Enjoy a wheelchair bike ride along the river this summer

Mamma Rose, 97, “joy rides” with family along the Great Allegheny Passage.

Did you know that Joy Riders Pittsburgh offers free wheelchair bike rides to anyone with limited mobility? They provide rides for children, older adults and veterans from the Millvale Riverfront along the Heritage Trail to the North Shore and back. It’s a beautiful trail with a scenic view of the rivers, bridges, stadiums and a statue of Mister Rogers.

Carl, a World War II veteran, enjoys a summer bike ride with loved ones.

The duet bikes are part wheelchair and part electric bike. Each ride is about 45 minutes and helmets are provided. Drivers have been trained extensively and have clearances. With sponsorship by the Veterans Leadership Program, the bikes are housed at the Three Rivers Rowing boat facility. Joy Riders also has locations in Rostraver and Greensburg. 

To schedule a ride, email joyriderspgh@gmail.com. To learn more, visit

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