BORP organizes Sept. 7 adaptive cycling ride on Bay Bridge


If you’re an experienced adaptive cycler, the Bay Area Outreach & Recreation Program (BORP) has an incredible day of cycling planned for Sat., Sept. 7th that would take you over the span of the Bay Bridge as part of a 19-mile ride. The views are incredible but truly, this ride is only for experienced cyclists.

Starting at the BORP Cycling Center in Berkeley, you will ride along Frontage Rd., taking in views of the bay and breathing that fresh ocean breeze. Then, as a group, you will travel Christie Ave. to Shellmound Street. Across from the Ikea store, you will enter the Bay Bridge Bike Trail. Getting to Yerba Buena Island/Treasure Island is a gradual climb, nothing to steep, but a good work out. You will go as far as the Bay Bridge Trail Lookout. Lastly, you’ll rest up, have some snack and head back.

The ride goes from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and you’d need to dress for varied weather, bring snacks, water and sunscreen. Adaptive cycles are available to use free from the BORP Cycling Center. You must register to participate by Wed., Sept. 4th via e-mail to

Now, if the Bay Bridge ride is too ambitious for you, the Cycling Center is always open to beginners on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12-7 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Adaptive cycles are available for free. On Tuesdays, there is even a free shuttle from the Ashby BART/Ed Roberts Campus to the Cycling Center from 12-5 p.m.