Who’s Eligible for an Adaptive Bike?
As of May 9th, all applications for My Bike are on pause, as we transition to a new bike model. Please check back for updates.
Variety’s My Bike® Program provides an adaptive bike (including a stationary stand and prescribed accessories) to children with disabilities. All equipment is provided for free, but you must meet the following eligibility:
Must live in one of the 60 counties that Variety currently serves, including: 59 counties in Pennsylvania (i.e. Adams, Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Blair, Bradford, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Carbon, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Crawford, Cumberland, Dauphin, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lawrence, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Mifflin, Monroe, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Pike, Potter, Schuylkill, Somerset, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Venango, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Westmoreland, Wyoming, and York), and Ohio County, West Virginia.
Have a diagnosed physical, mental, and/or sensory disability documented by your child’s current current licensed Physical or Occupational Therapist, Personal Care Physician, Physician Assistant, or Certified Nurse Practitioner.
Be 3 through 21 years of age. An application may be submitted up to 60 days prior to a child’s 3rd birthday, but equipment can not be presented until the child is 3 years old.
Complete and submit the Program Application to the best of your knowledge.
Applicant’s household income must not exceed Variety’s income guidelines. Income verification is required with the application (see pages 6-7 in application).
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-For each additional person, add $25,700.
Letter of Medical Justification (LMJ)
Request an LMJ from your child’s current licensed Physical or Occupational Therapist, Personal Care Physician, Physician Assistant, or Certified Nurse Practitioner indicating that a Rifton adaptive bicycle would be medically appropriate and therapeutic for the child and that a conventional bike would not be appropriate.
The successful trial of a Rifton adaptive bike, in which the child is individually fitted / evaluated on a Rifton adaptive bike, and the bike size, color, and adaptations are decided. This is the final step in the application process only after everything else is completed.
Presentation Requirement (including a final fitting)
Variety requires the applicant and his/her parents or legal guardians to attend a scheduled regional presentation to receive their customized medical equipment, so we can conduct a final fitting and review the equipment before it is taken home.