Adapted Bicycle Joyrides
A free community service
FRESH AIR & SUNSHINE
We give adapted bicycle joyrides to the sick, elderly, and disabled. We ride for the adventure. We ride for the connection with nature and each other. We ride for fresh air and sunshine. We ride for the fun of it. Friends and family are welcome to participate by bringing their own bike to ride.
Our regular rides begin and end at DaySpring Senior Living in Plano. Their parking lot has direct ramp access to the Bluebonnet Trail. Sometimes we pedal to the Veterans Memorial. Other times we stop to watch the ducks along the Chisholm Trail or pet the pups that are leaving the dog park.
We pedal the residents that live at our host location on a set schedule. Others in the community can schedule an appointment for a joyride. You’ll find us at local events and bicycle rallies too. We operate year-round and the ride times vary based upon a myriad of factors.
Representatives of the Lone Star Wheelers reserve the right to cancel a ride if they deem it unsafe for any reason. All participants must have a signed waiver on file. We use a robust wheelchair bicycle tandem made in the Netherlands, the bicycle capital of the world.
What people are saying
"You light up his life"
You light up his life! What you guys do gives our seniors opportunities and experiences they would never otherwise have! Mike’s still talking about his 5 mile ride! And that Blue Heron Fishing in the stream!! Wow! God bless you for all you do! What a ministry!!
"Great to connect"
I got a ride!! Get a ride and you can see how seniors can get out and about, the possibilities are endless. So great to connect with them today at DaySpring Senior Living Plano.
Shannon Catalano has combined a real passion for biking with a desire make dreams come true for the elderly (and others of all ages!) We are blessed to have crossed paths and to be given the opportunity to partner with Lone Star Wheelers and we look forward to brightening the days of others as we continue to work together!
Meet Shannon, our
Shannon's Grandma Margie just wanted to escape her current reality for awhile. Get a little fresh air and sunshine. Feel independent again. At least that's what Shannon assumed when one day out of the blue Grandma Margie asked to leave memory care so she could ride her bicycle. Unfortunately, Shannon wasn't able to give her beloved Grandma Margie a bike ride, so she is dedicated to giving wheelchair bike rides in her memory.