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TROY — The Miami County Board of Developmental Disabilities (also known as Riverside of Miami County) will host an AmTryke Bike Day from 3-6:30 p.m. Thursday in the gymnasium at Riverside of Miami County, 1625 Troy-Sidney Road, Troy.

An AmTryke Bike Day is an event where adults and children with disabilities and their families are invited to learn about AMBUCS and the AmTryke Therapeutic Tricycle program for individuals who are unable to operate traditional bikes. Physical and occupational therapists will be on hand to provide the free evaluations individuals of all ages with disabilities. If funding support is needed, riders will be placed on the National Wish List to receive their own AmTryke.

To reserve time for an AmTryke evaluation, please contact Keri Kingrey at (937) 440-3031 or via email at keri.kingrey@riversidedd.org. Local businesses, organizations and residents interested in providing scholarships for individuals in Miami County on the AmTryke Wish List may contact Keri Kingrey as well.

The mission of the Miami County Board of Developmental Disabilities/Riverside of Miami County is to empower children and adults with developmental disabilities to live, work and play as full members of the Miami County community. Riverside provides services such as early Intervention and preschool for children, developmental services for adults, physical, occupational and speech therapies, recreational activities, Special Olympics, job training, community employment, community housing, and many other valuable services to nearly 900 people with developmental disabilities in Miami County. For more information about Riverside of Miami County, visit www.riversidedd.org or call (937) 440-3000.

Founded in 1922, National AMBUCS™, Inc. is a non-profit service organization consisting of a diverse group of men and women dedicated to creating mobility and independence for people with disabilities. That mission is fulfilled by performing various forms of community service, awarding scholarships to therapists, and providing AmTryke® therapeutic tricycles to individuals who are unable to operate traditional bikes. Currently, there are more than 5,500 AMBUCS members spread out in more than 130 chapters in 28 different states. For more information, please visit www.ambucs.org.

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