About Us

Transparent Capital City AMBUCS logoWelcome to the official about us page of Capital City AMBUCS, 

the Austin chapter of National American Business Clubs AMBUCS TM, Inc. We are a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization committed to enhancing mobility and independence for individuals with disabilities. Our dedicated members work tirelessly to achieve this mission through community service and by providing AmTryke therapeutic tricycles to children and adults facing mobility challenges.

Our inspiring journey began in February 2008 with a pivotal four-hour meeting involving Cliff Bauerle, affectionately known as our SPARKPLUG, Greg Rusk, fondly referred to as the tool man, and two local physical therapists, Laurie Albert and Margaret Garwood. Their shared passion ignited the flame that set Capital City AMBUCS in motion. From that momentous day, we have been on a steadfast mission to make a positive impact in the lives of those we serve.

Since our inception, we have proudly given away 375 AmTryke therapeutic tricycles to children and adults in the Austin area. Witnessing the joy and newfound freedom these tricycles bring to the recipients reinforces our belief in the transformative power of mobility and independence.

As a chapter of the larger AMBUCS family, we are part of a nationwide network of approximately 6,000 members spread across more than 160 chapters in 35 states. Prior to the charter of Capital City AMBUCS on April 5, 2008, there was no local chapter serving southern Texas, making our presence in Austin even more significant.

At Capital City AMBUCS, we are driven by a shared vision of a more inclusive and accessible world for individuals with disabilities. Through our continued dedication, outreach, and support, we strive to create a community where everyone can thrive and experience the joy of newfound mobility.

Join us in our journey of making a positive impact in the lives of those we serve. Whether you’re interested in volunteering, donating, or simply learning more about our mission, we welcome you to be a part of the Capital City AMBUCS family. Together, we can achieve great things and empower individuals with disabilities to reach new heights of independence and freedom.

Capital City AMBUCS group photo at Cycle Bar

Our Mission

The Austin chapter (Capital City Ambucs) of National American Business Clubs AMBUCS TM, Inc. is a charitable organization dedicated to creating mobility and independence for people with disabilities. Members accomplish the organization’s mission by performing community service and providing AmTryke therapeutic tricycles to children and adults with disabilities.

Capital City AMBUCS group photo after assembling multiple amtrykes.

Board of Directors

Adrienne Herring

President & Ambility Coordinator

Adrienne has been a dedicated member of Capital City AMBUCS since its inception in 2008. As a Pediatric Physical Therapist in Austin, she plays a crucial role in enhancing our understanding of the distinct requirements of individuals in need of adapted bicycles for recreational purposes. Adrienne finds immense satisfaction in facilitating the provision of AmTrykes to children and adults. Not only does this promote physical activity, but it also fosters a sense of inclusivity, enabling individuals with mobility challenges to partake in recreational activities alongside their loved ones.

Kristy Gregg


Kristy has served as Treasurer for Capital City AMBUCS for over a decade. She has 25 years of experience as a pediatric occupational therapist and loves seeing the smiles on the faces of the kids who receive AmTrykes, as well as those of their families.

Angela Labrie Blackwell


Angela is an occupational therapist with 26 years experience working with children and their families in various practice settings.

Jocelyn Blitz


Jocelyn is a dedicated local pediatric physical therapist, specializing in outpatient care and providing treatment to children in the comfort of their own homes. Alongside her professional work, she actively volunteers with Capital City AMBUCS, where she takes on the important role of coordinating fundraising events within the community. Jocelyn is passionate about inclusivity and enjoys recreational biking in her free time.

Traci Young

Technology Coordinator

Traci, a mom of a Capital City AMBUCS kiddo, discovered this organization when her son was recommended an Amtryke. Upon receiving one for him, she was eager to become involved in this fantastic organization.