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Detroit adds adaptive bike share options

Published May 15, 2018
Some of MoGo's new adaptive cycles.

DETROIT (BRAIN) — On the anniversary of its MoGo bike share program, Detroit is rolling out a pilot program with a variety of adaptive cycles for riders of all abilities. It's one of the first major cities to offer an adaptive cycle share program.

"MoGo is designed to serve a wide range of people and needs, and the addition of adaptive bikes to our fleet reflects our commitment to inclusivity and accessibility," said Lisa Nuszkowski, the founder and executive director of MoGo. "We're proud to make MoGo available to people of all abilities, as well as expand mobility options for people in Detroit."

MoGo has purchased 13 cycles for the program, including upright cargo tricycles, recumbent tricycles, an in-line recumbent tandem, two hand tricycles, three two-wheeled tandems, one side-by-side recumbent tandem and one front loading trailer.

Instead of checking out adaptive cycles at a MoGo station, the adaptive cycles will be available at Wheelhouse Detroit, which has partnered with MoGo on this pilot program. Wheelhouse will maintain and service all adaptive MoGo cycles. 
Wheelhouse Detroit is a woman-owned full-service bicycle shop that offers retail, service, rentals and tours. Its first location, in Downtown's Rivertown District, was established in 2008 with the goal of enabling "everyone to experience the Motor City on two wheels." Its second location opened in Hamtramck in 2016.

MoGo also has partnered with Programs to Educate All Cyclists, a local nonprofit, whose goal is to empower individuals with disabilities through cycling, active transportation and self-advocacy education. PEAC will assist with training and promoting Adaptive MoGo.

Adaptive MoGo cycles will be available from May 15 to Oct. 318 at Wheelhouse Detroit's RiverWalk location. Riders are strongly encouraged to reserve a cycle in advance. More information at www.mogodetroit.org/adaptive-mogo.

MoGo also announced that in celebration of its anniversary, it will offer free rides all day on Wednesday, May 23. The normal $8 fee for a Daily Pass will be waived and charges will only apply for any individual trip that exceeds 30 minutes. mogodetroit.org.

 

 

Topics associated with this article: Bikeshare

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