ParaCycling

ParaCycling is part of the U.S. Paralympic program governed by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) internationally (Handcycling is only one of four disciplines within ParaCycling).


2020 Recreational Group Rides

Group rides will be Tuesday evenings in the summer from 6:30 - 9:00 pm until the weather makes it unpleasant to continue. Meeting spots are subject to change (due to a variety of reasons - this list will be updated as will the Events on the ParaSport Alaska Facebook page). This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (must be coordinated in advance - $5 fee per ride for bike rentals). All rides are out-and-back, meaning we'll end at the same place we start.
 
If you need to reserve one of Challenge Alaska's cycles, requests must be received by 10AM the day of that week's ride. Cycles will be designated based on the following factors:
  • Priority is given to a person with a disability whose need best matches the capabilities of a particular cycle, per the judgement of the recreation therapist
  • Priority is given to active clients with Challenge Alaska who have completed an initial assessment and participated actively with Challenge Alaska in the past calendar year
  • Challenge Alaska has a variety of adaptive cycles available with the goal of giving as many people as possible the opportunity to try different cycles. We will do our best to accommodate those who have specific needs that fall outside of these parameters. 
  • To request one of Challenge Alaska's adaptive cycles, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Jeff at (907) 344-7270 and be sure to mention the specific cycle you're interested in. 

The cycles used for these rides are available for rent  Friday morning through Wednesday noon on a week-to-week basis, during the cycling season, depending on the cycle and demand. 

If you have never ridden with us, please schedule a time for an initial fitting outside of group ride times. 

Local rides feature traditional as well as adaptive cycles (including handcycles). Friends and family are encouraged to join us. All riders that are part of our group must wear a helmet and have a current waiver on file with us before riding (signed by parent/guardian if under 18).
 
 

2020 TENTATIVE Schedule (advance notification required to ride)

May 12 - Point Woronzof Overlook parking lot. Ride toward/to Kincaid park and back.
May 19 - Dimond High School (old gym parking lot). Out and back to/toward Peanut Farm and back.
May 26 - Goose Lake Park parking lot. Ride toward ANMC Campus then toward Peanut Farm and back.  
June 2 - Point Woronzof Overlook parking lot. Ride toward/to Kincaid park and back.
June 9 - Dimond High School (old gym parking lot). Out and back to/toward Peanut Farm and back.  
June 16 - Goose Lake Park parking lot. Ride toward ANMC Campus then toward Peanut Farm and back. 
June 23 - Point Woronzof Overlook parking lot. Ride toward/to Kincaid park and back.
June 30 - Dimond High School (old gym parking lot). Out and back to/toward Peanut Farm and back.
July 7 - Goose Lake Park parking lot. Ride toward ANMC Campus then toward Peanut Farm and back. 
July 14 - Point Woronzof Overlook parking lot. Ride toward/to Kincaid park and back.
July 21 -  Dimond High School (old gym parking lot). Out and back to/toward Peanut Farm and back.
July 28 - Goose Lake Park parking lot. Ride toward ANMC Campus then toward Peanut Farm and back. 
August 4 - NO RIDE
August 11 - Point Woronzof Overlook parking lot. Ride toward/to Kincaid park and back.
August 18 - Dimond High parking lot. Ride on Campbell Creek trail toward Peanut Farm and back. 
August 25 - Goose Lake Park parking lot. Ride toward ANMC Campus then toward Peanut Farm and back.
September 1 - Dimond High School (old gym parking lot). Out and back to/toward Peanut Farm and back.
September 8 - Goose Lake Park parking lot. Ride toward ANMC Campus then toward Peanut Farm and back.
September 15 - Point Woronzof Overlook parking lot. Ride toward/to Kincaid park and back.
September 22 - Dimond High School (old gym parking lot). Out and back to/toward Peanut Farm and back.
September 29 - Goose Lake Park parking lot. Ride toward ANMC Campus then toward Peanut Farm and back.