NEWS RELEASE : March 16, 2021
Knoxville’s First Adaptive Mountain Biking Weekend
“This might be the first time someone with a disability will access nature off the pavement,” states Catalyst Sports Founder Eric Gray. “There are almost 100,000 people with disabilities in the Knoxville area, this weekend could be a chance for them to be active in nature for the first time since their disability. Through events like these people with disabilities are empowered to discover their strength and abilities and everyone discovers that we all play a part.”
Catalyst Sports has been part of the Knoxville community for 7 years with adaptive paddling and climbing programs. Legacy Parks Foundation and Contour Design built the Sharp’s Ridge adaptive trails, creating the first all-access trail in our region designed specifically to accommodate users with disabilties.
To participate, volunteer or learn more about Catalyst’s programs head to their website. www.catalystsports.org/knoxville
About Catalyst Sports
Our mission is to give people with physical disabilities access to the life changing impact of adventure within a supportive and inclusive community.
Catalyst Sports is a chapter based, volunteer run, 501c3 non-profit organization that acts as an agent of change in the lives of people with disabilities and our communities. Adventure sports provide a fun and exciting platform for challenging ourselves mentally, physically, and emotionally. When this challenge takes place alongside a supportive and encouraging community of people, we all discover our abilities, our need for each other and the importance of living active and healthy lives.