Variety's "My Bike" Program
Providing adaptive bikes to eligible children with disabilities so they may have the freedom of a bike and the joy of riding alongside friends and family
Variety launched its" My Bike" Program on November 5, 2012. Since the program kicked off, Variety has presented more than 850 adaptive bikes to eligible children (as of 7/15/2015).
"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 serves eligible children with disabilities in 22 Western Pennsylvania counties (i.e. Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Centre, Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Fayette, Greene, Huntington, Indiana, Lawrence, Mercer, Somerset, Venango, Warren, Washington, and Westmoreland); 7 Central Pennsylvania counties (i.e. Cumberland, Dauphin, Juniata, Northumberland, Perry, Snyder, and York); and 10 West Virginia counties (i.e. Barbour, Doddridge, 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