After launching the first Pedals and Prosthetics event in 2020, Ampt Biking announced that it will expand its programming in 2021 with three events as it also expands from Colorado to Utah and Oregon.
The Pedals and Prosthetics event will once again return to Estes Park on Aug. 7 at YMCA of the Rockies with a one-day bike clinic that is open to all levels of riders with limb loss. The first West Coast event will be in Rogue River, Oregon on June 13, which will also be an all-comers clinic for all levels. Riders at an intermediate or advanced level can also apply to attend an invitational camp in Moab, Utah Sept. 22-26.
“The response to last year’s first Pedals and Prosthetics event has been overwhelming,” said Ampt Biking founder Matthew Beall. “So many people heard about what we started last year and are reaching out and wanting to get involved. We have riders eager to return or attend one of our events for the first time; we have volunteers reaching out to us, and we also have so many organizations from the biking and prosthetics industries wanting to help us bring these events to more people.”
Each event will include mountain bike instruction and group rides tailored to the skills and ability of each rider. Off-bike programming will include keynote speakers who will share their experiences of living life with limb loss. Technical talks will include information you may find at other bike clinics - bike maintenance and suspension tuning, but other topics like custom bike and handcycle adaptations and prosthetic technology are unique to the Ampt Biking community.
Individuals interested in attending the Pedals and Prosthetic events can sign up here to receive notification when registration is open for each event. Volunteer positions are now available for the Oregon and Colorado events. General volunteer and sponsorship inquiries are always welcome as well.
The 2021 calendar of events would not be possible without support from multiple organizations. Special thanks for the clinic in Rouge River goes to: Southern Oregon Trail Alliance, Rouge Valley Mountain Bike Association and Spectrum Orthotics and Prosthetics. Special thanks for the clinic in Estes Park goes to: YMCA of the Rockies, Hanger Clinic and Prosthetics and orthotics Group of Northern Colorado.