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For those who are disabled, bike riding goes beyond mere transportation, or therapeutic recreation for those whose health is often fragile. Our specialized bikes create a sense of freedom, independence and hope for those who are disabled!

Hal Honeyman, founder of Project Mobility: Cycles for Life, Inc. has been involved with bicycles as a sport, business, and recreation for nearly thirty years. Hal's interest in "adaptive cycling" - bicycles for people with disabilities - was spurred when his own son Jacob was born with Cerebral Palsy. Hal wanted to find a way for Jacob to join the family when bicycle riding. After Jacob's needs were met, Hal found specialized bikes for other disabled children and began creating specialized bikes when other bikes were not available or did not exist for that particular disability. This has led to the recent formation of Project Mobility: Cycles for Life.

Bikes for those who are disabled goes 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 are disabled. 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, a nonprofit corporation, will take the work started by Hal and expand it further. It will build on the things Hal already did, such as taking specialized bikes to places where disabled people can see them and try them. For example, Project Mobility, Inc., will deliver these bikes to schools with children with disabilities, rehabilitative hospitals, and other places for the disabled, such as Shiners' Hospital, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Access Chicago, Illinois schools, the University of Illinois, Independence First, Great Lakes Adaptive Sports, Molloy Education Center and Fox Valley Special Recreation to provide the freedom of mobility and the experience of riding.

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Our Mission

The Mission of Project Mobility: Cycles for Life is to make a positive difference in the lives of children and adults with disabilities. We will provide the services, resources, and equipment needed to promote better health, independence, and the freedom of mobility.

Who We Are
Project Mobility is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that offers recreational events using specialized bicycles for people with disabilities. Our professional staff works with families, rehabilitative professionals, and organizations to promote better health, independence, and most of all the freedom of mobility for people with physical disabilities.

Our History
In 1997 Creative Mobility was formed as a provider of adapted cycling equipment. Since the formation of Creative Mobility we have provided the service of taking our equipment to places all through out the Mid-West. Since then we have served thousands of disabled children and adults. We have hosted and supported hundreds of adaptive cycling events and activities. We have collaborated with several hospitals, therapists, schools, and park districts. Because the demand for our programs has increased over the past 6 years Project Mobility was formed as the charitable arm of Creative Mobility in order to expand our outreach programs and bring adaptive cycling to more disabled individuals.

What We Offer
Often transportation can become a challenge. Project Mobility is unique in that we transport our equipment to our clients - both to individuals and to groups of disabled people. With our expertise we match each rider with the best adaptive cycle for their unique needs so that they have the best riding experience.
  • Individual Cycling Clinics
    • Work one on one with a therapist and a child/adult at the location of our client's choosing

  • Adaptive Cycling Day Camps
    • Meet with a group, providing a fun cycling experience and social time with a picnic

  • Overnight Camping Trips
    • Provide the opportunity for children/adult to experience the adventure of overnight camping as well as cycling

  • Weekly Adaptive Cycling Outings
    • A weekly program that provides repeated access to cycling which improves long term health benefits
Who We Serve

Project Mobility offers therapeutic/recreational opportunities for disabled children and adults including, but not limited to: Cerebral Palsy, Amputees, Paraplegia, Quadriplegia, head injuries, Multiple Sclerosis, Spinal Bifida, Muscular Dystrophy, stroke victims, those with visual impairments, and birth defects.

Benefits of Project Mobility
  • Improved strength, flexibility, balance and physical health for the disabled
  • Improved emotional health by gaining greater independence through mobility
  • Opportunities for social interaction through cycling clinics, day camps, weekly
    outings and overnight camping trips
  • Valuable resource for therapists and organizations that serve the disabled

Share Our Vision

"There were lots of smiles (and tears) that day and you were part of making this child's dream a reality. .. I am sure it was a day he will never forget... "
Make a wish Foundation
"Your participation to increase public awareness regarding disabled athletics goes a long way toward the goal of fostering positive perception..."
Chicago Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities
"Thank you for generating awareness of accessible recreation opportunities and encouraging people with disabilities to maintain healthy life styles..."
Office of the Attorney General, State of Illinois

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