MedStar NRH offers free handcycling clinics on Mondays. January-April clinics are held indoors from 5-6 p.m. at MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital at 102 Irving Street NW Washington DC. April-October clinics are held outdoors from 5-7 p.m. at the Armed Forces Retirement Home, 3700 North Capitol St., NW Washington, DC from April-October. Please note that participants must register in advance.Directions to the Armed Forces Retirement Home
For information on our handcycling program, please contact Tricia Nelson, recreation therapist at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-877-1427.
Handcycling is a form of adaptive cycling that enables athletes of all abilities to ride a “bike” exclusively using the upper body. Governed by U.S. Handcycling (USHF), Handcycling is one of the newest competitions at the Paralympic Games.
U.S. Handcycling allows the cycling community to grow by creating awareness, opportunity, and legitimacy for its members. Coaching and education programs, competitions and community outreach efforts, allow the USHF and its partners to break down social barriers and bring cyclists of all ages, abilities and interests together.