Cycling

Adaptive Cycling Program

The BORP Adaptive Cycling Center in Berkeley hosts one of the largest collections of adaptive bikes in the world, including handcycles, recumbent bikes, side-by-side tandems, and other models. The Center serves children, youth and adults with physical disabilities and visual impairments, as well as their family and friends.

The Center is located near a quiet bike path in Aquatic Park, which connects with the San Francisco Bay Trail, allowing extensive cycling opportunities. Adaptive cycling means that everyone, regardless of physical disability, can engage in exhilarating exercise while experiencing the beauty and inspiration of the outdoors.

Visiting the Cycling Center

Visitors to the Cycling Center must make an appointment. For newcomers, our friendly staff and volunteers help find the right bike and fit that works for you.

First visit appointment: We prefer that newcomers to the Cycling Center make an appointment, so our friendly staff and volunteers will have enough time to help you find the right bike and fit that works for you.

NEW – Drop in hours are back! 

Returning riders can come without an appointment and ride any bike that is available. If you want a particular bike, best to call ahead to reserve!

Winter hours at Adaptive Cycling Center
10am to 4:30pm Th, Fr, Sat

San Francisco Cycling ended in October.
It will resume next summer.

Address: 80 Bolivar Drive, Berkeley, CA 94710

To make an appointment or for more information, contact cycling@borp.org. Always include your phone number.

BORP’s cycles are available for single-day/hourly use during open hours for people with disabilities cycling from and back to the cycling center. Usage is free, but we welcome donations. BORP does not sell adaptive bikes or make them available for take-away rental.

Bring Adaptive Cycling to Your Organization

BORP also provides custom programs serving schools, nonprofits, and providers of services for people with disabilities. These can be delivered at our site, or at off-site locations. Contact cycling@borp.org or 510-848-2930 for more information.

Become a Member of BORP’s Cycling Center today!

BORP relies on the support of participants, their families and the larger community to keep our services available. We encourage users of the BORP Adaptive Cycling Center, their friends and family to join the Center’s membership program. Donations directly support our cycling program. Suggested membership donation is $100, but please give at whatever level you can.
Two riders on recumbent tandem smile and wave

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