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Special Olympics Arizona athlete Roxanne Johnson pedaling the 40-mile segment of the 2014 El Tour de Tucson, an annual fundraiser near Tucson that promoted Special Olympics in its 2014 race.

This page draws together cycling-related information for all of Special Olympics. The coaching materials and other links will help you get a good sense of how this sport contributes to Special Olympics.


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Get an overview of the sport of Special Olympics cycling.  View the Cycling Fact Sheet

Cycling is a fascinating sport that requires good physical condition, balance, endurance and tactics. Special Olympics include time trial and road race events in different distances. Every athlete riding his/ hers bike aims at traveling at the best possible time and arrive at the finish line first.


Cycling Stories and News


July 14, 2015 | North America: Ohio

Thanks to Special Olympic Athletes and Committee in Columbus, OH Summer Games

By Eric

This was my first year volunteering at the Special Olympics in Columbus, Ohio for the Summer Games I will say that that was my first of many years to come.View Story This was my first year volunteering at the Special Olympics in Columbus, Ohio for the Summer Games. I decided to make a weekend and called off work for Friday through Sunday. Friday I had a great time helping serve dinner to the athletes and coaches...over 3500 of them were served. Saturday my event was bicycling...I was very impressed with the bicyclists as all of them completed the their respective race. Then on Sunday I was assigned to the bowling competition. I enjoyed helping coordinate my 3 athlete's lanes as they shared high fives, smiles and laughs with me. My assistant who was a competitor the previous day helped me understand the operations of the lanes. Then I had the chance to help the teams to the awards presentations. I will say that that was my first of many years to come. The men and women that I met while there made me feel welcomed and appreciated and I could see the enjoyment that I helped share with them on their faces. My love to all our Athletes!!!!

About Eric :My name is Eric, I am 42 and live in Southern Ohio. I work as a Telecom Technician for a utility provider.
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February 19, 2015 | Asia Pacific: Bharat (India)

Cycling.... way of life

By Avtar Singh

Cycling is the best means to improve respiratory and cardiovascular system. Besides improving strength, co-ordination and concentration, it induces agility in different ups and downs of life.View Story Cycling is the best means to improve respiratory and cardiovascular system. Besides improving strength, co-ordination and concentration, it induces agility in different ups and downs of life. For our Special Olympics athletes, cycling is a sure short rehabilitation sport as it ensures proper sleep, alertness, balance and best way to merge in the main stream of society with confidence and respect.

About Avtar Singh:Regional Trainer for Asia Pacific Countries (Presently serving Special Olympics Bharat on honorary basis) 7- Times National Champion in Cycling Time Trial Event Adjudged "Fastest Cyclist of India" several Times
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December 01, 2014 | North America: North Carolina

A Lesson in Perseverance: Robert Taylor’s mission to never give up

By Nidhi Singh

Special Olympics North Carolina Athlete Robert Taylor

It was a grueling race for Special Olympics North Carolina cyclist Robert Anthony Taylor. Despite the agonizing pain and screaming exhaustion he felt during the 25k road race, the Charlotte resident kept his eyes on the finish line and pedaled faster.View Story It was a grueling race for Special Olympics North Carolina cyclist Robert Anthony Taylor. Despite the agonizing pain and screaming exhaustion he felt during the 25k road race, the Charlotte resident kept his eyes on the finish line and pedaled faster. Taylor soon began to notice that a fellow competitor in the Special Olympics NC Fall Tournament was ready to hit the brakes from sheer exhaustion. “I don’t want people to give up,” Taylor said. “I decided to ride next to him and tell him to keep going.”

About Nidhi Singh:I am the Communications Intern for Special Olympics North Carolina. Learning about Robert and his journey as an athlete inspired me and I'm glad I had the opportunity to meet and talk to him!
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Cycling Events


Date

Event

Location

August 08, 2015

Northern Region Cycling Competition

Join us on August 8th in at Grayling High School in Grayling, Michigan as our athletes compete in day of cycling competition. Hope to see you there!
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Grayling High School
1135 North Old 27

Grayling, Michigan
UNITED STATES

Sep 25 - 27 2015

State Fall Games

The Fall Games offers a high profile, exciting event for approximately 1,700 Special Olympics Michigan athletes to showcase their skills in Flag Football, Soccer, Cycling, Softball and Golf. Flag Football at Chrysler Proving Grounds in Chelsea: Team Competition, Unified Teams, Skills Competition. Cycling at Chrysler Proving Grounds in Chelsea: Individual Events, Unified Teams. Soccer at Independence Park in Canton: 5, 7 and 11-a-side Team Competition; Unified Teams; Skills Competition. Softball at Canton Softball Complex in Canton: Team Competition, Unified Teams, T-Ball Competition, Skills Competition, Coach-pitch Demonstration. Golf at Eagle Crest Golf Course in Ypsilanti: 9 Hole Individual, Unified Teams, Skills Competition.
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Aaron Mills
Email:aaron.mills@somi.org
Phone:989-774-4393
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Independence Park, Chrysler Proving Grounds and Eagle Crest Golf Course
Canton, Chelsea and Ypsilanti, Michigan
UNITED STATES

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Cycling Competitions

2014 European Summer Games

The Special Olympics European Summer Games featured 10 sports and 58 delegations, making the 2014 Games one of the largest ever. See stories and results


2014 USA Games

The 2014 Special Olympics USA Games ran June 14-21. See results and stories.


2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games

Athens, Greece, was the home of the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games. That year, it was the world’s largest sporting event for athletes with intellectual disabilities. See results by athlete, delegation and bib number.


How to Get Involved in Special Olympics

Special Olympics sports training, coaching and competitions go on in more than 170 countries around the world. You can get involved by getting in touch with the closest Special Olympics office.

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Videos and Photos

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