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Campaign Timeline

Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at 12:00pm (EST)

Registration & Voting Start

Wednesday, March 20, 2024 at 12:00pm (EDT)

Voting Ends

Thursday, March 21, 2024 at 12:00pm (EDT)

Winners with the most votes & Winners by drawing are announced

Thursday, April 11, 2024 at 12:00pm (EDT)

Fundraising Ends & Great Bike Giveaway Concludes


  1. Registration is open to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia and Canada who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. Beneficiaries of the bikes may be younger.
  2. Participation in the Great Bike Giveaway constitutes the entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these official rules. Receiving a bike is contingent upon being compliant with these official rules and fulfilling all other requirements.
  3. The recipient of the bike may be any age.
  4. The recipient of the bike must have a cognitive or physical disability.
  5. In order to be eligible, the registration must be completed in its entirety.

Contest Entry:

  1. In order to qualify for the Great Bike Giveaway, you will need to complete the contest registration form.
  2. Registration will consist of a number of required fields and will include Parent Name (entrant), Child Name, Picture of Child and more.
  3. During registration, you will have to select the bike your child needs.
  4. Photos must include a picture of your child with special needs.
  5. All registrations must be submitted via the official contest entry page. No email submissions will be accepted.
  6. Friendship Circle reserves the right to disqualify any registrant if the contest coordinator deems the entry to be inappropriate or for any other reason that does not comply with the spirit of this campaign.
  7. Pictures can be digitally enhanced in ways such as cropping, adding contrast, brightness, sharpening, etc.
  8. By submitting a photo, the parent or legal guardian grants Friendship Circle of Michigan the right to publish the photo, the child’s name and any captions submitted on Friendship Circle’s website and/or marketing materials. Slight photo alterations may be made by our staff in order to properly fit our site or email newsletters.
  9. A school, group home or organization can enter the Great Bike Giveaway in order to fundraise for an adaptive bike but they are not eligible for the voting component of the Great Bike Giveaway.

Contest Winners:

There are three ways to receive an adaptive bike.

  1. Receiving the most votes in your bike category. 
  2. Win By Random Drawing in your bike category. 
  3. Raise enough funds to receive an adaptive bike, based on your bike goal. 

Winning By Most Votes

  1. The participant with the most votes in each bike category will automatically win an adaptive bike.
  2. If the vote winner with the most votes has received enough funds to purchase a bike, then the person with the next highest vote total will be declared the winner. If they too receive enough funds to win a bike then the next person with the most votes will receive the bike and so on.
  3. Funds raised by the vote winners will be allocated to other participants who did not win a bike or raise enough money to reach their goal. 30% of these excess funds will go towards the maintenance and future development of the Great Bike Giveaway.
  4. Votes will be monitored and any irregularities will be grounds for disqualification.
  5. Any solicitation of votes considered not to be in the spirit of the contest will be cause for disqualification. Examples include offering payment or prizes for votes, vote trading, and fake account creation.
  6. Schools and other institutions are not eligible to win a bike based on vote count. 
  7. To vote you must have a Google account or a mobile phone that is able to receive a text message verification code.
  8. You can vote once per participant during the voting period. You can vote once for as many participants as you would like.

Winning by Drawing

  1. On March 20th, 2024 or later, drawings will be held to determine the winners of the Great Bike Giveaway.
  2. You must have a minimum of 50 votes to qualify for the drawing.
  3. The total number of bikes being given away will be determined at the close of the contest.
  4. Each of the winning entries will receive an adaptive bike.


  1. On each fundraising page, there is a space where individuals can donate money. Once the stated fundraising goal is reached, a bike will be provided to the child beneficiary.
  2. Consultation with a tax advisor is suggested for donations made to a family member's page.
  3. All donations towards a fundraising page that exceed the fundraising goal will be distributed to other participants of the Great Bike Giveaway at the discretion of Friendship Circle. 30% of excess donations will go to help cover the costs of the Great Bike Giveaway.
  4. Donors will also have the opportunity to donate $5 or $10 to Friendship Circle to help develop and run the Great Bike Giveaway.
  5. An administrative fee of 8-11% of all donations will be used by Friendship Circle to cover a portion of the costs for creating, developing and marketing this campaign. This amount will already be factored into the total amount of the bike.
  6. Any donation that is received after the contest is over will be considered a donation to develop and maintain the Great Bike Giveaway in 2024.
  7. All Donations are non-refundable.

If You Do Not Reach Your Goal

  1. On April 11th or later, bikes may be awarded to people who did not reach their fundraising goal.
  2. In order to be eligible to receive a bike, you must raise at least 50% of your goal.
  3. If you did not raise 50% of your goal the donations made to your fundraising page will be allocated to other participants who did, minus 30% which will go to help maintain the Great Bike Giveaway.
  4. The total number of bikes being given away will be determined at the close of the contest.
  5. Raising 50% of your goal does not guarantee you will receive a bike.

Bike Recipients

  1. All recipients of bikes through the Great Bike Giveaway must complete the Winner Verification Form to claim their bikes. This information is sent via email to the registered email address on file once the recipient is deemed a winner. This form is necessary for the shipment of bikes to be completed. Recipients who fail to complete this form with the required information within 4 weeks of the initial notification may forfeit the right to their bike.
  2. All recipients will be required to submit documentation and references that the bike winner has a disability.
  3. Upon delivery of bikes, winners are required to submit a photo & video of their child riding their new bike with a brief message about their new bike.

Delivery Of The Bikes

  1. Recipients of an adaptive bike will receive their bike within 5-20 weeks of the end of the Great Bike Giveaway.
  2. Bike Recipients will not be charged for shipping, unless otherwise stated.
  3. Bike Recipients will be responsible for the assembly of bikes unless otherwise stated.
  4. Bike Recipients in Alaska and Hawaii may be responsible for the cost of added shipping and delivery.
  5. Bike Recipients in Canada will have a higher goal amount to account for added customs and shipping fees. This amount is reflected in USD. This amount has been factored into the total goal amount.
  6. The Worksman Side By Side version is not available to residents of Canada.

More Legal Stuff

This campaign is void where prohibited by law. Entrants assume the total responsibility of knowing their local laws in regard to crowdfunding and fundraising campaigns and are subject to any local, state, national or international laws.

Friendship Circle accepts no responsibility for making these individual legal determinations. Entrants are solely responsible for any taxes on their respective prizes, and will receive an IRS Form 1099 for the taxable value of their prize. No substitution prize is offered, except at the sole discretion of the Bike Sponsor. Bikes are non-transferable. Unclaimed Bikes will not be awarded. If a bike, or any portion thereof, cannot be awarded for any reason, the sponsor reserves the right to substitute the prize with another prize of equal or greater value. Bike recipients must verify that their child is under the age of 30 as well as verify that their submission is true and accurate.