Do you remember the first time you learned to ride a bike? Remember the pride and excitement you felt when you received your first bike? I remember my first bike being pink and shiny with a nice little bell on the handlebars! The Great Bike Giveaway will help give children with special needs the same feeling you had when that shiny new bike arrived at your home.
For the second consecutive year Friendship Circle is holding the Great Bike Giveaway, a national contest giving away adaptive bikes to children with special needs. This year we are partnering with Buddy Bike, Rifton, Ambucs, Triaid Flaghouse and Tadpole Adaptive to give away adaptive bikes to children and young adults with special needs.
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. For this reason we have created a contest that will enable children with special needs to win a bike.
How The Contest Works
1. Between April 15th and May 12th a parent of a child with special needs can choose their bike and submit a picture of their child with special needs along with a short explanation of why they need an adaptive bike.
2. Once the entry has been submitted the participant will need to be nominated by 50 friends and family members to be entered in the drawing.
3. A drawing will be held for each prize to determine the winners of the adaptive bikes. Only those with 50 nominations will be eligible.
Director’s Choice Prize
In Addition to the drawing, five additional entries will be selected as Director’s Choice Winners. These winners will be chosen by the Great Bike Giveaway Contest Coordinator and will each receive a $500 Gift Registry courtesy of Tadpole Adaptive towards an adaptive bike.
New for 2013!
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!
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
You can make a donation on any of the bike pages. Once enough money has been donated an additional bike will be added to the Great Bike Giveaway.
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 our resources page for additional tools you can use to share the contest.
Your help in sharing this contest is greatly appreciated by Friendship Circle, The Adaptive Bike sponsors and most importantly by the special needs families who will have a chance to win an adaptive bike because of your efforts.