Weehoo iGo Pro Trailer Bike

Submitted By: Colleen English

For those girls that can sit well and aren’t too tall, this is a really great bike option.

The Weehoo iGo Pro trailer bike lets kids enjoy the ride and pedal along from a comfortable recumbent position.

  • Lightweight steel frame and adjustable seat sits a child in a recumbent position, placing the child’s center of gravity near the ground for a smooth, steady ride
  • Padded seat freatures a 3-point harness system for safety; hand grips can add sense of security for children or extra leverage for pedaling
  • Seat easily adjusts forward or backward along frame thanks to a quick-release, secure design, letting you customize the fit for different children
  • Single-speed drivetrain lets kids pedal along as they please, with a chainring and chainguard providing protection; foot straps help keep feet on pedals
  • Bring along lunch, extra clothes or toys in the pair of panniers, which sit behind the seat for extra storage
  • When not needed, the iGo Pro seat is removable, making storage and transportation simple and more compact
  • Hitch attaches at the seatpost, fitting seat posts with diameters of 25.4, 26.8, 27.2, 30.9 or 31.6mm; cannot be used with carbon fiber seat posts
  • Recommended rider height on the Weehoo iGo Pro trailer bike is 38 – 52 in., with a maximum weight limit of 65 lbs.

WeeRide LTD Kangaroo Child Bike Seat

The ultimate in child and comfort and safety, the WeeRide LTD Kangaroo child bike seat offers all the features of WeeRide’s popular Kangaroo carrier–including a unique carrying position and adjustable foot cups–but ups the ante by adding ultra-thick padding on the seat and back and a padded shoulder harness. As a result, your child will be more secure and comfortable than ever while you ride across the countryside or to the grocery store. The LTD Kangaroo is an unusual child bike seat because it doesn’t sit behind the bike saddle, as with most carriers, but in front of the rider. This puts your child in a safer position, where you can easily take note if he or she is upset.The deluxe safety harness and oversized buckle system, meanwhile, will keep your child secure while giving him or her a much better view of the road and surrounding activities. Perhaps the subtlest yet most convenient feature, however, is the enhanced weight distribution, which keeps you from wavering while navigating corners or hitting bumps. The LTD Kangaroo bike seat–the plushest carrier that WeeRide makes–carries a two-year warranty.
A deluxe safety harness and oversized buckle system will keep your child secure.

Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What are the age and weight limits for passengers of the Kangaroo child carrier?

A: The recommended limit is 4 years old and 40 pounds.
Q: What is the minimum age for passengers?

A: The child should be able to support his or her own head with the added weight of a helmet, usually one years old. Please consult your pediatrician.
Q: What is the maximum height for passengers?

A: This is also dependent upon the height of the adult piloting the bicycle, obviously the rider needs to see over and reach around the passenger. A good way to judge the height of the passenger is to sit him or her on a bench and have the adult sit directly behind them. If the adult can see over and reach around the child, you should be fine on the bike.
Q: Will I have to alter my cycling position or pedal stroke when using the child carrier?

A: Yes, but the alteration is minimal. It’s not a tremendous alteration of your cycling, but you will have to pedal with your knees slightly more apart than usual to avoid hitting the seat. For the short recreational trips you are taking with your child, this will be a very minor inconvenience in comparison to the quality time spent with them. If you are going for a long training ride you wouldn’t want to subject your child to that, so the seat is easily removed for those rides.
Q: Will the child carrier fit my bike?

A: Wee Ride carriers will fit most bicycles: mountain, hybrid, cruiser, men’s, or women’s bikes. It will not fit to road bikes with drop style handlebars (rider is too hunched over) and downhill/freeride bikes (DH forks have legs that go up almost to the handlebars and the WeeRide mounting bar will restrict steering).
Q: What if I want to switch the carrier between two different bicycles?

A: An additional mounting bar is available separately. You can mount it to the other bike and switch the carrier at will.

Product Description

The ultimate in child comfort and safety! All the features of the Kangaroo carrier, but with the added bonus of thick seat and back padding as well as a padded shoulder harness. Also exclusive to the LTD is the deluxe safety harness with oversized buckle system. You get the same improved passenger carrying position of our Center mount seat with more child interaction and safer weight distribution. But we’ve taken it to a sofa level! The Kangaroo LTD is not only the most plush carrier we make, it’s the most comfortable bicycle child carrier made. Item ships with one mounting bar. For Customer Care at Kent call 1-866-462-4535.

Wike Special Needs Bike Trailer

submitted by: Ingrid

We love our Wike!  Below is the link to the special needs one, but we just got the smaller one which is also on their site (http://www.wicycle.com/child_moonlite_bicycle_trailer.php) — fits our daughter and her sister. It is very sturdy and converts to a push stroller when taken off the bike so you can bike somewhere and then easily push it around off the bike when you get there.  We will have to upgrade to this bigger one soon though! The big one has the nice feature of the top going back for easy in and out.

National Grants and Funding

Small Steps in Speech: 

Small Steps in Speech is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization which provides grants on behalf of children with speech and language disorders for therapies, treatments, communicative devices, and other services aimed at improving their communication skills.    (Based in NJ but gives nationally) .

Wheelchair used vans assistance: 

Family must demonstrate that they do not have the resources to afford a vehicle on their own and show a good driving record. They will also be required to carry car insurance, register the vehicle and pick it up.      (Based in NJ but gives nationally) .

Neighbor to Nation:

https://www.neighbortonation.org/charities.php

Neighbor To Nation’s charities provide essential services to people all over the world. They help people who are homeless, hungry, disabled, sick, orphans, and affected by natural disasters – just to name a few of the causes our charities support.

Autism Care Treatment: (ACT-Today): 

Families need to make less than 100,000 a year are considered first. Families over are second reviewed. Families with more than one child of ASD are reviewed with priority. Amount of grant request – Typical grants awarded range between $100 – $5,000.Covers what insurance doesn’t in the care treatment of a child with Autism or Spectrum Disorder. See site for NOT covered items.  There are cycles to apply, but it constantly rolls every three months.  The application autmatically saves, as you fill it out.

Bright Steps Forward:  Intensive Pediatric Therapy funding: 40 locations in US./ Financial Based

http://brightstepsforward.org/

Bright Steps Forward, Inc. is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that provides funding for intensive pediatric therapy to financially disadvantaged children with neurological disorders such as cerebral palsy, disabilities of prematurity, autism and other congenital or acquired conditions that affect their physical functioning.Intensive pediatric therapy uses state-of-the-art therapy techniques, such as the Suit Therapy Method, A form fitting suit consisting of a cap, vest, shorts, kneepads, and specially adapted shoes, all connected to each other through a system of adjustable straps and elastic bands. and Hyperbaric Oxygen

National Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program:

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps keep families safe and healthy through initiatives that assist families with energy costs. We provide federally funded assistance in managing costs associated with:
  • Home energy bills
  • Energy crises
  • Weatherization and energy-related minor home repairs
Income based, priorities for elderly, disabled

National Home Free Ramps

http://www.ramps.org/free-ramps.htm

Sam’s Children:

http://samschildreninc.org/index.html

NY, NH, MA, CT or RI area funding for nonmedical equipment. A MUST SEE WEBSITE! Weighed blankets, ramps, van modifications, home, Ipads the list goes on and on. The stipulation: referral signed by doctor of the child or social worker, therapist showing how the equipment would be beneficial directly with the diagnosis.

Variety:

http://usvariety.org/index.html#programs

Here is a site that funds for mobility issues! Explore their programs!

Variety aids children with physical challenges whose families cannot afford, nor obtain through insurance, necessary mobility equipment such as wheelchairs, walkers, strollers, specially-designed adaptive bikes, and other mobility devices.

Variety provides funding for the equipment that helps them not only exercise and grow stronger, but also helps them engage with family, friends and classmates to become confident, independent, active members of their communities

Sling Support

We have had this sling support for several years and LOVE it!  My daughter can walk pretty well with assistance but because she can’t use her hands at all she hasn’t been able to use a gait trainer and walking with her hands held works but only for a short time, then she gets fussy and wants to wring her hands.  This has small straps on the side that you hold on to, all I have to do is tug a bit on the leg that needs to advance and that prompting gets her to pick up her foot.  She is 8 1/2 years old, about 42 pounds and 44 inches tall and we are still using it just fine so don’t let the picture fool you.

You can t find a better balance support. Our Sling Support was designed by a therapist and is great for gait training, balance training, learning how to ride a bike, and more. Perfect for any situation where extra support, without hindrance, is needed. Our Sling Support fits waists from 20″- 24-1/2″ (51cm-62cm); children 35″- 50″ tall (89cm-127cm); 30 – 47 lbs. (13.6kg-21.3kg); and approximately 3-8 years of age. Made of nylon webbing.