Bike Clinics are fast-paced, one-day events where volunteers build multiple bikes for children in a day! Yes, one day! To keep the momentum going during the pandemic, we’ve transitioned from a large event to building bikes from home by our volunteer engineers/techs, then we deliver the bikes outdoors via social distancing-style with masks. (Video below: Bike Clinic at Morgan State University – Fall 2019)
Families submit requests along with a video of the child walking or riding a bike from school (below). Virtual meetings are held to gather measurements and medical information and to determine customization. Once given the thumbs up by both of our approval committees, we are ready to order parts and build the bike. We also supply a helmet – to match the new, cool, head-turning bike!
Bike Clinics/home builds are special opportunities for volunteers with limited time and for children and adults with disabilities who are unable to ride a standard bicycle. Many smiles and tears of joy!
Volunteers: Experienced Engineers, Bike Techs, PTs & Novices: You can volunteer. If you have 2-4 hours to help build or custom fit bikes. Sign-up by calling: 443.320.4007
Who qualifies for our bike clinics?
- Must be 10-21 years old
- Must weigh at least 65 lbs. — and not more than 175lbs.
- Must be able to do at least a 1/2 pedal rotation
- Must be able to grip a handlebar
- Must be able to sit upright
- Be able to make “stop & go” decisions on their own (even if accompanied)
If your child does not qualify for the Bike Clinic or you cannot afford our reduced fee, give us a call anyway. Let’s talk about options so we can get your child riding! 443.320.4007