Our Program

The My First Bicycle Foundation provides bicycles to youth in low-income households across Canada. The package includes a bicycle, helmet and lock. Our charity encourages physical and mental well-being through outdoor activities and exercise.

Applications open January 1, 2022

Eligibility Requirements

  • Child must be between the ages of 7 and 14

    The bicycles we provide are best fit for children between these ages and that these ages are crucial for engaging children in their own active modes of transportation.

  • Child must be from a low-income household

    The Government of Canada has created an income threshold measurement called Low Income Cut-Off (LICO) which is used by charities to target people who may qualify for specific charitable work. We have created a simple one-pager (2021) to help you determine if you are eligible.

  • Applications should be completed by the child's parent or guardian

    OR individual must have permission from the parent or guardian, along with all necessary documentation needed to apply (teachers and mentors are welcome).

How It Works

  • 1

    Submit an application

    Ensure that the applicant meets all of the eligibility requirements. Submit an application between January 1 and March 31.

  • 2

    Application is reviewed & approved

    Our team receives and reviews your application. If eligibility requirements are met and all information shared, we accept your application and email you your approval status.

  • 3

    Bicycle package ships to you

    With the address you supply in your application, we ship you your new bicycle. Deliveries for bicycles begin in April.

  • 4

    Open package

    You will find a bike lock, a gift certificate for a helmet, a partly assembled bicycle (the handlebars and pedals are not assembled yet), assembly tools, and instructions.

  • 5

    Assemble bicycle

    Assemble your new bicycle with the tools and instructions provided. With your gift card, visit an eligible retailer to purchase a properly fitted helmet.

  • 6

    Ready to ride!

    Now you're ready to ride. Be safe, obey all traffic laws, and have fun!

Important Dates

Keep an eye on these important dates to remember when you start your application and by what date it is due.

  • Dec
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May

Get Started

Start your application and prepare for the fun you can have on two wheels.

Applications open January 1, 2022

Have Questions?

Check out our FAQ for more information.

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Supported By

  • Digital Commerce Bank

    Digital Commerce Bank is a Canadian leader in digital payment solutions for corporate online banking, empowering financial institutions and FinTech entrepreneurs to effortlessly scale their business.

  • Cannonball Capital Inc.

    Cannonball Capital Inc is an active institutional investor in venture companies, private and public equities, and commercial real estate.

  • Atlantis Financial Corp. (“Atlantis”) is a private business in Calgary focused on investments in the financial services sector. Atlantis has generously agreed to provide a five year funding commitment to My First Bicycle.

  • Digital Commerce Bank

    Digital Commerce Bank is a Canadian leader in digital payment solutions for corporate online banking, empowering financial institutions and FinTech entrepreneurs to effortlessly scale their business.

  • Cannonball Capital Inc.

    Cannonball Capital Inc is an active institutional investor in venture companies, private and public equities, and commercial real estate.

  • Atlantis Financial Corp. (“Atlantis”) is a private business in Calgary focused on investments in the financial services sector. Atlantis has generously agreed to provide a five year funding commitment to My First Bicycle.

  • Digital Commerce Bank

    Digital Commerce Bank is a Canadian leader in digital payment solutions for corporate online banking, empowering financial institutions and FinTech entrepreneurs to effortlessly scale their business.

  • Cannonball Capital Inc.

    Cannonball Capital Inc is an active institutional investor in venture companies, private and public equities, and commercial real estate.

  • Atlantis Financial Corp. (“Atlantis”) is a private business in Calgary focused on investments in the financial services sector. Atlantis has generously agreed to provide a five year funding commitment to My First Bicycle.