BIKES FOR EVERY BODY - HOME OF THE BUDDY BIKE®
So you have been considering getting a bicycle for your health and well-being but you don't know where to begin. The first step is finding the right bicycle for your needs.
There are a variety of bikes, trikes and quads available and categories of bikes include recreational, therapeutic and racing.
Before choosing a bike you should consider your age (kids or adults), your body type, your riding style, your abilities and any potential limitations. Your bike selection should be based on safety and finding the bicycle that fits you rather than fitting yourself to the bicycle.
This resource to help you explore the various available options.
For more help choosing the right adaptive bicycle for your needs contact:
Shelley at 786.489.2453
Which category are you in?
The first step in choosing an adaptive bicycle is determining your abilities and any limitations you may have due to injury, long-term disability, or age. You may have a combination of these categories so you may want to check the bike list for each area. This bike list is meant to be a tool to get you started on your search for your dream bike and the bike that will be safe and suitable for your needs.
If you are a healthcare professional, this list may help you determine the type of cycling equipment that would be beneficial for your patient or student.
Riders may have temporary physical disabilities such as knee, back or other injuries. Other riders may have permanent disabilities including arthritis, amputations, paraplegics, quadriplegics, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and other physical disabilities that may make riding a standard bicycle difficult to manage. Low muscle tone and balance issues may also make it challenging to ride a bicycle alone.
Age Related Limitations
Senior riders may have physical limitations, arthritis, joint pain, limited vision, or weakness that prevent them from safely riding a standard bicycle or carrying its weight. Some riders may have a fear of falling or poor balance that would make it unsafe to ride a 2-wheel bicycle.