Who We Are

Twin Cities Adaptive Cycling (TCAC) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit working to increase access to cycling among  youth and adults with disabilities.  TCAC provides customized adaptive bicycle fittings and low-cost regular use of our bicycles and equipment, comprehensive training, and opportunities for tandem and group rides. 

Why we do what we do

Minneapolis ranks among the top cities for biking in the country!  The city itself has 129 miles of on-street bikeways and 97 miles of off-street paths.  Considering this impressive infrastructure and the numerous health benefits of cycling, we believe EVERYONE should have equal access to cycling.  High costs, storage, and bike transport are common barriers to cycling among individuals living with a disability.

At TCAC we recognize these challenges and seek to eliminate these barriers by offering low-cost use of our adaptive bikes and equipment.

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Our Mission

To enhance independence and build community through outdoor adaptive cycling.

WHY CYCLING?

At TCAC we believe that regular participation in cycling can lead to improved physical and mental health, greater independence, and empower individuals with disabilities to take new risks and expand from their cycling experiences into their life choices.  Adaptive cycling allows individuals living with a disability to be outdoors in their community, experience increased mobility, and improve strength and cardiovascular fitness. Cycling also provides opportunities to socialize with others and can increase feelings of self-worth and autonomy


     

    Staff

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    Caito Bowles-Roth

    Co-Founder and Program Director

    TCAC Co-Founder and Program Director Caito Bowles-Roth is an Occupational Therapist (OT) and lifelong cyclist.  In 2014, she combined her OT skills with a passion for cycling by working as an Adaptive Cycling Program Assistant for the Bay Area Outreach Recreation Program (BORP) in Berkeley, California.  At BORP, she witnessed the positive and transformative role cycling can play in the lives of those with disabilities, both on and off the bike. 

    During visits back to her native city of Minneapolis, she noticed that few opportunities existed for individuals with disabilities to ride bicycles, especially if they could not afford to purchase their own.  Determined to make cycling more available to those living with disabilities and limited resources, she moved back to her native city of Minneapolis and opened TCAC in June of 2017.

    Tommy Dixon

    Co-Founder and Chief Mechanic

     

    BOARD MEMBERS

    Susan Muskat
    Board Member

    Frank Vardeman
    President

    John Cox
    Treasurer


     

     

    If you are interested in joining our board of directors please contact:

    Caito Bowles-Roth
    Program Director
    612-423-4681
    tcacycling@gmail.com


     

    Hours

    TCAC is open seasonally from
    May 1 – October 6th*
    *weather permitting

    Tuesday: 11 am - 4 pm
    Thursday: 11 am - 4 pm
    Saturday: 9 am - 1 pm  

    All bikes are available on a first come, first serve basis.  Please call ahead or sign up online to reserve a specific bike.

    Location

    We are located directly on the Midtown Greenway, a 5.5 mile bike and pedestrian path in South Minneapolis. The Greenway connects to several nearby trails including:

    • Minneapolis Chain of Lakes (Isles, Cedar, Calhoun and Harriet)
    • Southwest LRT Trail extending to the western suburbs
    • Paths along the Mississippi River