It’s a date bike. It’s a designated-rider bike. It’s Buddy Bike.


Buddy Bike is a short tandem with wraparound handlebars that was designed to let kids with autism, Down syndrome, Aspberger’s, or impaired hearing or vision to experience the joy of riding a bike. Joe Bike is the world’s largest Buddy Bike dealer. Here, store manager Tess and service manager Mike show how easy it is to ride one of these. They also demonstrate that two adults can ride it…and that’s why it makes a unique date bike. Or even a designated rider bike. The rider in front can be up to about 5’11” to ride comfortably. Riders shorter than that can pedal along and help steer, or put their feet up on foot pegs and enjoy the ride.