We couldn't have done it without our sponsors! A Special Thank You to all of our sponsors...
Gold Sponsor: ITAC
Silver Sponsor: Choose Marketing
Bronze Sponsors: Portable Sanitation Systems, Third Wave Data/Comm, Inc., Don and Wanda Tracy
Friend Sponsor: Indigo, Susie Jackson, Brandt Agriculture, Time 2 Talk, Orthopedic Center of Illinois
Legacy: Brad DeLuka; Kevin, Cris & AJ Lust; Heartland Credit Union; Springfield Massage & Therapeutic Center;
Trenton & Julie Thompson; GameStop; Jones Chiropractic; John & Jessica Yard; Capital City Music;
Matt, Nate & Luke Jackson; Nick, Tara & Liz Ramsey; Carlos & Amy West; Connor, Hannah & Brooke Hutchinson;
Geno & Becky Koehler; Jerry & Jennifer Boster; Eric Oschwald; Brown's Shoe Fit Co; Kevin Smith;
Steve, Jodi, Faith, Grady & Liam O'Dell; Novel Marketing; Brandt Consolidated; Hanson Professional;
John Herrin; Mike Miles; Dave & Michelle Kelm
August 5, 2019...James receives his new bike...
The young man was very excited, especially about the larger wheels, which he professed, "Sometimes I can't make it up hills and on my old bike, the wheels were too small to use like my wheel chair. But look at me now.". As he took off up the street and disappeared, coming back a few minutes later with a couple neighbor kids on their bikes. This is what it is all about!
This is why we do what we do...
"We didn't know Zoe could ride", by Kevin Lust
What is an AmTryke?
We believe the fun and freedom of riding your own bike is something everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy. People who are unable to operate a traditional bike can now share this experience, thanks to the Amtryke therapeutic tricycle. These unique trykes are designed to accommodate riders of all ages and a myriad of physical and/or developmental challenges.
Through fundraising efforts at the Illinois State Fair and private donations, Springfield ABC is pleased to provide these bikes free of charge to children with special needs. We believe that every child should have the opportunity to ride a bike along side their piers, siblings, parents and grandparents.
What is a Vet Bike?
Are you one of the many veterans who bravely fought to protect our country and now face life changing disabilities? AMBUCS believes you should have every opportunity to engage in the active lifestyle you enjoyed prior to your service.
We understand that some wounds are visible and some are not. If you are unable to operate a traditional bike, for whatever reason, the Amtryke therapeutic tricycle may be for you.
Riders with disabilities often struggle to bring a bicycle up to speed quickly enough to stay upright. The Amtryke operates from a tricycle platform with the goal of getting a rider balanced and feeling secure.
Amtryke riders will increase cardio function, build strength and experience the outdoors in a new way, all of which can impact overall health and fitness. Not to mention the opportunity to ride with family and friends!
Meet your AmTryke Team:
Trenton Thompson - Amtryke Chair (initial contact)- firstname.lastname@example.org or 217-725-6563
Joe Derringer - Application Administrator email@example.com or 217-636-7798
Rob Witner - Child & Veteran Event Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org or 217-553-1496
Justin Mason - Therapist/Evaluation Site Coordinator email@example.com or 217-652-0631
Josh Maisenbacher - Returns, Repairs and Inventory Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org or 217-836-2388