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Adaptive cycling program to be offered at Allston park in September

Posted by Matt Rocheleau  September 4, 2013 04:08 PM

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An adaptive cycling program will be offered in Allston this month for people with disabilities, their families and friends.

Adaptive equipment, teamwork and staff instruction will be provided on two Thursdays, Sept. 12 and 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Artesani Herter Park along Soldiers Field Road, according to officials at the state Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Universal Access Program, which is sponsoring the event administered through All Out Adventures, a Northampton-based nonprofti.

The event costs $3 per person. Those who plan to participate are asked to preregister by calling 413-584-2052.

If there is inclement weather, people planning to attend should call 413-584-2052 to hear a taped message about the status of the events.

The department’s Universal Access Program aims to increase participation among people with disabilities in recreational activities. Along with cycling opportunities the program offers accessible sailing, rowing, canoeing, kayaking, hiking and horseback riding programs in Massachusetts parks throughout summer and fall as well as accessible cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, kick sledding, snowmobiling and ice skating in winter.

For more information about the program, call 413-545-5758 (voice) or 413-577-2200 (TTY) or click here.

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