REACHcycles
2536 Falkirk Dr
Richmond VA 23236
Mission Statement REACHcycles is a non-profit service organization dedicated to creating mobility and independence for children and veterans with disabilities.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr. James Howard
Board Chair James Howard
Board Chair Company Affiliation Chris Reeve Foundation
Contact Information
Address 2536 Falkirk Dr
Richmond, VA 23236
Telephone 540 597-3186
Fax 336 852-6830
E-mail howard82nd@yahoo.com
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1994
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
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Projected Revenue $60,400.00
Projected Expenses $56,950.00
Additional Documents
Letter of recognition from national chapter2014View
Statements
Mission REACHcycles is a non-profit service organization dedicated to creating mobility and independence for children and veterans with disabilities.
Impact REACHcycles provides an average of 75 adapted bikes and many other durable medical equipments needs on a yearly basis. We are an all volunteer unpaid staff. AMBUCS chapters have expended thousands of hours and millions of dollars for community service projects in support of the mission. To date, over 15,000 AmTryke therapeutic tricycles have been distributed worldwide. The vast majority of these trykes are purchased by volunteer members of the AMBUCS organization or charitable partners and donated free of charge to facilities and recipients. For over 50 years, National AMBUCS™, Inc. has been awarding scholarships to physical and occupational therapy, and speech language pathologist and hearing audiology students leading to a master’s or doctoral degree. Over 13,000 educational grants have been given. Chapters perform community service projects in support of the mission, with ramp building - making homes accessible -  a growing volunteer program.
Needs REACHcycles needs funding for over 100 riders within the community. These are riders who do not have local community support at this time and are denied this much needed benefit through insurance. These riders can normally wait up to one year for their AmTryke Therapeutic tricycle, while funds are raised. REACHcycles has developed a successful model to serve the community. Funds are needed to take this model to a much larger scale to serve more within the community.
Background
REACHcycles is an all volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to creating mobility and independence to children with disabilities. REACHcycles was established in 2014, as a chapter of AMBUCS a national organization, founded in 1922. AMBUCS has been providing numerous AmTrykes (adapted cycles) for a long time to many within the mobility challenged community nationwide. 

Disabled Veteran and REACHcycles President, James Howard, received a therapeutic cycle from an AMBUCS chapter in Lubbock, Texas in a bike ride sponsored for disabled veterans and others. The Little Red Dog Foundation Chapter, Beaufort, SC was the driving force behind coordinating and adapting the cycle so James could participate in this event. This AmTryke provided him a new level of freedom and recreational therapy which led him to assist Ambucs as a veterans liaison to support other veterans in receiving similar cycles. This also led his mother, Nancy Wellons, to start her own chapter, Wheels On The James (www.wheelsonthejames.org), in Lynchburg Va. All of these organizations have played a valuable role in inspiring this new REACHcycles Chapter in Richmond.
CEO Statement
With the support of this great Richmond community we plan on providing independence and mobility to numerous disabled children in the area. Our staff and board members are all volunteers that take a personal interest in seeing these children experience the amazing freedom of riding a bike that we can sometimes take for granted. 
Board Chair Statement REACHcycles programs are about abilities, not disabilities. We believe in promoting mobility and independence for children and veterans with disabilities by providing small but vital services at the community level. REACHcycles focuses on those items that go unfunded by government or health insurance. Our volunteers work "shoulders together" to make communities better.
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Area
Throughout the United States
Board Chair
Board Chair James Howard
Company Affiliation Chris Reeve Foundation
Term June 2014 to July 2018
Email howard82nd@yahoo.com
Board of Directors
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Lisa Bebko certified PT CHoR
Michelle Froede Therapist Director
James Howard Chris Reeve Foundation
Glenn Millican CPA
Sarah Nockengost secretary
Curt Reichstetter Event Director
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 6
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 3
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 85
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 16
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Executive Director
Executive Director Mr. James Howard
Experience James Howard, CPT, USA (ret.): James grew up in Lynchburg, Va and graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 2002 with distinction in Civil Engineering. He commissioned in the Army having the privilege to serve 2002-2010 at Ft Bragg with the 82nd airborne and Special Forces training. He served overseas were he was injured a couple times in combat and at the end of his career suffered a tragic service connected accident that left him paralyzed as a quadriplegic. His injury has been a blessing by misfortune which led him to start 2 non-profits, REACHcycles and Veterans and Athletes United, that support children and veterans with disabilities.  He also works and volunteers for many other non-profit organizations that support the veteran and disabled community: SOCOM Care Coalition mentor, Quality of Life Foundation Family Case Manager, Chris Reeve Foundation Mid-Atlantic Regional Coordinator and Paralyzed Vets of America volunteer
Senior Staff
NameTitle
John Maynard Accounting Coordinator
Bob Richard Grant Writer
Staff
Full Time Staff 6
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 300
Plans
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan?
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Collaborations
We are partnered with sportable, VCU PT/OT student department, Childrens hospital of Richmond and conte's bike shop
Programs
Description AmTryke Therapeutic Tricycles are provided to people with disabilities who cannot ride regular bicycles. AmTrykes provide mobility and independence for riders. the tricycles promote fitness and better health for riders. AmTrykes are provided free for those unable to afford the purchase of equipment. REACHcycles has provided over 65 riders with AmTrykes since inception. The program is financed through fundraising efforts and other charitable partners.
Budget $120,000.00
Short Term Success The AmTryke program is growing dramatically, with over 65 riders served last year. We also serve wounded or injured soldiers and veterans.
Long Term Success REACHcycles has provided over 65 AmTrykes to people with disabilities. This program promotes health and fitness, age appropriate exercise, freedom, independence and mobility, plus increased self esteem for a wide range of people. Almost every diagnosis group has benefitted including cerebral palsy, spina bifida, downs syndrome, autism, and developmental disabilities.
Description Popular volunteer activities include ramp building and other projects in support of people with disabilities
Budget $20,000.00
Description REACHcycles is dedicated to awarding scholarships to therapy students in their junior/senior year in a bachelor’s degree program, or a graduate program leading to a master’s or doctoral degree. The focus is primarily on physical and occupational therapy, speech language pathology, and hearing audiology students.
Population Served Adults
Budget $5,000.00
Long Term Success Since 1955, AMBUCS Scholarships for Therapists program has provided over 13,544 scholarships totaling $7,309,050.00 to physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech language pathology students.
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $60,400.00
Projected Expenses $56,950.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$50,235$21,848$551,308
Administration Expense$1,965$1,884$661,426
Fundraising Expense$0--$16,068
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.851.391.46
Program Expense/Total Expenses96%92%45%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%3%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$1,527$9,371$5,522,847
Current Assets$1,527$9,371$3,628,263
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$277,551
Current Liabilities$0$0$227,883
Total Net Assets$1,527$9,371$5,017,413
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities----15.92
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%5%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit 10/2016View
Comments
Foundation Comments
  • New local chapter of National AMBUCS.
  • Financial documents before 2015 represent the national chapter, National Ambucs.  2015 and later represent the local chapter.