Boundless Bike Giveaway

Our Goal is 85 Bikes for 2021

bikes donated



"She loves to peddle and ride and after lots of hard work has finally got it down!"

Aamaris T., 17, Columbus
Down Syndrome

Aamaris is a 17-year-old female who has longed to go bike riding. She has been working with Nationwide Children's Hospital to learn how to ride a bike for the last 3 to 4 years and would be so excited to have her very own bike!

Sponsor: Sponsor Needed

Referring Partner: Nationwide Children's Hospital


"As parents we love the physical exercise and fresh air she gets when riding!"

Ella J., 11, Powell
Down Syndrome

Ella is an easy going little girl that loves the outdoors. She has been riding a hand-me-down trike for four years now and loves the independence it allows her in our neighborhood. She loves "racing" alongside our dog Luna or her sister Macy.

Sponsor: Sponsor Needed

Referring Partner: Another ASC Family


"I just want Kymber to be able to feel like even though she has a disability she can still do things other kids do!"

Kymber R., 6, Lakeview
Marinesco-sjogren Syndrome

Kymber would love to have her own bike she could ride that would be safe for her! She always sees her big brother riding his bike and she wants to be able to ride with him so bad. It would mean so much to her because then she would be able to join in with her brother and other kids and not feel like she's left out or like she's any different then them. An adaptive bike would also help her get stronger with using her legs and her core helping her build more strength to start walking. Kymber would be the happiest little girl to be able to have a bike she can ride!

Sponsor: Sponsor Needed

Referring Partner: Therapist


"I want a bike so I can ride with my friends this summer."

Ava H., 12, Columbus
Cerebral Palsy

Ava was born weighing 2 lbs 9 oz and has been beating the odds since day one! She was born with Cerebral Palsy and hearing loss and many doctors told her mom that she would never walk or talk. However, Ava has proved them all wrong in doing as much as possible including walking, talking and playing many sports!

Sponsor: Sponsor Needed

Referring Partner:


"This cycle would make her very constrained life a little more enjoyable!"

Mehrin A., 7, Columbus

Mehrin is a 7-year-old autistic child. Her condition has eliminated her ability to speak, function, or play like most typically growing children at her age. With assistance, she loved going outside on her tricycle. However, because of her age, she has outgrown kid's tricycles and her disability will not allow her to ride a regular tricycle due to safety concerns. We know that she yearns for a tricycle since she does try to sit on her baby sister's tricycle if she finds the opportunity to do so.

Sponsor: Sponsor Needed

Referring Partner: Therapist


"Receiving this bike would be a dream come true!"

Aalijah H., 6, Columbus
Autism/ ADHD/ Epilepsy

Aalijah is an amazing 5 year old little boy who is non-verbal. He loves getting to ride an adaptive trike at school and we are anxious for him to have his very own so he can continue to ride at home!

Sponsor: Sponsor Needed

Referring Partner: Therapist


"Blake works tirelessly to participate in her life in a body that does not cooperate with her, having a bike will be a great opportunity for her to have some fun!"

Blake L., 5, Springfield
Rett Syndrome

Blake is a beloved 5 year old that was diagnosed with Rett Syndrome in 2019, a rare neurological disorder affecting primarily girls. Her development was mostly typical at first but over time it became apparent that Blake was slowly losing her words and skills. At two years old, she was diagnosed with Autism. Right after her 3rd birthday, genetic testing results came back positive for Rett Syndrome. Blake brings so much love and joy to everyone who knows her. She enjoys the simple things in life and loves to be active! Swimming, swinging, roughhousing, running and riding her horse at her therapeutic riding facility are her favorite things to do. She has not had many opportunities to ride a bike because the only place she has been able to do that is at physical therapy which she has not had in a year due to Covid. We know that she would absolutely love it as she loves to go fast, feel the wind on her face, and adventure!

Sponsor: Sponsor Needed

Referring Partner: Past BTG Family


"She wants to be able to ride bikes with her brother and cousins, but without an adaptive bike, that isn't currently possible."

Kylee J.., 4.5, Woodsfield
Cerebral Palsy

God blessed us with Kylee 4 years ago and she started her journey with cerebral palsy when she was 3 months old. Although she was born with her condition, that's when we first started seeing the signs. She actually didn't receive her CP diagnosis until she was around 2 years old and a while after that, we discovered her brain malformation known as polymicrogyria (PMG) that is actually the cause of her cerebral palsy. She has been in physical therapy since she was 3 months old and occupational therapy and speech followed. She loves her team of therapists! She's had 2 eye surgeries, multiple botox injections and more doctors appointments than we can count, but this girl is full of fire and determination and she will not be kept down. She is sassy and hilarious and wants to do everything herself! She has made so much progress with therapy and walks with forearm crutches. She wants to be able to ride bikes with her brother and cousins, but without an adaptive bike, that isn't currently possible. We would love to be able to give her the opportunity to achieve this goal and any and all help would be greatly appreciated!

Sponsor: Sponsor Needed

Referring Partner: Ambucs


"This bike would mean the world for my son!"

Kayden B., 4, Westerville
Cerebral Palsy

As a child with cerebral palsy there are many activities he would like to try but is not able to due to his physical limitations. If he were to receive a bike he could join the family on bike rides around the neighborhood instead of being in a baby carrier. As a growing child, now 4 years of age, he wants to participate and enjoy like the rest of the family. He so desperately wants to own a bike of his own.

Sponsor: Sponsor Needed

Referring Partner: School


"I can't wait to ride my very own bike! "

Bhoomi M., 10, Powell
Cerebral Palsy

Bhoomi would love to be able to ride a bike so she can work to strengthen her muscles. She is really looking forward to being able to enjoy some family time on bike rides!

Sponsor: Sponsor Needed

Referring Partner: School


"Being a parent, nothing is sadder then seeing your child unhappy."

Arpan G., 10, Pickerington
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Arpan was able to ride a bike when he was younger, but because of the progression of his diagnosis, he is not able. He has to stay at home all the time. He says he is unhappy because he can't go out and play with his friends. If he had that bike, then he could be able to go out and play with friends. It would help him strengthen his legs. He would be happy, and he won't get bored at home. He wouldn't be feeling different.

Sponsor: Sponsor Needed

Referring Partner: Nationwide Children's Hospital


"I want to do the best I can for my son."

Varnit S., 3, Marysville
Cri du Chat; Developmental Delay; Hypotonia

Varnit has a twin sister and loves to play with her. An adaptive bike will allow him to be more independent, but also provide him a way to keep up with his sister and participate in more age appropriate gross motor skills. He shows such good interest with the bike during therapy!

Sponsor: Sponsor Needed

Referring Partner: Memorial Hospital


Xzavier R., 7, Crestline
Septic Optic Dysplasia, Hyper Pituitary Dysplasiay

Xzavier is blind and he gets bored easily, but he likes to play outside and have something to keep him busy! Having a bike would help with something safe for him to do outside!

Sponsor: Sponsor Needed

Referring Partner: Nationwide Children's Hospital


"Having an adaptive bike will give Dominic the opportunity to move and push his body in new ways!"

Dominic Y., 3
TBI, Spasticity, Seizure Disorder, Global Developmental Delay

Dominic is a highly motivated 3 year old! He strives to be just like his classmates and is determined to get to a normal functioning level. He always pushes himself and LOVES to go go go! This bike would give him the opportunity to be just like his friends and use his body in different ways!

Sponsor: Sponsor Needed

Referring Partner: Akron Children's Hospital


"Having an adaptive bike will give James the opportunity to ride a bike with his peers and improve his mobility!"

James K., 6
Hemiplegia Hemiconvulsion Epilepsy Syndrome

James is a thriving 6 year old with a huge personality! Without being able to walk and talk James still manages to be a light in any room!

Sponsor: Sponsor Needed

Referring Partner: Akron Children's Hospital


Adam A., 19, Columbus
Autism, Non-Verbal

Adam is 19 years old who is non-verbal with Autism, he has learned how to ride a bike for the first time in his life which is super exciting for him.  He feels independent and is able to enjoy a physical activity with his mother and friends at the same time as staying active and fit. Riding a bicycle makes him smile and he loves being able to enjoy the beautiful surroundings around him. Thank you for helping by donating and making his wishes come true to own his very own recumbent bike! #stayactiveandhavefun

Sponsor: Sponsor Needed

Referring Partner:


Thor L., 8

Thor is 8 years old and non verbal. He is very eager to ride a bike but lacks motor skills and comprehension to do so independently. Having an adaptive bike will allow him to ride a bike with his friends and family providing an experience of a lifetime!

Sponsor: Sponsor Needed



Avery W., 17
Autism, Epilepsy, Chromosomal Abnormality, Developmental Delay

Avery is a very bright young girl who loves to ride bikes! She is so excited to have the independence and support of a new bike!

Sponsor: Delaware County Board of DD.

Referring Partner: Nationwide Children's Hospital


"At school she is able to ride an adaptive bicycle and we can't wait for her to have the same experience at home!"

Mayar A., 6, Delaware
CP, Stiffness in legs and lack of balance

Maya had brain bleeding at 26 weeks of Pregnancy which led to a life saving surgery at OSU and an 86 day stay at CHildren's Hospital. Since 9 months old she has received many therapy's of all kinds but mostly needs lots of Physical Therapy since she is still having difficulties walking, low balance issues and stiff legs. She has been able to ride bikes, swim and participate in horseback riding which have all helped her a lot!

Sponsor: Family Funded

Referring Partner: Olentangy Local Schools


"I really just want to find a solution for my daughter to be able to enjoy being outside and riding her bike!"

Kaylie L., 9 1/2, Pickerington
Autism level 2, ADHD, generalized anxiety disorder

Kaylie loves to ride bikes with her cousins and sister. She struggles to have the confidence to keep up with them, even with her training wheels. Even though we have done years of OT and balance work, it has become apparent that a two wheel bike may never be suitable for her. We are hoping an adaptive bike will give her the confidence to enjoy playing outside and the ability to ride without fear with her friends and family.

Sponsor: Peer-to-Peer Friends and Family

Referral Source: Facebook Page


"Owen can't wait to have his very own bike!"

Owen W., 5
Cerebral Palsy

Owen currently has a tricycle but due to his diagnosis he cannot keep his left foot on the pedal and cannot use his left hand to hold the handlebars. He also has a difficult time getting his leg high enough to get on and off the tricycle. Having an adaptive bike will give him the opportunity to ride with freedom and independence. He cannot wait to have his very own bike!

Sponsor: Adaptive Sports Connection Donors

Referring Partner: Akron Children's Hospital


"Sophia is a very motivated young girl who just wants to ride a bike and will benefit from it in more ways than one!"

Sophia M., 13
Massive Stroke, Moyamoya, Adrenal insufficiency, growth delays, lymphedema

Sophia is 13 years old and had a massive stroke in 2018 due to the stroke she is partially paralyzed on her right side. She loves to ride bikes, play basketball and draw! She would love to have the freedom to be able to ride bikes with her sisters again!

Sponsor: Peer-to-Peer Friends and Family

Referring Partner: Akron Children's Hospital


"Jordan and his family are so excited for him to be able to ride with them on family bike rides!"

Jordan H., 12
Spastic Cerbral Palsy

Jordan is a 12 year old boy who has 3 brothers and 1 sister and he is the joy of his whole family's life! Jordan has spastic quadraplegic cerbral palsy with other medical conditions that require alot of care. His family tries very hard to fit him in to what the rest of the family is doing and are so excited for him to be able to ride with them! A bike would be amazing for the family so he can go on bike rides with the family instead of getting pushed in his wheelchair which also will allow hime to get exercise for his legs!

Sponsor: Adaptive Sports Connection Donors

Referring Partner: Akron Children's Hospital


Graham S., 9
Down Syndrome & Autism

Graham is a sweet, fun loving boy. He is nonverbal and significantly delayed. He loves to be outside and we would love to give him the ability to give him the ability his peers have such as riding a bike.

Sponsor: County Waiver


Allison A., 11

Allison is a bright, funny and kind girl. She loves reading and listening to music. She also loves to spend time with her family especially out in nature. She enjoys riding her Amtryke bike and is excited for the move to the next level of bicycle.

Sponsor: Adaptive Sports Connection Donors


Kaidyn M., 10
Spina Bifida & Myelomeingocele

Kaidyn is a fabulous 10 year old girl with Spina Bifida. She is the happiest, kindest, sweetest soul you will ever meet! Despite all her challenges you will never hear her complain or see her without a smile. She has the biggest heart and deserves the world. An Adaptive Bike will be a great way for Kaidyn with Spina Bifida to get out and have an opportunity to have mobility out of their wheelchair!

Sponsor: Giving Tuesday Donors


"Having the extra support and being able to ride a bike would mean the world to Baylee! "

Baylee N., 4
Menkes Disease

Baylee is a happy little girl who despite setbacks from her disease works so hard to do the things her big sister does!

Sponsor: Peer-to-Peer Friends and Family

Referring Partner: Akron Children's Hospital


Cora M., 5
Spina Bifida

Cora is a very active 5 year old. She started Kindergarten this year and is thriving! Cora stays active with swimming and playing sled hockey;she loves to play outside with her brother, friends, and the neighborhood kids. Cora was able to get a hand tricycle that was perfect for her a couple of years ago and she loved taking bike rides in the neighborhood. After 2 years with that trike, she has outgrown it and we are eager to get her riding again with her friends and family! Having an adaptive bike gives Cora the mobility and independence that she doesn't always have in her wheelchair.

Sponsor: Adaptive Sports Connection Donors


Harper V., 3
Spastic Quadrariplegic Cerebral Palsy

Harper was born at 23 weeks with Spastic Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy. Harper loves to be outside swinging or walking around. Having a bike will help Harper improve her mobility and strength. Even though she has CP it does not slow her down and she is so excited at the possibility of riding a bike!

Sponsor: Peer-to-Peer Friends and Family


"An Adaptive Bike will be life changing for our family and for Cherysh!"

Cherysh S., 7
MECP2 Duplication Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Epilepsy

Cherysh is a happy and playful 7 year old who greets each challenge with a smile! She has a neurological disorder that comes with lots of disabilities and health problems. Every new skill she gains is at risk of becoming permanently lost once regressions begin and her disorder can be fatal. She is very smart and strong and does all she can to feel like a "normal" kid despite her challenges. Her disorder affects her muscles and mobility and makes it hard to ride a bike as she doesn't have the strength although she tires anyway. An adaptive bike would help her with her physical therapy that is so vital to maintaining her mobility. It will allow her a sense of accomplishment and normalcy in her unordinary life.

Sponsor: Adaptive Sports Connection Donors

Referring Partner: Akron Children's Hospital


"I want to ride too!"

Martha L., 17, Columbus
Spastic Triplegia

A bicycle would do so much to help Martha get some exercise that would strengthen her legs and muscles. She has nothing else that can do what a bike could do. She could go to the park and enjoy the summer more.

Sponsor: Adaptive Sports Connection Donors

Referring Partner: Nationwide Children's Hospital


"Karlie can't wait to ride her very own adaptive bike!"

Karlie C., 6
Syngap 1

Karlie is a super friendly and outgoing six year old girl! She perks up when she hears her favorite bluegrass music and favorite show Boss Baby. She was recently diagnosed with Syngap 1 and even though she has special needs she never lets that get her down!

Sponsor: Peer-to-Peer Friends and Family

Referring Partner: Akron Children's Hospital


Maci J., 6, Westerville

Maci is a very outgoing, social little girl who is limited only because of overall muscle weakness. She loves princesses, parties, school, and having fun. She really enjoys being outside and playing sports in any way she can. She recently said "I can't ride a bike YET, but I will!" Having the access to bike riding has become especially important during this time when her therapy, horseback riding and swimming have all been put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Maci is so excited to have her very own bike!

Sponsor: Peer-to-Peer Friends and Family


Amy A., 9, Groveport
CP, Lazy Eye, Spastic Quadriplegic

Amy is a very sweet young girl who is very eager to ride a bike. She works hard during her therapies to learn bike skills and get stronger at pedaling on her own. Getting Amy an adaptive bike would help improve her overall strength, engagement in socialization, attention to task and participation in developmental recreational activity.

Sponsor: Pedal with Pete


Abigail C., 10, Upper Sandusky
Diabetes, Duane's Syndrome

Abigail was born with cleft lip and palate, as well as a multitude of other disabilities too long to list here. She lives with her grandma in Upper Sandusky, Ohio.

Abigail was recently diagnosed with diabetes. It was during her hospital stay at Nationwide Children's Hospital in October of 2019 that we were told about the benefits of exercise for her new diagnosis, such as an adaptive bike. This is especially beneficial to her since she crashed on her bicycle at the end of August and broke both her arms! Since that time, she has not shown an interest to ride again, until she was introduced to this adaptive trike. Now, she is excited and looking forward to riding again!

I see it as a great way for her to get some exercise which will help with her diabetes. She doesn't have any interest in team sports or any other type of activities that help get her moving and active. Our hope is to receive funding for this adaptive trike, so that Abby may be on her way to living a healthy, active lifestyle!

Sponsor: Peer-to-Peer Friends and Family

Bike Giveaway - Mohammed_Azizi-1

"All the time he needs to be kept busy."

Mohammad Y., 9, Dublin
Autistic Spectrum Disorder

Mohammed and his family came to the United States in 2016 on a Special Immigrants Visa after working for the U.S. Army in Afghanistan. It has been a difficult transition for Mohammed who is hyperactive with speech delays. He needs to get out and experience and enjoy the freedom of riding a bike. He needs to feel successful and in control. His family is asking for your help to make that possible.

Sponsor: Adaptive Sports Connection donors

Referring Partner: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Bike Giveaway - dMarion-1

"A real-life hero to his family and friends."

D'Marion G., 10, Reynoldsburg
Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, Kawasaki Disease

D'marion doesn't let his disabilities get the best of him. He was born with low blood platelets that led doctors to discover he had a cyst on his brain that required surgery. At two years old he was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. Doctors learned he had Kawasaki Disease when he experienced multiple seizures and was diagnosed with epilepsy. Through it all D'marion has always been full of energy and eager to be a support and encouragement to others.

Sponsor: The children of Oasis City Church

Referring Partner: Cerebral Palsy Clinic at Nationwide Children's Hospital

Bike Giveaway - Benjamin_Perry-2

"A bike will help Ben be more independent... like other kids."

Ben P., 6, Powell
Cerebral Creatine Transporter Deficiency

From the beginning something wasn't right as Ben missed milestone after milestone in his development. Ben has been in physical, occupational and speech therapy since he was 11 months old. He cannot write, draw or speak intelligibly. He needs help to dress, bath and go up and down stairs. He is just beginning to independently feed himself. Ben has an older brother who rides a bike, and Ben looks up to him. He has just learned to pedal at school, so we're hoping to give them opportunities to enjoy bike riding together.

Sponsor: Kiwanis Club of Powell

Referring Partner: Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Bike Giveaway - Deveon Johnson-3

"I love my new bike!"

Deveon, 11, from Columbus
Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Westerville Sunrise Rotary sponsored our first child with their gift of $2,000. Deveon, 11, from Columbus has spinal muscular atrophy, a neuromuscular disorder. Working with his therapist Paige from Nationwide Children's Hospital and the Adaptive Sports Connection we were able to adapt a bike to fit his needs.

Sponsor: Westerville Sunrise Rotary

Referring Partner: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Bike Giveaway - Brandon Cross-1

"I can't wait to ride with my family!"

Brandon, 13, from Columbus
Leg Length Discrepancy

Brandon has brothers and sisters who all enjoy being outside, and this adaptive bike will allow him to participate with his siblings safely and independently! His face absolutely lit up when trying and succeeding on this bike!

Sponsor: Sam Dong Corporation

Bike Giveaway - Gabby Langman-3

"We are grateful to have an organization like this in our community!"

Gabby, 7, from Westerville
Down Syndrome

"She loves to ride her little tricycle, or rather have us push her now, but we are looking for something more age appropriate and that she will be able to ride independently. We want her to be successful while also having fun!" - Mom

Sponsor: Cardinal Health

Bike Giveaway - Catherine Kreeger-1

"Catherine loves using the bike during gym class."

Catherine, 11, from West Jefferson
Visual and Hearing Impairment

Mom describes her as stubborn. Catherine attends Ohio State School for the Blind and was joined at her evaluation by her APE teacher. Catherine uses a bike at school and would love to be able to use a bike at home as well.

Sponsor: Hiram Masonic Lodge #18

Referring Partner: Ohio State School for the Blind

Bike Giveaway - Jett Nichols-2

"Jett learned to ride a trike in his APE class this year and loved it!"

Jett, 7, from Columbus

"Jett is a super happy 3rd boy of 4 in a very active family. Jett is strong and athletic and loves nothing more than being outside, any time of the year. Jett is a fast learner and learned to ride a trike in his APE class this year and LOVED IT! It meets many of his sensory needs and is great for his overall wellbeing." - Mom

Sponsor: Adaptive Sports Connection Donors

Bike Giveaway - Jalaya Hines-2

"Jalaya is eager to get outside!"

Jalaya, 5, from Columbus

The family is eager to own a bike to help Jalaya to get outside and exercise, and to help increase her upper and lower body strength.

Sponsor: Adaptive Sports Connection Donors

Bike Giveaway - Avery_Parker-1

"Avery loves to be outdoors…. (cycling) would give him an outdoor activity that he can participate in that he really enjoys."

Avery, 6, from Lancaster
Cerebral Palsy

In most ways Avery is just like other little boys. He loves to be outdoors and to be active. He has shown a lot interest in bike riding at school. A bike of his own would give him the opportunity to develop his physical skills as well as his social skills as he rides bikes with his family and friends.

Sponsor: Pedal with Pete

Bike Giveaway - Kennedy_Slade-2

"(while testing a bike at Pedal with Pete event) I can't believe the smile on his face when he rides!"

Kennedy, 6, from Columbus
Spastic Cerebral Palsy

Kennedy enjoys playing outside and spending time with his family. Riding a bike can help keep him healthier and enjoying life. He can build up his strength and become more independent.

Sponsor: Pedal with Pete

Bike Giveaway - Allison_Arszman-2

"We can bike as a family!"

Allison, 8, from Columbus

Allison has struggled to learn how to ride a bike. This has led to discouragement, frustration and missed opportunities. With the pedal adaptations and the increased stability of these special bikes, we believe she can be successful.

Sponsor: Aladdin Shrine

Bike Giveaway - Ryan_Kiehle-1

"He is very excited to be getting a bike and hopes to ride the rubber off those tires!"

Ryan, 24, Plain City
Traumatic Brain Injury

This healthy, active young man experienced a traumatic brain injury in 2014. The result of his accident was quadriplegia, spasticity, loss of tone in all limbs and left-hand contracture. After two years of therapy, he is finally able to ride a bike again!

Sponsor: Sierra Trading Post

Bike Giveaway - Kaleb_Baker-Green-2

"He wants to be like kids his own age."

Kaleb, 10, Richwood
Unspecified Lack of Coordination, ADHD, Mild Intellectual Disabilities

Kaleb is a happy child who wants to do things with his family and friends, but struggles. He lacks the core strength, coordination, endurance and balance to ride a regular bike, successfully and safely. Born and 22 weeks Kaleb was not expected to live to his first birthday. Since being born he has had multiple surgeries and every year is a triumph. Grandma's goal is to give him as many opportunities as possible to be a regular kid.

Sponsor: Aladdin Shrine

Referring Partner: Union County Board of Developmental Disabilities

Bike Giveaway - Elliot_Hays-2

"Eliot is a very active and social young man."

Eliot, 8, Mount Gilead
Spastic Diplegic Cerebral Palsy

Eliot's parents are doing everything they can to help Eliot stay active and engaged. They know a bike will do so much to help him recover from his surgery and gain strength in his legs. Eliot loves being active and wants to play outside with his friends and family. An adapted bike will help him do that.

Sponsor: Pedal with Pete

Referring Partner: Nationwide Children's Hospital

"He wants to be like kids his own age."

Carter, 5, Utica
Agenesis of Corpus Callosum, Heart Defect, FG Syndrome

Carter was born missing the nerves connecting left and right brain. When he was 4 his parent found out he had a congenital heart defect and had to have open heart surgery. Carter has difficulty speaking and lives with hearing and vision impairments and struggles to overcome developmental delays. His parents and his therapist want him to stay as active as possible and hope to get him a bike he can use safely and successfully.

Sponsor: Aladdin Shrine

Referring Partner: Nationwide Children's Hospital

"When can I ride a bike of my own?"

Riarn, 11, Urbancrest
Cerebral Palsy

Riarn was born with CP. He has low muscle tone and problems with coordination that force him to use a wheelchair most of the time. His limbs have support deficit, and his leg muscles are beginning to contract from limited use. His dad is a bike rider and wants to share that with his son. He knows that having an opportunity to be outside and physically active, will be the best thing possible for his son.

Sponsor: Aladdin Shrine

Referring Partner: Nationwide Children's Hospital

"I want to be able to share my joy of cycling with my daughter."

Hannah, 12, Marysville
Autistic Disorder, Phelan Medermid Syndrome

Hannah has so many challenges, but she faces them all with shear perseverance, while maintaining a happy and loving disposition. She amazes me each and every day. As her father I am supposed to be the strong one, but I can honestly say I wish I had half of her strength.

Sponsor: Aladdin Shrine

Referring Partner: Memorial Hospital


"I would love nothing more than to see him riding down the bike path with his giant contagious smile."

Reilly W. 11, Columbus
Smith-Lemli-Optiz Syndrome

Reilly has such an incredible spirit! He absolutely loves being around family and friends, is very active and can't get enough of the outdoors. His body does not produce cholesterol, which is essential for brain function. In Reilly's case this affected his development significantly. We want to keep encouraging his love of being outdoors and being active. We have never been able to afford a bicycle for him, and it's not covered by insurance. It was a luxury that was always pushed to the back because of other necessities, surgeries etc. This is our chance!

Sponsor: Peer-to Peer Friends and Family

Referring Partner: Nationwide Children's Hospital


"He loves sports. He loves being active. He is working hard!"

Dale B. 13, Pickerington
Cerebral Palsy; Triplegia; Epilepsy; Asthma

Dale is a charming, motivated, intelligent young man. He understands his diagnosis, but does not accept its limitations. He has goals that include more physical mobility. His approaches therapy and fitness with a "Can Do" attitude. He could really go places on a bike!

Sponsor: Peer-to Peer Friends and Family

Referring Partner: Athletico


"Please help our little girl unleash the boundless adventure in her heart."

Brionna R. 12, Columbus
Obesity, generalized convulsive epilepsy; developmental delay

Brionna is a wonderful child but she has multiple disabilities. She has seizures weekly, but does have a VNS. She is developmentally delayed in all areas barely on a kindergarten level. She is also overweight, and I am hoping that the bike will help her with that as exercise will help her to feel better.

Sponsor: Adaptive Sports Connection Donors

Referring Partner: Nationwide Children's Hospital


"Biking gives her the freedom to fly."

Alea R. 14, Columbus

Alea was once our active dancer, runner, biker, outdoor girl who played softball, volleyball, and lacrosse. She was a dedicated volunteer to Best Buddies and was chosen by her peers to be an officer next year. On May 30, 2018 time stopped. Alea was diagnosed with osteosarcoma with lungs Mets. She had a complete knee and tibia replacement that has caused Alea to lose much of her independence and mobility. Sadly she struggles with neuropathy and is unable to feel her foot and leg. At 14 she wants independence. When we came to Glacier Ridge to ride the bikes, I have not seen her happier in the last year. She rode 3 miles the first time and 5 the second. She wouldn't get off the bike and she begged daily for a bike she could ride.

When she is on the recumbent bike she has freedom and safety that allows her to "fly" as she says. It is the ONE thing she can do that she did before surgery that she loved and still loves. Her goal is to ride her new bike to her friends house to have a sleepover. I pray we can make this a reality for her this summer.

Sponsor: Anonymous

Referring Partner: Nationwide Children's Hospital


"I have to keep moving to keep my emotions regulated (it is a big part of my stimming) and it helps me build strength in my muscles. I love running around the house and backyard but having my very own trike would be so fun!"

Cooper S. 2, Canal Winchester

Cooper is the greatest joy we have ever experienced. He is silly, happy, outgoing and extremely intelligent. We want to continue helping him to overcome obstacles so that he can reach his full potential. He is going to move mountains. His PT recommended getting him an adaptive bike to help strengthen his muscles. He has an autism diagnosis as well as Hypotonia. We are hoping this bike will help him improve his motor skills and muscle strength as well as keep keep him moving in a more structured way.

Sponsor: Adaptive Sports Connection Donors

Referring Partner: FCBDD


"We just want to find an activity that we can do as a family and allow her to interact with her peers."

Maddie N. 9, Powell
Chromosome deletions on both 16P and 9P

Maddie is a joyful, courageous and loving child. Born with chromosome deletions on both 16P and 9P, she truly is one of a kind. She is kind to everyone she meets. She has been fighting and working since 6 months old to become the best she can be. Though she has the happiest disposition, there is much that she misses out on that typical families partake in. We are hoping that an adaptive bike will allow us to take family bike rides, interact socially with peers, and someday bike to a local ice cream shop. In addition, a bike will help her to manage her high cholesterol and weight, gain strength and coordination while continuing to work on her gross motor skills.

Sponsor: Adaptive Sports Connection Donors

Referring Partner: Adaptive Sports Connection


"When he rides a bike everything changes."

Mohamed B. 15, Columbus
Cerebral Palsy

Mohamed needs some kind of exercise to keep fit and healthy. He hasn't any. He feels truly happy after riding his bike at therapy. It helps him to change his mood. It helps him to take his meals.

Sponsor: Pedal with Pete

Referring Partner: Nationwide Children's Hospital


"As a family we love to be outdoors, and Gianna wants so much to be able to ride her own bike with us on the trails."

Gianna D. 6, Marysville
Cerebral Palsy

Gianna loves to be outside and play with her friends.This bike would allow her to keep up with her friends. She has used an Amtryke in the past and loved it! Because of the challenges she faces she can't ride a traditional bike. She rides and adaptive Amtryke bike one during therapy and rides so well!

Sponsor: Pedal with Pete

Referring Partner: Memorial Hospital


"Look closely and you'll see that the real difference in my son is how loving he is."

Chase M. 7, Reynoldsburg
Crouzon Syndrome

Chase is a happy and loving kid with many challenges. Our resources go to help him overcome those challenges. He is the joy of my life, and I just want him to be able to have fun and ride a bike. He truly is a special kid.

Sponsor: Adaptive Sports Connection donors

Referring Partner: Nationwide Children's Hospital


"He always has a smile on his face."

Charlie S. 4, Plain City

Charlie is a very active 4 year old little boy who loves to play outside. He has been diagnosed with autism and has receptive and expressive language delays. He has been recommended for a bike by his physical therapist from Memorial Hospital in Marysville. He is a chronic toe walker, which has caused muscle tightness in his calves. We are hoping that riding his new bicycle will help stretch those muscles out. He always has a smile on his face and brings joy to those he is around.

Sponsor: Adaptive Sports Connection donors

Referring Partner: Marysville Memorial


"We just want her to be as healthy and happy as possible."

Baylee H. 9, Westerville
Poorly controlled, severe, persistent asthma; muscle weakness

Baylee has always wanted to ride bikes with her siblings, but has never been able. With an adapted bike it would be possible. We are excited to be able to see Baylee's endurance and strength improve.

Sponsor: Adaptive Sports Connection donors

Referring Partner: Nationwide Children's Hospital


"Thank you for your help."

Denny S. 7, Powell
Down Syndrome

Denny is a seven year old boy with Down Syndrome and alopecia areata. He loves music, baseball, reading books together and playing with his three siblings. He really enjoys riding a bike in physical therapy that is adapted for him. It would help with his muscle strength and balance. He would love to have a bike to ride at home!

Sponsor: Adaptive Sports Connection donors

Referring Partner: OLSD


"A bike will give him freedom."

Colin S. 5, Columbus
Cerebral Palsy

Colin is a happy and energetic 5 year old boy with Cerebral Palsy. He was born prematurely at 26 weeks gestation and at birth weighed 1lb 10oz. Complications from his premature birth resulted in a 5 month NICU stay. While in the NICU a blood vessel ruptured in his brain (intraventricular hemorrhage) which required a VP shunt. He has had 5 additional surgeries to revise his shunt since the first one was placed in his head. Through all of these obstacles, Colin remains upbeat and continues to smile.

Colin receives Occupational, Physical and Speech Therapy. During his physical therapy sessions, he rides an older adaptive bike and enjoys doing so. He will receive a tremendous benefit by having his own adaptive bike to ride at home. Having his own bike will allow him to ride bikes with his sister, build leg & core strength, boost his self-esteem and give him the freedom that riding a bike provides.

Sponsor: Pedal with Pete

Referring Partner: FCBDD


"I would love to see his face light up like that over and over with a bike of his own."

Justin T., 16, Westerville
Down Syndrome

Justin is a happy and outgoing teenager who is now 16 years old. He has a rare form of cancer, lymphocytic colitis, Hashimoto's Disease and severe scoliosis requiring a TLSO brace. Justin enjoys shooting basketball, playing corn hole, and soaking in the pool. I have tried to obtain an adaptive bike for him for a decade now. Being a single Mom to 4 has left it impossible for me to purchase one outright. So, Justin has not gotten to experience the joy of riding a bike like other children and it saddens me tremendously. We went to therapy at the hospital where he sat on a adaptive bike for the first time in 16 years. His face lit up and he repeatedly signed "thank you". I would love to see his face light up like that over and over with a bike of his own.

Sponsor: Adaptive Sports Connection donors

Referring Partner: Nationwide Children's Hospital


Fatis M., 6, Columbus
Spastic Diplegic CP

Fatis is such a sweet little girl! Unfortunately, because of her diagnosis her leg muscles are very weak. Having a bike will allow her to be able to practice movements, balance and strengthening exercises on the bike. A bike will also give her the freedom to be able to ride outside with friends and family getting to enjoy precious time together. Fatis will benefit from having an adaptive bike in so many ways!

Sponsor: Pedal with Pete


Makai S., 6, Columbus
Down Syndrome, Autism

Sponsor: Monarch Title


William "Liam" V., 5
Spastic Quadriplegic CP, Seizure Disorder

Liam has tried many other tricycles and balance bikes in the past but nothing quite does the trick for him to ride it. He and his family are looking forward to having this new adaptive bike and the freedoms that will come from it, especially so Liam and his brother can enjoy riding bikes together!

Sponsor: Pedal with Pete


Eli O., 14, Columbus

Eli is a bright young boy who is anxious to get riding his very own bike! It has been amazing to watch his journey of biking over the years. That success has also had a ripple effect on other factors in his life such as listening, following directions, and talking. I have seen him become more proud, confident, and independent and that is ultimately what our family wants for him.

Sponsor: Peer to Peer Friends & Family


"I can't wait to ride my very own bike again!"

 Rocky T., 8, Columbus
Cerebral Palsy

Rocky was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy at around 1 or 2 years old. He has a twin sister and a large extended family and friends. Last summer, my wife and I took Rocky, his sister, and up to 5 of our other grandkids bike riding at a couple of local parks. Rocky had a standard bike like everyone else, except with training wheels. He did not do too well riding his bike and actually fell off a couple of times. He got to the point where he was afraid to ride it and no longer enjoyed riding. My wife and I have not yet started taking the grandkids riding again this year. We absolutely do not want to take the rest of the kids without Rocky. If we could get some wheels under Rocky that he will feel comfortable with, our rides will be complete.

Sponsor: Peer to Peer Friends & Family

Referring Partner: Third Hand Bicycle Co-Op


"Analynn is very excited to ride her very own bike!"

AnaLynn H., 6
Mucopolysaccharidosis Type #1, Hurler Syndrome

Analynn was diagnosed with MPS-1 Hurler Syndrome at 10 months old and underwent a bone marrow transplant at 13 months old. Due to the progression of the disease she has endured many orthopedic surgeries, along with many other obstacles and setbacks. Through it all she pushes through with a smile on her face!

Sponsor: The Bayne Foundation

Referring Partner: AMBUCS

Impact lives with one bike today!

Every child deserves a chance to learn how to ride a bike - to feel the freedom and fun with friends and family. For thousands of central Ohio children with disabilities, the access, cost, and training for the right adaptive equipment is out of reach.

Adaptive Sports Connection provides specialized adaptive bikes for children. Working with a volunteer team of physical therapists and cycling enthusiasts, we offer bike evaluations for children, purchase adaptive bikes, put together the bikes, deliver the bikes, and teach children how to ride the bikes.

The joy on the faces of the children and parents is priceless. Last year we gave away 70 adaptive bikes to children with physical and cognitive disabilities.

This year we hope to give away 400 adaptive bikes through our Boundless Challenge Bike Giveaway for Kids.

Bikes restore a sense of possibility and ability to those whom are often told by society that their life is about limitations and disability. Help us in giving the gift of health, independence, and the freedom of mobility through adaptive cycling.

Give the gift of health, independence, and the freedom of mobility!

For more information, please contact Sharon Schreiber, Executive Director
at [email protected] or (630) 945-1787.