Every kid deserves a bike.

Riding a bike is a treasured childhood experience. Sadly, many children with special needs miss out.

The Great Bike Giveaway raises funds to award adaptive bikes to kids with special needs, so they too can experience the joy and independence of learning to ride.

View the 262 Winners or Help the 337 Kids who still need a bike
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1. What is the Great Bike Giveaway?

The Great Bike Giveaway is a campaign started by Friendship Circle of Michigan giving children and teens with special needs an opportunity to win an adaptive bike. The Great Bike Giveaway was started in 2012 and has grown each year. In 2016 we hope to give away 600 adaptive bikes.

2. Why a bike?

Almost every child can recall their first experience learning to ride a bike and the exhilaration and confidence that came with mastering this skill. We believe every child deserves to have that same experience, regardless of their abilities. Adaptive bikes give individuals with special needs independence, exercise and most importantly the chance to be included in bike rides with their friends and family.

3. What are donations used for?

We need your support in giving away adaptive bikes. Donations are used to add more bikes to the Great Bike Giveaway. We hope with your support we will be able to give away 600 bikes. You will also have the opportunity to donate an extra $5. This will be be used to help support and maintain the Great Bike Giveaway going forward.

4. Is this a Contest or a Crowdfunding Campaign?

The answer is a little bit of both. Our goal is that we raise enough money to give away 600 adaptive bikes to all 600 participants in the contest. If we are unable to meet this goal the Great Bike Giveaway will be a contest with chances to win by getting the most votes or by being selected in a drawing. Read the complete rules for a complete explanation of how the contest works.

5. How can I help?

You can help by donating to add more bikes being given away in the Great Bike Giveaway. You can also help by be becoming an ambassador and spreading the word about the Great Bike Giveaway. Learn more about becoming an ambassador here.

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