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Off road cycling is a great way for individuals with a variety of disabilities to travel deep into nature and experience the great benefits of the outdoors in a challenging and dynamic environment. OAS offers adaptive mountain biking and off-road hand cycling experiences for individuals with a wide range of abilities through community mountain biking programs, events, and private sessions.

Athlete Registration

Rates and Fees

Our lesson rates include any necessary adaptive equipment, trained instruction, and volunteer support.

Mountain Bike(MTB) lesson/trail rides: $100 | Scholarships Available

Private mountain bike (MTB) Lessons are open to all types of riders (stand up and sit bikes). OAS has a fleet of Off-Road Hand Cycles and a recumbent Fat Trike available for adaptive athletes. Helmets and additional gear will be available for all athletes. If you ride a stand up mountain bike (two wheeled), plan to bring your personal bike or pick up your rental from Project Bike.

Essential Eligibility Criteria – Private aMTB Lesson/Rides

Lesson Days and Times:

  • June – August
  • Thursday – Saturday
  • 4 hour lessons | 9am – 1pm
  • ALL New to OAS athletes complete a fit up and introduction to skills at OAS warehouse

To book a private session, contact OAS staff at info@oregonadaptivesports.org or call (541) 848 – 9390. Custom privates and group sessions are based on staff availability. Please contact 2 weeks in advance to schedule.

Off-Road Hand Cycle(ORHC) Community Rides

Thursday Evenings, June 4th – August 28th, 2024

5:00 – 7:00 PM | Bring your own bike and meet at that week’s trailhead

Program Description

Join OAS for this OFHC organized group ride on Thursday evenings! This is a no-drop ride geared for the independent, intermediate and beyond Off Road Hand Cyclist. We’ll meet at a local trailhead and have a couple OAS Staff/Volunteers to lead/sweep the ride. Meeting Location & Trailhead will be posted weekly on Monday. Sign up below to receive weekly ride selection and reminders!
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All riders should come prepared with their own trailside repair kits, hydration, and fuel needs. Helmets are required.

Crank Camp – Off Road Hand Cycle Camps

$240 Cost to Attend | Scholarships Available

Join OAS for this two day aMTB skill building and ride camp for Off Road Hand Cycles! Offered monthly, this aMTB camp will help you develop, refine, and apply your skills and help build confidence on trails to get more out of your riding. Off Road Hand Cycles are available for confirmed attendees. Specific bike availability is based on signups and is first come first serve. OAS is taking applications. Each camp can serve up to 5 adaptive athletes. Apply for your spot below!

Crank Camp Application

Essential Eligibility Criteria – aMTB Crank Camp 2024

2024 Crank Camps Dates

July 19 and 20 | 9am – 4pm

August 16 and 17 | 9am – 4pm

Camp Information

OAS Provides: Equipment, instruction, and on-trail support
Attendee Provides: Lunch or personal snacks and water bottle

Recommendation and Requirements

OAS recommend’s attendance for both days. There is no discount for missing one day. Cycling experience required, preferably on dirt or gravel. If new to off-road hand cycling(ORHC), athletes can schedule a private lesson with OAS as a prerequisite.

Community Gravel Rides

Tuesday mornings, June 4th – August 28th, 2024

9:00am – 1:00pm | Bring your own bike and meet at OAS headquarters | 345 SW Cyber Dr Ste #102, Bend OR 97702

What’s a Gravel Ride?

A mix of paved, gravel-covered and some double-track riding. OAS will prioritize routes with elevation gain/loss in the 500-1000 ft range, and minimal technical features. Please inquire about adaptive bike availability and if this activity is a right fit for you by contacting info@oregonadaptivesports.org

Gravel Ride Registration

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 Mountain Biking Equipment

off road hand cyclist on trail

Adaptive Off-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 prone/kneeling position. 

OAS Fleet Includes:
Reactive Adaptations Nuke w/ E-Assist
Reactive Adaptations Bomber
Lasher All Terrain Handcycle
Lasher All Terrain Handcycle – Full Suspension w/ E-Assist

Kids – Reactive Adaptations Wildcat

Ice Full Fat

adaptive MTB, all black design.

Bowhead Reach

The Bowhead Reach is a full suspension, all-electric off-road adaptive trike that has two wheels in front, and one in back, and features our FLOW articulating front end.

Bowhead RX

The Bowhead RX™ integrates the Bowhead FLOW™ articulating front-end from our award-winning Bowhead Reach™bike with the new single-pivot MX-style rear swingarm and suspension system for a nimble and agile ride. Traversing off-cambered and rough terrain is a breeze, and the RX provides endless opportunities for access and exploration whether you’re hammering down a paved road, navigating a gravel track, flowing cross-country, or shredding single-track mountain trails. The RX features the Bosch Performance CX eMTB motor and electronics system that provides seamless torque-sensing assistance, amplifying the power of arms by up to 3.5 times, and the electronic shifting SRAM Eagle 12-speed drivetrain. The motor and batteries are mounted mid-bike, through a superbike MotoGP-style aluminum subframe, to create the ideal low center of gravity and roll. The RX is uniquely tuned to each riders’ thirst-for- adventure profile to provide a truly custom experience.

E-Lasher ATH-FS

The ATH-FS is a rugged full suspension magnesium frame handcycle with Fox Shox shock absorbers on all three wheels. It is specifically designed for off road adventures with a patented front fork shock design that provides a smooth ride even in the most demanding terrain. Fully adjustable depth and angle seat back settings allow for a high degree of control and adjustment for maximum comfort. All wheel hydraulic disc brakes offer superior stopping power.

ICE Full Fat

An expedition-tough trike, originally designed for record-setting, the Full Fat combines durability, reliability and specialist features for conquering the most challenging terrain. Rough trails, sand, snow, and mud; if you pedal, it’ll take you there.

Lasher

More than an off-the-shelf handcycle with fat tires, the Lasher Sport ATH (All Terrain Handcycle) was specifically designed for use off road, yet is still very adept on the pavement. A generous 6” of ground clearance helps you get over rough trails and gnarly terrain. That’s enough clearance to pop up or drop down a standard height curb when biking in the concrete jungle.

Fully adjustable depth and angle seat back settings allow for a high degree of control and adjustment for maximum comfort. Front wheel hydraulic disc brake is standard with optional rear wheel brakes available.

Reactive Bomber

With reinforced tubing joints in areas of high stress throughout the frame, the Bomber RS has been built to withstand even the toughest tests on the trail, in the backcountry and yet stay lightweight and agile. The Bomber’s rear suspension provides improved ride quality, downhill speed control and improved traction uphill. The 24” wheels provide increased ground clearance, improved traction, increased speed, and a smoother ride. The replaceable derailleur hanger improves reliability on the trail and longevity for the frame when facing those close calls with rocks and logs.

This off-road handcycle is designed for a rider in the prone body position. This allows the rider to see the terrain ahead more easily and have the advantage of body weight over the crank set for added power. The primary steering is through a single, stock, mountain bike handlebar. This gives the rider the real mountain bike feel. The secondary steering is done through a chest pad. This chest pad has a flat design for decreased pressure points and improved comfort and control for both males and females. The knee rests are molded with fiberglass (see options for carbon fiber upgrades) for greater impact resistance, added strength and reduced weight. Knee rests are reinforced at knee bar area for greater strength and longevity.

Reactive Hammerhead

Based on the Bomber RS with reinforced tubing joints in areas of high stress throughout the frame, the Hammerhead has been built to withstand even the toughest tests on the trail and in the backcountry and yet stay lightweight and agile. The Hammerhead’s front and rear suspension provides improved ride quality, downhill speed control and improved traction uphill. The 26” wheels provide increased ground clearance, improved traction, increased speed, and a smoother ride. The replaceable derailleur hanger improves reliability on the trail and longevity for the frame when facing those close calls with rocks and logs.

This off-road handcycle is designed for a rider in the prone body position. This allows the rider to see the terrain ahead more easily, and have the advantage of body weight over the crank set for added power. The primary steering is through a single, stock, mountain bike handlebar. This gives the rider the real mountain bike feel. The secondary steering is done through a chest pad. This chest pad has a flat design for decreased pressure points and improved comfort and control for both males and females. The knee rests are molded with fiberglass (see options for carbon fiber upgrades) for greater impact resistance, added strength and reduced weight. Knee rests are reinforced at knee bar area for greater strength and longevity.

Reactive Nuke

The NUKE Off Road Recumbent handcycle is a unique, capable, rear wheel drive recumbent handcycle with rear suspension.  Rear wheel drive handcycles are superior and much more capable than their front wheel drive counterparts.  Traction and hill climbing with a rear wheel drive recumbent handcycle are second to none.  The Nuke was developed for riders not able to or not interested in riding in the prone position (kneeling, face down). The recumbent position is preferred by some riders.

The Nuke rear suspension provides improved ride quality, downhill speed control and improved traction uphill. The 24” wheels provide increased ground clearance, improved traction, increased speed, and a smoother ride. The frame joints in the Nuke are reinforced for integrity and reliability out on the trail.