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ERI Adaptive Bike Program

The Everyone Rides Initiative is dedicated to providing equity in bike share and within the cycling community in Hamilton. We are very excited to be putting that equity into practice via the ERI Adaptive Bike Program, funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.


 

What is an adaptive bike? Adaptive bikes are alternatives to up-right bicycles and come in a variety of models; including 3-wheeled, hand-powered, and electric-assist bikes. These bikes can offer people the freedom, mobility, and fun they might not be able to experience on 2-wheeled bikes. Currently, the ERI has a handycle trike, two 3-wheeled bikes, two cargo bike and a low step-thru e-assist bike. Click the button below to learn more about the bikes we have available.

Examples of Adaptive Bikes

 

Adaptive Bike Hub

In June of 2022, the Everyone Rides Initiative (ERI) launched the Adaptive Bike Hub in Gage Park. Riders can now access our small fleet of adaptive bikes in Gage Park and use the newly paved multi-use trail to practice and enhance their cycling skills. Since the launch, the ERI has engaged partnering organizations in weekly sessions at the Adaptive Bike Hub. Our partners bring groups from their organization and everyone is able to ride a bike or receive a ride in the cargo bike. We have also been able to support new riders, older adults, and individuals looking for added support and encouragement as they venture into cycling again.

The Adaptive Bike Hub is open to EVERYONE interested in trying an adaptive bike. Our bikes are available to borrow for rides around Gage Park by appointment for no cost. If you are able to, we welcome a pay-what-you-can donation to help support the program.

 

       

From left to right: Former ERI Program Manger Thea Jones, mural artist Lester Coloma, city councilor Nrinder Nann, ERI Executive Director Chelsea Cox. Image Credit: Niv Shimshon, 2022.

Register or Contact the ERI

 

If you are interested in learning more about the Adaptive Bike Program, scheduling a time to meet at the Adaptive Bike Hub, or have more questions you can:  

 

Register to the Adaptive Bike Program.        Or send us an EMAIL and we will get back to you!

 

Image Credit: Niv Shimshon, 2022