organizational report

THIS IS A MUST SEE!   #BigBikeGiveaway is proud to share their 2018 Organizational Report outlining enviro, health, economic & social impact to #LdnOnt 

VIEW ONLINE HERE:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nGu2OaCLlqzofFW84ZQ4lSPnsj6Be-o8/view?fbclid=IwAR2RkExRz1YYsWQHPAtH0OVoTc9XgfpMp1PpI45JpyVE818FlHoO2jScKdI  OR DOWNLOAD BELOW

About Us

Since 2014, we have given away over 1500 bikes to the community & reused over 48,000 pounds of metal, rubber & wire!

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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

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BELOW ARE DETAILS ABOUT THE EVENT HELD IN 2019

MORE INFORMATION ON OUR NEXT EVENT FOR 2020 WILL BE POSTED CLOSER TO THE EVENT DATE - STAY POSTED!




BIG  BIKE GIVEAWAY 2019
our annual event will be held on SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 8 at the ARGYLE ARENA - LONDON  1948 Wavell Street

* arrive early to avoid disappointment * limited quantities available

REGISTRATION OPENS at 9am and the giveaway starts at 10am.


Registered Kids ( 3'feet & under) can start getting their bikes at 9am.


READ CAREFULLY

GROUPS of mixed Adults & Kids (3’feet & under) 

 *NO BIKES ALLOWED IN ARENA STANDS/ LINE-UP*
GROUPS MUST CHOOSE TO:

1. Get their kid’s bike first & have someone watch it outside/ put their kid’s bike in their car before they line-up for adult bikes OR
2. Line-up for larger bikes first and then go and get kids bikes 


*NO BIKES ALLOWED IN ARENA STANDS/ LINE-UP*


THE PROCESS

830am Waivers signed in line-up

9am Registration opens

Everyone will be sized to fit a bike at registration. Wristbands will be issued based on sizes available. Bands get you into the bike area but do not guarantee you a bike.

9am Kids Bike Area (3'feet & under) opens.

*NO BIKES ALLOWED IN ARENA STANDS/ LINE-UP* See Group Rules

10am General giveaway will starts.

Your wristband number will be announced by speaker. You have one minute to get to the bike area entrance once your number is called or you will be disqualified. Make sure you are in the main arena at 10am.



2019 EXTRAS THANKS TO PARTNERS

McDonald;s will be giving away free coupons (while supplies last).


MEC & Squeaky Wheel Co-op will provide bike tire checks and seat adjustments.


CAN-Bike, LHSC Road Safety & Helmets on Kids will provide helmet fitting. Limited quantity of free helmets available.


London Public Library will provide children's activities in the spectator lobby.


Middlesex London Health Unit will provide wellness and cycling related information in the spectator lobby.


Argyle Community Association will be there to share information about our Argyle neighbourhood and accept membership signups.


Food and beverages available at the canteen in the spectator lobby.


London Transit (LTC) will be outside in the front of the arena, teaching people how to secure a bike to a bus.


Fanshawe Paramedics will provide first-aid services.


The City of Lon


JACK FM will provide music and energy!


English to Spanish/Arabic language interpretation available. Special thanks to Meg, community volunteer and Ihab, member of London Insurance Brokers Association.



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. 


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

4. Must be there to get a bike

5. Be Kind


EVENT CONSIDERATIONS
1. Arrive to the event early to line up as it is busy and we see over a thousand people in need at this event.

2. Registration opens at 9am and you must line up to register, sign a liability and photo/video waiver and get a wristband.
3. At registration you will be sized for a bike. The person needing a bike must be in attendance. (Example, a caregiver cannot get a bike for their child, their child must be there to be fitted).

4. You'll receive a wristband to get into the bike area. The wristband gets you into the bike area but does not guarantee you a bike.

5. Once you have a wristband, you are welcome to roam the area. Please stay close to the central speaker system (2019 this is inside the main arena). Starting at 10am wristband numbers will be called out and you must attend the bike area immediately or your number will be given to another person in need.

6. You will go into the bike area and pick from a variety of bikes sized for you. If the bike fits you it is yours for free.

7. After you get your bike you can have MEC/ Squeaky Wheel check your tires and seat height for safety. You can also visit the helmet area and our partners (CAN-Bike, LHSC & Helmets on Kids) will give you a helmet (limited quantities available) and fit you for it.

8. We appreciate any monetary donations you make to Big Bike Giveaway. This helps us continue our free program. There will be volunteers in the park available to accept cash/coin donations.

9. We encourage you to bring a folding chair and umbrella if needed as it can be a long wait to get through the line.

10. Washrooms are available (2019 inside the arena).

11. First-aid is available in the west parking lot by Fanshawe Paramedics.

12. Want to learn to put your bike on a LTC bus? London Transit will be (2019 at the front of the arena) to show everyone how to do this.

13. Please consider bringing refillable water bottles as there will be no bottled water sold or available on site. The City of London will provide water drinking stations outside the arena for refill.


NOTE: Big Bike Giveaway offers free bikes to the general public at the annual giveaway. May through July, Big Bike Giveaway takes special requests from London social agencies for bikes needed for people currently working with charitable organizations and have been deemed in-major-need of community support.


BE KIND

lease treat our volunteer staff will kindness and gratitude. We have over 100 volunteers, sponsors and partners that donate their time and money to make this free event happen each year. We facilitate an inclusive, barrier-free environment which fosters only positivity and appreciation. All those not respecting the positive concept will be asked to leave by security.


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 at the event, but for those who want to make an online donation, please visit
https://www.gofundme.com/xbkkn6x


RELEASE * BIG BIKE GIVEAWAY (BBG) EVENTS
Please be advised that photographs and video may be taken at BBG events for use on BBG web, print and social properties. We won’t sell your photo, but we may share it on social media, in promotional marketing materials and with media and/or partner organizations. By attending this and any BBG event, you consent to being photographed and/or filmed, and to your image or likeness being used at BBG’s discretion.  



Community Sponsors & Partners

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BECOME A SPONSOR OR PARTNER IN 2020
and be a part of #MakingBigThingsHappen




2019 SPONSORS

The City of London

London Police Association
Two Small Men with Big Hearts Moving

KGK Science

Autoneum

JACK 102.3
2019 PARTNERS

Old South Community Organization

London & Area Used-Bicycle Donors

Argyle Community Association

Forest City Velodrome Centre
McDonald's

Goodwill Industries

London Celebrates Cycling

London Cycle Link

Squeaky Wheel Bike Co-op

CanBike

Fanshawe Paramedics

Fanshawe Police Foundations

LHSC

Helmets on Kids

Middlesex London Health Unit

London Public Library

London Transit Commission

MEC

London Insurance Brokers Assoc.


2018 SPONSORS
The City of London

London Police Association
Tricar Group
Two Small Men with Big Hearts Moving

KGK Science

MEC
2018 PARTNERS
JACK 102.3 

McDonald's 

London & Area Used-Bicycle Donors

Boyle Activity Council & Community
Forest City Velodrome Centre
Goodwill Industries
CAN-Bike

Squeaky Wheel Co-op

Old East Village Riding Group

London Cycle Link
Helmets on Kids

London Arts Council

London Public Library

London Transit Commission

Fanshawe Paramedics

Fanshawe Police Foundations

WesternU Experiential Learning 

London Celebrates Cycling

London Bicycle Cafe

Wheels & Gears

Outspokin Cycles

Ken Jones Signs

Bike Registry Service

London Insurance Brokers Association

London Middlesex Health Unit

LHSC Brain Injury Road Safety


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



KGK Science
Autoneum

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2019 Community Collection Days

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May 18 - Lord Roberts FI Public School

9am - 12pm  *  Woodfield Plant Exchange

May 25 - Sir Arthur Currie Public School

June 2 - Ilderton Community Centre

9am - 12pm  *  Outspokin Gravel Growler

June 15 - St. Julien Park

9am-1pm  * London Celebrates Cycling Bike Rides

July 7 - Argyle Mall

12-4pm  *  NW parking lot

August 11 - Westmount Mall * FINAL 2019 DONATION DAY

12-4pm  *  NE parking lot

Erica's Story

MEET ERICA! She had her bike stolen. "My bike is my life". Erica participated in #BigBikeGiveaway 2018 and received a free bike. She loves her new ride and calls it Lyft. We're proud to be a part of changing the way Londoners move and live!

Be a part of the movement - donate to Big Bike today. https://www.facebook.com/donate/2197444907173328/?fundraiser_source=external_url

A Whole Family of bikes

In honour of the families we’ve served and the families we look forward to serving, we share this story of an entire family receiving free bikes in 2018. We're proud to be a part of changing the way #LdnOnt ‘ers move and live!  
Be a part of the movement - donate to Big Bike today. https://www.facebook.com/donate/2197444907173328/