May is #BikeEverywhereMonth and we’re working to ensure everyone has access to get out and enjoy the great joys of biking.
Did you know one of the nation’s largest fleets of adaptive cycles is housed here in Seattle? Outdoors for All Foundation, a local non-profit, provides adaptive recreation opportunities for children and adults with disabilities and boasts over 200 adaptive cycles in its Magnuson Park Adaptive Cycle Center.
Now, a new partnership between our Bike Share Program and Outdoors for All will help more people access these amazing cycles.
This summer, a portion of our bike share permit-generated fees will go straight to Outdoors for All, allowing this great organization to better serve the community through the Adaptive Cycling Center. Read on to learn about the many opportunities for you to get out and bike!
Free rentals, extended hours, and bikes in south Seattle – here’s what our partnership is providing:
1. All adaptive cycle rentals will be FREE in Magnuson Park through September 30, 2019!
This new partnership will allow all rentals in Magnuson Park to be free-of-charge for children and adults with disabilities! You can rent an adaptive cycle through September 30, 2019 at the Adaptive Cycling Center in Magnuson Park.
What are adaptive cycles? They include:
- Handcycles for individuals with no or limited leg movement
- Three- and four-wheel cycles for those who need more stability
- Children’s hand and foot powered cycles
- Tandem cycles for individuals who want a guide while riding
- Hand and foot cranked cycles exercising your whole body
- Standard cycles
2. The Adaptive Cycling Center will remain open 7 days a week from May through September.
Now, you can cycle all week long! With our partnership, adaptive cycles will be available for drop-in rentals 7 days a week from 10 AM – 6 PM through September 30.
3. We’ll bring the adaptive cycles to 10 events in South Seattle this summer.
We understand that Magnuson Park isn’t easily accessible for those living in the South Seattle. That’s why this partnership allows for Outdoors for All to bring their trailer full of adaptive cycles to 10 events this summer!
People will be able to stop by and try an adaptive cycle free-of-charge at these events, including Seward Park Bicycle Sundays and White Center Bicycle Demonstrations. Check out the complete list of dates here!
Meet Sofi and Patricia, two people who have found the joy and freedom of using adaptive cycles.
Sofi and her mom, Tracey, stopped into the Adaptive Cycling Center almost every week during the summer of 2018 trying out different tandem cycles. When Sofi and her mom first started to visit, Sofi didn’t want to pedal, but by the end of the summer Sofi and her mom pedaled over 400 miles! Read Sofi’s story here.
Patricia also used one of Outdoors for All’s adaptive cycles to cycle for the first time last summer! Because she was able to try different adaptive cycles to see which worked best for her, she was able to get her own. Now she rides everywhere! Learn about Patricia’s adventures here.
Try out an adaptive cycle today!
Check out the great work that Outdoors for All does and make this summer the one you or your loved one get on an adaptive cycle!
For more information, please visit Outdoors for All’s website.