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ANNUAL HANDCYCLE DEMONSTRATION DAY

 

 

 

 

Get taste of a taste of riding on a unique bicycle with the taste of a barbecue after Saturday, July 24

 

 

FUNDRAISER

 

 

 

PETE FROESE, SPINAL CORD INJURY OF BC—SUBMITTED PHOTO

TUESDAY—JU

 

ith Sidewinder Conversions and Mobility commitment to its clients' independence and quality of life, you understand the value for people with spinal cord injury to maintain or improve their overall health and cardiovascular fitness. Health and wellbeing take on a new scope of definition from the perspective of a wheelchair-user.

This is why I'm excited to invite you to join with Spinal Cord Injury-BC, to promote and support this year’s SCI-BC Handcycle Demo Day 2018, July 21 at the UFV Garrison Crossing campus in Chilliwack.

Handcycling is an excellent, yet often unfamiliar, sport/recreational/rehabilitation activity that encourages the cardiovascular fitness and conditioning for people limited to their upper body for mobility. Speaking from personal experience as an SCI-er, I can attest to the physical and therapeutic value that handcycling has meant to me over the last number of years.

However, too often a person’s exposure to the handcycle is limited to a product brochure or a related website. Vendors rarely keep a floor model in their showrooms and potential riders have very little experience or knowledge on which to base their opinion on whether a handcycle would be the right choice of exercise equipment.

With Sidewinder Conversions and Mobility commitment to its clients’ independence and quality of life, you understand the value for people with spinal cord injury to maintain or improve their overall health and cardiovascular fitness. Health and wellbeing take on a new scope of definition from the perspective of a wheelchair-user.

This is why I’m excited to invite you to join with Spinal Cord Injury-BC, to promote and support this year’s SCI-BC Handcycle Demo Day 2018, July 21 at the UFV Garrison Crossing campus in Chilliwack. Handcycling is an excellent, yet often unfamiliar, sport/recreational/rehabilitation activity that encourages the cardiovascular fitness and conditioning for people limited to their upper body for mobility. Speaking from personal experience as an SCI-er, I can attest to the physical and therapeutic value that handcycling has meant to me over the last number of years.

However, too often a person’s exposure to the handcycle is limited to a product brochure or a related website. Vendors rarely keep a floor model in their showrooms and potential riders have very little experience or knowledge on which to base their opinion on whether a handcycle would be the right choice of exercise equipment.

One of SCI-BC Handcycle Demo Day 2018’s objectives is to give opportunity and offer potential solutions to the wheelchair user. In providing a venue for SCI peers to explore whether handcycling would be a viable option for their physical health and wellbeing, the event will showcase a number of handcycle manufacturers and suppliers with their featured handcycles, along with potentially other wheelchair mobility and sport products.

Coupled with a group of local and out-of-town enthusiasts and riders (with their handcycles), visitors to the event will be able to discover the pro and cons of a number of different makes, styles and models of the bikes. Visitors can learn the techniques and methods riders use to transfer on and off as well as the basic care and maintenance of the handcycle, even the opportunity to ride a handcycle of their choice around the staged course in the large parking lot by the event. (Pete Froese organizer)

As Sidewinder Conversions and Mobility has a strong, vested interest in the SCI community, you are invited to set up a table to potentially display some of its solutions for the mobility challenged community. Although the event isn’t designed to be a sales event, it is an excellent opportunity to showcase new products, to make new, and build on existing clients and friendships.

The Demonstration phase of the event is scheduled from 10 am to 2 pm, followed by a group ride for interested handcyclers as well as cyclers in the surrounding area. The day will be concluded with a Hamburger and Smokie Barbecue that is open for the Fraser Valley SCI peers, their friends and families, for a fun afternoon and evening to make new connections, acquaintances and build friendships with peers and their supporters.

As you know, non-profit associations such as SCI-BC and events like this cannot survive without the support of caring and vested businesses like Sidewinder Conversions and Mobility. Your financial donation and involvement will assist in the success of this year’s SCI-BC Handcycle.

Demo Day! As a financial participant, Sidewinder Conversion’s donation will be receipted by SCI-BC as well as be listed as an advertised sponsor on this year’s promotional material. Thank you for your consideration and participation! If you have any further comments, questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to Peter via email here.


 

 


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