What is Outdoors For All?
The Outdoors for All Foundation transforms lives through outdoor recreation. Founded in 1979 in the Pacific Northwest, Outdoors for All is a national leader in delivering adaptive and therapeutic recreation for children and adults with disabilities. Each year more than 3,000 individuals exercise their abilities thanks to the training and support of more than 850 volunteers. Outdoors for All enriches the lives of individuals with disabilities and families and helps them to get out and enjoy the great outdoors.
WWVDN hosted an Outdoors for all Event, here's what went on!
Participants were welcomed by WWVDN and the Outdoors for All staff members: Laurel & Emily. Next they were then fitted for helmets and then chose from numerous selection of adaptive bikes to try out! Participants were able to try as many bikes as they liked and had the option of riding for the whole two hour session! The Center for Children & Family parking lot allowed for a safe place for all to ride!
About the bikes
Outdoors for All shared these clickable links for bicycles for those who are interested in researching and/or purchasing:
If you found a bike you liked and need help with the funds, Outdoors for All has a list of resources that could help you out!
About Outdoors for All Recreation Programs
Outdoors for All provides a variety of recreation activities for individuals with disabilities. These activities are designed to accommodate a broad range of individual skill levels; from individuals who want to try something new to athletes who aspire to compete. Here are some of the different recreation programs they offer: Downhill, Skiing, Snowboarding, Rock Climbing, Cycling, Kayaking, and more!
If any of your families are ever in Seattle, they should check out the Adaptive Cycling Center, where they can rent adaptive bikes for the day!
Tash (SOAR Director)