Great Bike Giveaway

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Why The Great Bike Giveaway?

Many children with special needs miss out on the childhood joy of bike riding because their physical or cognitive limitations make riding a bicycle near impossible. The Great Bike Giveaway will give children and young adults with special needs the chance to win an adaptive bike and have the feeling of pride, freedom and confidence that bike riding brings.

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How The Contest Works

Adaptive bikes are tailored to a child’s needs. To meet the needs of the recipients in this contest, a separate contest is held for each bike type. The contest starts with two bikes of each type and money is raised to add more bikes as the contest progresses. Last year the Great Bike Giveaway ran 6 different contests and gave away a total of 29 bikes! This year we hope to give away 75 bikes to individuals with special needs.

Each bike page has a space where users can enter the contest. Submit a picture of your child with special needs along with a short explanation of why your child needs an adaptive bike.

From the winner of a Parent:  Judd, received his Rifton tricycle that he won through your bike giveaway. He loves it so much. His first time out with it , he pedaled .75 miles! Everyone at the track had a smile on their faces watching him enjoy his bike. The biggest smile there belonged to him though.

From the winner of a Parent: Judd, received his Rifton tricycle that he won through your bike giveaway. He loves it so much. His first time out with it , he pedaled .75 miles! Everyone at the track had a smile on their faces watching him enjoy his bike. The biggest smile there belonged to him though.

Two Ways to Win

Most Votes
One bike in each contest will be given away to the entry with the most nominations. Nominations are received from friends and family clicking the “nominate button” on an entrants submission

Bike Raffle
All the remaining bikes will be placed in a drawing. To be eligible for the drawing each submission must be nominated by at least 50 friends and family members.

How You Can Help

Whether you have a child with special needs or not you can help more children with special needs win an adaptive bike.

1. Donate To Add More Bikes

In addition to the bikes that have been sponsored, Individuals have the ability to donate to the Great Bike Giveaway to get more bikes added. Every time the donation meter is filled another bike gets added to the drawing!

2. Share and promote

Let as many people as possible know about the opportunity to win an adaptive bike by sharing the the contest via your social networks and email. You can also check out the resources page for additional tools you can use to share the contest.

Contest Timeline

March 3rd 12:00 pm

Contest begins! Photo submissions will be accepted.

March 25th 11:59 am

Contest submission deadline, no entries will be accepted after this time.

March 26th

Drawing (Drawing date is tentative and subject to change) Will be held and winners will be announced.

To enter the Great Bike Giveaway visit www.greatbikegiveaway.com For contest rules visit www.friendshipcircle.org/bikes/rules.

A Special Thank You To the Sponsors

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3 Comments

  1. Wow, I didn’t realise there was such a thing as adaptive bikes. I’m not entering the comp for my boys because they’ve managed to learn to ride a bike with training wheels but there was a time when I thought that would never happen. This is great. Best of luck to all the families entering. Riding a bike should be something every kid can experience. Now Sasha, any tips for getting off the training wheels?

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  2. I didn’t know either! I love this competition – what a meaningful skill to teach our kiddos! Yikes – training wheels – I think I struggled with getting those off as a kid. haha. I’ll look around for some resources for you!

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  3. How do I find a bike for my sixteen year old nephew.? He is non verbal autistic with a five year old mentality. My niece with MS is a single mom and would flip if she knew I was writing this. Between his grandparents and myself we may be able to afford one this but no idea where to start.
    Thank you,

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