Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Thank you so much for your interest in Nashville’s AMBUCS chapter:  Music City Trykes! Our chapter was founded in October 2010 and we are proud to be one of over 125 AMBUCS chapters across the country.

 

Below is a list of “Frequently Asked Questions” and their answers. If you do not find what you are looking for or need additional information, please contact us at:  musiccitytrykes@gmail.com

 

1) What is AMBUCS?

National AMBUCS™, Inc. is a non-profit service organization consisting of a diverse group of men and women who are dedicated to creating mobility and independence for people with disabilities. Members are actively involved in various forms of community service and work towards donating AmTryke® adaptive bicycles to individuals who are unable to ride traditional bikes. The organization also provides scholarships to a select number of therapy students each year.

 

2) How can I join Music City Trykes?

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Nashville AMBUCS chapter, please contact our secretary, Lyndsey Rollins, at musiccitytrykessecretary@gmail.com for more information.

 

3) How can I make a donation?

If you would like to make a donation to Music City Trykes, please contact our treasurer, Ellen Shaw, at musiccitytrykestreasurer@gmail.com or use the “Donate” button on our donate/wish list page. If donating via PayPal, on the checkout page, click on the question “Are you donating for a specific child?” and type in the recipient’s name.

*Please note a small percentage of each donation made through Pay Pal will go directly to Pay Pal to pay for their service. If at all possible, please have friends and family make checks out to Music City Trykes to ensure every penny goes to your / your child’s tricycle.

 

4) I know or have a child who would like a bike. How can we try one out?

Our chapter hosts a “Bike Demo Day” a couple of times throughout the year when children and their families can come see the bicycles and try them out. Licensed therapists are present to evaluate each child’s needs and determine which tricycle and accessories will be best for them. Please contact musiccitytrykes@gmail.com for more information. If you would like to pursue a bike sooner than our next Bike Demo Day, please have your child’s physical or occupational therapist contact us at musiccitytrykes@gmail.com for a step-by-step guide. We recommend that each child trial a bike before purchase to ensure the proper bike and accessories are ordered.

 

5) How can I add a person to the AmTryke® Wish List?

Please have your child’s physical or occupational therapist refer to the Therapist's page on this site or contact us at musiccitytrykes@gmail.com for a step-by-step guide including required documents. If your child is not currently receiving therapy services please contact us at musiccitytrykes@gmail.com.

 

6) I am [my child is] on the Wish List. When will I [she] get her bike?

The total time between when a person is added to the Wish List 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 wish list, the amount of chapter funds available and the amount of personal contributions/donations to date.

 

7) I am a therapist interested in learning more about the AmTryke® bicycles. Can I see a catalog?

A catalog including the various models and accessories of AmTryke® bicycles is available at www.ambucs.org in PDF format. Our chapter hosts “Bike Demo Days” periodically throughout the year when children and their families can come see the bicycles and try them out. If you would like to host a demonstration or in-service at your facility please musiccitytrykes@gmail.com.

 

8) How are the Wish List funds distributed?

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 Wish List program is a popular one, thus there 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.

 

9) 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 Wish List families to participate in fundraisers we host throughout the year. There is currently approximately a one year wait time for full funding.

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