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I Ride. You Ride. We ALL Ride.

American Cycle and Fitness (ACF) in Royal Oak, Michigan are on the cutting edge of providing Recumbent Bicycles for individuals with a physical disability.  A Recumbent bike is a bicycle that places the rider in a laid-back recycling position. Most riders choose this design for ergonomic reasons; the rider’s weight is distributed comfortably over a large area, supported by the back and buttocks.

This adaptive bicycle is designed for mobility, therapy, recreation, fun and inclusion! Each TerraTrike bike is thoughtfully designed to accommodate the needs of individuals with disabilities such as Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Muscular Dystrophy, etc. Any bike can be further customized and adjusted to the exact specifications and unique requirements of the rider, ensuring that each TerraTrike bike is a perfect fit.

Recumbent cycling allows a variety of people to gain independence and increase their mobility from those with simple balance problems to those with more-involved disability cases.

TerraTrike works closely with a wide range of rehabilitation hospitals, government VA hospitals, and physical therapy facilities.  Therapists and Doctors love the TerraTrike for its ergonomic design and its ability to motivate consumers to continue with their exercise / therapy treatments. It also gets the consumer outdoors in a socially active environment which is a great morale motivator. This innovative bike allows riders with balance, spasticity and mobility issues a chance to get back to riding.

As an alternative to purchasing a Recumbent bike, American Cycle and Fitness has implement an option for patrons to rent the bikes with a $300 deposit (refundable) and a $65 daily rental fee. ACF is also connected with www.sun.bike who also sells Recumbent Bikes and if purchased through ACF their team will assemble it free of charge.

 

For more information visit www.americancycleandfiteness.com

(248) 542-7182

29248 Woodward Ave. Royal Oak, MI 48073

American Cycle & Fitness

Recumbent Bicycle

TerraTrike bike

Adaptive bicycles are designed for mobility, therapy, recreation, and fun!

THERE’S PLAYTIME IN EVERY CHILD

Play is crucial for human development, the growth of social skills and self-confidence. Inglenook Park located in Southfield believes in the philosophy of inclusion by developing an inclusive playground promoting physical, cognitive, learning, visual and a hearing experience for all children. 

This accessible playground equipment offers benefits for children who have mobility limitations and other challenges.  Accessible surfacing has made the playground equipment easy to navigate for crutches, wheelchairs and other mobility devices.

This boundless playground includes handicap accessible bathrooms, therapeutic rings, double rail ramps, activity panels and a sway fun glider. With farm-themed play equipment as its focus; tractor bouncers, animal cutouts and an enormous playscape with a bright red barn roof top amid the play area offers visual stimulation and excitement!  The play farm is considered the largest playgrounds in the city. Complementing this inclusive initiative are fitness trails, ball diamonds and the restored nostalgic 42 acre Miller Barn.   

The safety fall zones surrounding the play equipment are covered by a combination of rubber and wood fiber. Federal guidelines require that 50 percent of a playground’s elevated structure be accessible. By comparison, at Inglenook Park, 70 percent of all play activities serve children with physical disabilities, allowing children with varying degrees of abilities an opportunity to play together. 

To add further value to this integrated park, wide double ramps have been implemented to allow wheelchair turnarounds and gripping support. Talk Tubes allow for downtime when children need to get away from the noise and chatter. Therapeutic rings provide upper body support to improve strength and mobility. Activity panels allow children to express themselves through mental exercise and exploration.

Inclusive playground designs promote a higher level of inclusive play by addressing accessibility, age, and developmental appropriateness and sensory-stimulating activity. Connecting with children of different backgrounds and abilities encourages empathy, as well as social and emotional skills that will benefit children throughout their entire lives. 

Research has shown, children who can cooperate and play with children of all ability levels and backgrounds will be more prepared for a diverse world and workplace as adults.

For an enjoyable experience visit Inglenook park at 20901 W. 12 Mile Road Southfield, MI 48076

Inglenook Park

Accessible Swings

Wheelchair accessible play equipment

Access for chairs and walkers!

Another view

Ramp into playground equipment

Accessible restrooms