Project RIDE stands for Recreation, Independence, Development and Equipment.
Project RIDE provides children and young adults with special needs, modified tricycles and information about adaptive sports programs in Western Massachusetts. It is a program housed out of the Kehillah Special Needs Department at the Springfield Jewish Community Center. Our emphasis is on the importance of offering recreational adaptive tricycles to children with unique needs, offering them the opportunity to participate in bike riding with their friends and families.
Participants must be at least 44″ tall.
Would you like to participate?
1. Download the 3 registration forms from the Registration Page and get a signed note form your child’s doctor, physician, or physical or occupational therapist stating that this is an appropriate activity for them to participate in.
2. Return the 3 forms and doctor’s note to Tina Edwards at firstname.lastname@example.org, mailing them to 1160 Dickinson Street, Springfield, MA, 01108, or sending it via fax at 413-739-4747
3. Tina will contact you to confirm receipt of the paperwork and when a bike becomes available she will give you a call!
Please fill out the forms in their entirety (especially, accurate height & weight of your child). Must be able to transport the tricycle to and from the J once a year for a tune-up.
Thank you to the Beveridge Family Foundation, Inc. and many generous donors
The generous donations from the Korn family, the Beveridge Family Foundation and other sponsors has enabled us to purchase many adaptive bikes for a new generation of special needs bikers. It is truly gratifying to experience the joy and confidence of the riders as they try a bike for the first time and learn a new skill, which we so often take for granted. The parents and caregivers are overjoyed, as well! These generous donations have brought Project RIDE’s inventory to over 170 bikes for use by children with different abilities throughout New England all the way to Virginia.
“Thank you to your organization for what you do. Sarah would not be able to ride a bike without you!”
– Sarah’s mom
“We have to empty out our garage in the winter so Cooper can keep riding all year round! He has never been able to focus on any activity for long periods, but he love his trike! Thank you so much!”
– Cooper’s mom