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  • Adaptive Dragon Boat Teams - Home of Team Blue!  Now Forming All Teams for 2016 Denver • Chicago • Milwaukee  Adaptive Adventures Dragon Boat Teams have been growing in size and success for the past several years.  Last year, our Denver based team finished in the top 5 out of 100 teams.  Much of our competiton with years more experience, and no disabilities present, but none with more heart and drive than Team Blue! Our Chicago based Wounded Warrior Team also faired well, medalling in the Chicago International Dragon Boat Fesitval and USA Dragonboat National Club Championships for the 2nd out of 3 years at the event. Our newest team, based in Racine also medaled in this national competition. We provide the instruction, gear, boat, plenty of enthusiasm, and a community of participants and volunteers to create a team like no other. REGISTER NOW to JOIN our Team! 
  • 07/09/16 GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!
  • 06/19/16 Adaptive Adventures is once again participating in The Bicycle Tour of Colorado, a 7 day fully supported tour in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.  There is no better way to see the Rocky Mountains than on your bicycle, so come join Adaptive Adventures on this 394 mile test of physical and mental endurance.           Adaptive Adventures is once again participating in The Bicycle Tour of Colorado, a 7 day fully supported tour in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.  There is no better way to see the Rocky Mountains than on your bicycle, so come join Adaptive Adventures on this 394 mile test of physical and mental endurance. Riders that plan to attend need to be independent riders that have experience riding in the mountains.  Daily miles range from 50-94, so train accordingly.  Check the Adaptive Adventures calendar for early season riding opportunities. “Experience the climbs and descents for a new perspective on how tall and steep the mountains are. Cruise along rivers and streams and feel the spray of the whitewater. Stop and take pictures, or just memories, almost anywhere along the way. Spot abandoned mines, wildflowers, towering forests, wide open valleys, as you crank out the miles. Peer through the clear night sky in a small mountain town to view the stars clearer than in the big cities. Make new friends along the road, in camp, or at the nightly after ride beer garden.” http://www.bicycletourcolorado.com/ BTC provides camping areas, baggage transportation, route maps, road markings, snack and water stations every 15-30 miles, bicycle repair services, and medical support along the route.  AA will supplement the support of our riders along the route to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all.  Additionally AA is reserving hotel rooms and the cost of attending this event is based on double occupancy.  Volunteers are needed to supply support on the route.  We will need drivers to provide vehicle support as well as cyclist to ride along with the participants.  Cost of  Includes: Hotel Transportation to and from Breckenridge – limited space Transportation of your cycling gear to and from Breckenridge Sag assist and transportation on the ride – AA will supplement the sag support provided by the BTC Hotel  Lodging – Based on double occupancy Breakfast on mornings that it is not included with lodging Lunch on ride days Group dinner on the first evening and day 5 of the ride Supplemental snacks and beverages on the rides Use of a bike if you do not have your own - based on availability Transportation at the end of the day to your lodging location Camping: Transportation to and from Breckenridge – limited space Transportation of your cycling gear to and from Breckenridge Sag assist and transportation on the ride – AA will supplement the sag support provided by the BTC Camping – You provide your own tent, sleeping bag, etc Breakfast – most are included at the hotel Lunch on ride days Group dinner on the first evening and day 5 of the ride Supplemental snacks and beverages on the rides BTC jersey – to the first 8 people to register Use of a bike if you do not have your own - based on availability Transportation at the end of the day to your lodging location Additionally, the first 6 riders with disabilities to register will receive a BTC jersey Not included: Most dinners Breakfast and lunch on the rest day (day 5) Pricing: Based on Hotel lodging Participants with Disabilities $850 for the first 6 to register OR up until March 31 (whichever comes first) $950 from April 1 through May 15 $1050 until June 1 Indoor and outdoor camping options available Registration after June 1 will accepted on a case by case basis Friends and Family members $1150 for the first 6 to register OR up until March 31 (whichever comes first) $1250 from April 1 through May 15 $1350 until June 1 Indoor and outdoor camping options available Registration after June 1 will accepted on a case by case basis Volunteer Riders $550 with hotel lodging If you are interested in volunteering for this program please contact Janice at janice@adaptiveadventures.org Adaptive Adventures estimates the cost of this program to be about $2200.00 per person for the week.  Because of the generosity or our donors, we are able to offer this at a substantially lower cost.  Additional donations to offset the balance of these costs can be made at www.adaptiveadventures.org/donate Cancellation Policy Participation in this program is only guaranteed once full payment is received. In the event that you need to cancel, the following fees will be charged: Date of Registration to 30 days prior to event - full refund minus credit card fees 30 to 15 days prior to event - 50% refund Less than 14 days prior - no refunds What to bring: Cycling clothing/gear – be prepared for cold, cool and warm weather changes Jerseys Shorts/pants Leg and arm warmers Rain gear Cycling gloves Water bottle Sun Screen Leisure clothing/gear Shirts Pants/Shorts Shoes Jacket Toiletries Medications Other Money/Credit Card Cell phone Camera FOR MORE INFORMATION Janice Strayve National Cycling Manager janice@adaptiveadventures.org (303) 679-2770 x 210
  • 05/29/16 APPLY HERE to ride with the Adaptive Group Bike the Drive will Kick Off our 2016 Midwest Adaptive Cycling Challenge Series! Join Adaptive Adventures and other local adaptive groups for the first challenge ride of the season. Last year, we hosted the largest group of adaptive riders ever at the event, including many Wounded Warriors and their families. Our goal is to continue to grow our group this year with youth, adults, and more veterans than ever! We will have our own staging area, extra on-course support, equipment, and an adaptive booth in the main event festival area to highlight adaptive cycling and adaptive sports to the community. Adaptive Adventures is excited to support riders for Bike the Drive 2016. If you would like to be part of this inclusive group, select "Apply Here" above and complete the questionnaire. Participants with their own equipment can register at the official Bike The Drive website and Adaptive Adventures will send details on the adaptive staging area to meet the group and ride with support. Participants needing equipment will be notified when equipment is verified as being available for you to use. Once equipment is reserved, riders can register at the official Bike the Drive website and will be sent details on the adaptive staging area to meet the group and ride with support. Veterans with disability ratings - in honor of your past sacrifices and those you continue to make; your ride has been prepaid.  Just complete the above "Apply Here" questionnaire and Adaptive Adventures will contact you with a comp code and directions on how to register for your ride. You will receive details on the day of festivities, where to meet and any other informaiton needed to meet up with lots of other riders. Volunteers needed for ride support as well as non-riding support.  Pre-event volunteers can earn a complimentary ride registration to the MB Financial Bank Bike the Drive, ask us how. Some scholarship registrations available for adaptive riders. Please contact us for information on team registration or scholarships.    Adaptive Adventures is working directly with the Active Transportation Alliance and several other local adaptive sports providers. Local organizations collaborating with Adaptive Adventures on the ride include the Chicago Park District, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Schwab Handcycle Club, Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association, Midwest Wheelchair Sports and Social Club, World Sport Chicago, Handcycle Chicago, and others! Contact for Adaptive Team Riders and Volunteers: Linda "LT" Tomsevics Midwest Program Manager Adaptive Adventures 414.640.3756 Event web site:  http://bikethedrive.org/ MB Financial Bank Bike the Drive is presented by the Active Transportation Alliance to continue to support healthy, sustainable transportation,. MB Financial Bank Bike the Drive would not be possible without the support of hundreds of volunteers and many organizations.
  • 06/23/16 SAVE THE DATE! June 23 - 26, 2016
  • 06/02/16 Join us for a great evening of Cycling, Climbing, Paddleboarding Kayaking, and Sailing
  • 07/12/16 Volunteers of all abilities will be gladly welcomed for this event.  A signup will be open shortly, please check back. This overnight camping experience will provide an opportunity for disabled Veterans to waterski, wakeboard, kayak, paddleboard, cycle and enjoy the camaraderie of a remote adventure experience in beautiful Wood County, Wisconsin.      This trip is a Northern Wisconsin deep woods experience; all Veterans will be screened to ensure they are willing to participate in camping as part of the experience.  Camping accommodations will be utilized throughout the duration of this overnight trip.  All essential camping equipment will be provided (if needed) including tents, sleeping bags, air mattress, cooking equipment, and portable toilets or rustic toilets (we actually have a restroom facility close to our campsite).  Community style meals will be prepared and participants will be engaged in health and nutrition education as a component of the meal preparation process.  Nutritious meals, plus snacks will be available each day. WHO: Any Veteran with a disability.  By registering for this event, you are entering your name for consideration to be included in this opportunity. COST: Thanks to the Veterans Administration, our major sponsor for helping us to honor and empower the men and women who've served our country, as well as a couple very gracious volunteers Keith and Cleora Costello, this event is offered free of charge for qualified Veterans.  The true cost of this experience is exceeds 600.00 per person, please be respectful of other Veterans when committing to this trip.    Tentative Schedule (subject to change) TUESDAY arrive between 9am-10am setup Camp lunch afternoon cycling dinner evening activities campfire WEDNESDAY breakfast water sports lunch cycling dinner evening activities campfire THURSDAY breakfast break camp cycling lunch water sports homeward bound   WHAT TO BRING Sleeping Bag - if you have one Tent - if you have one (we have plenty if you don't have your own) Weather appropriate clothes for evening/morning temperatures: long pants, long sleeved shirts, sweatshirt, windproof &/or waterproof pants/jacket Weather appropriate clothes for daytime temperatures on the river in Kayak:  shorts, t-shirt, swimsuit(?) Toilettries - there is a fully accessible bathroom with running water, flushable toilets, showers, mirrors & electrical outlets. No towels or air dryers within. Towels - hand towel, bath towel, beach towel, washcloth (if you use one) Bug Spray Sun protection Hiking shoes/boots Water shoes, sandals or something that would be okay to get wet Bug Spray (yes, I meant to say that twice!) Anything that you find enjoyable to relax with: book, music, cards, games, yard games, etc... CAMERA - gorgeous area!!! Bug Spray (I'm sorry, have I mentioned that already?!)
  • 07/30/16 Essential Details: Dates: July 30 - Aug 6th  Location:Lake Powell, Utah – Bullfrog Marina Participants: 10-12 participants Activities: Spend a week aboard Adaptive Adventures accessible houseboat while exploring Lake Powell. Specific activities include waterskiing/wakeboarding, kayaking, hiking, swimming, paddle boarding, evening campfires, and relaxation opportunities. The overall trip focus will utilize adventure recreation activities to promote fitness health and fun.