of the top 10 ideas will receive $50,000 from Pepsi.

For more information and to vote please visit: http://www.refresheverything.com/amtrykesforchildren

What is an AmTryke?

AmTryke Therapeutic Tricycle
AmTryke Therapeutic Tricycle

The fun and freedom of riding your own bike is something everyone should be able to enjoy. Now, thanks to the AmTryke® therapeutic tricycle, even individuals who are unable to operate a traditional bike can finally realize this wonderful experience.

Established in 1994, AmTryke®, LLC is a company owned and operated by National AMBUCS™, Inc. AMBUCS is a national non-profit service organization dedicated to creating mobility and independence for people with disabilities. 

To date, over 9,400 AmTryke vehicles have been distributed around the world. The majority of these trykes are purchased by volunteer members of the AMBUCS organization and donated free of charge to financially-needy children.

These unique tricycles, which can be hand and/or foot operated, are designed to accommodate riders of all ages, sizes, and varying degrees of physical limitations.

Both physical and occupational therapists acknowledge the AmTryke tricycle’s many therapeutic benefits, citing improved motor skills, strength development and self-esteem.