Programs to Educate All Cyclists (PEAC)
We’re a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Ypsilanti, Michigan that advocates for transportation equity for Michiganders with disabilities. Our travel training programs teach people have to ride bikes and public transit safely and independently.
We started our summer cycling program because we believe all individuals with disabilities are capable of riding a bike. Students in our program learn bike handling skills. As they progress, we’ll take them out on street riding. Our instructors will tailor their teaching techniques for each student’s unique goals and capabilities.
Summer Cycling is open to anyone ages 5 or older. Our course is especially geared towards beginners. Our students come from all backgrounds; many have physical or cognitive disabilities, others just never learned to ride as a kid. You are welcome to participate no matter your experience with bikes!
The Community Active Transportation Program is a travel training program for Michiganders ages 18 and over. Developed with SMART, the program teaches participants how to use forms of transportation like public transit and biking. We also teach wayfinding skills.
We recognize that navigating transportation can be hard for people with cognitive disabilities. We strive to help all participants become independent travelers after they leave the program. That means being able to head to school, their job, or just go around town by themselves.
During the program, participants go on trips around their local communities. They volunteer for organizations and advocate for transit. Most importantly, they’ll have a space to build confidence in their own abilities.
Category: Community Activities
Service: Adaptive Sports
Service: Transportation resources