project leader
Sandra A
location
9th Street and Prospect Park West
(Park Slope)
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the project

After working with adaptive bicycles, learning how expensive they are, even more to customize and understanding a sad conclusion that not every family in need of an adaptive bicycle can have one, we have decided to create a program where families can rent adaptive bicycles at no charge. 

AdaptAbility 4Ride is a program created for the purpose of helping children and adults with disabilities to increase mobility, therapy, exercise and to enjoy a ride in the park. 

AdaptAbility 4Ride is a free program that allows them to rent an adaptive bicycle in the park and other locations. Individuals with disabilities will have the opportunity to socialize with others, increase their self-esteem and to experience the outdoors in a completely different way. Cycling will help with their physical therapy and health improvement and the outdoors will give them freedom and relaxation. 

Our program will be developing an environment mobility group that will provide transportation (short distance) to individuals with disabilities.  In simple words we are creating a buddy system that will help individuals with disabilities to ride an adaptive bicycle in short distances to do their everyday activities like errands, appointments and shopping.   Our program will decrease the use of cars creating/improving the air (clean/no pollution) and health benefits to individuals that will never thought will have the option to use a bicycle to commute due to their disabilities.

Our program is asking you to be part of the Adapt Ability team, making this program an opportunity to empower individuals with disabilities creating new and healthy choices to commute in the neighborhood.  AdaptAbility 4Ride can change one individual and with your support a complete community.

 

the steps

Outreach:  Introducing the project to members of the community.

Timing: Pilot Program will begin on August 2022.

Application for the Program will start on July 2022.

why we're doing it

AdaptAbility believes that the improvement of physical health, self-esteem, and independence can be achieved with the use of a bicycle. Now with adaptive bicycles, individuals living with disabilities can experience all the different uses that a bicycle can offer. AdaptAbility is providing the opportunity to individuals with disabilities to experience this creation and make it part of their life. Individuals with disabilities will take advantage of exercise, while improving their mobility, improving muscle strength, experiencing the outdoors in a completely different way and commuting in short distances all this with the use of an adaptive bicycle.   Our program will be providing an opportunity to remove barriers by increasing different ways of transportation and reducing pollution.

budget

Through the generous support of our neighbors and community partners, we've already raised $50,000 to support this project. With these funds we're able to make sure our full- and part- time employees are compensated.

We still need the following to ensure fun and safety for our riders: 

  • Purchase 5 or 6 bikes $34,000
  • Purchase of Helmets  $3,000
  • Accessories for Customization $5,000
  • Transportation $5,000

Additional funds raised will ensure that we have therapists available for our community, and that we're all safely covered by insurance. 

Please support our crowdfunding campaign for $25,000 so that we can expand our program and work towards providing fun and safe transportation opportunities for all abilities.

 



TOTAL PROJECT FUNDING NEEDED $47,000
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $2,546
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)
$1,375
TOTAL TO RAISE= $50,921

Donation processing fees apply to donations only. 100% of match funding goes to projects. Please note, fees are estimated here and final numbers may change based on the final amount raised and amount of match funding applied to this campaign.

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