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OAS offers community cycling programs and support for cycling events for a wide range of people with disabilities in a throughout Central Oregon. Our staff and volunteers are trained to work with specialized cycling equipment and can support rides with varying degrees of duration or challenge. OAS also has trained tandem captains for riders with visual impairments.

Come join OAS for our community cycling program every Wednesday evening and Saturday morning from June through  August at Pine Nursery Park or join us on Tandem Tuesday, every third Tuesday of the month! To view the cycling schedule and register in advance, visit our Events Page.

Athlete Registration

Rates and Fees

Thanks to the generous support of the OAS community, all community cycling programs are free of charge.

Adaptive Cycling Programs

Bike Nights

  • Wednesday evenings, Jun 7th – Aug 30th
  • 4:00pm -7:00pm | Show up anytime between 4pm and 6pm to start your ride!
  • Pine Nursery Park | 3750 NE Purcell Blvd, Bend, OR 97701 (Middle Parking Lot – at the very end!)
  • Sign Up Here!

Rise & Ride

  • Saturday mornings, June 10th – August 26th*
  • 9:00am – 12:00pm | Show up anytime between 9:00am and 11:30am to start your ride!
  • Pine Nursery Park | 3750 NE Purcell Blvd, Bend, OR 97701 (Middle Parking Lot – at the very end!)
  • Sign Up Here!

*No Rise & Ride on July 8th. Join us at SOAR instead!

*No Rise & Ride on July 22nd. Join us for a Community Lake Day at Camp Tamarack instead!

Sunriver Tandem Rides!

  • Summer 2023 Dates: Thursdays; July 20th &  August 17th
  • 8:45 am -12:30pm | Meet at OAS Warehouse
  • Sign Up Here!


Adaptive Equipment

Adaptive sports are a unique experience for each individual. The following information is intended to give you a broad understanding of the adaptive disciplines we instruct and some of the equipment that is used in each of them. There are many adaptations and variations within each discipline.

Adaptive Cycling Equipment

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Adaptive On-Road Handcycles and Recumbents

Handcycles work well for those athletes with limited leg strength or mobility. The pedals usually operated by the legs/feet are designed so that they be operated by the hands/arms instead. These bikes are usually configured in a recumbent or sitting position.

OAS On Road Fleet Includes:
Freedom Ryder FRH-1
Top End Force 2
Top End Excelerator
Top End Excelerator XLT
Kids – Quickie

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Tandem Bike

A tandem cycle is a cycle built for two individuals where the “captain” pilots the tandem bicycle, typically managing the steering and brakes. The “stoker” assists with pedaling. Tandem bikes are a good option for people with visual impairments or disabilities affecting balance.

OAS Fleet Includes:
Trek T900
Santana Sovereign
Hase Pino (recumbent in front)
Burley Tandem