Therapeutic Bikes

Owning a bike is a rite of passage for any child. Bikes give children the freedom and independence to explore the world, play outside with friends and family, and make memories that will last a lifetime.

Therapeutic Bikes

Therapeutic bikes are built for those who cannot ride a standard, two-wheeled bike, with or without training wheels. These bikes are adapted specifically for the rider’s needs and can include any combination of special features such as higher seatbacks, pedal straps, caregiver steering mechanisms, larger frames, hand pedals, and much more.

If your child with a disability is unable to ride a standard bicycle due to challenges such as difficulties with balance or limited strength, an adapted therapeutic bike may be needed. To receive a therapeutic bike for your child, you will need to submit an application that requires additional medical and financial documentation. To ensure services for those who need it most, Variety’s therapeutic bikes program serves families with an adjusted gross income of less than $85,000. Each application is reviewed on an individual basis. Variety considers applications from families with a higher adjusted gross income if special circumstances, such as a loss of income or additional expenses, apply.

For more information, or to start the application process today, call 314-720-7710 or email We do accept applications for therapeutic bikes year-round, but please note that, because of high demand, there is typically a wait list for these bikes.

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