Rylie Joy is seven. She's pretty amazing in about 8 million times infinity ways. She does, however, have a small issue with language and balance and motor planning. Her muscles just don't talk to her brain like most folks' do. This makes physically asking for a bike difficult. It also makes riding a bike difficult. And it makes riding a bike while balancing, preparing in advance to brake, and staying in a somewhat straight line nearly impossible... or certainly, a goal that will be many years a-comin.'
Our dream is to crowd-gift Rylie a tricyle... a super cool, non-special-needs-ish, bright red tricyle with a basket and pedal-brakes. We want to give her a few extra years of working on the responsibility of a grown-up bike (starting, navigating, stopping, keeping up) without the physical demands of a two-wheeler. We want her to ride like the wind... but with an extra wheel under her bum.
Funds will be used for the purchase and shipping of a USA-made adult-sized tricyle, helmet, bell, and possibly a streamer or two. You can see an example of what we're looking for (and what we've tested) here: CLICK
- Rachel Fitzwater
- Linda Schaeffer
- Lauren Black
- Tonya Moroney
- Sunday Grant