Adaptive cycling at El Tour de Tucson
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Reporter: Jason Barr, Sports Director
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) One aspect that makes El Tour de Tucson so special is that anyone can ride it. The race has different distances for each level of cycling. Also, welcome are paralyzed veterans.
Friday at Brandi Fenton Park, the Southern Arizona Veterans Health Care System, along with Paralyzed Veterans Racing, and Arizona Disabled Sports, hosted a one day adaptive cycling clinic.
Adaptive cycling is the term used for those who are disabled to modify a bicylce, and the event was to give disabled veterans a chance to try adaptive cycling. They did so with new bikes which can be used for the competition.
One newcomer to adaptive cycling is Stephen Hymers, who spent 22 years in the Briitsh Air Force before becoming parapalegic in a flying accident.
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