The last date BORP will be offering the Oakland Bike Share is November 13th. Thank you to everyone who participated in the Oakland Adaptive Bike Share Pilot Program. In this six month period we served over 60 people for a total of over 90 rides. Over 40 of people who participated were new to the BORP Cycling Program! Our primary funder, Lyft has decided to pause the program while they explore other forms of mobility. The San Francisco, Golden Gate Park program, on Sunday, is still going strong. We are hoping to add another location on the Embarcadero, San Francisco. So, stay tuned.
Location: Snow Park (Harrison & 19th Streets, next to Lake Merritt)
Hours of Operation:
Wednesday 11 – 5, Saturday 10 – 4
(No service if raining)
Cost: No charge for people with disabilities.
Minimum Age: 18
How It Works:
Step 1: Review our available adaptive bikes and hours. (Reservation System coming soon.) Until then we are operating on a walk-up basis, but you may email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a reservation. Provide name, date, time, and bike model.
Step 2: Get Registered: If it is your first time, show up at the Adaptive Bike Share 30 minutes before you want to ride.
Join the Bay Wheels/BORP Adaptive Bike Share Pilot either by using our available computer or your phone. Save time by downloading the Bay Wheels App in advance. You will also have to complete a paper liability and registration form onsite. You will be given a code on site to waive your membership fee.
Note: You will be required to have a credit card to register online.
No Credit Card? If you do not have a credit card; you can register before your visit through the Bike Share for All Program, information is here:
Want to try it before registering? One fitting session and a ride in a limited area is allowed without membership required as long as:
- a) required forms at station are completed and signed;
- b) Two valid ID’s and your mobility device are left as security.
Step 3: Get Fitted and Trained – BORP Staff will help you select an appropriate bike and adjust it to fit you; and train you how to pedal, steer, brake, and change gears.
Riders must be able to transfer to cycles independently or come with attendants capable of assisting. Stepped chairs and a Hoyer lift are available for assistance. BORP staff will assist with balance, stabilization, and fitting, but will not lift or lower weight.
Step 4: Go Ride!