Loan Pool

Who is eligible to borrow a bike?

  • Children with a diagnosis that makes riding standard bicycles difficult.  (NOTE: children who could ride a bicycle with training wheels are not eligible).
  • Ages 3-20
  • Lives in Edmonton and surrounding areas (within 2 hours according to Google maps)
  • Families must be able to transport the bikes to and from fitting/ return days and have a space to safely store the bicycle (indoors only).

 

How do we register?

  • go to our Registration Page to register
  • Therapist referrals (OT/PT/ APE) are required for a child to borrow a bike; an email will be sent once parents register.
  • If you do not have a therapist working with your child, please contact us.

 

What is the process?

  • Registration by parents/ guardians (bikes are assigned based on the order registration is received)
  • Referral completed by therapist
  • If we have a bike that meets your child’s needs, you will be notified by early March and invited to make an appointment to attend a fitting day (March 11, 2018 and April 7, 2018)
  • Bikes are assigned based on information provided and fit to your child by a team of therapists and mechanics
  • You will be taking the bike home following the fitting day.

 

What is the cost?

  • A $100 refundable deposit + a $75 rental fee (or 4 hour volunteer commitment) is required.
  • For qualifying families, Kid Sport will cover the cost of the deposit.  You must register for this and are still required to complete a volunteer commitment in place of the $75 rental fee.

 

How long do we get to keep the bike?

  • Bikes are loaned out between spring fitting days (between March and May) and the fall return day (typically first Saturday in October)
  • A school borrowing program is also available on a pilot basis.

Further information can be found under frequently asked questions.