Those that have lost their mobility will have an opportunity to regain some of it.
MoveAlong, a Syracuse based non-profit, will be hosting a free adaptive cycling clinic at West Family YMCA in Westover on Saturday from 4 to 7.
For adaptive cycling, hand cycles are used which are bikes that have 3 wheels that are pedaled with your hands.
MoveAlong Executive Director Jeff Wright says they are working to show people that it’s your abilities that define you, not your disabilities. “We do this for a variety of reasons. Help people to regain their mobility or a piece of their mobility. We work with veterans as well as general community members. The VA will tell you that disabled veterans are 3 times more likely to end up back in the VA if they don’t get out and active. For that reason we do get funding from the VA to work with disabled veterans.”
MoveAlong provides adaptive sports such as wheelchair basketball, sled hockey and hand cycling.
Wright says they operate primarily in the Syracuse area but are working to do more in the Southern Tier with programs like Saturday’s.
For a full list of the non-profit’s programs and adaptive sports, visit MoveAlongInc.org.