Since our chapter was chartered in 2010, Music City Trykes has helped over 850 children from Middle Tennessee know the joy of riding an Amtryke. The program has grown in popularity year after year and our Wish List has grown to over 100 children.
An ever-growing Wish List and continuous backorder issues have combined to create a significant delay between the time when a child is added to our Wish List and when we can fit him or her on an Amtryke. This extended time creates a host of challenges.
Given these challenges, we have made the decision to close our Wish List to new submissions effective Nov 9th, 2022. Any child added prior to that date will remain on the list. Fundraising efforts to purchase these trykes is ongoing. We hope to host a summer give away event and a Trykes Under the Tree event in 2023.
Pressing “pause” on new Wish List submissions will allow our national office to be fully restocked and ready to ship Amtrykes and adaptive accessories when we are ready to purchase them. It will also allow us to take some time to review and retool our local processes to help us keep our mission in motion.
For those families seeking to purchase an Amtryke with private fundraising, grants or other financial aid programs (ie: Katie Beckett Program):
Music City Trykes will continue to assist with individual, privately funded orders only in conjunction with order preparations for one of our build and giveaway events. These are typically held 2-3x per year. This will allow us to best utilize volunteer time and resources. Time frames and instructions for these submissions will be announced when the next giveaway date is determined. The order for our upcoming Trykes Under the Tree 2022 Giveaway event has already been submitted.
NOTE: If your child has been evaluated by his or her therapist (links below for the necessary assessment and selection forms) and you have funds that need to be spent by a certain date or you do not want to wait for the next MCT event, you can purchase an Amtryke through the National AMBUCS Resource Center (http://www.amtrykestore.org/) and it will be shipped directly to you for assembly. Shipping dates for the majority of models are currently estimated into 2023 due to back order issues. It is strongly recommended that your child be custom fitted to the tryke by your child’s therapist after it is assembled to ensure safe riding.
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