A bike is not just a bike. It is a mode of transportation and symbolizes freedom, independence and childhood. At Variety, we believe that all children should have access to a bike, no matter their ability.
At Bikes for Kids, we give away close to 200 bikes to St. Louis-area kids and teens with physical or developmental disabilities. We provide standard bikes in multiple sizes, both with and without training wheels, so each child is sure to find one that has the perfect fit. We also provide therapeutic bikes, which are adapted to the rider’s specific needs with special frames, seats, pedals and more, and are given to Variety Kids who have demonstrated financial need.
Bikes for Kids 2018 will take place on November 17 at Parkway Central High School. At the event, children and teens will receive their bikes along with the necessary safety gear.
If you are in need of a bike for a child or teen, please contact us soon to reserve your spot on the list. It should be noted that a parent or caregiver will need to provide transportation for the bikes following the event.
For those requesting a standard bike, fill out the form at this link and contact Robin Diehl via email or phone at 314-720-7717 with any questions. The deadline to request a standard bike is October 8, 2018.
Those in need of a therapeutic bike should contact Misty Burton directly via email or phone at 314-720-7708. Therapeutic bikes do require additional medical and financial documentation and we have a very limited number of therapeutic bikes remaining for this year, so please contact Misty as soon as possible. Once these bikes are claimed, those who qualify for a therapeutic bike will be placed on a waiting list for next year.
We can’t wait to see your and your child’s smiling faces at Bikes for Kids 2018!