Eligible Veterans reside in the Seattle and Denver regions and are under VA or DoD care recovering from combat wounds, injuries, PTSD, TBI, homelessness, blindness and VI, and other military traumas. Referrals come from a network of State and Federal VA counselors or our partner Veteran Support Organizations in areas immediately local to Seattle and Denver. We have a limited number of vetted and trained counselors who are authorized to refer recovering Veterans for a bicycle. VetBikes is currently operating at a maximum production level and unfortunately cannot accept at-large requests for bicycles outside our current network or areas.
Our referring counselors refer Veterans that are currently, and have been under their care for a period long enough to determine that the Veteran is showing consistently positive signs of recovery and satisfactory progress in prescribed programs, eligible according to the VetBikes policy stated above, and recommending cycling as a therapy to be part of the Veteran’s recovery profile.
This referral also declares that their patient is mentally and physically fit for cycling in public areas, currently lacks the means to procure their own bicycle and without the support of VetBikes would be at risk for not engaging in the recommended cycling therapy.