Cycling with TAASC

Albert Einstein might have said it best – Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.

At TAASC, we are striving to help children and adults with disabilities be able to bike when and where they want.

Cycling is a great way to enjoy the outdoors, improve cardiovascular fitness, and socialize with friends and family – now with advanced technology in adaptive equipment everyone can participate.

Our cycling program is growing – from teaching children with special needs to learn how to ride a bike, to adaptive cycling outings, to team riding – we want you to be able to Ride On.

We also provide cycling clinics at local schools for adaptive physical education classes. We are currently working with Dublin City Schools, Upper Arlington City Schools, Worthington City Schools, Olentangy Local School District, and Hilliard City Schools.

We do charge a small fee for bike rentals and programs, however we will not turn away anyone if they are unable to pay. Our goal is to give everyone with disabilities access to cycling.

For more information on our cycling programs contact maddie@taasc.org.

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Adaptive aspects include:

  • Handcycles for individuals with no or limited leg movement
  • Three and four wheel cycles for those who need more stability
  • Children’s hand and foot powered cycles
  • Tandem cycles for individuals who want a guide while riding
  • Hand and foot cranked cycles exercising your whole body
  • Standard cycles

SAFETY FIRST! TAASC always requires participants to wear a helmet.

Adaptive Cycling Your Way

When it comes to adaptive cycling, TAASC has several options and programs to accommodate your needs. We have a fleet of Strider bikes for special needs and AMBUCS AMTrykes.

Option 1: Rent one of our many adaptive cycles for a week at a time from the TAASC Adventure Center.

Fee: $50.00/week; $100.00/month

Contact maddie@taasc.org to schedule.

 

Option 2: We will help you purchase your own bike through our distribution partner – AMBUCS Am Trykes.

We have numerous corporate, individual, and community sponsors if you are unable to afford a bike.

Contact maddie@taasc.org for more information.

 

More options and information coming soon.

CYCLING

TAASC RideON

TAASC RideON Program Just for Kids

Our RideON program features Strider bikes. We work with Strider and local therapists so your children can feel the freedom of riding a bike with friends and family.

Strider Balance Bikes break down the overwhelming task of learning how to ride a bike. Striders are low to the ground so your child’s feet can always touch the ground – they can move and stop the bike with their feet like a scooter. Your child will learn balance, control of speed, turning, and braking. Your child may continue to enjoy a glide bike. Others may take those skills to a two wheeler with pedals.

With the Strider Balance Bikes, we have served children with Down syndrome, autism, low muscle tone, poor balance, and arthrogryposis – helping them to enjoy all the benefits of cycling.

TAASC RideOn camps provide children ages 3 – 16 with a solid foundation to learn to ride. There is no cost to this program. Camp sessions are both hold at the TAASC Adventure Center: 6000 Harriott Drive, Powell, Ohio 43064

Camp dates:

 

The RideON bike clinics are done for the summer. Check back next spring for the Summer 2018 schedule.

Contact maddie@taasc.org for more information.

Bike Events

Distance riders are encouraged to participate in community biking events – if you don’t have a bike we can arrange for you to get one.

So, if you are interested in training as a group we can help.

Any questions, please email maddie@taasc.org.

Glacier Ridge Community Bike Rides

Aug 19
08/19/2017
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Getting Started with Cycling

The first step in our cycling program is to schedule an ability assessment and fittings. This evaluation takes about an hour with one of our Adaptive Instructors. Once the right type of equipment is determined, we will work with you to meet your individual needs. Evaluations to find the right adaptive cycle for you can be scheduled any time throughout the year. Please email maddie@taasc.org.

There is no fee for an evaluation.