Transportation

Adaptive bicycling available San Francisco

Adaptive biking

Riders with differing abilities are able to ride adaptive bikeshare bikes in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco as part of a program sponsored by MTC, the Bay Area Outreach & Recreation Program, Lyft and SFMTA.

Adaptive bikes will be available throughout the summer and fall at the following location:

  • Golden Gate Park – JFK, west of Kezar Drive, San Francisco on Sundays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (through November)

Bikes are available on a first-come-first-serve basis and riders must be 18 years of age or older. Riders can make reservations in advance by sending an email to cycling@borp.org to request a bike. New riders who need to be fitted for an adaptive bike should arrive no later than 2:30 p.m. Last riders to go out at 3 p.m. to be back by 4 p.m.

Trained staff from BORP  — the region’s leading provider of accessible recreation and adaptive sports for people with mobility-related disabilities — will be on-hand to fit, train and assist riders on how to use the adaptive bikes. Adaptive equipment includes supportive pedals, seats and straps, and hand pedals for quad level spinal cord injury riders.

The program has five adaptive bikes available in San Francisco.

  • Upright handcycle
  • Recumbent handcycle
  • Recumbent leg trike
  • Recumbent trike tandem
  • Side-by-side tandem bicycle