The new Bike Buddy Program was developed by physical therapists in conjunction with I AM, partnered with the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority, and sponsored by the Scranton Area Community Foundation. The purpose of the Bike Buddy Program is to minimize potential barriers to adaptive outdoor recreation access by training riders and caregivers in safe adaptive bike transfers and use, and independent Lackawanna Heritage Trail negotiation through scheduled, individualized sessions with trained volunteers. The primary goals of the Bike Buddy Program are:
1) To improve self-efficacy to enable riders and Bike Buddies to ride without volunteer support in the future, or
2) To increase access to trained volunteer assistance as needed for rider and Bike Buddy safety.
If you are interested in learning more about connecting with Bike Buddy volunteers, please email: BikeBuddy@individualabilities.org.
Current Adaptive Equipment Available Through the Bike Buddy and Bike Share Programs:
This type of bike is an excellent option for individuals with lower extremity impairments, such as those with spinal cord injuries.
This handcycle has battery-operated power assist and adaptations for individuals with reduced strength or limited hand function.
Fun2Go Tandem Bike
This bike is an excellent option for individuals with visual impairments, Parkinson’s, or anyone who might not be able to pedal a bike independently. This bike is easy to use and also has power-assist feature.
This type of bike is a good option for individuals who might have balance issues or not be able to otherwise ride a standard two-wheel bike.
Top End G-Force
This handcycle is a more sporty style and is geared towards individuals who have a desire to learn how to participate in races or go for long rides.
This Program is in Partnership with the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority:
Hours of Operation:
Mon-Fri: 10:00 am-3:00 pm or By Appointment
570-963-6730 ext. 8200
The Bike Buddy Program is Sponsored in Part By:
Our Sincerest Thanks to Our Sponsors for Supporting the Efforts of I AM!