New bicycle distribution
Since 1984, the distribution of new bicycles has been made possible thanks to an anonymous donor, "Mr. Bikeman". The program is for children between the ages of 2 and 17 years old and from the Greater Montreal area. Bicycles are given to young people whose actions have had a positive influence in their community or to young people who have shown exceptional courage in difficult situations. Each year, Sun Youth gives some sixty bicycles, helmets and locks to these extraordinary young people.
To submit the name of a child for this year, use this form. Please note that names of candidates can be submitted no later than March 31, 2015 and that no candidacy will be considered after that date.
Used bicycle distribution
The annual "Recyc-Vélo" (Recyc-a-Bike) used bicycle collection is an initiative of Mr. Michel Houle, owner of Houle Toyota Scion. Each fall, drop-off points are made available to donors who wish to dispose of their bikes. The bicycles collected are then reconditioned during the winter months and redistributed in the spring to families identified by Sun Youth.
Many children may then choose their own bike and enjoy a family activity throughout the summer. Thus, about 500 bikes are collected each year and more than 90% can be repaired and distributed.