Para-Cycling

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).


2017 Recreational Group Rides

Group rides will be Tuesday evenings in the summer from 6:30 - 8:30 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 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 Monday prior to that week's ride. Cycles will be designated based on the following factors:

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

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).
 

June 6 - Bartlett High School (pool/gym side). Out and back to/toward Eagle River weigh station. 
June 13 - Point Woronzof parking lot. Ride toward/to Kincaid Park.
June 20 - Goose Lake parking lot. Ride toward ANMC Campus, Peanut Farm and back.
June 27 - Bartlett High School (pool/gym side). Out and back to/toward Eagle River weigh station.
July 11 - Point Woronzof parking lot. Ride toward/to Kincaid Park.
July 18 - Goose Lake parking lot. Ride toward ANMC Campus, Peanut Farm and back.
July 25 - Bartlett High School (pool/gym side). Out and back to/toward Eagle River weigh station.
August 1 - Point Woronzof parking lot. Ride toward/to Kincaid Park.
August 8 - Goose Lake parking lot. Ride toward ANMC Campus, Peanut Farm and back.

  


2017 Paracycling Race Program

Challenge Alaska is seeking cyclists who want to join a road racing program. Interested persons should contact Jeff at (907) 344-7270 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Race team members will need to join the Arctic Bicycle Club's Road Racing Division ($20 online) as we will participate in their upcoming races this summer.


This team is the result of feedback received from Alaskan cyclists who wanted to create opportunities to compete and develop racing skills without leaving Alaska. If you know of anyone that may be interested in joining the team or volunteering to help the team please contact Jeff using the information in the preceding paragraph.