About Our Cause
How We Started
Hal Honeyman, founder of the nonprofit organization Project Mobility, has been involved with bicycles as a sport, business, and recreation for over forty years. Hal's interest in "adaptive cycling" - bicycles for people with disabilities - was spurred when his own son Jacob, a triplet, was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy after birth. Hal has always had a passion for cycling and he says, “Cycling is a rite of passage that every child should experience.” Hal was determined to find a way for Jacob to enjoy cycling with his family. After Jacob’s needs were met, Hal realized there was an enormous need to get those with disabilities on a bike so that everyone could experience the freedom of mobility. This is how Project Mobility began.
Bikes for those who have a disability go 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 have a disability. 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’s mission is to provide adaptive bikes and cycling opportunities to improve the quality of life for children, adults and wounded soldiers with emotional and physical challenges. The average adaptive bike costs $4,000. Most families can't afford these bikes.
Our goal is to bring the freedom of mobility to those who may not have had the opportunity!
Join us for our 1st Annual Long Table Dinner to help change the lives of children ,adults and wounded soldiers with disabilities through adaptive cycling!
Adaptive Bike Giveaway
We have been giving away adaptive bikes since 2009 through our Holiday Adaptive Bike Giveaway!
In 2013 at Project Mobility's first Everybody Rides fundraiser we decided to continue the Holiday Adaptive Bike Giveaway throughout the entire year, creating Project Mobility's Adaptive Bike Giveaway!
On Project Mobility's Facebook page in 2013 we asked families in need of an adaptive bike to tell their story. The child with the most “likes” would be the winner of the bike worth more than $4,000. We would then award the adaptive bike to the winner at our first annual Everybody Rides.
In 2015's Adaptive Bike Giveaway eight children with disabilities participated; their pictures and stories were shared on Facebook and in less than 48 hours, the post with all the children’s stories reached more than 70,000 people in the United States and nine other countries!
Adaptive bikes provide life changing mobility, strength, self-esteem and the ultimate freedom for children, adults and veterans with disabilities. Cycling restores the possibilities to those whom are often told by society that their life is about limitations.