Bikes for Kids 2021



Standard Bike Request – Child Information Form


Is your child with a disability in need of a bike? Apply now for a standard bike! No financial need is required – the only requirements are that the child receiving the bike has a medically diagnosed physical or developmental disability and has not yet reached his or her 21st birthday.

The deadline to apply for a standard bike, using the form below, is 4 p.m. on Friday, September 17, 2021. Bikes and helmets will be available for pick-up at Bikes for Kids 2021, which will take place on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at Parkway Central High School (369 N Woods Mill Rd, Chesterfield, MO 63017) at a to-be-determined time. You must be available to pick up your child’s bike, and be able to transport it home yourself, in order to receive a bike.

Out of concern for the health and safety of Variety Kids and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic, we will take all necessary precautions to keep everyone safe during Bikes for Kids 2021. More details will be shared closer to the event date to ensure we are following all guidelines that are current at the time of the event. 

Please contact Senior Program Manager Robin Diehl via email with any questions regarding standard bikes or this year’s event. And don’t forget to fill out the form below to request your child’s bike by September 17!

Note: This request form is for standard two-wheel bikes ONLY (training wheels available for 12” and 16” bikes upon request). If your child is unable to ride a standard bike and instead requires a therapeutic bike adapted to his or her needs, you may contact Health Services Manager Misty Burton via email. There is currently a wait list for therapeutic bikes.

Helmet Size

See the instructions and diagram below to correctly measure your child for a helmet. Once you've measured your child's head, select the correct helmet size.

To find your size, wrap a flexible tape measure around the largest portion of your head—about 1 in. above your eyebrows.

Or, wrap a string or ribbon around your head, then measure the length of string with a straight-edge ruler or yardstick.


Bike Style and Size

How to select the correct bike size?

  • 12” Bike – typically 3 to 5 Years or 37–42" tall
  • 16” Bike - typically 4 to 6 Years or 42–48" tall
  • 20” Bike – typically 5 to 9 Years or 44–56" tall
  • 26” Bike - typically 12 years to Adult or 60"+ tall

Note: Training wheels are provided for 12" and 16" bikes only.

Training wheels are only available for 12 inch and 16 inch models.


The child and/or child together with me and/or the child’s family wishes to participate in the event. There is no charge for participation.

The event may include transportation to and from the site by private car and/or other transportation means. It will include entry and exit and activities at the site. In connection with the event Variety and/or its sponsors may provide favors or gifts, including toys.

I acknowledge that participation in the various phases of the event, including post-event activities, will involve the risk of injuries and damages including but not limited to injuries or damages resulting from car accidents and/or falls, playing with gifts and toys and other mishaps. Injuries and/or damages may include death, personal injury, property damages, loss of services and other losses.

I understand that unless I sign this release on behalf of myself, the child and the child’s family, Variety will not allow me, the child or the child’s family to participate in the event.

In order to participate in the event, on behalf of the child, myself, and the child’s family, I therefore release the officers, directors, agents, affiliates, sponsors, volunteers, successors, assigns and employees of both Variety and the site, and I release all drivers and owners of all vehicles involved in the transportation of the participants, (collectively “the released parties”), from all liability for injuries or damages resulting from activities connected with the event, and use of gifts and toys received at the event, to the extent those injuries or damages are result of negligent acts.

I further agree to hold the released parties harmless and to indemnify them against any claims brought against them by third parties due to my actions and/or the child’s actions.

On behalf of the child and myself, I thus hereby release the released parties from all claims for damages or injuries for negligent acts connected with the event. I exclude from the release grossly negligent acts, intentional acts, and acts done with malfeasance.

I understand this release is quite broad, but I nevertheless accept its terms.


Should the need arise in the course of the event, I hereby give authority to all representatives of the Variety staff and the site to provide reasonable emergency medical care to the child and/or to me. I release all claims for injuries or damages incurred by me or the child in connection with the delivery of such care in good faith. This release is also a condition of participation in the event.

I understand this release is quite broad, but I nevertheless accept its terms.


I hereby authorize the media and/or representatives of Variety to take photographs and/or videos of the child and me, and to publish and/or air those photographs and/or videos for the purposes of publicity and/or other reasonable purposes. This release is not a condition of participation in the event.

I understand this release is quite broad, but I nevertheless accept its terms.