Cycling

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


April 09, 2014 | Europe Eurasia: Hellas (Greece)

Special Olympics Hellas athletes bike for peace and development

By Joanna Despotopoulou

Special Olympics Hellas bikers took to the streets of Athens on 6 April.

Hundreds of Special Olympics Hellas (Greece) athletes and partners, among thousands of Athenians, participated in the Athens Tour by Bike which was organized on the occasion of the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace.View Story Hundreds of Special Olympics Hellas (Greece) athletes and partners, among thousands of Athenians, participated in the Athens Tour by Bike which was organized on the occasion of the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace on 6 April 2014. The start of the event was given by the Mayor of Athens Mr George Kaminis while participants were cheered enthusiastically by thousands of citizens who filled the streets of Athens. The message of the day was stressed that events such as the bike tour provide the most opportunity for creating positive environments and ensuring that young people particularly those with intellectual disabilities, become part of the social fabric of the community.

About Joanna Despotopoulou:Joanna Despotopoulou is president of Special Olympics Hellas.
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March 14, 2014 | Europe Eurasia: Hellas (Greece)

Youths come together in Greece for cycling event

By Joanna Despotopoulou

"Events like this provide us with an excellent opportunity for creating positive climates and ensuring that young people, including those with intellectual disabilities, become part of the social fabric of the community".View Story The General Secretariat for Press, the Municipality of Ilion and Special Olympics Hellas (Greece), joined forces on 9 March 2014 to promote Project UNIFY through a community cycling activity. More than 200 Special Olympics Hellas athletes, 120 mainstream schools students and 150 volunteers, wearing their helmets and uniforms, jumped on their bikes for the 5.4 km tour of Ilion. Secretary General for Press Mr Ioannis Panayiotopoulos, Mayor of Ilion Mr Nikos Zenetos and Special Olympics Hellas President Joanna Despotopoulou were on hand to greet the cyclists. “Events like this provide us with an excellent opportunity for creating positive climates and ensuring that young people, including those with intellectual disabilities, become part of the social fabric of the community,” said Mrs. Despotoulou. The event was held on the occasion of the 5th International Conference ‘’Disability and Mass Media: Integration and Crisis in the Digital Era.’’

About Joanna Despotopoulou:Joanna Despotopoulou is president of Special Olympics Hellas.
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March 04, 2014 | Europe Eurasia: Belgium

2014 European Games in 85 seconds

By Anouk Van Hoofstadt

The 2014 European Games Organising Committee has produced a captive videographic which explains everything you wanted to know about the upcoming Summer Games in just 85 seconds.View Story The 2014 European Games Organising Committee has produced a captive videographic which explains everything you wanted to know about the upcoming Summer Games in just 85 seconds. Viewers are given all the facts and figures to an event that has been termed "Games of the Heart". 2000 athletes from 58 countries will participate in eight days of competitions from September 13 - 20. The 10 sports include: Adaptive activities, aquatics, artistic gymnastics, athletics, badminton, bocce, cycling, football, judo, table tennis and Unified Basketball and will take place across six venues in the Belgium town of Antwerp. The athletes will be supported by 1,000 coaches, 4,000 volunteers, 300 officials, 300 medical staff and 2,500 family members.

About Anouk Van Hoofstadt:I work in the Communications and Media team on the 2014 European Games Organising Committee.
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Cycling Events


Date

Event

Location

May 13 - 16 2014

2014 Montana State Summer Games

Centered at Rocky Mountain College, with special events at the Metra and competition across Billings and the surrounding area – including local bowling, aquatics, kayaking, cycling, track and field and golf venues. The competition unfolds in a swell of intensity and joy. Athletes work hard to get to the Games. Following eight weeks of rigorous training, they are ready to demonstrate their skill in intense competition. They will not disappoint!
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Donna Diaz
Email:ddiaz@somt.org
Phone: 406-315-4207
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Rocky Mountain College
1511 Poly Dr.

Billings, Montana
UNITED STATES

May 16 - 17 2014

Florida State Summer Games

Special Olympics Florida’s Summer Games are the largest event on the calendar with athletes competing in athletics (track & field), bocce, cycling, soccer, tennis, and volleyball. This event is held annually at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and kicks off with an exciting Olympic-style opening ceremonies featuring the final leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run. It concludes on Saturday night with closing ceremonies and the much anticipated victory dance.
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ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
700 South Victory Way

Lake Buena Vista, Florida
UNITED STATES

June 08, 2014

K3 Cicero Youth Triathlon

Youth Triathlon including pool swim, bicycle ride through residential area, and run inside park.
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TJ Tryon
Email:tj@coachtj.com
Phone:3177748762
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Red Bridge Park and Marina
1187 Morse Landing Drive

Cicero, Indiana
UNITED STATES

Jun 13 - 21 2014

2014 USA National Games

The USA National Games be centered in and around Princeton and the Greater Mercer County area. Venues will include Princeton University, Rider University, The College of New Jersey, and Mercer County Park. The New Jersey Devils have offered The Prudential Center as the venue for the Opening Ceremonies. The National Games will feature nearly 3,500 athletes competing in 14 Olympic-style sports, with the support of 1,000 coaches, 8,000 volunteers and an estimated 50,000 family, friends and spectators. Non-competitive special events will include the Final Leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run™ that will symbolize the start of the competition and Healthy Athletes, a place where the athletes can get vital health screenings. Youth and education events will also be held in conjunction with the Games as young leaders rally around making change for the better of the Special Olympics movement and promoting acceptance of those with intellectual disabilities.
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Greg Epperson
Email:gepperson@specialolympics.org
Phone:919-785-0700
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Several Locations - New Jersey
Princeton, New Jersey
UNITED STATES

Sep 9 - 21 2014

2014 Special Olympics European/Eurasian Summer Games

In September 2014 more than 2,000 athletes from 58 countries will come to Antwerp, Belgium for the 2014 Special Olympics European/Eurasian Summer Games and enjoy 13 days full of joy and friendship. The athletes will compete in 11 sports and be invited to join 5 supporting programs.
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Special Olympics European Games 2014
Email:info@so2014.com
Phone:+32 3 220 25 00
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Various locations, AntwerpAntwerp
BELGIUM

Jul 24 - Aug 2 2015

World Summer Games Los Angeles 2015

In July of 2015 more than 7,000 athletes from 170 countries will come to Los Angeles, California for the Special Olympics World Summer Games and enjoy 10 days full of joy, friendship and competition. Athletes will compete in 22 sports. The event expects to attract 500,000 spectators and 30,000 volunteers and 3,000 coaches.
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World Summer Games Los Angeles 2015
Email:info@la2015.org
Phone:213-892-6018
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Various Locations, Los Angeles
Los Angeles , California
UNITED STATES

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Cycling Competitions

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.


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