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Cycling Program

 

Cycling was the first adaptive sports program Operation Comfort started in 2005.

We have a fleet of hand cycles, road bikes, recumbent trikes and tandems we adapt and fit to you! A Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) leads the cycling program and keeps participants safe while maximizing their independence.

 
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Our cycling team, Team America, participates in training rides, special events, camps, clinics and competitions together throughout the year.

Rides are every Wednesday at various locations and times with 1:1, beginner, intermediate and advanced groups.
 
 

Bike fittings are Tuesdays anytime between 9-12noon by appointment.

There are different bikes for different abilities:

 
 
 

Hand-cycles


are popular among riders with lower-body impairments such as paralysis or amputation. These bikes allow cyclists to propel the 3-wheel bike using their arms.

Recumbent bikes


also called trikes, are three wheeled bikes that are lower to the ground. They are great for people with balance issues and various orthopedic challenges such as back and neck injuries.

Tandem bikes


are great for people who need assistance pedaling and steering the bike (visual impairments, traumatic brain injury, etc.). There are upright 2-wheel tandem bikes as well as 3 wheel recumbent tandems.

Upright bikes


Upright bikes are for people with the strength, balance and coordination to maintain a 2-wheel upright bike and pedal with their legs.