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Inaugural Bikin' the 'Boat Adaptive Cycling Camp for People with Disabilities July 6-8, 2010

Jun 10, 2010



Media Contacts:

Craig Kennedy

,  970-846-9859  970-846-9859 ,

Inaugural Bikin’ the ‘Boat Adaptive Cycling Camp for People with Disabilities July 6-8, 2010

This three-day cycling event is a unique opportunity for people with physical disabilities to learn about both adaptive hand cycling and adaptive mountain biking


Steamboat Springs, CO (July 6-8, 2010)

This camp is a three day camp targeting people with disabilities of all ages, looking to improve their skills, socialize, experience the thrill of hand cycling and/or up and down hill mountain biking. These athletes have physical disabilities including, but not limited to: amputations, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, spinal cord injuries, autism and visual impairment. Coaches for the camp will include experts from STARS and Adaptive Adventures, and in addition the camp will feature local adaptive sports enthusiast Craig Kennedy.

"The STARS camps are among the best camps that we are involved with," says Joel Berman, Adaptive Adventures executive director. "Steamboat is really stepping up to the plate to bring in new camps and opportunities to welcome people with disabilities from all over the world."

"Our partnerships with other adaptive organizations like Adaptive Adventures allows for an excellent opportunity for people with disabilities from around the world to discover Steamboat’s world-class western hospitality," says STARS Board of Directors President Jim Schneider. "Our partners are wonderful testaments of a demonstrated commitment to help people with disabilities achieve the highest levels of independence and functioning possible."

With Steamboat focusing its efforts on being a bike-friendly town through new trail building, new bike lanes, and the 7-mile Yampa Core Trail, this is truly a perfect time for this event to enter into the list of sporting camps that STARS offers.

The event will also feature paraplegic Army Veteran and founder of the Freedom For Life Foundation, Darol Kubacz. Darol was part of an 18 man team that climbed Mt Kilimanjaro on adaptive mountain bikes in both 2006 and 2008, and will bring four One-Off Handcycles to town for the Mt Biking portion of the event. Hand cycles will be provided by Adaptive Adventures.

– STeamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports (STARS), in cooperation with Adaptive Adventures announces the Inaugural Bikin’ the ‘Boat Adaptive Cycling Camp for people with disabilities and their families in Steamboat Springs, Colorado from July 6-8, 2010. The camp provides opportunities for adults and children with physical disabilities to enhance their quality of life in the Rocky Mountains.


Tuesday, July 6th

  • Noon – 4:00 pm – Riders arrive in town for warm-up ride (Yampa River Core Trail or easy road ride OR "Get to Know a One-OFF" at base of ski area)
  • 4pm – 7pm - check-in to lodging for camp participants and volunteers
  • Dinner – On Your Own

Wednesday, July 7th

8:30 am – One-Off registration at STARS office (Gondola Square at base of mt.)

  • 8:30 am – Hand Cycling registration at Stockbridge Center (West of town)
  • 9am – Free Riding/Coaching

 Noon - 1:00 pm – Lunch

  • 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Free riding/Coaching
  • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm - BBQ Dinner @



Thursday, July 8th

  • 9am Free Riding/Coaching 

               o Noon - 1:00 pm – Lunch 

  • 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Free riding/Coaching              
  • Dinner – On your Own 


About STARS:


STeamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports (STARS) was established as a nonprofit organization in 2007 with a mission to provide recreational opportunities for people with disabilities, resulting in empowering and enriching the quality of life for its participants. STARS is a PSIA Member Ski School and a chapter of DSUSA and offer year round adaptive recreational opportunities.

Media Contact for STARS – Tarsha Ebbern  970-819-1996  970-819-1996

About Adaptive Adventures:

Adaptive Adventures is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization working to advance the quality of life of people with disabilities through year-round outdoor sports and recreation. Headquartered in Evergreen, Colorado and Chicago, Illinois, Adaptive Adventures identifies, promotes and provides progressive sports and recreation opportunities to improve the quality of life for children, adults, and veterans with physical disabilities. As a PSIA Member Ski School for the past decade, Adaptive Adventures has developed and implemented a series of All Mountain Ski camps for children, adults, and veterans throughout the Rocky Mountain region.

Media Contact for Adaptive Adventures – Joel Berman,  866.670.2770  866.670.2770