Adaptive Cycling

Through the use of adaptive cycling equipment, this program provides individuals with disabilities the ability to cycle along the beautiful Tennessee River. Co-sponsored by SPARC (SPorts, Arts, and Recreation of Chattanooga – a local chapter of DSUSA), the City of Chattanooga Therapeutic Recreation and Outdoor Chattanooga. Handcycles, tandem bikes, recumbent and three-wheeled bikes provided by SPARC and Therapeutic Recreation are available for individuals who have physical and visual disabilities, while Outdoor Chattanooga provides their bike fleet for volunteers to provide additional ride support. There is no cost to participate in this program, but registration is required advance because the equipment is limited and participants must meet the minimum safety requirements in order to participate. Depending on the type of cycle needed, participants will have to sign the liability waiver and be approved by the specific group that owns the cycle.

Adaptive Cycling Schedule

 

2020 Dates: (Select Mondays) April 13 and 27, May 4 and 18, June 8 and 22, July 13 and 27, September 28, October 12
Time: 6:00 p.m. – dusk
Location: The Tennessee Riverpark at the Hubert Fry Center  (4501 Amnicola Hwy)
Cost: FREE – Reservations required in advance.

FAQs

How much does it cost? Do I have to register in advance?
There is no cost to participate in this program. Registration is required advance because the equipment is limited and participants must meet the minimum safety requirements in order to participate.
When are the rides offered?

2020 Dates: (Select Mondays) April 13 and 27, May 4 and 18, June 8 and 22, July 13 and 27, September 28, October 12
Time: 6:00 p.m. – dusk
Location: The Tennessee Riverpark at the Hubert Fry Center  (4501 Amnicola Hwy)

What are the requirements to participate in this program?
1. Must have the cognitive ability to follow directions and instructions.
2. Must be able to apply the brakes and come to a complete stop by the end of the first day of participation.
3. Must be able to ride independently on the path with a volunteer by the third day of participation.
4. Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) must be one year post-injury.
5. Must not have medical issues which could endanger the participant, including seizures.
6. Approved helmets must be worn by all riders.
7. Participants, or guardians for participants under the age of 18, must sign liability release forms from SPARC, a chapter or DSUSA.
What is SPARC?
SPARC is a local 501(c))(3) non-profit organization, which provides competitive and recreational opportunities to persons with disabilities in an integrated setting, i.e., persons with and without disabilities participating together. SPARC is a chapter of Disabled Sports USA, (DSUSA), which was founded by USA military veterans, with a motto of: “If I can do this, I can do anything.”

 

Visit the website for more info on SPARC www.sparctn.org

How do I get involved in this program as a participant?
Contact City of Chattanooga Therapeutic Recreation or SPARC directly to find out how to become a participant.
How do I get involved in this program as a volunteer?
Contact City of Chattanooga Therapeutic Recreation or SPARC directly to find out how to become a volunteer.

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Rapid Learning: Intro to Whitewater Kayaking Skills Class

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Partner Program: TVCC Paddle School

Chattanooga Swim Fest/Rat Race anSouthern Open Water Zone Championships

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Chattanooga Swim Fest/Rat Race anSouthern Open Water Zone Championships

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Rapid Learning: Intro to Whitewater Kayaking Skills Class

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South Chickamauga Creek Adventure Canoe Series: Section 1

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Did You Know?

The Tennessee Riverwalk extends 13 miles along the beautiful Tennessee River, plus an additional 4 mile connector trail follows the South Chickamauga Creek providing scenic non-motorized pathways for pedestrians and cyclists to recreate on while enjoying the sights and sounds of nature.

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