Accessible Bike Share returns to SF this weekend (Sunday, June 6)

June 2, 2021 

Dear Community Members:

Recreational adaptive bike share returns to Golden Gate Park this weekend.  Please find this announcement from our colleagues at SFMTA:

 

Bike Share Program for People with Disabilities Re-Launches in San Francisco.

Sundays, 11 am – 4 pm, starting June 6, 2021

Golden Gate Park

JFK Drive and Kezar

San Francisco, CA

Bay Wheels, BORP Adaptive Sports, and the SFMTA are thrilled to announce that handcycles, trikes and side by side tandem bicycles for people with disabilities, a pilot that first launched in July 2019, will continue this summer and be available on a regular schedule for use in San Francisco all Sundays through November 2021. The check-in and pick-up point for adaptive cycles in Golden Gate Park is located along where JFK Drive is closed to cars and provides an opportunity for participants to ride separate from vehicle traffic.  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 cycles. Staff can also assist with storing mobility devices or providing a crate for service animals. The program will run on Sundays in Golden Gate Park from 11 am – 4  pm, starting June 6th  and the use of bikes will be free for people with disabilities. For more information, please visit www.borp.org/bikeshare.

Getting There

Accessible parking located just north of JFK and Kezar at McLaren Lodge (by Stanyan and Fell). Near Muni routes 33 and 7. Bikeshare station near Fell and Stanyan. BORP provides accommodations for storing mobility devices and crating service animals.

About Bay Wheels

The Bay Wheels system, operated by Lyft, is an integral part of the Bay Area’s transportation network. With more than 300 stations and nearly 4,000 bikes on the ground across San Francisco, San Jose, Berkeley, Oakland, and Emeryville, the system has generated over three million rides since launching in June 2017.

About Bay Area Outreach & Recreation Program (BORP)

BORP Adaptive Sports provides challenging sports and recreation for people with disabilities of all ages and from all over the San Francisco Bay Area. BORP’s Adaptive Cycling Center in Berkeley has over 50 different types of adaptive cycles and has been breaking down barriers to Cycling for people with disabilities for 15 years.

About the SFMTA

Established by voter proposition in 1999, the SFMTA, a department of the City and County of San Francisco, oversees the Municipal Railway (Muni), paratransit, parking and traffic, bicycling, walking and taxis.