Inspiring Mobility & Independence
AMBUCS began life as American Business Clubs, a membership organization dedicated to helping people with disabilities. As the model changed to a more standard 501c3 charitable organization, that name no longer described us. So, in 1961, it was shortened to AMBUCS (pronounced AM-BUCKS).
In the mid-1990s AMBUCS started making and giving away therapeutic tricycles as a national project.
AMBUCS now has more than 5,000 members in more than 150 chapters in over 30 states. Their members work on a grassroots level to fulfill their mission, Inspiring Mobility & Independence. The Amtryke Therapeutic Tricycle Program is one of the main ways this mission is accomplished. AMBUCS members fundraise for and give away about 3,500 Amtrykes each year.
The Amtryke Adaptive Tricycle Program is about inspiring new abilities. Their goal is to provide access to 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 hand & foot trykes in a wide range of sizes—all at a low cost. Nearly every rider can be successful, no matter their diagnosis, through the full line of highly adjustable trykes and myriad of adaptive accessories.
The trykes are designed to look like bikes, not medical equipment, and to be age appropriate.
Using the tryke at home or during therapy often builds endurance and self-confidence. It also provides another form of self-mobility for those who use assistive devices such as a wheelchair, crutches or walker.
National AMBUCS, a 501c3 charitable organization and owner of Amtryke, has provided over 40,000 Amtrykes to riders across America. Local AMBUCS chapters work on the grassroots level to fundraise for those with financial need, while the National Wish List provides financial assistance where no chapter is present.
Riders must be evaluated by a physical or occupational therapist to be eligible.
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