Friday, June 8, 2012

Sample Recumbent Bikes this Saturday!!

Weather is looking fantastic for our upcoming event at Artesani Park in Brighton this Saturday! Partly sunny and upper 70s with a light breeze!  Should be great for our new kite decorating and flying activity. Come join us from 10am-3pm and check out a wide array of adaptive bikes. Cycling has been the big draw at this annual event. All Out Adventures will be running the adaptive cycling area where you can try out handcycles, tandems, kids bikes and recumbents.

Recumbent bikes are gaining in popularity these days and come in both 2 wheel and 3 wheel versions as single and tandem bikes. They offer better ergonomics for those with joint issues. The first time I rode a recumbent, I rented one so I could keep a cycling date with friends that a wrist injury otherwise would have prevented me from enjoying. I was amazed at how much easier it was on my body to ride! Most recumbent designs offer quite a bit of relief for ankles, knees, hips and wrists compared to conventional two wheeled bikes.

All Out Adventures not only provides excellent adaptive recreation programs in kayaking, cycling and other activities, they are a distributor for Terra Trike, a recumbent bicycle company located in Michigan. Terra Trike provides recumbent bikes at a an affordable price. We have recently purchased two of their Rover bikes with tandem attachments. I have been impressed so far with the quality and durability of their bikes. It is a great ride - read a test ride review here! Come check it out Saturday! We'll have the Rover tandem on site along with a nice variety of recumbent brands and styles. Northeast Passage, Bike-on and AMBUCS will also have bikes available to test ride!

DCR's Adaptive Recreation Fair is a great opportunity to try out adaptive bikes for fun and if you are in the market to buy one. It's also a perfect place to connect with all the wonderful adaptive recreation opportunities available this summer in the Boston area and beyond! Don't miss it!

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