Creating Fun, Freedom, & Belonging

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.

Adaptive Bikes Make Riding Possible

Do you remember your first bike? The feelings of independence and freedom as you raced down the street and felt the wind in your hair?

Well, imagine having those memories taken away from you. It’s a sad reality for a lot of kids who are not able to ride a typical two-wheeled bike, due to physical limitations, challenges with balance or steering, or simply not feeling safe enough to ride.

An adaptive bike helps to make riding a bike possible for kids with disabilities. The only obstacle here is that these individually customized adaptive bikes are very expensive, and for many families, it is not something that is completely out of reach for them.

Experience Mobility,
Freedom and Fun

In November 2012, Variety started its “My Bike” Program to give children with disabilities the opportunity to ride a bike (many for the first time), to feel the joy and freedom that comes with a bike, and experience greater belonging with friends and family.

We want all kids to have those same feelings of riding a bike that so many of us enjoyed when we were growing up. To feel proud of themselves, to find greater independence and self esteem, and to give parent’s the chance to create memories with their children. For a lot of kids, riding a bike seems out of reach or impossible, but “My Bike” is giving kids and their families the opportunity.

Is Your Child Eligible?

Variety’s “My Bike” Program is designed to serve children and youth who have a documented disability; reside in Variety’s 51 county service area; are 4 through 21 years of age; meet the income guidelines; as well as the other eligibility requirements outlined in the application.

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