Blackstone Heritage Corridor to host adaptive cycling events

Blackstone Heritage Corridor to host adaptive cycling events

Volunteer Coordinator Suzanne Buchanan, front, leads participants and volunteers to the finish line at last year’s adaptive cycling event.

BLACKSTONE – The Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor will offer five free adaptive cycling events to celebrate National Bike Month during the month of May. Two rides will depart from the Blackstone River Greenway parking lot on Canal Street in Blackstone on Wednesdays, May 8 and May 22, and three rides will depart from the new Blackstone Heritage Corridor Visitor Center in Worcester on Wednesdays, May 1 and May 15, and Saturday, May 18. The event is offered in partnership with All Out Adventures and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Universal Access Program.

This event is for those who would like to take a ride on the Blackstone River Greenway but have physical limitations that would prevent them from doing so. Participants must register in advance by calling All Out Adventures at 413-584-2052. All Out Adventures will spend time talking with each individual to learn about their disability to help select the proper piece of equipment ranging from single and tandem recumbent trikes to two-wheel tandem and upright and slow style hand cycles. Rides will be available at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.

Volunteers from the Blackstone River Bikeway Ambassadors group will be on hand to assist. Visit www.blackstoneheritagecorridor.org.