Racing and Fitness

Paralyzed Veterans Racing Profile: Charles McDonald

“What’s nice about being around the veterans in Paralyzed Veterans of America Racing is that so many are racing and competing at a high level,” McDonald says. “It’s a nice atmosphere to be around folks who are training and achieving and not focusing on our disabilities.”

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2017 Racing Schedule

 

Find the latest information on the Paralyzed Veterans Racing Team schedule including the US Handcycling Series and marathons including handcycles

 

Paralyzed Veterans Racing team members

Adaptive Handcycling Clinics

 

The Paralyzed Veterans of America Adaptive Cycling Clinics are open to veterans and the general public, novice to experienced riders.

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Paralyzed Veterans Racing: Reimbursement

 

For Paralyzed Veterans Racing team members only: Find information about expense reimbursement at the link below.

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Paralyzed Veterans of America's Fitness and Wellness program began with a goal of getting more paralyzed veterans and others with disabilities out in recreational activities such as handcycling, wheelchair racing, triathlons and other high energy sports.  Paralyzed Veterans had been providing wheelchair basketball, softball, quad rugby and other traditional sports for many years, but it was time to venture into other heart rate-raising opportunities.
 
Specifically the Paralyzed Veterans Racing Team, which is comprised of paralyzed veterans and other veterans with disabilities, competes at cycling and marathon events around the country.  The team focuses on races such as those on the US Handcycling Racing Series; cycling races which help veterans get into the pipeline to excel. The team has two levels of support available to qualifying athletes (Open/A-Team) and also involves other athletes on the team as Associate Members. Associate Members don't receive stipends and are vetted by a current active team member. Finally, each team member is independent in their ADLs (Activities of Daily Living). In cases that members need assistance with their ADLs and/or other necessary personal support to race, that coordination and cost will be the sole responsibility of the athlete.
 
The Fitness and Wellness Program also works with Paralyzed Veterans chapters, VA hospitals and others in setting up adapted cycling programs in their areas.  In addition, we also work with Invacare Top End in providing one-day handcycling clinics to clinicians and participants all over the country.

 

Thank you to our Sponsors:

 

 Gold:

 

 Penske logo           PVR_Chattanooga Bicycle Club logo

 

 Hertz logo March 2014              Top End logo

 

  Loma Linda Possibilities logo

 

 Silver:

 

 Pensacola Cycling Classic .     PVR_MBP logo

 

  American Airlines logo .    High Performance Handcycling logo

 Challenged Athletes Foundation         

 Bronze:

 

 Serafas logo .         Wiley X logo_Dec 2013

 Kali logo for Paralyzed Veterans Racing .                      On Target for Vets logo

 Kempf logo               Arcangeles logo

 

 Flat out events logo 

 Friends:

 

 WalMart logo       Gateway Gettysburg logo  

 Air Compassion for Veterans logo          Flexline Hydration logo


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