The Attleboro YMCA wellness staff is excited to bring this life-changing program to our community!

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 of 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.We do know that fast-paced cycling is changing the lives of increasing numbers of participants who, before this, had no hope beyond medication and eventually surgery to slow the progression of their disease.

Who can participate?

Participants must:

  • Be age 30-75 years
  • Be diagnosed with Idiopathic PD
  • Complete and submit a signed consent form and medical clearance
  • Agree to periodically monitor progress

Who can NOT participate?

Parkinson’s patients with the following medical conditions:

  • Cardiac or pulmonary disease
  • Uncontrolled diabetes mellitus
  • Uncontrolled hypertension or stroke
  • Dementia
  • Other medical conditions that are contra-indicative to exercise

Program Information

Date: Ongoing, beginning November 5th

Time: MON 12:00 p.m. / WED 5:00 p.m. / FRI 12:00 p.m. (Attend as often as you like!)

Location: Attleboro Pleasant Street Branch, 537 Pleasant Street, Attleboro, MA

Fee: Free to Attleboro Y Members. $10 per month for Non-Members.

How do I sign up?

Contact Renee Maxwell at rmaxwell@attleboroymca.org or (508) 409-0752.