Thursday, May 27, 2010

2nd Annual Lake Placid Adaptive Cycling Festival

The 2nd Annual Lake Placid Adaptive Cycling Festival will take place in Lake Placid on Saturday, June 12th. The event, which will begin at 9:00 am at the base of the ORDA Ski Jumping Complex on Route 73, is sponsored by Adirondack Adaptive Adventures (TriAd) and Mountain Orthotic and Prosthetic Services.

The Adaptive Cycling Festival features activities for cyclists of all abilities, and anyone who rides bicycles, tricycles, handcycles, tandems, recumbents and anything else cycling-related is welcome to attend. “This is a celebration of adaptive recreation,” notes Jeff Erenstone, certified prosthestist and owner of Mountain Orthotic and Prosthetic Services in Lake Placid, “We believe everyone should be able to enjoy cycling.”
“We wanted to create an unique event that would not only promote the region as a destination for adaptive outdoor recreation, but that would also benefit local residents with disabilities and their families,” says Elijah Cooper, director and founder of Adirondack Adaptive Adventures.

Participants will be able to join supported group rides along the Ausable River, or work with a volunteer instructors to learn how to enjoy cycling in a way that best suites their abilities. Bike demos will be available, but participants are encouraged to bring their own equipment and helmets. The organizers welcome anyone who has found a creative solution to their cycling challenges to come and share their experiences.

Refer to the event website at www.lakeplacidadaptive.com or on Facebook for more information about registration and fees, the schedule of events, volunteer and sponsoring opportunities, driving directions and local accommodations.

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