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Welcome to the Knoxville, Tennessee Chapter!

We provide life changing, community based, adaptive adventure sports for people with physical disabilities in Knoxville and the surrounding communities.

Our current adaptive programs at this location include: 


Mountain Biking


New to Catalyst Sports? Create an account below to see all events and register to participate in a program or to volunteer with us.


Existing participants/volunteers: Login below to check or make changes to your account and to see upcoming events.


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Adaptive Rock Climbing

Indoor Rock Climbing: We host monthly adaptive climbing clinics for youth and adults with a wide range of physical disabilities. These sessions are open to all levels of climber, from those who have never climbed before, to experienced climbers looking for regular opportunities to climb with others.

We also offer the opportunity for motivated climbers to join the Catalyst Climbing Team, with the goal of attending paraclimbing competitions including USA Paraclimbing Nationals. 

Location: River Sports – 2918 Sutherland Ave. Participants should park behind the building and enter The Climbing Center through the back door. From Southern Ave., turn onto Rule Street, and then turn right onto Vanderventer Ave. There's an upper level gravel parking lot & a lower level paved lot.

Time: 1st Saturday of each month, 10am - 12pm


Upcoming Dates for 2024:

March 2

April 20 *8am-10am this month only*

May 4

June 1

July 6

August 3

September 7

October 5

November 2

December 2

Volunteer: Interested in supporting our adaptive climbers? We require belay certified volunteers for this role. All climbing volunteers must complete our online adaptive climbing volunteer training before beginning.  If you are not belay certified, you will also need to complete the online training before taking our in-person training. Register below to get started.


Register below to climb or volunteer. You will be required to create an Adaptive Athlete or Volunteer account the 1st time you register. 

NOTE: When registering as an athlete, please register the athlete only. Do not register family members or guests who may be accompanying you. 

Adaptive Mountain Biking

Experience the thrill of being in nature with our Adaptive Mountain Bike Program! Check out the next event below and register to ride or volunteer. If you would like reserve an adaptive mountain bike, select your preferred bike when you register. 

Location: Baker Creek Preserve, 1200 Tilson Street (under the bridge), Knoxville, TN 37920

Time: 3rd Saturday of each month, 10am - 12pm


Upcoming Dates (weather permitting):

February 17 ***Noon - 2pm***

March 16

April 20 - Special Event Knoxville MS Walk

May 18

June 15

July 20

August 17

Aug 31 - Sept 2: aMTB race @ RideKanuga - Asheville Chapter

September 21

October 19

November  1-3 AMBC Fall Festival 

December 16 - Ride

Riders and Volunteers sign up below to attend.

Adaptive Bike Rentals


We have a small fleet of adaptive bikes available to rent from the Knoxville Adventure Collective. To enquire about the available bikes and to set up a time to be fitted please contact us:


Rental Bikes

Ice Trike

Lasher - E-assist


Grit off-road wheelchair

Grit off-road wheelchair

Tandem Mountain Bike

Mako Recumbent Hand Cycle

Stinger with pedal assist

Top End Lil Excelerator Hand Cycle

Rig with E-Assist

XRC with E-Assist

Fee to rent: $40/day plus first time fitting fee

Adaptive Kayaking

Come and enjoy kayaking at The Cove. We use adaptive equipment and trained volunteers to make kayaking accessible to everyone.

Location: The Cove at Concord Park, 11808 S Northshore Dr, Knoxville, TN 37922

Eligibility Criteria: Please ensure you meet all of the ACA Essential Eligibility Criteria prior to registering as a participant. 

Volunteer: Interested in supporting the adaptive kayaking program as a volunteer. The role includes transporting boats, helping to transfer participants, making adaptions to kayaks, and being on the water in a kayak as a support person. All aspects of this role are covered in our online training. You do not need to be an experienced kayaker or have your own boat but be willing and able to perform all aspects of the role.

Upcoming Dates (weather permitting)

Tuesday September 12th, 6pm - 8pm

Saturday September 23, 9am - 11am

Tuesday October 10th, 6pm - 8pm


Paddle For All Event: Saturday, October 14th. More Info

Sign up below to register as a participant or a volunteer for any of the kayak program dates.

Our Community Partners

River Sports. logo
Knoxville Kayak Clinic logo
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