The Mission of Project Mobility is to make a positive difference in the lives of children, adults and wounded soldiers with disabilities. We provide the services, resources, and equipment needed to promote better health, independence, and the freedom of mobility through
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Hal Honeyman, founder of the nonprofit organization Project Mobility, has been involved with bicycles as a sport, business, and recreation for over forty years. Hal's interest in "adaptive cycling" - bicycles for people with disabilities - was spurred when his own son Jacob, a triplet, was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy after birth. Hal has always had a passion for cycling and he says, “Cycling is a rite of passage that every child should experience.” Hal was determined to find a way for Jacob to enjoy cycling with his family. After Jacob’s needs were met, Hal realized there was an enormous need to get those with disabilities on a bike so that everyone could experience the freedom of mobility. This is how Project Mobility began.
Bikes for those who have a disability go beyond mere transportation, or even health building recreation for those whose health is often fragile. These specialized bikes create a sense of freedom for those who have a disability. Bikes restore a sense of possibility and ability to those whom are often told by society that their life is about limitations and disability. Project Mobility’s mission is to provide adaptive bikes and cycling opportunities to improve the quality of life for children, adults and wounded soldiers with emotional and physical challenges. The average adaptive bike costs $4,000. Most families can't afford these bikes.
Our goal is to bring the freedom of mobility to those who
may not have had the opportunity!
HOW EVERYBODY RIDES STARTED
To help raise the necessary funds to continue our efforts, Project Mobility started Everybody Rides in 2013. Everybody Rides was created to be all abilities, all ages, all inclusive, all FUN! EVERYBODY is encouraged to join us for a day of cycling for a great cause.
Each year Project Mobility hosts the Adaptive Bike Giveaway at our ride. On Project Mobility's Facebook page families were asked who is in need of an adaptive bike and to tell their story. The child with the most “likes” would be the winner of the bike worth more than $4,000. At the Post Ride Celebration the winner was presented their bike. Project Mobility is proud to announce that every contestant did receive a bike!