Variety's "My Bike" Program
Providing adaptive bikes to eligible children with disabilities so they may have the freedom of a bike & the joy of riding alongside friends & family
Variety launched its" My Bike" Program on November 5, 2012. Since the program kicked off, more than 1,200 bikes have been sponsored for eligible kids (with one bike being $1,800 to sponsor).
"The day that I rode bikes with my brother for the first time was one of the most amazing days of my life. It may be the very best day ever" - Krissy, sister of James
Variety's "My Bike" Program currently serves eligible children with disabilities in 42 counties throughout Pennsylvania (i.e. Adams, Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Crawford, Cumberland, Dauphin, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Huntington, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, Lawrence, McKean, Mercer, Mifflin, Northumberland, Perry, Potter, Somerset, Snyder, Union, Venango, Warren, Washington, Westmoreland, and York) and 12 West Virginia (i.e. Barbour, Brooke, Doddridge, Hancock, Harrison, Marion, Marshall, Monongalia, Ohio, Preston, Taylor, and Wetzel).
"She can't get up and run around like other kids, but she can ride a bike and get exercise without knowing it. Kids deserve to have hope and accomplishments no matter what the disability." -Monica, Kiyleaha's mother