The AMBUCS National Wish List is a program that provides funds to people out of reach of a local chapter to purchase an AmTryke. The Wish List is amazing because EVERYONE eventually receives an AmTryke; however, our current list of more than 200 people will likely have to wait up to two years before they get one.
Daniel received his Amtryke thanks to our generous Wish List donors. By donating today, YOU can help others achieve mobility and independence, too.
From Edgar's mom to Wish List Donors: I am writing to thank you for the bicycle for my son Edgar Steven. Your donation has fallen to us as a gift from heaven, since he had an operation on his left leg and the bicycle will serve him to have a quick recovery. On behalf of the Cardenas Hernandez family, we are grateful to you and tell you that people like you are like angels sent by god.
Thank you so much and god bless you.
Wait, I’m confused, are you AMBUCS or Amtryke? And those are very strange names, BTW. Yeah, we hear that a lot. When you’ve been around since 1922, you’re bound to pick up lots of ‘character’ along the way.
AMBUCS began life as American Business Clubs, a membership organization dedicated to helping people with disabilities. As our model changed to a more standard 501c3 charitable organization, that name no longer described us. So, in 1961, we shortened it to AMBUCS (pronounced AM-BUCKS). It’s weird but so are we, so it fits.
In the mid-1990s we started making and giving away therapeutic tricycles as a national project. Just to keep everyone confused we called both the trykes and the company that makes them, Amtryke. Amtryke, LLC is fully owned by National AMBUCS, Inc.
AMBUCS now has more than 5,000 members in more than 150 chapters in over 30 states. Our members work on a grassroots level to fulfill our mission, Inspiring Mobility & Independence. The Amtryke Therapeutic Tricycle Program is one of the main ways we do that. Our members fundraise for and give away about 3,500 Amtrykes each year.
While visiting, we can present an In-Service training session for your professional staff and, if you would like, a Bike Evaluation Day where we help you fit your clients to the best riding solution for them. We would love to show you how to bring an effective bike program to your fair city! There is no cost for a Road Show visit but our calendar fills up fast. Learn More >
We Change Lives...
Parents, recipients and therapists have noted that the Amtryke not only provides improved strength, tone and coordination but also confidence and positive peer interaction. Learn More >