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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

Four National Titles for USABA Track Tandem Teams

Six USABA tandem teams met in Colorado Springs to compete for national titles this weekend at the 2015 U.S. Paracycling Track National Championships. The event was held at the U.S. Olympic Velodrome, which was recently covered with a seasonal dome to support year-round training – and just in time for the snow that fell Saturday afternoon. All of the stokers competing in this year’s national championships got their start in cycling by participating in a USABA Cycling Development Camp with the most recent stoker attending a camp in September, just 3 months before Nationals, at the Olympic Training Center in…  Read More

2015 USA Para-Cycling Road Nationals

Aaron Scheidies (Seattle, Wash.) and Shawn Cheshire (Camillus, N.Y.) earned national titles last weekend at the 2015 Volkswagen U.S. Pro-Cycling Championship in Chattanooga, Tenn on Sunday, May 24. Scheidies and his pilot, Benjamin Collins, finished the course in 1:27:12. This was Scheidies’ first road race. Cheshire and her guide, Mackenzie Woodring finished first in the women’s division in 1:30:26. Nine USABA athletes competed in this year's Road Nationals. Below is the full list of Road Race results from both men's and women's divisions. For more detailed results, visit the event website here. Men's Road Race Results 1st - Aaron Scheidies (Seattle,…  Read More

Cyclists Attend Learn to Race Cycling Camp in Colorado Springs

The United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) is pleased to host a “Learn to Race” Tandem Cycling Development Camp for riders who are blind and visually impaired at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, May 5-10, 2015. Below are specific events with times to highlight for this year’s tandem cycling camp schedule. Tuesday, May 5: 9:00 AM -11:30 AM  Skills Clinic at Velodrome Track Wednesday, 6: 9:30 AM -12:30 PM  Hill Climb on Gold Camp Road Thursday, May 7: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM  Track Skills Training at Velodrome Track Friday, May 8: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM …  Read More

2014 USA Cycling Para-cycling Road National Championships Results

The 2014 USA Cycling Para-cycling Road National Championships took place in Madison, Wisconsin on July 4-6. USABA had 14 tandem teams compete with nine men’s teams and five women’s teams. Congratulations to all who competed in the road race and time trial events, to include the 2014 National Champions and medal winners. Below are all results. Time Trial – Men’s Division 1. Clark Rachfal & David Swanson (0:34:33.83) 2. Lance Footer & Shawn Olin (0:35:11.59) 3. Chester Triplett & Reuben Howden (0:36:01.59) 4. Kurt Page & Davian Robinson (0:36:20.54) 5. Timothy Jones & Gregory Miller (0:37:30.67) 6. Kevin Meyers &…  Read More

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