Annual Bike Rally and BBQ

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATAS hosted its 4th Annual Bike Rally and BBQ on Sat 7/13. Despite morning monsoon type rains, the weather broke by 11am and in typical Jackson style the sun was out shortly after. There was an obstacle course, group ride, some special adaptive bikes to check out, and the traditional summer BBQ fare- dogs, burgers, watermelon, potato salad. etc. thanks to Deb Henry for being the grill master. What continues to excite us is the number of new faces and families we are seeing at TAS summer outings. There’s a good possibility that soon a number of these young riders will no longer be needing training wheels as the “i Can Shine” Bike Camp begins next week!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Boat Ride and Hike to Hidden Falls

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIt’s one of the “must do”activities for people visiting Grand Teton National Park- the boat ride across Jenny Lake and the hike to Hidden Falls. The scenery is amazing and the short hike through woods and over streams ends at the base of Hidden Falls. TAS recently invited some old friends and new acquaintances from Star Valley on this outing to the park- a great introduction to the Tetons and TAS. Thanks for joining us!

4th of July Parade

parade-group on raftTeton Adaptive Sports again marched in the town of Jackson’s annual 4th of July Parade. Bikers, rafters, cowgirls, and even a mono ski on wheels joined in the fun. Always an honor to celebrate this great nation and the freedoms and privileges we enjoyOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA!Sevie in mono

Adaptive Bikes at the Outer Local Games

outerlocal boothThe Outerlocal Games, Jackson competition of outdoor sports, including bouldering, cycling, trail running, and paragliding was held at the base of Snow King Mountain Sat 6/29. TAS again hosted a booth and clinic on adaptive cycling. Participants were able to experience a variety of adaptive bikes, and were presented with information on various disabilities that are accommodated by the different types of bikes. Educational and fun! Thanks to volunteers Steffan Freeman, Jason Malczyk, and Chelsea Philippe.outerlocal handcycle

Wilson Bike Ride and Ice Cream Social

group prepWell things looked a little different this year. Sunny warm day, shorts and t-shirts. Missing were raincoats, down jackets, winter hats and gloves. A crew gathered at Owen Bircher Park for a group ride through Wilson and down the bike path on the Village Road, returning for ice cream and all the toppings. Thanks to everyone for coming out for a fun afternoon!steve & mike bike

Volunteers Needed: July 29th-Aug. 2nd

timthumb.phpThe five day camp is an opportunity for disabled members of our community to use specialized equipment and expert trainers to get off of their training wheels and onto a two-wheel bike. It will take a number of hands to make this happen and we are looking for enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers.

We looking for volunteers to match with each student and assist during one of these sessions or optimally to help out for all five of these sessions with their student from monday to friday.

The sessions times are July 29th-August 2nd between
8:30-9:45, 10:05-11:20,11:40-12:55, 2:00-3:15

Contact: Ryan Burke at 307-690-4774 or ryanburke11@yahoo.com

1st TAS Summer Outing

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATAS’s 1st Summer Adventure Days outing was climbing at the Enclosure Rock Gym on June 4th. TAS Summer Program Manager Ryan Burke along with a group of experienced climbing volunteers supported locals with a wide range of abilities. Indoor rock climbing is safe, and at the same time brings an exciting and challenging experience to all participants.  If you missed this one there will be another day at the gym 6/25. Contact Ryan to sign up!