Have additional questions about the Borrow a Bike program? Your answer might be below! If not, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
What style of bike will my child receive?
- Information from the registration and therapist referral forms are used to assign each child with a bike that is likely to suit their needs.
- Families and referring therapists are strongly encouraged to attend the Try a Bike days to determine if the assigned bike will work for your child. See our calendar for the Try a Bike days’ schedule.
What if I can’t afford to borrow a bike?
- We often have direct financial assistance for those who need it. Email email@example.com to apply. (Please note that we can fund a limited number of families according to CRA guidelines)
- Be advised: Support for 2023 is still being sought and may not be available. Please consider volunteering on or before your child’s fitting day to save on rental fees.
I live in an apartment, can I still borrow a bike?
- If you can store the bike indoors in a secure area, you are eligible to borrow a bike.
I can’t attend either of the fitting events, can I still borrow a bike?
- Only two fitting events are scheduled each year. If you miss them, you will have to wait to borrow a bike until next year.
I am fostering a child with special needs, can I still borrow a bike?
- Yes, however, it will be necessary for the social worker to sign the waiver form.
I am not sure if my child has a regular therapist. Why is this important and if I don’t have one, can I still borrow a bike?
- Having a therapist allows us to learn more about your child’s physical needs saves volunteer time, allowing us to support more kids. It also allows us to take your long-term cycling goals into consideration when we are assigning a bike. School therapists, private therapists (e.g., Specialized Services), and Glenrose or Stollery therapists are all acceptable referral sources. If you don’t have a therapist, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is there an income cutoff to borrow a bike?
- No. One of the goals of our loan pool is to allow families the necessary time to trial an adapted bicycle before purchasing one. We hope that families for whom it is not a problem to spend $2000-$5000 on a new bike will consider donating them to our loan pool after their child outgrows them.