Adapted Bicycle Loan Program

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 3-18
  • Lives in Edmonton and surrounding areas (Devon, Fort Saskatchewan, Leduc, Morinville, St. Albert, Sherwood Park, Spruce Grove, Stony Plain)
  • 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?

  • Registration is done online via   Registration opens January 3, 2016.
  • Therapist referrals (OT/PT/ APE) are required for a child to borrow a bike.
  • 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
  • Attend Try a Bike day on March 4, 2016 at Broxton Park School (505 McLeod Avenue, Spruce Grove)
  • If we have a bike that meets your child’s needs, you will be notified by March 5, 2016 and invited to make an appointment to attend a fitting day (March 6, April 9, 2016)
  • 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.

 

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 (Tentatively October 24, 2015)

Further information can be found under frequently asked questions.