Manufacturer: AmTryke Site of Operations: Highpoint, NC
Founder: Susan Haywood Contact Information:
Parent Company AmTryke Website:

www.ambucs.com/Amtryke.htm
Tricycles Made Since: 1990 Notable Lines/Models: All Terrain
Still in Business: Yes


WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF THE AMTRYKE?

In the early part of 1990, Susan Haywood, a physical therapist, spoke to the Longview, TX AMBUCS chapter about an expensive, hand-driven tricycle she used that enabled her patients, children with disabilities, to experience the fun of riding. Haywood, Gene Allen, an engineer, and AMBUCS got together to develop the first AmTryke.  


WHY ARE AMTRYKES SO IMPORTANT?

A serious social problem for children with disabilities is the feeling of being left out. They cannot usually participate when other kids run, jump, play, or ride their bikes. The therapeutic tricycle not only gives a child freedom of movement and builds self-esteem, but it assists with muscle development and improved coordination while making exercising fun. With the AmTryke, those kids have a chance to feel just like others. Physical therapists acknowledge the AmTryke’s therapeutic benefits to patients, citing improved motor skills and strength development.  


HOW IS THE AMTRYKE DESIGNED?

This unique therapeutic tricycle is hand and/or foot driven. Rotating handle bars are attached to the same change chain drive as the foot pedals, allowing the rider’s arms to assist the legs in propelling the bike. Velcro straps secure the feet to the pedals while torso and hip safety belts maintain the rider in the seat. A wide wheel base and narrow turning radius provide stability.

Notable Features: Coming
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8 inch Model 8 inch Model 12″ Model All Terrain Model
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