The Long Island Bike Day event held last week helped create a good foundation to set-up demo sites and provide therapeutic bikes to special kids throughout Long Island.
Thank you to everyone who participated with a special thanks to Kelly at United Cerebral Palsy, Deb at OneCare PT and of course, our friends at AMBUCS for bringing all the wonderful bikes all the way out to Long Island for everyone to experience.
We hope to have the first bikes delivered by Christmas! If you would like to donate to help more children get bikes of their own please visit our Long Island Bike Donation page. If you are not from Long Island, we’d encourage you to visit the National Wish List and help a child from your area.
The time is near and numerous models of therapeutic tricycles and an assortment of accessories will be heading to Long Island. Next Tuesday, November 10th at United Cerebral Palsy of Nassau County in Roosevelt we’ll be hosting a special Bike Day event to see those tricycles in action.
In order for a child to qualify to receive an AmTryke they must first be evaluated by a licensed physical therapist. To help make that happen the first portion of our event will focus on training any and all local therapists on how to do exactly that.
Once that is done parents and children will be invited to join us for an evaluation and the children get to take the tricycles for a ride! Once qualified they will be added to our list and those with the greatest need will receive their AmTryke hopefully within a few weeks. If we cannot find enough local donors to help provide all of the tricycles, the children will be added to the national wish list and should receive support within a few months time.
Everyone involved is volunteering their time to make this a special event and to help every child who could benefit from a therapeutic tricycle get one of their very own.
United Cerebral Palsy of Nassau County will be playing host to an exciting AmTryke Inservice on November 10th. Therapists will be given an opportunity to see the various bikes up close, understand the benefits and learn how to fit and evaluate their clients for an AmTryke. Riders will also get the chance to be evaluated by a therapist and take an actual bike for a test ride.
This is a very special event as it is rare to have the manufacturer and therapists along with a huge assortment of bikes and accessories all together at one time so close to home. So please mark November 10th on your calendar!