Adaptive Trail Mobility Equipment and Programming 101

American Trails

Adaptive Trail Mobility Equipment and Programming 101

Recorded Training

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This webinar will discuss adaptive recreation equipment and programming, as well as funding resources that can help facilitate equipment purchases and programming.

Webinar Outline


Want to learn more about adaptive trail equipment and adaptive recreation programming? We’re here to help! For many people with disabilities—particularly those not drawn to team-based or competitive sports—hiking and mountain biking offer exercise and recreation along with an opportunity to socialize with others. Why hiking in particular? Hiking provides powerful therapeutic and healing benefits, and is a productive and approachable entry point to other recreational opportunities. In this session we will discuss adaptive recreation equipment and programming. You’ll learn about adaptive mountain bikes and off-road wheelchairs that allow persons with disabilities the opportunity to explore and adventure beyond the pavement. This session will discuss various types of adaptive trail programs, from one-day hikes to year-round clinics. You’ll also learn about funding resources that can help facilitate equipment purchases and programming. This presentation covers both motorized and nonmotorized devices, used primarily on natural surfaces, but also applicable to paved surfaces.



Learning Objectives:


  • Describe best practices for creating inclusive outdoor recreation programming.
  • Outline the impact of outdoor recreation on the health of people with disabilities.
  • Discuss the types of adaptive equipment that create inclusive opportunities in outdoor recreation.

Trail Core Competencies

Relevant Trail Types

    General. All trail types are relevant.

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