REACHcycles is an all volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to creating mobility and independence to children with disabilities. REACHcycles was established in 2014, as a chapter of AMBUCS a national organization, founded in 1922.
James Howard, REACHcycles president, received an AmTryke from the LRDF chapter in SC to participate in a disabled veterans cycle event. This AmTryke gave him purpose and an opportunity to be with veteran comrades. This valuable step in his recovery led him to assist Ambucs as a veterans liaison to support other veterans in receiving similar cycles. This also led his mother, Nancy Wellons, to start her own chapter, Wheels On The James (www.wheelsonthejames.org), in Lynchburg Va. All of these organizations have played a valuable role in inspiring REACHcycles in Richmond.
With the support of this great Richmond community we plan on providing independence and mobility to numerous disabled children in the area. Our staff and board members are all volunteers that take a personal interest in seeing these children experience the amazing freedom of riding a bike that we can sometimes take for granted.
Michelle Froede, Therapist Director
Lisa Bebko, Vice President
For any other REACHcycles questions, contact:
James Howard, President