Special bikes provided to local children

MIAMI COUNTY — A donation from the Robinson Fund to Miamibucs has made it possible for three local children to receive adapted therapeutic bicycles. Miamibucs is a nonprofit organization with the mission to provide adapted tricycles to children and adults with disabilities in Miami County. It is a local chapter of the national AMBUCS, Inc., organization. The Robinson Fund is a community fund housed at the Troy Foundation. Its distribution committee is comprised of Thom Robinson, Patricia Duke Robinson and Ted Mercer as director.

Three adapted tricycles were provided at a special presentation at Riverside Developmental Disabilities on Aug. 18. Thom Robinson was in attendance to see the children ride their new bikes for the first time. Those who received new bikes include Aubrey Schaefer, 10, from Covington, Sebastian Young, 9, from Piqua, and Shian Davis, 12, from Troy.

Miamibucs provides AmTryke bikes through donations, grants and fundraising activities such as the “I Can” Tri-athlon for children ages four to 14 with different abilities. AmTryke bikes with positioning accessories range in cost from $435 to $1,500. There are currently six children with disabilities on the Miamibucs waiting list.

To learn more about Miamibucs, visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/miamibucs or contact via email at miamibucs@gmail.com.