I have a 13 year old with a form of muscular dystrophy. He's well physically, though not as strong as most kids, and can ride a bike.
We got him a cruiser bike, which I then modified to make appropriate for a young man, a couple of years ago and he does well on it. However, it only has one gear and I have to push him up hills (and we live at the bottom of a hill!).
I've looked into bikes with an electric booster but am concerned they'd go too fast.
What I'd like to get him is a bike with a few gears (so he has a better chance to make it up the hill) but I think it has to have a coaster brake. He has significant myotonia in his hands and, while he could operate gears, we don't want to trust his hands to stop the bike.
I've looked and looked and cannot find a bike with gears and a coaster brake. Are there any out there? I'd appreciate it if someone could point me in the right direction. Thanks.