We believe recovery is within reach for everyone.

Our Story

After spending time in an orthopedic clinic to learn more about pain management and opioids, Ankit Gupta founded Bicycle Health in 2017 to increase access to high-quality, integrated medical and behavioral healthcare for people with opioid use disorder. Many of the patients he’d talked with got started on opioids for pain, by doctors, not knowing how problematic opioids are, and the patients detailed how opioids negatively affected them over time. Many patients discussed shame and stigma, ultimately preventing them from getting the care they desperately wanted and needed. The conclusion was clear: opioids are over-prescribed and under-managed in the United States, impacting far more people than most realize. And further, Ankit found medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) treatment to be severely lacking.

Bicycle Health started out with a single clinic in Redwood City, California, but it became clear that we could reach even more people if our services were available online. Thus, Bicycle Health launched its virtual care platform in 2020, which provides empathetic, affordable, person-to-person care at scale, including medication management, behavioral health treatment, support groups, and care coordination, supporting patients wherever they’re at in their recovery journey.

“My mom impressed upon me the value of serving others, and that’s at the core of the Bicycle Health mission.”

Ankit Gupta, Founder, Bicycle Health

Our Impact

We care for over 18,000 patients across 29 states.

By expanding our reach online, we opened up access to MAT to thousands of people who need it. About 30% of our patients are new to Suboxone (buprenorphine/naloxone) treatment.

At 7 days, 95% of our patients report no withdrawal symptoms.

Our tech-enabled and evidence-based treatment allows us to effectively support patients as they transition off their opioid of choice.

Half of people who start treatment with us are still in recovery after 6 months.

This success rate is 40% higher than the standard set by in-person clinics.

“Your excellent service and level of care was the motivation to create this.”

Bicycle Health Patient & Creator of this Artwork

Our Name

“Our name, Bicycle Health, is a good metaphor for recovery,” Ankit explains.

Ankit learned how to ride a bike as a child, and it’s a skill that will stay with him for the rest of his life. Recovery is the same — a new skill that you learn and use, a skill that stays with you throughout your entire life.

Relapse is part of recovery, just like falling off a bike is part of learning to ride it. But when you fall off a bike, you can always hop back on. The same is true in recovery.

When Ankit first started Bicycle Health, he’d given up his car and was riding his bike everywhere. He describes the feeling of freedom, with the wind in his hair, as he was able to get places really easily.

We want this sense of freedom for our patients. In recovery, you are no longer bound by the grip of opioid use disorder. They finally achieve freedom — to live on their terms, to enjoy healthier relationships, to maintain steady employment, to embrace a better future.

We know you are resilient. You are strong enough to change. We can help you get there.

Imagine what’s possible on the other side of opioid use disorder.

Our science-backed approach boasts 95% of patients reporting no withdrawal symptoms at 7 days. We can help you achieve easier days and a happier future.

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