bringing health, wellness and happiness to people with disabilities through cycling
Overall Benefits/Advantages to Handcycling:
I had used a handcycle as a cardiovascular training element while I was playing other sports, such as basketball and tennis, to help build my endurance. Over 15 years later, I decided to make handcycling my competitive sport of choice. Handcycling has grown leaps and bounds over the last 8-10 years, and for good reason. It has the ability to fit any fitness/ability level or environment. You can ride for leisure with your friends and family down the local paths, you can use it as a cross-trainer for endurance, or you can be competitive around the world at all calibers from beginner to elite athlete.
The technology has advanced greatly over the years and you are able to find a specific bike that fits your needs – taking it on the pavement or off onto the dirt trails. And most of the component parts – wheels, brakes, gears, shifters, etc. – are available from bicycle shops and online retailers. This makes it easier and less expensive to repair or even upgrade your bike if you choose.