Local Bike Company Brightening Kids’ Lives with Spinal Muscular Atrophy with Electric Tricycles
Croydon-based Electric Bike Technologies is making the lives of kids with spinal muscular atrophy brighter by gifting them electric tricycles, writes Grace Dickinson for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Like the majority of bicycle businesses across the country, the company saw its sales explode when the pandemic started.
“Back in March, the phone started to ring, and then it rang off the hook for three weeks straight,” said Jason Kraft, the company’s CEO. “We were probably 200% up in sales through June. It was nuts.”
The company produces electronic versions of bicycles and tricycles as well as electric bike conversion kits at its 18,000-square-foot facility in Bucks County.
Over the years, Electric Bike has sold thousands of battery-powered two-wheelers and three-wheelers. But the ones that are bringing the most joy to Kraft are the ten electric tricycles gifted to kids with SMA, a genetic disorder that progressively causes muscle weakness and atrophy.
The tricycles allow the children to have fun and enjoy activities with their siblings and friends that they would not otherwise be able to do because even walking can be difficult for them.
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