Following in Oakland's foot steps, San Francisco becomes next city to offer adaptive cycling program

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There is some great momentum building in the Bay Area with the recent expansion of adaptive cycling programs to San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park and soon on the Embarcadero Waterfront, two incredible venues for any kind of cycling, adaptive or not. This is a continuation of Berkeley-based Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program (BORP) collaborating with Bay Wheels (operated by Lyft) to work with local municipalities to make adaptive cycles available. The Oakland Lake Merritt program was launched back in April.

The program at Golden Gate Park is offered on Sundays only during the weekly Sunday street closures when the park’s roads are transformed into a community celebration of mobility. The program will include handcycles, adaptive trikes, and a side-by-side tandem bike. Staff from BORP will be on-hand to fit, train, and assist riders on how to use the adaptive cycles. The program in Golden Gate Park runs from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the McLaren Lodge, Golden Gate Park, 501 Stanyon Street. There are a number of wheelchair accessible parking spaces available as well. The Embarcadero Waterfront hours and location have not been released yet but stay tuned..

For more information, please contact Greg Milano at BORP (at 415) 271-0647 or greg@borp.org