Frequently Asked Questions 

1. What is AMBUCS?

National AMBUCS Inc, is a nonprofit organization composed of a diverse group of individuals dedicated to inspiring mobility and independence for people with disabilities through the distribution of Amtryke adaptive trikes.

 

2. How can I join Charm City Trykers Inc.?

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Baltimore chapter of AMBUCS please email us at charmcitytrykers@gmail.com for more information.

 

3. How can I make a donation?

If you would like to make a donation to Charm City Trykers, click on the “Donate” tab on our website.

 

4. How can I find out about events Charm City Trykers are hosting?

All events can be found under the “Events” tab on our website and advertised across our social media platforms.

5. We have submitted all of our paperwork how long before my child receives their bike?

The total time between when a child’s application and when the AmTryke® is received, is based on a number of variables including:  the total number of people preceding you or your child on the waitlist, the amount of chapter funds available and the amount of personal contributions/donations to date.

6. I am a therapist interested in learning more about AmTryke® bicycles for my patient. How do I get a bike for my patient?

All applications must be submitted by the family who will be receiving the bike. Please email charmcitytrykers@gmail.com with any additional questions about the fitting process.

7. How are the funds distributed between each bike?

Those who have been on the list the longest will be the first recipients of funds raised by the chapter. As one can imagine, our waitlist is a popular one, thus there are always many future riders awaiting an AmTryke®. To decrease the amount of time any one rider must wait we encourage families to be active fundraisers. We pledge to work with every family who requests assistance with raising funds.

8. What if my family is unable to actively fundraise?

We understand that not everyone will be able to actively raise funds. Our priority remains with those who have been waiting the longest for his or her AmTryke®. If possible, we encourage all our families to participate in fundraisers we host throughout the year. There is approximately a one year wait time for full funding.