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This page is intended to provide information on past, present, and future amputee mountain biking and cycling news and events. If you have any appropriate amputee, mtb, or cycling news and events that you would like to share, please email Victor at: mtb-amputee@mtb-amputee.com

Current News Events

NEWS:  MTB-Amputee is pleased to announce that the International Paralympics Organizing Committee, under the guidance of the Union Cyclists International (UCI), are planning future test events for paralympic mountain biking.

If you are interested in participating as an athlete or volunteer, please contact; http://www.paralympic.org , www.uci.ch , or email mtb-amputee@mtb-amputee.com. Please address your inquiries to "paralympic mountain biking"

Currently there is not enough interest and participants to include mountain biking in the 2016 Paralympic Games.

NEWS: Leg Amputee Helgard Muller is going on a 6000km bike ride along the borders of South Africa. for more information visit www.helgardmuller.com

NEWS: Challenge Your Boundaries is a UK based program offering support for adaptive mountain biking within the UK. For more information visit www.adaptivemtb.co.uk or www.discoverdolgellau.com/cyb

NEWS: Congratulations to off-road hand cyclists Karen Darke and Adrian Disney for reaching and descending the summit of Cadair Idris in southern Snowdonia. Although hand cyclists Keith and Paul Robinson did not reach the summit, they managed to reach the 560m mark before riding down. The group was sponsored by Challenge Your Boundaries.

NEWS: Right Arm Amputee Charles (Scott) McDonald is currently working on building a new arm to assist his competitive cycling. For more info visit: http://www.gofundme.com/2m4v9s
http://bigbikesmedia.cyclingdirt.org/coverage/249412-Mohican-100-2012/video/639210-MH100-Charles-McDonald-Is-Tougher-Than-You
http://www.examiner.com/article/local-cincinnati-cyclist-an-inspiration-for-all-riders
http://prafulla.net/graphics/news-and-people/charles-mcdonald-one-armed-cyclist/

   

Past News & Events

NEWS: Adaptive mountain biking ride-series achieves London 2012 Games recognition
The ‘Momentum Rides - 2012’, a series of 4 guided mountain bike rides aimed at disabled riders and run by Dolgellau based project ‘Challenge your Boundaries’ has been granted the Inspire mark by the London 2012 Inspire programme.
The London 2012 Inspire programme recognises innovative and exceptional projects that are directly inspired by the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The ride series was considered to embrace Olympic principles by promoting grass-roots participation in an adaptive activity; one that perhaps potential riders had not previously considered or even heard about, and by providing coaching opportunities, and quality outdoor experiences.
The concept of the Momentum series was to provide guided rides with an informal, bike-club feel, where adaptive riders could get together, swap tips and experiences, with the hope that this will help facilitate the growth of adaptive mountain biking within the UK. The rides are free to riders with their own equipment, and accredited riders will be able to rent the Challenge your Boundaries bikes. As places are limited a booking fee will be taken and refunded on the day for all those who attend.
Discover Dolgellau initiated the ‘Challenge your Boundaries’ adaptive mountain biking project for disabled riders in late October 2011. The project is a partnership with the Snowdonia National Park, Sport Wales, Disability Sport Wales and Forestry Commission Wales, and provides equipment, coaching and leadership to enable a wider group of riders to hit the trails.

Seb Coe, Chair of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games said: ’The Challenge your Boundaries’ Momentum Rides 2012 are encouraging disabled riders to fulfil their potential. I am proud that with the help of partners such as Discover Dolgellau we are delivering our vision to use the power of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games to boost participation in adaptive mountain biking.’
Dates for the Momentum Rides 2012 and other Challenge your Boundaries events can be found at www.facebook.com/challengeyourboundaries  For more about adaptive mountain biking see www.adaptiveMTB.co.uk

NEWS: Dr. William Craig (Arm Amputees page) is back in action with several new riding hands and arms in stock.

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For more information visit www.prostheticarm.com or email William at: willhcraig@yahoo.com

NEWS: Congratulations to Bill Henry for completing a successful BMX race season. Bill has just completed his first state season finishing 4th overall for his age class. He is currently ranked 10th in the district and is the team manager for Factory Cyclcraft Southeast (CyclecraftBMX.com) as well as a rider for them.

 

NEWS: I am writing to see if you know of any wounded US service member or veterans who are avid mountain bikers. Anyone interested can contact:

Jonathan Pruden

Area Outreach Coordinator

Wounded Warrior Project

(904)673-7975

woundedwarriorproject.org

NEWS: I am the owner of Zen MTB located in San Diego and I just found your site through Google. It is so cool! I have a fleet of about 6 mountain bikes that I rent out and also use on guided mountain bike rides. Things are a little slow right now and I want to do some volunteer excursions for The Wounded Warrier Foundation in San Diego.
For more information contact:
Julie Warner Owner, Zen MTB
858-309-2703

NEWS: Congratulations to Dax Jaikel (featured on Leg Amputees Page) for his excellent results at the 2009 La Ruta Los Conquistadores endurance race. Dax finished 23rd overall and 4th in the masters category in what is considered to be the worlds toughest mountain bike race.

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EVENT: The 2010 extremity games will feature a variety of events to be held at various times. For more information visit: www.extremitygames.com

The following was submitted by  Michael Milton.


I live in Australia and would like to try and get in contact with other cyclists with disabilities. I am an AK amp and have been mtn biking since 1990. I have been competitively skiing for a long time and  recently I have been riding more off road after a couple of years of having a road and track focus. I raced both road and track in Beijing at the Paralympics. I have had lots of fun lately riding a 29er which I love. I also have started doing some local races which I enjoy.
I am keen to try and get in contact with any other riders in Australia. I would like to put a bit of a team together and do some 24 hour races and I also have an invite for a team to the Tour De Timor (5 day stage race in East Timor in August www.tourdetimor.com.
Anyway if you could forward my details to anyone you may know of. If I am not able to get a small group together in Australia then I may spread the net a bit wider to look for more riders for the Timor event.
Thanks
Michael Milton, email: milto@optusnet.com.au

 

EVENT: The 2009 UK amputee games were held on (Aug 22/23). 100 amputees and other ambulant disabled were able to "have a go" at 13 paralympic sports over the two-day fun packed weekend. The confirmed sports are Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Bowls, Cycling, Fencing, Power Lifting, Shooting, Sitting Volleyball, Swimming, Table Tennis and Tennis in addition competitors can try their hand at Cue Sports and learn about adaptive rowing and wheelchair rugby. Each sport is run by representative form the sports organization or governing body. Representatives from the British Paralympic Talent Team were available to promote their fast-track programme.

For more information contact Kiera Roche at: kieraf1@btinternet.com

NEWS: Congratulations to Kevin Korenthal and Clint Mabry for completing the 64 mile charity ride on behalf of the Challenged Athletes Foundation. Clint and Kevin (fellow amputee riding partners) completed the 64 mile course in 4 hours and 45 minutes.

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For more information on Kevin and Clint, visit the Leg Amputees page

EVENT:
Extremity Games 4 will be held July 9-11 2009 in Michigan. For more information visit: www.extremitygames.com or check out Past News and Events.

NEWS:
Congratulations to Scott McDonald (Above right elbow on arm amputees page). Scotts' team took first place in the 2005 24 hour champion challenge at 7 springs resort PA. They competed in the 5 person open class. Their closest competitors finished two laps behind them. Scotts' lap times were (including his night laps) faster than many other riders in the race. He is now looking to race the farmhand xc race in Ohio at the Bob Evans farm this year. At this point he is planning a solo race, but would love to have a team of amputees to ride with. Scotts' email address is mcdonaldc1@nku.edu.
 

NEWS:  Adaptive Action Sports , a non-profit for people with physical disabilities who want to get involved in Action Sports, offers grants to athletes and non-profit organizations for equipment, clinics and camps.

For more information contact Amy Purdy, who is the founder as well as a double below knee amputee snowboarder, wakeboarder, & mountain biker. www.adaptiveactionsports.com

EVENT:  Dan Sheret submitted the following:

I have been busy leading and doing long distance bike treks and have just placed a link on my new website about my next trek. www.abilitytrek.org This one is a biggy! It is 16,000 miles around the globe in support of other amputees and their plight. I was hoping you would put a link to it on you site and let your followers know that they can join me for all or part of the ride across America Leg that with start on June first. It going to be quiet the adventure. I know the route well, having done it in 2003. I think it is a great chance for amputees to get a taste of multi-day trips.
If you have any questions please contact me.
Dan Sheret
danielsheret@ec.rr.com
910-409-3369

NEWS: Kirsty Busch, who is featured on the Arm Amputees page, would like to put a team together of 4 amputee or physically challenged athletes who are interested in getting into adventure racing. 

Kirsty, who lost the majority of her left hand in an automobile accident, has done a couple of 24 hour adventure races and is about to do her first 36 hour adventure race. After always being the only person at any race with a “disability”… she is excited that up in Brisbane next week there will be 3 “disabled” riders in a 100km mountain bike race.

Now Kirsty would love to enter a team in an adventure race. (it involves trekking, paddling, mountain biking and sometimes rope work or other random disciplines such as rollerblading etc..) If you would like more information on Adventure Racing visit: www.sleepmonsters.com

Anyone interested can get in contact with Kirsty either by email or phone. kirsty@wmi.net.au  ph + 61 415 501 030

NEWS Congratulations to Dax Jaikel (Who is featured on the Leg Amputees page) for placing 24th overall and 6th in the Masters category at the 2008 RetoDelosVolcanes race.

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For more information on Dax visit www.retodelosvolcanes.com , the Leg amputees or Mountain Bike Riding Tips pages or check out past News & Events.

NEWS: Congratulations to Andy May for his third place finish at the 2007 CCCX Cyclocross Race #1 held at Prunedale, California (just outside of Monterey on the Coast). Andy competed in the Elite category against 15 other professional riders and managed to place third overall.

This was Andy's first podium finish since becoming an amputee. According to Andy "My emotions got the best of me while at the race. It felt so good to be up on top again. It was a small race but the Victory was sweet. I still have a lot of racing to do this year but like I told Jen (my wife) last night, if the season had to have ended yesterday I would be a happy man".

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Additionally, Andy managed to place third in the last race of 2006 despite the weather which caused over half of the competitors to drop out.

Andy said "I went up with three of my other friends, four of us in all. We had two out of four finish the race. One quit because of stomach issues and the other because of a bike mechanical. I am happy to say I was one of the two who completed the race. It was not an easy thing to do though. Every lap I passed the crowds, I saw more and more racers quitting and walking down off the course. It's hard to stay motivated when see such things along the course. I briefly contemplated quitting because of the cold but by the time this entered my head, the race official yelled "Two Laps to go". At that point, this gave me more motivation to continue. I figured I could go through 14 more minutes of hell.
At the end of race I ended up placing third again in my category. So out of the four race in this series I have gotten to the podium every time. I have 1 second place and three third place finishes. I have one more race to complete but it's not until January 7th, 2007. The series points are not up yet but I think I have definitely secured my place for a third place finish overall."

     

For more information on Andy you can visit the Leg Amputees and Mountain Bike Riding Tips pages or check out the Past News & Events.

EVENT Extremity Games Competition Registration is Now Open. Check out http://www.extremitygames.com/registration.html  for details.
The rumors are true; Extremity Games is moving to Michigan this year and is set to be our best year yet! The following is a quick overview of dates, locations and events. Check out the new website for complete details at www.extremitygames.com.
Dates:
July 24- 26, 2008
Event Schedule*
Thursday, July 24
Baja MX, Millington, Michigan (Moto-X, BMX)
9 a.m. – 10 a.m. – Warm up
10 a.m. – 11 a.m. – Opening Ceremony
11 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Alternating BMX and Moto-X heats and finals
Friday, July 25
South Street Skate Park, Rochester, Michigan (Skateboarding)
8 a.m. – 9 a.m. – Instructional Clinics
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Competitions
Planet Rock, Pontiac, Michigan (Rock Climbing)
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. – Instructional Clinics
2 p.m. - 6 p.m. – Competitions
Saturday, July 26
Pontiac Lake, Waterford, Michigan (Wakeboarding, Kayaking, Mountain Biking)
8 a.m. – 9 a.m. – Instructional Clinics
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Pancrase Exhibition
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. - Competitions
6 p.m. – 11 p.m. – Award Ceremony & BBQ
* Event schedule subject to changes.
See you in July!

EVENT: My name is Stephen Burke, I am in Calgary and I work with the Para Cycle program at the Olympic Oval. I am also involved with the National Team and have been coaching various Para Cycle athletes for over 10 Years now. I am running a Road Camp in Penticton BC Canada from March 20-28 2009. I will have a few amps attending as well as some riders with CP. If you are interested let me know. Additionally the 2009 Canadian Track Nationals are in Burnaby BC in August. Anyone interested in trying the track should let me know as I am also headed to Burnaby in Feb. 17-21 with some Amputees for a track camp.

Stephen Burke Olympic Oval National Cycling Center
403-220-8008

NEWS: Congratulations to Andy May for placing 31st overall at the 2006 Sea Otter Classic despite the rainy and muddy conditions. For more information on Andy you can visit the Leg Amputees and Mountain Bike Riding Tips pages or check out the Past News & Events.

PAST NEWS: Congratulations to Dax Jaikel (Who is featured on the Leg Amputees page) for placing 155 out of 700 competitors at the 2006 Transalps, despite having several problems including tendonitis in his knee, as well Dax developed prostatitis which will prevent him from racing in the 2006 La Ruta Conquistadores race.

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For more information on Dax visit the Leg amputees or Mountain Bike Riding Tips pages or check out past News & Events.

PAST EVENT Steve Middleton, who is featured on the Leg Amputee page, is currently working on a fund raising ride featuring the spectacular beauty of Vancouver Island and the West Coast of British Columbia, Canada.

“Out of a Limb” cycle ride is a 350 km, 6-7 day Amputee Cycling Event September 2007. The ride will be held on the West Coast of British Columbia which offers numerous activities and opportunities for all. Cycling enables amputee’s to maintain a fitness and independence while enjoying an outdoor activity and appreciating our beautiful scenery. We invite you to become a sponsor and be part of a cycling event that will involve many communities and cover the areas of Vancouver, the Lower Mainland and beautiful Vancouver Island. We expect participants from all across Canada to compete in this challenging 350 km, 6-7 day event, including media support across the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island. For more information please contact: Steve Middleton (250) 756-4245 saam@shaw.ca OR Aliya Jackson at VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation 604-875-4676 Aliya.Jackson@vch.ca VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation, 855 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver, BC VV5Z 1M9

Or visit the website: www.outofalimb.com

 

PAST EVENT The 2007 O&P Extremity Games will take place July 19-21 at the Orlando Watersports Complex (OWC) in Orlando, FL. The 2006 response was so positive we have nearly doubled the number of athletic competitions to include skateboarding, wakeboarding, rock climbing, BMX biking, mountain biking, Moto-X, kayaking and surfing.

The Extremity Games, if you have not already heard, are the first ever, extreme amateur sporting competition for individuals living with limb loss or limb difference. The inaugural 2006 event rocked with 100 competing athletes and over 500 sponsors, spectators and volunteers. We expect overall participation to triple in 2007 with over 300 athletes competing.

Media coverage is growing. Currently, Planet X TV is running the 2006 video and has been contracted to film eX2. CNN, ESPN and PBS have also shown interest in covering the event. For more information on the O&P Extremity Games by College Park , including competition rules, eligibility requirements and registration applications, visit www.extremitygames.com

PAST EVENT: The Appalachian Classic MTB Race & Festival will be held at the Calhoun County Park near Grantsville, WV, this June 17th & 18th. It will be race #7 in the WV Mountain Bike Association's Point Series. 
Saturday Events will include road and trail "family fun" rides, kid's races & the pond jump. Sunday will be reserved for the XC MTB race - and once again, we will offer a physically challenged class.

If you would like more information visit the Appalachian Classic Mountain Bike race & festival or the West Virginia Mountain Bike Association websites or email Diann at: appalachianclassic@yahoo.com.

PAST EVENT: On the 4th June The Douglas Bader Foundation, a charity which exists to advance and promote the physical, mental and spiritual welfare of persons who are without one or more limbs, or otherwise physically disabled will be organizing an inclusive all abilities cycle ride encouraging able-bodied and disabled riders to cycle side by side.
We have teamed up with Lingfield Park Race Course to create a scenic and enjoyable one–day bike ride through the Surrey and Kent Countryside. This event is open to everyone of all ages, all abilities and all disabilities. The aim of the event is to promote cycling as an excellent form of exercise or everyone, to offer a training clinic for the newly disabled where they can learn to cycle in a controlled and protected environment and of course to raise vital funds towards the work of the Foundation.
We have created two entertaining rides of differing length and difficulty. For the advanced rider we have the slightly more challenging and scenic 70 mile route and for the beginners and leisure riders we have the breathtaking and relaxing 35 miles route.
If you are new to cycle or newly disabled and you want to learn to cycle why not come to the ‘Get back into Cycling Clinic’ where other disabled cyclists can share ideas and techniques with you.
The entrance fee is £20 for adults and £10 for juniors between 14-16. For more information contact The Douglas Bader Foundation on: 01883 742 273 or email us at: kieraf1@btinternet.com. You can download a registration form from the charities website at: www.douglasbaderfoundation.co.uk

One-day rider registration forms can be obtained from: Kiera Roche, Projects Director, The Douglas Bader Foundation. Tel: 01883 742 273. Email: kieraf1@btinternet.com. www.douglasbaderfoundation.com

PAST EVENT: The O&P Extremity Games by College Park will take place July 28-29, 2006 at the Orlando Water Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida. REGISTRATION deadline is June 29th 2006!!! 

The first of its kind sporting competition for individuals living with limb loss or limb difference, the O&P Extremity Games will challenge amputees to put their athletic ability to the extreme test in one of the following sporting competitions:

* Skateboarding
* BMX Biking & Mountain Biking
* Rock Climbing
* Wakeboarding 

Total Cash Purse = $25,000

If you're ready to step up to the challenge or know of someone whose passion makes this the perfect competition, spread the word and pass along this information.

For more information on the O&P Extremity Games by College Park , including competition rules, eligibility requirements and registration applications, visit www.extremitygames.com

NEWS: Congratulations to Dax Jaikel (Who is featured on the Leg Amputees page) for his strength, courage, and perseverance while competing in the 2005 La Ruta Los Conquistadores race. Unfortunately Dax broke one of bolts that attaches the clip to the foot ( prosthetic ), so it was loose and impossible to clip on the pedal, besides that the front wheel was completely stuck, like the brake was on all the time. After hiking for about 15km Dax was able to get out of the jungle in not so bad position , around 160th, BUT, when he started to pedal, the clip came loose again, and then it was just impossible to pedal causing Dax to withdraw, not because he was not strong or willing to finish, but because of very unusual mechanical problems! After fixing his leg and bike, Day 2 could not be better, finishing in 70th place, reducing his time from last year (same course) by 30 min. Day three was very hard with lots of climbing, mud, and lots of rolling hills. Dax came in 75th place, 6.07 hrs ( 1.25hrs less than last year ). Currently, Dax is training for the 2006 Trans Alps race as well as several other major events.

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For more information on Dax visit the Leg amputees or Mountain Bike Riding Tips pages or check out past News & Events.

NEWS: Congratulations to Dax Jaikel (Who is featured on the Leg Amputees page) for his excellent results and performance at a 4-day 350km race that was held in Costa Rica at the end of July 2005. Despite losing 40 minutes in repairs after breaking the pylon on his prosthetic leg, Dax managed to finish 23rd in the pro/elite class and 39th out of 170 racers overall.

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NEWS: MTB-Amputee is proud to announce that Brodie Bikes has agreed to provide several loaner demo bikes for MTB-AmpCamp participants as well as a demo bike for use on the Bike Modifications page. Unfortunately, Brodie had a large number of bikes stolen from their warehouse. MTB-Amputee wishes Brodie a speedy recovery and looks forward to their future support.

NEWS: Congratulations to Dax Jaikel, who is featured on the Leg Amputees page, for completing the 2004 La Ruta Los Conquistadores endurance race, which is considered by many to be the toughest MTB race in the world. Dax not only finished the four day race, he placed a very impressive 113th out of 400 competitors.

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The following pictures of Dax were taken at a 350km, 4day race at the end of July 2004, where he placed 58th out of over 160 competitors.

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Additionally, Dax has been working on a custom mtb foot which is made of carbon fibre and has a SIDI SRS sole glued to the bottom. For more information on Dax visit the Leg Amputees page, Prosthetic Modifications or Mountain Bike Riding Tips.

NEWS: Brett Wolfe, a professional long distance endurance racer featured on the Leg Amputees page, is collaborating with Adidas of Germany to attend major events around the world. In addition to Adidas, Brett has been sponsored by Yeti bicycles, Answer/Manitou, Avid, FSA, Bontrager, and Geax. Brett has been competing in events such as the 2003 Trans Rockies, 2002 Transalps, the 2001 & 2003 La Ruta Los Conquistadores, several Test of Metal races in Squamish BC, and 24hour solo races including Moab and Trilife World races in Idlwyld and Canmore.

The following pictures of Brett were taken at the 2004 Trans Rockies Challenge.

   

For more information including pictures and riding tips visit the Mountain Bike Riding Tips page.

Also check out the photos of Brett while he was competing in last years La Ruta Los Conquistadores race, in the May issue of Bike Magazine or to see Brett in action visit the following link:

Back To The Earth Group

NEWS: Mtb-Amputee is pleased to include Jim DeWees on the Leg Amputees page. Jim, a below the left knee amputee, is not only an experienced mountain biker, he is a certified Prosthetist. If you would like some advice on prosthetics or mountain biking for leg amps, check out Jims website: Prosthetics Indiana

NEWS: After a successful 2003 Race season, Andy May, an "A Class (Pro)" Cyclocross racer featured on the Leg Amputees Page, started the 2004 race season with his best results since losing his leg. After six races in the "Central Coast XC Race Series" competing against able-bodied expert riders, Andy finished 12th out of 64 competitors in the expert 30-34 class. Andy also competed at the NAPA Valley Classic where he finished 16th overall.

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In addition to competing at major events such as the "Sea Otter Classic", "Downieville Classic", and the "Napa Valley Classic", Andy also attends amputee seminars working with children through a program called "Bio-Fit", which is hosted by ACA (Amputee Coalition of America).

If you would like more information on Andy, send him an email at andy@arlenness.com.

 

NEWS: Scott McDonald of Indiana PA., who is featured on the Arm Amputees page, is currently looking to put together a team of riders for the 2005, 24 hour champion challenge at 7springs resort, PA. For more information, contact Scott at: xslk@iup.edu or check out the Past News & Events.

NEWS: Congratulations to Scott McDonald of Indiana PA., who is featured on the Arm Amputees page, for his excellent results in this years Appalachian Classic MTB race. Although Scott was the only participant in the physically challenged class, his two lap time of 1hr., 21min., 42sec., would have given him first place in both of the men's sport classes which ran the same two laps. Additionally, Scott competes in a few races every year in PA. and also competes in 24 hr racing. He is currently looking to put together a team of riders for the 2005, 24 hour champion challenge at 7springs resort, PA.

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For more information, contact Scott at: xslk@iup.edu

PAST EVENT: The Appalachian Classic Mountain Bike race & festival, which is sanctioned by the West Virginia Mountain Bike Association, has a physically challenged class in the cross country race. This year the race was held on September 19th at the Calhoun County Park near Grantsville, WV, and served as the WVMBA point series championship race. Although the Classic is the only WVMBA race with a physically challenged class, race organizers have made several attempts to have the WVMBA include a physically challenged class at most or all of the sixteen point series races. Unfortunately, they were turned down due to a lack of participants.

If you would like more information visit the West Virginia Mountain Bike Association or the Appalachian Classic Mountain Bike race & festival websites.

PAST EVENT: Congratulations to Steve Middleton (who is featured on the Leg Amputees page) and the rest of the riders who participated in the 2005 UK Cycle Challenge (July 3rd to 23rd) From Land's End to John O'Groats - Which is an epic 1044 miles ridden by the Bader Bike Company to raise awareness & support for the Douglas Bader Foundation. For more information visit www.westoxoncycling.com/

PAST EVENT: A group of amputee cyclists managed by Kiera Roche, will be making a trip across the UK from Lands End to John O'Groats starting on July 4th, 2005. They will be cycling 1007 miles from one end of the British Isle to the other. 

The aim of this challenge is to encourage disabled people to cycle and to raise funds to promote independence for disabled people. For more information visit UK Cycle Challenge.

NEWS: Justin Black along with three mechanical engineering students at the University of Michigan-Dearbourn, under the guidance of Dr. Alan Argento, have developed a bike designed specifically for arm amputees or those with the use of only one arm. Their design recently tied for first place in a university engineering competition.

If you would like more information or would like to participate by answering a few questions on a survey, email Justin at: justinblack1980@hotmail.com or visit the following link:

www.umd.umich.edu/univ/ur/press_releases/june04/studentsbike_pr.html

NEWS: William Craig, featured on the Arm Amputees Page, is in the process of engineering a new version of his multi purpose sports arm and hand. William is working with "Fox Racing Shox" in the development of his new arm which will allow the user to adjust the elbow angle. Also, William has just put together a new long travel bike and is working on jumping and big drop techniques. In addition, William is featured in Issue #100 of DIRTRAG Magazine. Look for William in the "Readings" section. For more information on William and his arm, go to: http://www.prostheticarm.com or check out some of his riding tips on: Mountain Bike Riding Tips

Additionally, William has appeared in two of the "North Shore Extreme" videos, a series of videos that define the North Shore mountain biking experience. Check out Videos four & six in the North Shore Extreme series for footage of William and his arm in action. Contact: www.nsmb.com 

 

News & Events

For upcoming events go to News And Events.

NEWS: Gord Tuck, featured on the Leg Amputees Page, is back on his bike after finishing the International Amputee Ski Race Season with three podium placements. Gords' results along with the rest of the Canadian Disabled Ski Team can be viewed at www.canuck.com/cads.

In addition to skiing and mountain biking, Gord is an avid water skier and will be featured in an up coming article in waterski.ca magazine.

NEWS: Congratulations to Rudy Garcia-Tolson featured on the Leg Amputees page, for receiving the second-annual Casey Martin Award through the Challenged Athletes Foundation. For more information on Rudy and his award go to www.challengedathletes.com.

PAST EVENT: Hopefully, in the near future, MTB-Amputee will be able to support competitive amputee mountain bike racers as well as provide instructional clinics for novice and first time riders.

Unfortunately, MTB-Amputee is unable to implement programs or make any commitments until sponsorship funding is obtained.

Accordingly, the events attended, and services provided, will depend on the level of support obtained from Sponsors & Benefactors.

If you or anyone you know could benefit from, or would like to participate on this website, email your enquiries or pictures and information to: mtb-amputee@mtb-amputee.com

Stay tuned for future updates and additions.

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