Try Your Hand at a Handcycle

This summer, test a handcycle courtesy of the NYC Department of Transportation and Citi Bike!

Ready to ride?

Handcycles are three-wheeled, hand-controlled, adaptive vehicles for people who don’t know how or are not physically able to ride traditional two-wheeled pedal bicycles. They’re built for easy level transfers from a wheelchair for more independent use — and even allow you to directly hitch a mobility device.

Join in!

We’ll bring a fleet of handcycles to Weekend Walks, Summer Streets, and other community-based events throughout the city all summer. Be sure to stop by our booth to learn more about this adaptive bike pilot program and score free swag from our Citi Bike ambassadors.

Participation in all of these events is completely free. We invite anyone 18 and older to take a test ride.

We want to hear from you.

The NYU Ability Project will work with us to assess the impact of this initiative by administering a survey to participants who try the handcycles or are interested in sharing their thoughts.

Want the adaptive vehicles to come to you?

Do you work with or participate in a disability group? Interested in scheduling a test ride in your community?

Reach out to Ryan Greenlaw at

Find your event

Hamilton Heights—Sugar Hill on the Avenue

  • Sunday, June 23, 12–6:30 PM

  • Amsterdam Ave. from W 141st St. to W 139th St., Manhattan

JungleGym 2019 Summer Series #2

  • Saturday, July 20, 11 AM–3 PM

  • E 106th St. from Lexington Ave. to 2nd Ave., Manhattan

Parkside Empire Weekend Walks

  • Sunday, July 28, 12–8 PM

  • Flatbush Ave. from Empire Blvd. to Parkside Ave., Brooklyn

Summer Streets

  • First three Saturdays in August (3, 10, and 17), 7 AM–1 PM

  • Park Ave. from Brooklyn Bridge to 72nd St.

Boogie on the Boulevard

  • Sunday, September 15, 2–6 PM

  • Grand Concourse from E 162nd St. to E 170th St., the Bronx

Bell Boulevard Sunday Stroll

  • Sunday, September 22, 12–5 PM

  • Bell Blvd. from 38th Ave. to 42nd Ave., Queens

Party on Park

  • Sunday, September 22, 12-4 PM
  • Park Avenue from 125th to 116th streets