2023 Adapted Bike Program – Cerebral Palsy Kids and Families

The Adapted Bike Program ensures that children, youth, and young adults with physical disabilities know the simple joy of riding a bike.

We are delighted to advise you that our 2023 Adapted Bike Program registration is now open. We look forward to loaning out our specially modified bikes to children and youth with physical disabilities.

Members do not have to have a diagnosis of cerebral palsy to participate in our Adapted Bike Program. The cost to borrow a bike for 1 year is $75/year. We also have the ability to waive fees under certain circumstances.

This year we have had to make the difficult decision to increase fees for the Adapted Bike Program. There are many factors that go into this decision, such as the cost of parts, the cost to maintain our bikes and sustainability of the program. We are committed to providing a low-cost program and offer a fee assistance program for those who cannot afford the bike fees.

Please email us at  bikes@calgarycp.org if you have any questions.

Adapted Bike Program Benefits
  • $75/year to borrow a bike that can cost from $600 to $4,000
  • Families can exchange the bike for a larger bike as the participant grows
  • Bikes are fit individually and adapted for the rider’s abilities
  • Participants can purchase helmets and other accessories at a reduced cost
  • Free maintenance on borrowed bikes
  • Friends and Family receive 20% discount on labour for their bikes at our bike shop
  • Prevent over 100 Kg CO2 released per bike recycled every (~100 kg CO2 is released from driving a gasoline car 500 km)
  • Health benefits from exercise (parents and cyclists)
How our Adapted Bike Program Works

At various adapted bike clinics, children with neuromotor disabilities trial modified bicycles with qualified staff. Each bike will ultimately be custom adapted to the child’s specific needs. These adapted bicycles and tricycles can cost anywhere from $500 to $5,000 per bike, depending on adaptations and physical needs of the child.

The high costs of modified bikes are make them unattainable for the average family caring for a special needs child and there is no government funding for recreation equipment like bicycles. We make the simple joy of riding a bike possible for every child who comes through our doors with a nominal annual fee.

Source Calgary Cerebral Palsy Association

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