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Big Bike Giveaway

BIG THANKS
to all of our volunteers, partners & sponsors
2017 event saw over 1200 attendees and we gave away 250 free bikes!

About Us

Since 2014, Big Bike Giveaway has given out over 750 bikes to the community, for free!

Big Bike Giveaway is organized by a husband and wife team in London Ontario who are local community ambassadors. They collect and repair bicycles and give them away for free on one day each year. The goal of the program is to get as many people on bikes as possible and to encourage healthier lifestyles in the community.
The program is intended to specifically help those needing this resource to get ahead due to poverty. 

How it works

BIG  BIKE GIVEAWAY 2018
will be our 5th anniversary and it will be held at the Boyle Community Centre on Sunday September 30th


WHO CAN HAVE A FREE BIKE?

Londoners come to the event and get sized up for a free bike that fits them. The concept is simple, first-come-first-serve and there is only one bike issued to each person. The person must be in attendance to receive a bike as they are fitted to the bike before they leave. Big Bike Giveaway takes it to the next level by reserving the first lot of bikes for people currently working with charitable organizations and have been deemed in-major-need of community support. 


RULES
1. First-come-first-serve
2. The bike must fit you to receive a free bike
3. One bike per person 


ABOUT THE 2017 EVENT
1. Arrive to the event (Boyle Community Centre 530 Charlotte Street London, OEV) before the giveaway time (12pm) to register, sign a waiver and get a ticket. Lineup usually starts a couple hours prior to the giveaway time.
2. We encourage you to bring a folding chair and umbrella if needed as it can be a long wait to get through the line.
3. You'll receive a ticket and then lineup to get into the bike area and be fitted for a bike. The bike must fit you in order for you to get one. (Example, a Mom cannot get a bike for their child, their child must be there to be fitted).
4. Once you get your bike, you can be fitted for a free helmet (while supplies last) from the CAN-BIKE volunteers.
5. You'll then visit the repair area by MEC & IMBA so that they can do a last check of your bike and make sure that your tires are inflated and your seat is adjusted to your height.
6. After you get your free bike, you're welcome into the centre for food and beverage for sale by the Boyle Activity Council and visit our participating vendors in tents. 



DONATIONS WELCOME

Big Bike Giveaway first repairs used bikes and this can be expensive. Donations from the community are appreciated. All funds received go to purchasing parts to repair the bikes (tires, chains, tubes, brakes etc.)

We appreciate cash donations but for those who want to make an online donation, please visit
https://www.gofundme.com/xbkkn6xg


We're currently repairing the donated bikes and not accepting donations at this time. We will announce here when our next community bike collection date will be. Thank you for your support!


Community Sponsors

2018

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2017
The City of London

London Police Association
Tricar
Two Small Men with Big Hearts Moving
Forest City Velodrome
Boyle Activity Council
McDonald's
MEC
IMBA

2014-2016
The City of London
London Police Association
Two Small Men with Big Hearts Moving 

Forest City Velodrome
Old South Community Organization
Old South Business Association
First Cycleworks
Lululemon
Tricar Group
MEC


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Visit us on collection days

We love interacting with community members.
Feel free to visit us at our collection locations.

Big Bike Giveaway

London, Ontario, Canada

(519) 200-5496

Bicycle Collections

Please bring your used, working bike donations to one of our collections:

SUNDAY 12-4pm
November 12 - Westmount Mall (NE lot)