As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to leave programs hesitant about returning to full-capacity operations, Move United supports its community by bringing virtual physical fitness opportunities through #adaptathome as well as training opportunities to adaptive sports providers through its Training Calendar and Recorded Webinars.

Adaptive mountain biking is a sport that has increasingly grown in popularity over the course of the last several years, especially for veterans with disabilities. As previously scheduled in-person trainings are postponed or cancelled, Move United is excited to bring to you an adaptive mountain biking webinar series that will be informative, engaging, and enriching for audiences of both athletes and sport providers.

This series, held each Thursday in August, is free of charge to all attendees and will have content appropriate for all audiences – from novice level athletes to upper level program management staff. This 4-part series will offer a variety of informational panels comprised of industry professionals across the country serving in a variety of roles. Topics will include everything from and introduction to the landscape of adaptive mountain biking to equipment, accessible trail development, and risk management.

Thursday, August 6 1pm – 2pm EDT:

Improving Access for All: A Journey Through the World of Adaptive Mountain Biking 

Thursday, August 13 1pm – 2pm EDT:

Adaptive Mountain Biking Equipment 101

Thursday, August 20 1pm – 2pm EDT:

Trail Development – Considerations for Adaptive Mountain Biking

Thursday, August 27 1pm – 2pm EDT:

Risk Management in Adaptive Mountain Biking

This shift to a virtual platform has brought a valuable opportunity for collaboration. In addition to the having industry professionals from across the country contributing their expertise, Move United is partnering with American Trails to host the third of these webinars, where attendees will learn about how communities in the Move United membership network have developed and maintained inclusive trails that can be used by mountain bikers of all abilities. Additional organizations joining us for this series include, but are not limited to, ReActive Adaptations, Adaptive Sports Foundation, Outdoors for All Foundation, Teton Adaptive Sports, Adaptive Sports Center, and Bike Instructor Certification Program.

Register above to participate in the Move United Adaptive Mountain Biking webinar series in August. You can participate in just one session or all four if you like.

 

This program was funded in part by a grant of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. The opinions, findings and conclusion stated herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.