The Paralympic Experience

I stopped by the Heskett Center yesterday to check out the Paralympic Experience -an event put on by Wheelchair Sports, a nonprofit dedicated to the promotion of adaptive sports and recreational activities. The Paralympic Experience invites people to check out three Paralympic events –handcycling, tennis and bocce. I was really interested in handcycling, which is like biking, but with your hands and arms.

They let me try one of the handcycles out. Not going to lie -it was more challenge than I thought it would be.

James and Kent checking out one of the handcycles.

A close up on James’ handcycle.

A big thank you to Grady, Rebecca, Wayne, Tammy, James and Kent, who took the time to talk to me about handcycling.

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