Monday, March 10, 2014
Win an adaptive bike for your child with special needs
This is the the third year The Friendship Circle is doing The Great Bike Giveway, a national contest that gets bikes into the hands (and legs) of kids with special needs. Major adaptive bike companies have contributed bikes: Buddy Bike, Rifton, Ambucs, Striker Bikes, Freedom Concepts, Flaghouse, Triaid, Strider and Mobo Cruiser. Last year, the group had 400 entries and gave away 29 bikes—odds that are soooo much better than Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes. Besides, our kids can't ride discounted magazines, can they?
How it goes: First, you check out the different bikes, decide which one will best fit your child's needs, and enter that contest. To do so, you submit a photo of your kid, along with a short explanation of why he or she needs an adaptive bike. Users can only enter to win one bike. You should definitely get guidance from your child's physical and occupational therapists, as I did before Max got the adaptive Triaid bike that he adores (also through this wonderful group). In purple, no less.
You have two ways of winning: 1) Through votes on your "nomination" page (ask friends, family, the mailman, whoever to vote); 2) a raffle (see this page for more information).
Spread the word: Each bike contest starts with two bikes, but visitors can make donations that will go toward adding more bikes in the giveway.
The deadline for entering is March 25th, 2014, 11:59 a.m., EDT.
The drawing is on March 26th. For more information on entering, click here.