The AmTryke project is an important part of what
our organization offers. We donate these free to families that need them or therapists recommend
them for an individual. Each AmTryke is designed to give
physically challenged children their first set of
wheels and is one of several innovative AMBUCS programs at the national level. This unique tricycle,
which is driven by hand, feet or both, improves motor
coordination, cardiovascular conditioning, increases self-esteem, and best of all -
It's fun to ride.
The AmTryke will benefit children with low muscle tone (like spina bifida) and children with cerebral palsy who need to build up normal muscle tone and control. The benefits include increased coordination, improved muscle strength, and improved balance.
Some children with mild coordination and balance problems can
also benefit from using the AmTryke. They are usually the ones who cannot ride a bicycle or tricycle. Some children have progressed from the AmTryke to a standard bicycle with training wheels. AmTrykes have also shown to help children walk with less assistive devices.
Here are just a few of the models that are offered. They
can be specially outfitted and adjusted to fit a
child's special needs. If you would like a catalogue
or location of a demo site to view the full line,
please feel free to contact