Adaptive Cycling Center opens up new avenues to exercise your abilities

I’d like to tell you about one of the many different programs that Outdoors for All offers for children and adults with disabilities: our Adaptive Cycling Center at Magnuson Park in Seattle.

I’m a big believer in our Adaptive Cycling Center because I’ve seen first-hand that:

  • it’s for people of all abilities,
  • there is a great variety of cycles from which to choose,
  • it’s affordable through the $100 summer season pass,
  • it’s accessible — open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for drop-in operations now through October 2 — and by appointment on other days of the week, and
  • it’s invigorating to come out and enjoy the sunshine (sometimes a rain drop or two) and the fresh air blowing across your face!

Whether you’re a first time rider or long time cyclist — Magnuson Park has miles of paths to explore. Plus, just two blocks from the park entrance is the Burke-Gilman Trail, a protected bike path that offers even longer ride options.

Cycling with Outdoors for All and the Adaptive Cycling Center is simply awesome! But don’t just take my word for it, here’s what others have had to say:

“You’ve opened up a whole new world for us!”

 “I really enjoyed cycling with Outdoors for All this past summer. Jessica, my younger sister (she has autism and epilepsy), doesn’t get to try a large variety of things all the time, but the bikes gave her the chance to do a variety.”

“Yesterday was FANTASTIC! (The staff) set me up really well on the bike that I took out. I had as much fun as you said and more!”

“I know how much you guys and your program helped me adapt to my new, life- changing disabilities. You guys really make a difference and change peoples’ lives for the better. Thanks for everything you do.”