Exercise Your Brain. Ride a Bike.

Pedaling a bicycle may change the life of someone with Parkinson’s disease. Research conducted at the Cleveland Clinic showed a 35% reduction in symptoms by the simple act of pedaling a bicycle at a rapid pace - optimally, 80-90 revolutions per minute. Fast pedaling is not a cure for Parkinson’s disease and should not be touted as such, but there is compelling evidence to show that it does make a real difference for many who try it.

To participate, a medical clearance form and a referral from a medical provider are required. We accept referrals from many types of medical providers, including primary care and specialist physicians, nursing staff, and physical therapists.

New Programs Coming in Early 2024

To learn more, please contact us at chronicdiseaseprevention@seattleymca.org or (206) 432-8904