Monday, March 3, 2014

3rd GREAT BIKE GIVEAWAY- Friendship Circle

Third Annual Great Big Bike Giveaway:  main page HERE

Do you remember the day you learned to ride a bike? Do you remember the freedom you felt, the confidence you gained, the pride you had?

The Michaela Noam Kaplan Great Bike Giveaway was created to give children with special needs the same feeling you had when that shiny new bike arrived at your house. At Friendship Circle we want to give adaptive bikes to as many special children as possible. Thankfully we found many willing partners who share the same values.

Freedom Concepts, Rifton, Buddy Bike, Ambucs, Triaid, Flaghouse, Mobo Cruisers and Strider Bikes are partnering with Friendship Circle to sponsor the Great Bike Giveaway. These companies are giving more than a bike. They are giving a child with special needs the same freedom, confidence and pride that you felt when you rode a bike for the very first time.

Please join us and our partners in sharing these special stories. View, share, enter and/or donate to the Great Bike Giveaway and be a part of a beautiful and special community!


Choose your bike carefully. Each contestant is only allowed to enter one bike contest. Below are all the available bikes and their details. We suggest speaking to your child's physical therapists to make sure you choose the bike that best fits your child. For full information about each bike go this page HERE.

Once you have selected a bike you can proceed to step 2.
Freedom Concepts
Freedom Concepts DCP-16 or the AS2000
Rifton Adaptive Tricycle
Buddy Bike
Buddy Bike Adventure, BB105-AL-1.1
Choice of Terrier or TMX
Flaghouse Adaptive
Flaghouse Port-O-Trike
ProSeries 1412 Foot Cycle
Mobo Cruiser
Mobo Triton
Strider Balance Bike

Once you have chosen the best bike for your needs, enter the contest. Please note that descriptions allow 1000 characters, but only 250 will be displayed without hitting a 'more' button.

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.

Accepting entries starting March 3rd at noon.

Contest Submission Deadline March 25 11:59 AM

Contest Drawing March 26 

Drawing (Drawing date is tentative and subject to change) Will be held and winners will be announced.
*All times are Eastern Daylight Time



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.


Friendship Circle of Michigan is a non-profit organization that provides programs and support to the families of individuals with special needs. In addition to assisting individuals with special needs, Friendship Circle brings together teenage volunteers and children with special needs for hours of fun and friendship. These shared experiences empower the children, our special friends, while enriching the lives of everyone involved.


Pass this information on to those who could use a bike.

Friendship Circle is the real deal everyone. Hey, they even have their own music video.