Teton Adaptive is extremely excited to announce that it has received a grant from the Outride Fund to provide more biking opportunities for youth in our community.

Outride is a non–profit organization that is committed to empowering communities through providing grants and so much more.  Since the majority of our programs and equipment serve the adults within our community we recognize the gap and that it is crucial to provide more access and opportunities for recreation to our younger population who live in or visit the Greater Teton Area.

Our youth programs have largely been limited due to the lack of equipment; with new equipment being developed, and now existing on the market, we are committed to bringing life to programming that focuses on our youth. So many of our already established programs can be easily extended to include kids and youth; through the Outride grant we will start to enhance our outreach capabilities and outdoor experiences, and truly model the power that an all inclusive community can hold. We’re creating the Teton Adaptive Cycling Program Youth Expansion to broaden accessibility to all.

The generous financial support of Outride will allow us to purchase a Kids Bowhead Rouge to add to our Adaptive Cycling program fleet. The Bowhead Rogue™ FS/E is an entry level off-road “delta” design hand cycle, with one wheel in front, two in back, that features full suspension and also sports the Bosch CX motor. We will add a custom seat cushion, upgraded brakes and shocks, titanium frame, and a dropper post in the backrest for a more comfortable and customized fit. Bowhead Corp just started offering this new Rogue adaptive mountain bike for kids, which is one of few good quality bikes within this niche. The kids Rouge is the same as the adult Rogue, but has smaller rear wheels and a shorter wheelbase that accommodates and takes into account kids’ size. This bike would be a much needed addition and starter piece of equipment for our fleet of youth adaptive bikes, allowing us to serve more youth with disabilities. It will also work well for smaller adults increasing its benefits.

For many people with disabilities, cycling can be a liberating, fun, and often life-changing form of outdoor recreation and even mobility, especially for kids. Outride Fund support would significantly help Teton Adaptive expand our offering to young riders with disabilities.

“We’re ecstatic to be able to provide these new opportunities to our youth, hearing your feedback, and we look forward to shredding the trails with you!” said Joe Stone, Teton Adaptive executive director

About Outride:
Outride is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering communities’ cognitive, socio-emotional, and mental well-being through research, school-based cycling programs, and community grants. At Outride, we believe in the power of cycling to transform lives. We envision a world where billions of people use cycling to improve the well-being of their communities. Outride has a direct focus on expanding opportunities to access the benefits of cycling, partnering with programs that intentionally work to provide the social, emotional, and cognitive health benefits of cycling to underrepresented demographic groups.

Photo credit: Bowhead Corp