How to Ride

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Ride With Us

We require all riders to sign-up ahead of time.  Please review our cost, hours, location, and step-by-step sign-up guides below, then call or sign-up online to schedule an Adaptive Bike Fitting or to reserve a cycle.

Adaptive CYCLING COSTS

  • $20 Discounted Adaptive Bike Fitting

  • $10 per Ride (up to 1.5 hrs.)

  • $60 Season-Pass

Please note that the Adaptive Cycling Costs apply to individuals who are eligible for Metro Transits reduced fares (persons with disabilities, medicare recipients, seniors aged 65+), and individuals who identify as unable to ride a two wheel bicycle on a permanent basis

Non-Reduced Adaptive CYCLING COSTS**

  • $40 Adaptive Bike Fitting

  • $20 per Ride (up to 1.5 hrs.)

  • $100 Season Pass

**Those who are seeking use of an adaptive bike due to a temporary injury, such as a broken limb, can rent bikes on an as-available basis at the Non-Reduced Cost listed above. TCAC reserves the right to prioritize individuals who are eligible for Metro Transit's reduced fare first.

Location

TCAC is located directly on the Midtown Greenway, a 5.5 mile bike and pedestrian path in South Minneapolis.

2840 South 5th Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55408

where the Minneapolis Greenway & 5th Ave South intersect. We are located underneath the 4th ave. bridge directly on the Greenway trail. Drive into the parking lot and toward the southwest corner of the parking lot.

SPRING RIDING Hours

TCAC is open seasonally from
April 30th - October 19th
*weather permitting

Tuesday: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 2:00pm


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*Caregivers and family members are encouraged to join and bring their own bike.

Are you new to Adaptive Cycling or TCAC? 

Please follow the steps below:

 1. Sign-up for an Adaptive Bike Fitting

  • Adaptive Bike Fittings give us the opportunity to learn more about your cycling needs. During your initial fitting you will work one on one with an adaptive cycling instructor to identify the appropriate adaptive cycle for your needs, and learn about how to operate the bike safely.

  • Initial fittings take place outside of our normal operating hours. Please see our events page for dates.

  • Call (612)-454-0831 or sign up here and select “Adaptive Bike Fitting"

2. Attend an Adaptive Bike Fitting Session 

  • Complete paperwork and waiver on site

  • Expect to spend 30-45 minutes for your initial bike fitting session

3. Sign-Up as a Returning Rider

  • Once you have completed an initial bike fitting session, you can sign up here to ride with us on our open program days.


Are you a returning rider to TCAC's Cycling Program?

Please follow these steps below:

1. Call or sign-up online to reserve a bike

  • (612) 454-0831 or sign up here and select your desired bike

  • Please indicate if you will need a riding partner or sighted "tandem pilot"

    • Please let us know at least 1 day in advance if you need a riding partner or sighted "tandem pilot"

2. Sign-in upon arrival

  • A staff member will assist you with retrieving your bike and equipment, adjustments to the bike, and transfers if needed

3. Hit the trails on your adaptive bike!


TCAC PROVIDES THE FOLLOWING:

  • Helmet

  • Instruction on use of bike

  • TCAC provides instruction on transfers to/from adapted bikes, however we do not provided assistance. If you need assistance transferring please bring a caregiver or family member to assist with these transfers.

  • Safe storage of your mobility device while you are riding

  • Tandem pilot or riding partner (as available from our volunteers)

  • Mobile Mechanic support in case of a flat tire, or other mechanical issues while on the trail

WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU TO RIDE:

  • Closed toe athletic shoes
    (we do not allow open toe shoes for riding)

  • A helmet if you own one

  • Sunscreen

  • Water bottle

  • Family member, friends or caregivers are always welcome!


Rider Testimonials

You helped us explore the idea that I could bike again after two heart attacks and losing the use of my right hand and arm. You gave me the opportunity to try out various trikes and you gave us valuable advice on which type of trike might work best for my adaptive cycling needs.....I’m getting much-needed exercise doing something I thought I would never be able to do again. And we’re having so much fun!
— Marylin G.
Thanks to Twin Cities Adaptive Cycling I am able to stay on a legitimate exercise regimen that allows me to be outside in the fresh air, experience the Greenway and the great City Lakes that Minneapolis has to offer. The staff and volunteers are dedicated and incredibly helpful. It was great to be able to ride a bike again! I can’t wait for next season.”
— James A.
Before Jared’s accident, Jared was always outdoors. He loved hiking, skiing, rock climbing, cycling, and more. After his accident, those activities became extremely difficult. As Jared’s wife, it was painful to see his discouragement from not feeling able to participate in the sports that he loves. When we learned of TCAC, we learned that Jared could get a part of his life back. TCAC helped us get outside, get moving, and enjoy quality time together.
— Aubrey & Jared W.