Build-A-Bike with Variety – the Children’s Charity of Illinois
“Variety of Illinois gifted Gabi her adaptive bicycle that
she has used in many triathlons but today was the first time she was invited to go on a bike ride with her friends! Thank you Variety for making this moment possible!” – Gabi’s Mom & Dad
All kids like to be play and stay active & kids with disabilities are no different, they just need some extra help to make it happen! Participating in physical activity helps improve sleep and immunity, improves self-esteem, and decreases stress. Those with disabilities also show increased independence and socialization when they have the opportunity to participate in activities.
When a family has a child with a disability, purchasing an adaptive bicycle is not like heading down to the department store, paying less than $100 for a kid’s bike and going for a ride that afternoon. The additional parts and pieces that keep a child safe are fully customized, must be ordered (sometimes months) in advance and can cost anywhere from $1200-$4000.
YOU CAN HELP!
Help Variety Build-A-Bike by selecting one of the adaptive pieces needed to outfit a custom bike below, or scroll down for more information on creating a team and building an adaptive bike of your own!