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USABA Tandem Team to Climb America’s Mountain

Kevin Meyers and his pilot, Greg Miller, will pedal their tandem to the top of Pikes Peak, America’s Mountain, this weekend in Colorado Springs as part of the 2nd annual USA Cycling Hill Climb National Championship. The tandem team met in 2008 at a Learn to Race Cycling Camp hosted by U.S. Association of Blind Athletes. Meyers and Miller raced together and were even part of the National Team talent pool until 2010. Due to personal obligations, Miller was unable to devote the time needed for training and racing with Meyers. Meyers found other pilots but the two have stayed…  Read More

USABA Competitive and Recreational Community Sports Integration Project for Veterans


A key component of military service regardless of the era challenges one’s physical abilities. Remember all of those long ruck marches, unit fun runs, and PT tests? Yes, like many of you I try not to as well, but one cannot argue against the amount of research and information about the benefits of exercise to combat adverse health and mental health conditions. More importantly, organizations like USABA; Team Red, White, and Blue; Achilles, and your local sporting groups built tremendous communities with a vested interest in the wellbeing of those who elect to participate. USABA just rolled out a new…  Read More

Paralympic Athletes Keep the U.S. Medal Count Rising

Updated August 31, 2016 12:00pm MST Next month, U.S. Paralympic athletes will ride on the success of their Olympic counterparts who topped the medal count with 121 total medals – the most ever for a U.S. team in a non-boycotted Games. Among the 289 athletes named to the U.S. Paralympic Team are 46 athletes who will be competing in visual impairment categories, 8 of whom are guides. These 46 athletes will compete in 7 different sports: cycling, goalball, judo, rowing, swimming, track & field, and for the first time ever, paratriathlon. Seventeen of these athletes are returning Paralympians having previously competed in at…  Read More

USABA Tandem Cycling Teams Compete in 2016 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships

By: Amanda Weldon This weekend, the world’s best Paralympic track cyclists will gather together for the 2016 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in Montichiari, Italy. The event will host 174 athletes from 32 countries and will give riders a final chance to compete against the best before they cross paths again this September at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio. In Montichiari, two USABA tandem teams will compete among 18 athletes representing Team USA at this year’s World Championships. Both USABA stokers are U.S. Army veterans and alumni of USABA Cycling Development Camps. U.S. Army active duty Chester Triplett (Mooresville, N.C.) will…  Read More

USABA Tandems Sprint to the Podium at Track Cycling Open


Cyclists from across the country met in Carson, California this weekend to compete in the U.S. Paralympic Track Cycling Open. Of the seven tandem cycling teams, only the best would emerge as champions. Many of the stokers on the start list are cross-over athletes and military veterans who became acquainted with the sport through cycling development camps hosted by United States Association of Blind Athletes. Former track athlete and Paralympic gold medalist in the long jump, Tanner Gers (Phoenix, Ariz.) is a crossover athlete and currently transitioning into track cycling. Gers also got his start after participating in a cycling development camp…  Read More

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