Due to the global bicycle shortage, we will not be able to have Bikes for Kids 2021. If you nominated a child in 2021, we will keep their name for our Bikes for Kids 2022.
Do you know a child who you feel deserves their first bicycle? Or maybe you know a child whose bike is about to fall apart but their family cannot afford to purchase a new bicycle right now. Nominate them to win our monthly Bikes for Kids Giveaway!
Each month we will be picking one lucky child to not only win a shiny new bicycle but they will also be awarded a brand new bike safety helmet fitted by our certified helmet fitter. Help us to nominate the deserving child you know by simply filling out the information on the form here. After we receive your nomination, Kati from our office will reach out to you to get more information about the child you are nominating to make sure the little cyclist the best custom-fitted bicycle & new bike helmet possible. Finally, we will schedule a date, time and a local bike shop where we’ll meet you to present a brand new bike and bike safety helmet to the child you nominated to be our winner!
We look forward to awarding the child you are nominating soon!
What a New Bicycle Can Mean to a Child
"I know what the first bike represents to a kid," Jim Dodson says. "Freedom, independence, and of course the opportunity to get exercise." For the past five years, the firm has worked with local agencies like Isaiah's Inn and Shepherd's Village, to help locate families with children who are facing hard times and need or would enjoy a new bike but would not otherwise have the opportunity to receive one. "Very few things are as fulfilling as putting a smile on a child's face," Jim says, "it's one of the most enjoyable events of the year and we're thankful we are able to do it."
Attorney Jim Dodson is an Advocate for Bicycle Safety
Jim Dodson loves cycling and is well known by local cyclists as an advocate for bicycle safety in the community. In 2012, he partnered with bike commuter David Sandman and Sergeant George Edmiston of the Largo Police Department in an effort to raise public awareness of the "3 Feet Please Initiative" which is drivers responsibility to pass cyclists at a safe distance, no less than three feet.
Jim emphasizes the responsibility in bicycle ownership, especially with parents and their kids, because he knows from his law practice the dangers that come with riding a bike. "Teaching children to protect themselves, and educating drivers on their responsibility toward cyclists are simple ways the community can help reduce accidents and allow cyclists to enjoy the benefits of riding a bike," he explains.
25 Years of Practicing Personal Injury Law
In Jim Dodson's 25 years of practicing personal injury law in Florida, he has helped many cyclists recover compensation from negligent drivers. In addition to helping bicycle accident victims, Jim has published a book of information that would benefit any cyclist who rides a bike in Florida. The Florida Bicycle Accident Handbook offers information about Florida bicycle laws, how to avoid accidents, what to do if you were in an accident and the insurance you must carry to protect yourself. Order your free copy today.