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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com for more information.
More options and information coming soon.
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. Pedal with Pete is an event for all ages and all abilities, all for Cerebral Palsy Research! The 16th year’s Columbus event will be on Saturday, July 29, 2017.
Look for more information to come and opportunities to ride in community events. If you have an idea, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
There is no fee for an evaluation.