Believe It Bikes
In the fall of 2017, the Believe It Foundation launched Believe It Bikes, a city-wide adaptive bike program that gives all children the opportunity to ride a Freedom Concepts adaptive bicycle. Program members can rent out adaptive bikes whenever they want. (Provided they aren’t already reserved.)
After launching the program, they realized they could reach even more kids by expanding the adaptive bike program into schools in San Antonio, so in the spring of 2018 that’s exactly what they did.
“Currently, our bike program is in two school districts,” said Meredith Michelson, PR Director at the Believe It Foundation. “In those two districts alone, there are thousands of kids in the special education programs.”
The program is expanding into a third school district in 2020, with a goal of being in four to six districts by 2021.
“Getting kids onto a Freedom Concepts bike is the most exciting thing we do,” said McAllister. “We see kids who are hesitant to participate in group activities get on a bike, and they instantly have a huge smile. That positivity then carries over to other parts of school.”