“Sonrisas sobre ruedas“
An activity of leisure adapted in family with undoubted therapeutic advantages
With our adapted bicycles we pursue the following objectives:
- Improve the quality of life of people with disabilities and their families.
- Offer an adapted and inclusive leisure resource for people with disabilities and their families.
- Offer respite and rest to the relatives of people with disabilities through the organization of outings and bike rides with volunteers of the Foundation.
- Create ties of integration between people with different disabilities and offer them a volunteering in the field of leisure and adapted sports.
- Promote the integration of people with disabilities in society through adapted sports.
- Promote sustainable mobility, reducing the cost of using adapted motorized transport.
- Networking with various entities of people with disabilities for the use of bicycles in their activities.
The adapted bike service of Alicante is integrated into the programs of the Lukas Foundation Center.The program has six adapted electric bicycles, a trailer to transport them and two wehoo children’s trailers.
All these elements allow a wonderful leisure activity which can be enjoyed by the whole family and offers undoubted therapeutic advantages, benefits in the cognitive and motor area of the people with disability. These adapted bicycles facilitate the use of the two pieces together or the use of the chair independently as a support or walk chair.
And on the other hand, Wehoo trailers are suitable for children who can pedal and do not exceed 37 kilos. Taking into account all these benefits, we decided to offer this service free of charge throughout the year to the members of our Foundation, and it has been achieved thanks to a shared grant from the Rotary clubs of Alicante, Meppel and Vlissingen with the help of the Rotary Foundation and the subsequent subsidies of the AMA Foundation and the Regional Ministry of the Valencian Government.
Contact in Alicante: Yolanda Santos / firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel. 96 565 18 83
On March 7, 2020 we inaugurated the new adapted bicycle service in Madrid Río, in a bicycle shop for everyone called MOBEO, but currently the service is suspended due to the restrictions imposed due to the Covid19 pandemic. More information at www.bicisfundacionlukas.org
Following the success of the project in Alicante, Fundación Lukas developed a successful fundraising campaign, with the collaboration of the families of the E.E San Rafael School, which culminated in the launch of this project also in Madrid. Thus today we can offer this service of adapted bicycles to users and organizations in the Community of Madrid, thanks to the collaboration of Fundación Mapfre, Fundación Repsol, Maxxium and Bankinter.
Currently we have three electric bikes adapted for people with disabilities, a weehoo (semi-tandem to carry children from 2 to 8 years old), two touring bikes for companions, a trailer to be able to move the bikes if necessary, and the Latest addition: a new bike model called Fun2Go that allows users to pedal in parallel.
Atenpace Testimony: “We leave with a huge smile. We were able to get all the boys up there, and they enjoyed it a lot. We have to make use of this wonder that you have made possible. Thank you very much to the center of San Juan de Dios, we were amazed with the kindness they treated us. Please convey the appreciation of the entire group to the dining room staff, the bike guard, and everyone who collaborated. A big hug to the Lukas Foundation “
Our adapted bicycles are available to any person or entity that wants to try it and from here we encourage you to do so. It is an unbeatable experience! If you are a mother, father, tutor or interested entity and you are reading us, we encourage you to experience it and see how they point you and look at you on the street, but this time it will be astonishment and with a smile from ear to ear.
Contact in Madrid: María del Palacio / email@example.com
Tel. 91 759 91 26
Camino de Santiago Bikes LKF
PROJECT: “BBVA ASSET MANAGMENT- SOLIDARIOS NON STOP”
In 2017 BBVA employees set a target to raise money for four NGOs: ASDEGAL, DOWN Castilla y León, DOWN Galicia and LUKAS FOUNDATION. They cycled 755 km of the Camino de Santiago in relays. The biked from Roncesvalles (Navarra) to Santiago de Compostela (A Coruña).
On June 23 to 25, in preparation for a Camino de Santiago expedition with more children from the House, we accompanied Ignacio on an adapted bike as a practice ride. We hope to take a group onto the Camino de Santiago with the children of the house in June 2019!
This year there will be a new edition of #BBVAAM Solidarios non stop on June 15, 16 and 17 raising money to finance four projects among which “FLAG 2019 PILGRIMS.” This will raise the funds for the so that in June 2019, our children from the Foundation can tackle the Camino de Santiago trip on adapted bikes.
Also this year we are offering three of our electric adapted bikes for any family wishing to make this special trip. If you are interested, get in touch with us.