The OAS Breaking Barriers Blog

20 athletes in aMTBs and OAS volunteers and staff rally together in a group photo with tall pines lining their background

Turns & Berms: The Athletes’ Experiences

About Turns and Berms A morning adorned with a winter wonderland where the crisp air echoes with laughter as participants ski down the slopes. Then, as the day progresses, the […]

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Spring Newsletter

Image Description The newsletter content is formatted across a drawn landscape of blue mountain peaks that transition to a green foreground, white pathway with icons of various cyclist and one […]


A lifelong pursuit of happiness.

By Pat Addabbo, Executive Director On Saturday and Sunday March 9th & 10th, 2024, I had the honor of supporting two of my most memorable experiences ever with OAS and […]


Athlete Feature: Dennis Connors

Dennis Connors: Paralympic Athlete & OAS Snowboarder Relocating to Beaverton, Oregon from Utah with his wife over 8 years ago. Dennis has delved into the world of paralympic sports in […]

Adaptive Nordic Skiing at Mt. Bachelor, three support staff with one athlete

Come Try Nordic Skiing on Community Days with OAS!

Written by: Dave Nichols Introduction Have you taken advantage of the Downhill Ski Program offered by Oregon Adaptive Sports? Did you know that OAS also has a Nordic Skiing Program […]

Jack in an adaptive mountain bike barreling down a trail with a full-cover helmet and OAS staff to his side ready to assist.

Athlete Spotlight: Jack Hogan

Written by: Dave Nichols Introduction I was having dinner at a family friend’s house and I was asked, “Do you know Jack Hogan?” I did not know the name at the […]


OAS Athlete: Sloan | 6 Seasons on Snow

Donate Now Your support makes stories like Sloan’s possible. Please consider making a year-end donation to support OAS. OAS Community, As we approach the end of the year, we at […]


“The Incredible Dave Nichols”

About Dave Nichols OAS met Dave in the fall of 2019 during our inaugural partnership with Craig Hospital, the nation’s leading Spinal Cord and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) rehabilitation facility. […]

Kade in an adaptive bike sitting with a support member in the attached part of the bike to assist in steering and pedaling. they're on pavement

Athlete Spotlight: Kade Wicklow

Written by: Dave Nichols Introduction Four years ago we moved into a new one-level house across town in SW Portland. Since the move, neighbors have been mistaking me for one […]

OAS Team that participated in Cycle Oregon 2023. Includes OAS Staff and Volunteers along with athletes that either are visually impaired or use hand-pedal bikes.

Cycle Oregon Classic 2023 Trip Report

OAS was able to support 4 athletes for the 2023 Cycle Oregon Classic! Cycle Oregon is a multi-day supported road ride through Oregon’s most iconic bike routes. OAS supported from […]

Photo featuring Kathryn Nichols, Senator Taylor, Laura Core, Representative Reynolds, Senator Patterson and David Kracke

Senate bill 420

by Dave Nichols “Senate Bill 420 has passed. Governor Tina Kotek has signed it into law!” I exclaim. “Neat”, you might say. “What exactly is SB 420?”  “It’s a bill […]

Dave atop McKenzie Pass with a group of OAS athletes in early June 2023.

Purchasing your own equipment

by David Nichols I am proud to announce that I am continuing to improve! Last week was a big week , a major milestone has been reached, I was able […]