School’s back in session and the smoke keeps lingering but we’re not ready to hang up the bikes, put away the clubs, or coil the ropes just yet.  OAS is offering an expanded line up of fall programs as well as assisting with numerous community events from mid-September through October.  Check out these offerings and join us for some cooler weather activities!


CYCLING:

OAS Fall Cycling Series

Dates: Thursdays, October 5th, 12th, 19th and COSTUME ride 26th!

Time: 4:30-6:30pm

Where: RIVERBEND PARK!

Cost: FREE!

New season, new location, same time!  We’ll be meeting at Riverbend Park to enjoy a less crowded corridor of paths, bridges and scenic views right along the Deschutes River.  OAS can provide adaptive cycles, tandems and captains for individuals, please request your bike/captain in advance so we can be prepared!


ROCK CLIMBING:

OAS Adaptive Climbing Club:

Dates: September 19th – 4:30-7:30pm, October & November TBD

Location: Bend Rock Gym

Cost: $15 – includes gym entry and all gear, adaptive or traditional.

 

TENATIVE: Smith Rock State Park Adaptive Climbing Outing

Date: September 29th – Meet @ OAS at 8:00am or at Smith Rock at 9:00am

Cost: $15

Location: Smith Rock State Park!

Details: OAS is working on a partnership outing to provide our first official day of outdoor adaptive climbing.  Transportation will be available to and from OAS to Smith Rock.  This will be open to all populations, but for individuals with mobility impairments, OAS will work with each individually on access to the climbing area, which involved very steep grades and dirt trails.


OUTREACH EVENTS:

Come out and participate with OAS at one of our many outreach events this fall.

SOAR! Activity Day with Destination Rehab | September 16th | The Pavilion

A full day of activity for individuals with physical disabilities.  OAS will be providing rock climbing, cycling, and paddling.

For more information and to register: http://www.destinationrehab.org/soar/

 

Bend Open Streets | September 17 | Olney and 6th Street

Celebrate a car-free environment of physical activity at this community wide event!  OAS will have adaptive cycles available to ride.  Learn more here: http://bendopenstreets.org

Discover Nature Festival | September 23 | Riverbend Park

FREE event featuring over 30 nature, outdoor, health and wellness activities.  OAS will be providing cycling and kayaking for individuals with disabilities.  Learn more here: http://www.childrensforestco.org/discover-nature-festival/

 

Buddy Walk | September 24 | Riverbend Park

Whether you have Down Syndrome, know someone who does or just want to show your support for inclusion come out for the Buddy Walk!  OAS will be helping facilitate an activity.  Learn more here: https://www.ds-stride.org/centraloregonbuddywalk