Today, we are starting with one bike, for one kid, by this October. However, with the number of bike shops in this great city, the sky is the limit.
Now hear this. If every customer of Behind Bars in Brooklyn donated just 25¢ to the cost of getting a flat tire fixed, in one season, and coupled with online donations, the shop could raise enough money for at least one bike.
Families of special-needs children are already riddled with exorbitant expenses. Adding the cost of an outfitted and customized bicycle is not just unlikely, but unthinkable. Every child should have the experience of riding a bike. It really is as simple as that.
Join me in putting a smile on a child’s face, and in making the unthinkable a reality.
For more information and to make a tax-deductible donation for AdaptAbility, visit our page on Ioby, a crowd-resourcing platform that focuses on projects that help make our neighborhoods safer, greener, more livable and fun.
Thank you, and happy riding.
Welcome to the AdaptAbility project
My name is Sandra Alfonzo and I am the owner of Behind Bars in Brooklyn. I was inspired to start this project while running in Prospect Park and witnessing the longing of a child in a wheelchair when he saw another child riding his bicycle, laughing, and having a wonderful time. I couldn’t ignore what I had just seen. And so, AdaptAbility was born.
a bike for every special-needs child that wants one.