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Campaign Timeline

Wednesday, February 6th 12:00pm (EST)

Registration & Voting Starts

Wednesday, February 27th 12:00pm (EST)

Voting Ends

Thursday, February 28th 12:00pm (EST)

Winners with the most votes & Winners by drawing are announced

Wednesday, March 20th 12:00pm (EST)

Fundraising Ends & Great Bike Giveaway Concludes

Eligibility

  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 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. 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 any organization can enter the Great Bike Giveaway in order to fundraise for an adaptive bike but they are not elligble for the voting component of the Great Bike Giveaway.

Contest Winners:

There will be three ways to receive an adaptive bike.

  1. Win By Most Votes
  2. Win By Random Drawing
  3. Raise enough funds to receive an adaptive bike

Winning By Most Votes

  1. The entrant with the most votes in each bike category will win an adaptive bike outright
  2. If the vote winner 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. Any money 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. 25% 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 to not 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. 

Winning by Drawing

  1. On February 28th 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.

Fundraising/Donations

  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 towards other participants of the Great Bike Giveaway at the discretion of Friendship Circle. 25% of excess donations will towards Friendship Circle to help cover the costs of the Great Bike Giveaway.
  4. Donors will also have the opportunity to donate $5 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 2018.
  7. All Donations are non-refundable.

If You Do Not Reach Your Goal

  1. On March 21st 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 25% 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 will be required to submit documentation and references that the bike winner has a disability.
  2. 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 6-24 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 has been factored into the total goal amount.

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.