Adaptive Cycling Roundtable Gathers
Alternative Bicycling Leaders at Recumbent Cycle-Con 2011
Pomona, CA, August
- On October 23, 2011, leaders and representatives of the alternative
cycling community will gather at the
First Annual Recumbent Cycle-Con Convention and Trade Show (RC-C) in
Pomona, California to discuss the needs of cyclists with special needs.
Special needs vary, such as developmentally or physically challenged
cyclists, veterans and the elderly. Dealers and consumers are invited to
attend and participate in this unique informational brainstorming session.
participants were selected based on their knowledge, experience and
ability to discuss: alternative cycling equipment and accessories; how to
obtain funding to purchase adaptive bikes as therapeutic equipment; the
benefits of cycling for special needs riders; and the possible need to
create a national adaptive cycling association. The roundtable will
include one moderator and four panelists:
Board Member of
Assisted Cycling Tours will serve as the moderator of the Adaptive
Cycling Roundtable. Assisted Cycling Tours is a non-profit organization
whose goal is to open the world of cycling to people with developmental
and/or physical disabilities. Matter assists in the coordination of
clinics, trainings and trips and shows families how to create excursions
of one or more days, allowing families of people with disabilities the
opportunity to experience activities together. Matter participates in
many of the organization’s rides with his son who has autism.
is the Executive Director of
AMBUCS™, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to creating
mobility and independence for people with disabilities. Over 125
chapters in 25 states provide AmTryke therapeutic trikes to individuals
who are unable to operate a traditional bike. A sampling of AmTryke
trikes will be on display at RC-C booth 1029.
is the recently appointed Executive Director of
Lose The Training Wheels™ (LTTW), a non-profit organization whose
mission is to teach individuals with disabilities to ride a conventional
two wheel bicycle and become lifelong independent riders. This
achievement creates a gateway of opportunity, helping them gain
assurance and self-reliance in many other aspects of their lives. In
2006, Hampton became involved with LTTW when he organized the first LTTW
camp in Wichita, Kansas where his son learned to ride a bike at the age
motto is, “You never know until you try.” With 25 years of experience in
health, fitness, sports, recreation, and therapy she has dedicated her
career to providing opportunities for people with challenged abilities.
She helps them in not only trying, but in achieving, their dreams.
Patterson has been an Adapted Kinesiology Instructor at
Saddleback College for over six years where she is also the Camp
Director of the annual
Junior Athletic Wheelchair Sports/Just Adapted Water Sports (J.A.W.S.).
Patterson is also the Program Director of the International Coalition
for the Advancement of Neurology Foundation (I.C.A.N.
writer and the blog author of
Wonky Woman on a Bent Trike. Lanier is a recumbent trike cyclist and
activist. She is the first person to participate in and complete the New
York marathon on a recumbent trike. Lanier will provide insight to the
roundtable by describing how her life has been transformed as she has
used a recumbent tricycle to overcome the physical challenges she faces
due to Multiple Sclerosis.
Patterson, Director of Marketing & Business Development at
LLC, and the coordinator of the roundtable says “We are receiving
positive comments and support from individuals and organizations such as
The Challenged Athletes Foundation regarding the need for attention to
these adaptive cycling topics.” Patterson feels that by bringing this
event to a cycling venue such as RC-C, she will have the opportunity to
educate bicycle industry professionals about the adaptive cycling market
and the desire of these cyclists to be treated with respect while being
provided with quality bikes and services.
RC-C attendees are
invited to visit Adaptive Cycling Booth 1013 to socialize with the
roundtable participants and to receive information about adaptive cycling.
Booth visitors may also obtain a copy of "That’s
a book designed to foster understanding and communication among children
and adults about disabilities, trauma, illness -- and hope. Books were
Heroes’ Tree and proceeds from book sales will support the adaptive
cycling organizations participating in this roundtable.
For more Adaptive
Cycling Roundtable information visit
About Buddy Bike®
Buddy Bike, LLC is the manufacturer of an alternative inline tandem
bicycle that places the stoker in front. They provide a quality product
that will encourage more families to bicycle while providing courteous and
timely service to their customers. The majority of Buddy Bike customers
are families with special needs children who are seeking adaptive and
therapeutic cycling solutions. For more information on bike models,
pricing and dealers visit
or call 786.489.BIKE (2453).
First Annual Recumbent Cycle-Con Convention and Trade Show will be
held on October 21-23, 2011 at the
1101 West McKinley Avenue, Pomona, CA 91768. The Fairplex is located about
30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles and 13 miles west of Ontario
International Airport. This event is being produced by San Dimas,
Tandem Rider Magazine – now in its tenth year of publication.
Recumbent Cycle-Con will include informative seminars, workshops and
roundtables, as well as the opportunity to test-ride a wide variety of
recumbents and alternative bikes. The Industry-Only days, October 21st and
22nd, will provide a unique opportunity for recumbent, alternative and
accessory manufacturers, dealers and distributors to convene and interact.
Sunday, October 23rd, will be open to the general public. To register
recumbentcyclecon.com or call 800-351-2738.