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Friendship Circle: The Great Bike Giveaway 2014

March 10th, 2014

The Great Bike Giveaway: Friendship Circle is partnering with adaptive bike companies and donors to give away adaptive bikes to children with special needs.

Just about every child you’ll ever meet would like to have his or her own bicycle to ride around their neighborhood. For many children with special needs and their parents it’s not always so simple. Friendship Circle of Michigan in partnership with eight adaptive bicycle companies is doing something about this as they launch their third annual, “Great Bike Giveaway’.  Over 50 adaptive bikes will given away.

How it works:

  • 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. 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 your post.
  • 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.

The contest submission deadline is March 25, 2014 ( no entries will be accepted after this time). To learn more about this contest visit:

About the Friendship Circle

Friendship Circle has been providing assistance and support for more than 3,000 families of children with special needs since 1994. Friendship Circle pairs teen volunteers with children who have special needs and together they participate in over 25 weekly and monthly programs. To learn more about Friendship Circle visit


The Great Bike Giveaway

April 22nd, 2013

Our friends over at Friendship Circle, a non-profit organization that provides programs and support to the families of individuals with special needs, will be holding their second annual Great Bike Giveaway (April 15 – May 12) — a national contest that donates adaptive bikes to children with special needs. Winners will be drawn on May 13, 2013.

The Great Bike Giveaway is partnering with adaptive bike companies (click here to read more about these bike sponsors) from around the country to donate top of the line adaptive bikes to children and young adults who need them the most. The

How to Participate:

1. Browse through the five types of bikes available and select a bike that will best fit your child’s needs, from there you can also choose the bike drawing you would like to submit for.

2. The bike pages have a space where you can enter the contest. Submit a picture of your child with special needs along with a short explanation (250 character maximum) about why this child needs an adaptive bike.

3. Once the submission has been approved, the participant must be nominated by 50 friends and family members to be entered in the drawing. On each bike page, the name and picture of all submitted entries will be listed. From here, you  can click on the picture and nominate them or share the page amongst your own contacts to encourage more nominations or votes.

4. A drawing will be held to determine the winners. Only those with 50 nominations will be eligible. An additional five special Director’s Choice winners will be chosen by a panel of judges based solely on the content of their submission.

Additionally, non-participants can donate money towards adding more bikes to raffle off. On each bike sponsor page there will be an option to donate towards adding an additional bike to the giveaway. Every time the sum reaches the top of the meter another bike is added.

For rules and regulations about this giveaway, click here. To read more about the Great Bike Giveaway, visit their official website at:

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