Spring 2014


 We are always in need of volunteers. Find out how you can help!
(780) 424-6312  ext. 2247

Your Spring Adapted Adventures Team:
Amy MacKinnon (program coordinator)
Sydney Deegan (program coordinator)
Cassondra Nielsen (practicum student)
Let's get ready for a great spring season!

Winter Updates


Adapted Scuba Diving


Thanks to our friends at Northwest Scuba, this winter we were able to dive in a pool and learn the skills necessary to breathe under water! The program is open to anyone of any ability level or injury level. Thanks to all who made the program possible! Contact the office for more information on next program dates. 

Indoor Spin

Each Wednesday evening in the fall, winter and spring, a group of cyclists get together and spin in this one of a kind integrated spin class. This program has been one of our most popular programs as participation has been high!

The program runs Sept-Dec and Jan-Apr. Its a great way to try a bike without having to go outdoors! We still have a couple more classes left in April so if you want to try it out, please contact us. A big THANK YOU to the volunteers, instructor and participants for making it such a great success!  



Adapted Adventures has partnered with the Alberta Cerebral Palsy Sport Association. This winter the sport of Boccia was reintroduced to Alberta. This sport is playable up to the Paralympic level and is ideal for those with higher level of injury or disability. If you are interested in learning more, please contact ACPSA!

Spring and Summer programs
Outdoor Paracycling 




Tuesday ride "Leisure / Intermediate Cycling" :


This will be a ride focused on developing cycling skills, creating a social atmosphere cycling at a leisurely pace. 

Dates: June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 8, 15, 22, Aug 5, 12, 19, 26 and Sept 2.

Time: 6:30-8pm

Location: TBD: It will vary throughout the city.


Wednesday ride "High Performance / Advanced Cycling" : This ride will be a high intensity ride, including hills, speed and distance. This group is for experienced riders.

Dates: June 4, 11, 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23, Aug 6, 13, 20 and 27. 

Time: 6:30-8pm

Location: TBD: It will vary throughout the city. 


Thursday ride " Apprentice / Beginner Cycling"

This ride will have a very high focus on basic cycling skills, including turning, braking, pedaling and gearing. This group is for those with no prior outdoor cycling experience or are not able to cycle independently.

Dates: June 5, 12, 19, 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24, Aug 7, 14, 21 and 28.

Time: 10-11:30am

Location: TBD: It will vary throughout the city.


Costs: $230 program fees for 12 weeks. This includes insurance.*

$150 bike rental for 12 weeks.*


To Sign Up: 

Contact the office. Please do so early as we have a limited number of rental bikes. Please ask if you are unsure which group to choose!


Bikes available:


*Subsidies are available. Please do not let cost be a barrier to participating.

Para-Cycling Clinics

When: May 15 2014
Where: Hawerlak Park, Edmonton, Alberta
Who: This clinic will be designed for the beginner/intermediate rider. If you have never ridden outdoors or have limited cycling skills and knowledge, this clinic is for you. 
Cost: 25$
Time: 6-8pm 
This is open to anyone of any injury level or disability. Please feel free to bring your friends and family!
Medicine Hat
When: June 21 2014
Where: TBD
Who: Anyone who is interested in trying cycling/handcycling! 
Everyone is welcome, regardless of ability. Please feel free to bring family and friends.
Jasper - Intermediate/ Advanced Clinic
When: July 11th(evening), 12th, 13th 2014
Where: HI Athabasca Falls Wilderness Hostel
Who: Cyclists with some experience, comfortable on a bike, and can cycle hills. Those who are interested in racing, or using cycling as a cross training sport.  
Sessions will include: training nutrition, technical, strategy and mental skills as well as a long ride in the area. 
Family and friends are also welcome to attend. 
Cost: TBD
 Adapted Sailin
When: Saturday, June 14 2014
Wabamun Sailing Club (Click for directions)
Who: Everyone is welcome. We have accessible boats, lifts, strong volunteers and support for everyone who is interested. We also have sip and puff technology for those who have limited hand/arm mobility.
You will learn the basics of how to steer, assess the waves and possibly race! Come out and try it!
Time: 10am-3pm
Cost: 30$
Family and friends are welcome to join! 

Canoeing/ Kayaking


When: Mondays, July 7th, July 14th, July 21st, July 28th, Aug 11th, Aug 18th, Aug 25th

Where: Kirk Lake, Edmonton, Alberta

Time: 6:30-8pm

Who: Anyone of any ability or injury level! We have modifications, a lift and strong volunteers to get you on the lake and learning about the sport of kayaking and/or canoeing!


Family and friends are welcome!

Hiking and TrailRider trip

What: A weekend of meeting new friends and hiking in the beautiful Rocky Mountains.
Where: HI Mosquito Creek Wilderness Hostel
When: Aug 15, 16, 17th
Who: Anyone who enjoys spending time in the mountains and getting off the beaten path! All abilities welcome. Family and friends also welcome to attend.
Cost: TBA
Advanced Cycling Trip
When: July 11th, 12th, 13th 2014
Where: Athabasca Falls Wilderness Hostel
Who: Cyclists with some experience and comfortable on a bike. All types of bikes are welcome!


We will be having sessions on proper training nutrition, technical points and strategy as well as cycling around the area. 
Family and friends are more than welcome to join in!  
Yoga Teacher Training Retreat
We will be hosting an adapted yoga retreat in the City of Edmonton May 23-25th 2014. This will primarily be to guide yoga instructors on the proper way to teach out of the chair. If you are interested in participating or attending, please contact the office. 
Come support this dynamic duo as they race in the Calgary Marathon June 1 2014.
If you are interested in using the push chair to complete your own race or recreational outing, please contact the office at 780-424-6312 ext 2231.
For more information about what KwadSquad is up to this summer, please visit Facebook 


Handcycling Alberta Facebook Group: A great way to get news and information about the sport in our province.


Tour de l'Alberta:  The 20th Anniversary of the Tour de l'Alberta will be held on Sunday, July 27, 2014!

If you would like to rent a bike for the event, please contact the office and we can set you up. Registration ends July 22nd.


Paralympic Sports Association: Will be starting their wheelchair lacrosse, adapted golf and adapted swimming programs. Please contact danielle@parasports.net for more info. 

 Volunteer Opportunities

Big Valley Jamboree 2014
Adapted Adventures will be selling programs at Big Valley 2014 again this year. 
We will need numerous volunteers to make this event great!
When: July 30th to August 3rd 2014
Where: Camrose, Alberta
What: Each day you are there, volunteer for a minimum of one shift (Schedule to follow if interested). 
As a volunteer, you get free camping and free admission to the shows. See current line-up
To sign up to volunteer, please click here for application form and email to outdoor@cpa-ab.org.
ITU Paratriathlon
Edmonton will be hosting the finals for the international triathlon union in 2014. 
When: August 26- Sept 1
If you are interested in volunteering, please let the office know and we will keep you updated on when to apply!
Volunteer Information
Adapted Adventures is always looking for dedicated volunteers to help make our program a success. If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering, please call (780) 424-6312 ext. 2247 or