Frequently Asked Questions
You will need to come to our regional office to check out the bike, sign our paperwork, and get fitted. You will also need a valid form of I.D., such as a California Driver’s License, a valid MasterCard or Visa (we only charge this if you lose or damage the bike), and proof that you are enrolled in the eligible charity event. That’s it!
We have an application and liability release you will need to fill out. You can check out the paperwork on the forms and links information below.
Bicycle Angels supports secular (i.e., non-religious) and non-political charities only.
- Training with a charity group to complete a bike ride or triathlon (such as with Team in Training); or
- Participating in a charity bike ride or triathlon (examples: AIDS Lifecycle, MS Coastal Challenge, Tour de Cure).
In either case, the “eligible charity event” must have a fund raising component with a minimum fund raising amount required.
We ask that you return your loaner bike within two weeks of either completing your event, getting a different bike, or discontinuing your fundraising/training efforts. We need your loaner bike back ASAP so it is available for other fundraising events!
Giving us your pants inseam and your height is helpful. You can also go to your local bike shop and ask them what size you need. We will fit you with what we have available when you come to our storage facility, but it’s best to have an idea of what size you need ahead of time. An ill-fitting bike is very uncomfortable for an endurance ride.
We have a limited fleet, but will try to help you out. Sometimes a bike in your size may be already loaned out, but returning shortly – so you may have to wait a bit. Sometimes we are able to add to our fleet to meet new demands.