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Variety kicked off its "My Bike" Program for kids in Jefferson and Clearfield County!

The Arc of Jefferson and Clearfield Counties is excited to announce a new program that has just been approve to expand their services to Clearfield and Jefferson Counties. We want to help spread the word of Variety’s My Bike Program. So that adaptive bikes are available to those within our communities. Variety’s “My Bike” Program currently provides eligible children with disabilities with a Rifton adaptive bicycle (with Rifton accessories) that is individually customized, so they may have the freedom of a bike and the joy of riding alongside friends and family.

The My Bike program serves children and youth who have a documented disability who are between 4 through 21 years of age. An applicant’s household income must meet the program’s income guidelines that includes: 

2 household members (below $64,080);

3 household members (below $80,640);

4 household members (below $97,200);

5 household members (below $113,760);

6 household members (below $130,320);

7 household members (below $146,920);

8 household members (below $163,560).

Variety's "My Bike" Program currently provides Rifton adaptive bikes to children with disabilities who meet the following eligibility criteria:

  1. Location.

  2. Diagnosis - Have a diagnosed physical, mental, and/or sensory disability documented by your child's current physical / occupational therapist, or personal care physician.

  3. Age - Be between the ages of 4 through 21. An application may be submitted up to 60 days prior to a child's 4th birthday.

  4. Application - Current "My Bike" application completed.

  5. Income - Applicant's household income must meet Variety's "My Bike" Program income guidelines. Income verification will be required. 

  6. Letter - Submit a letter from your child's current physical / occupational therapist or personal care physician indicating that a Rifton adaptive bicycle would be medically appropriate and therapeutic for the child and that a conventional bike would not be appropriate 

  7. Trial - The successful trial of a Rifton adaptive bike, in which the child is individually fitted / evaluated on a Rifton adaptive bike, and the bike size, color, and adaptations are decided (this is the final step in the application process once everything else is completed - see page 14 in the application for more details).

  8. Presentation - Variety requires the applicant and his/her parent or legal guardian to attend a scheduled regional presentation to receive the equipment in order to properly review all safety and equipment specifics before it is taken home.

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