Adaptive Bikes for a Child with Special Needs – How Awesome is That?
There are few things more amazing than the freedom of riding your own bike for the first time, but for many children with special needs, that won’t easily happen without an adaptive bike. The Great Bike Giveaway will help children with special needs by helping provide special adaptive bikes made JUST for these kids and their awesomely special needs.
This is the second year Friendship Circle is holding the Great Bike Giveaway, a national contest giving away adaptive bikes to children with special needs. This year they 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.
Not only is Friendship Circle an amazing resource for special needs families, they lead the pack when it comes to caring about children and adults with special needs. I encourage you to not only participate in this giveaway, nomination and voting process, but check out their site as well!
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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 a Child with Special Needs get an Adaptive Bike:
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.
Know a Family Involved in the Great Bike Giveaway?
While you can still sponsor a family for the next few days, it’s just about time to push for those nominated and help them reach their minimum of 50 nominations needed to qualify for the bike drawing! If you know of a family, leave a comment with a link to their entry and I’ll append it to the post! The Cafe family can pull together this way!
Interested in spreading the word across all the major social media networks, maybe even blogging about it yourself? Feel free to share from this post, or for more options, you can find more Great Bike Giveaway resources on the Friendship Circle site and share away!