Hey, my name is Joe, and I recently I saw how my daughter, Isabella, who has cerebral palsy, went from being in a powered wheelchair 80% of the time to riding a bike all by herself in just 12 months.
When we showed other families our success story, they said that they wished they could afford a bike too.
Isabella was so upset that other kids didn't have bikes, she said, "daddy we can give them my bike?". She has always been that way...but, it still brings tears to hear her say that.
Of course, we knew the pain families go through first-hand...we spent 12 months waiting for funding to be approved and another 6 months waiting for our bike, that's 18 months of waiting for a bike which cost almost $2,000!
That's just WRONG!
In a moment of desperation, we decided to try something crazy - we began designing and building a low-cost bike that families all around the world could afford...
Within 6 months of designing, testing, building...we had built our first bike!
And within a few weeks, we sent over 20 bikes to families in need around the world!
Kids with CP of all types - spastic diplegia, hemiplegia and quadriplegia, were all riding bikes for the first time - and they and their families were loving it!
We couldn't stop at 20, so we decided to keep building and we launched Upside Bikes, because 'every kid deserves a bike!'
Our Upside Bike is now available in limited quantities, so if this page is up, then it means we have some in stock and you should order one before we take this page down and build more.
I thought these families' stories below were really cool, and that you'd probably like them a lot, so I got their permission to post their stories here for you to read. I hope you enjoy!
We hope your family enjoys an Upside Bike and please tell others so that no family has to pay ridiculous prices just because they are 'special'!