Not all heroes wear capes. And if you rode this year’s Classic, you may have seen a couple of these capeless heroes whizzing past you on specially designed high tech recumbent cycles. Riders Michael and Kipp, along with friends and support staff from Oregon Adaptive Sports, were guests of Cycle Oregon for a few days this year to test the waters for making the Classic more accessible to a wider range of athletes. Oregon Adaptive Sports, located in Bend, has twenty-three years experience helping people with disabilities get out and enjoy Oregon’s great outdoors. They go skiing, rock climbing, paddling, golfing, and cycling – and best of all, OAS provides the motivation, the support, and equipment that these athletes might not have otherwise had access to!
When talking about riding with Cycle Oregon, Michael said, “This has been one of my life goals and a dream come true experience. I’ve talked to many people and done my research about this ride.” Read more about Michael’s story here.
We’re honored to have had Michael, Kipp, and Oregon Adaptive Sports along with us and we look forward to working together much more in the future, making all of our events a great experience for anyone who wants to ride.