This spring, many families are spending time together riding bikes. They’re celebrating first pedal strokes, exploring new parts of their neighborhoods, and staying healthy and active while observing social distancing guidelines. But many other families are struggling as they fight at the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic to provide essential services, or they’ve faced job loss or significant hardships.
woom is giving away 116 upCYCLE bikes to the families of frontline workers and those most affected by the current crisis. Do you know, or are you a nurse, grocery clerk, first responder, or another critical worker who sacrifices their health for the good of all, day after day? Or someone who is struggling with new and overwhelming financial difficulties or the loss of a family member? Please help us honor and aid the families of these individuals by submitting your nomination or applying for yourself below.
How to nominate/apply:
Nominate someone: Nominate a friend, extended family member, or someone in the community. Complete the form below for the child that would be receiving the bike, and let us know how it will make the days ahead better for them and their family.
Apply for yourself: Complete the form below so we can help select the right bike for your child, and let us know how this bike will make your child and your family’s life a little bit brighter.
How Recipients Are Selected:
These bikes will be given away based on the responses received and upCYCLE bike availability. We have gathered a committee of employees and partners to evaluate the responses and select the recipients. The bike sizes will be matched to the child based on their age, height, and riding ability. The majority of our inventory is in smaller sized bikes, woom 2’s and woom 3’s that fit children ages 3 to 6 years. We will do our best to accommodate the needs of the nominees and applicants.
The Origin of These Bikes:
The 116 bikes we are giving away is the stock we have received through our upCYCLE program. upCYCLE allows customers to trade-up when their children are ready for the next size woom bike. A portion of the upCYCLE bikes we receive back are donated to charities and given away to children in need. All of the bikes we are giving away have been refurbished to good working condition and quality controlled by our experienced team of woom mechanics. Some of these bikes may not be the latest models and could have different features.
Application Submission Window:
Applications will close on Friday, May 22nd, at 11:59 PM CST or when all bikes have been allocated. Whichever comes first.
How will the bikes be distributed to the selected recipients?
Recipients will be notified by email by June 5th. At that time, we will confirm shipping information, and the bikes will be shipped.
Who is eligible to submit a nomination or apply?
You must live in the United States and be at least 18 years old to submit a nomination or apply.
Who is eligible to be a recipient of these bikes?
Children that live in the United States ages 18 months to 14 years are eligible to receive these bikes.