MOUNTAIN BIKING

Explore the natural playground that surrounds us by bike!

Mountain bike opportunities range from cruising along a forest fire road to tackling the area’s tougher single-track and downhill trails. Through our program, experienced staff and volunteer instructors will help you build skills and knowledge to become a confident and independent rider. Additionally, our top- of-the-line hand and recumbent cycles are highly adjustable, perfect for individuals with mobility or balance issues due to their low center of gravity and trike wheelbase.

*Please note that our cycling fleet is growing and while we will do our best to accommodate all individuals, we may not have the proper bike for everyone at this time.*

Participants
All individuals with a disability who are able to ride independently and make safe cognitive decisions are welcome to participate in our inaugural season. Instruction is customized to you and your goals. A typical introduction session begins with bike selection and fit, and an overview of bike anatomy. Once the basics of safety, balance, breaking and shifting are mastered, you will have the opportunity to ride the area’s many beautiful trails.

2018 Program Opportunities
Sport-On Explorer III Prone Handcycle is available! Take a look at it HERE!
The Explorer is best for individuals with lower limb disabilities or balance issues, who have ample core and arm strength to maintain a prone position and propel the cycle with their arms.

Contact: programs@dreamadaptive.org to schedule a ride!

Individual Lessons/Rides
Learn the basics or enhance your skills. A skilled staff member or volunteer instructor will spend two hours with you on a skill level-appropriate ride. Family/friends welcome to join once the athlete has mastered the basic skills and drills. Adaptive equipment and helmets provided.

FIRST SESSION: Free! / SESSION RATE: $40 – 2 hours / Longer custom rides available!

Group rides
Join DREAM staff and volunteer instructors for group rides at various locations around the Flathead Valley. These rides are suited for all levels of riders, however if you are using a Dream Adaptive cycle an intro session must take place before attending a group ride. Bring your own bike or sign up to use one of ours. DREAM adaptive bike equipment is first-come, first served for group rides. Helmets mandatory (provided). Advanced Registration required. Typical ride time is 1.5 hours. RATE: Free!


2018 Additional Opportunities

We are excited to work with community events to encourage the inclusion of athletes with disabilities. Please reach out to programs@dreamadaptive.org if any event below interests you!

Thursday Night Race League, Whitefish Mountain Resort
The 6-race series features a different cross-country course every week from July 12 – August 16. Register for a single night or get the 6-week pass. Helmets are required to race. Registration, check-in, race start and finish are all located at the Village Trailhead.
XC Races – 7pm Race Start
The course changes weekly and varies between 3-5 miles in length with about 300-600 vertical feet. Different categories race anywhere from 1-4 laps depending on the course. Must check-in/register by 6:30pm for each race.

12/24 Hours of Flathead, Harron Park, Kalispell
The only 12 & 24 Hour Mountain Bike Race in Montana. This isn’t your ordinary mountain bike race, this race has a mission! Two courses, adaptive cycling course and a standard bicycle course, live music, a hot lap option, free camping, and is fun for all ages! Help us build a team or push your limits and ride solo.
August 18-19

Teton Bike Festival/Wydaho Rendezvous, Grand Targhee Resort
Enjoy four days of cross country and downhill riding at Grand Targhee Resort in Wyoming. Demo both hand cranked and foot pedaled adaptive mountain bike gear. Group rides and beginner training led by some of the leaders in adaptive mountain biking. Registration is free for riders with disabilities.
August 31st-Sept. 3rd