Adaptive cycles can take a lot of forms, but the basic idea is making cycling more accessible for everyone. This can include handcycles, tricycles (and quadracycles!), tandem bikes, or anything that addresses a set of bike needs.
Like with Bicycle Sundays at Seward Park last year, Outdoors for All is partnering with the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) to have free bike rentals this year—but the program’s expanding. For 2019, adaptive cycles will be available every day through September 30 at Magnuson Park in addition to set days at Seward Park and White Center Bicycle Playground.
The free Magnuson Park cycles expands on the existing Outdoors for All Adaptive Cycle Center program, previously open just Thursdays through Sundays with rentals starting at $15 an hour. New drop-in hours—running May through September—will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day. Fittings are included, although Outdoors for All recommends calling in advance to check availability.
Opportunities in Seward Park and White Center are more limited, but there. A trailer full of bikes will roll up for some, but not all, Bicycle Sundays: June 16 and 23, July 7 and 14, August 11 and 18, and September 8 and 15. White Center Bicycle Playground will have free adaptive bikes on two days, June 21 and September 21.