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A publication of the City of Sacramento, Access Leisure Department, (916) 808-6017

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Injured, Ill, and Wounded Veterans Sought
Paralympic Sport Sacramento is seeking Veterans and Wounded Warriors with physical disabilities or those that are blind or have low vision to participate in both Paralympic sports and recreational sport programs. Activities occur locally and regionally.  Join us for our cycling program, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair softball, sled hockey, wheelchair rugby, swimming, goalball, or one of many other exciting opportunities. Contact Annie Desalernos at 
adesaler@cityofsacramento.org or 808-3809.


Access Leisure Camps and Outdoor Education
Call Jenny Yarrow at 808-6017, email jyarrow@cityofsacramento.orgor visit www.accessleisuresac.org

PARK PLAYDATES
Our goal is to allow opportunities for children of all abilities to interact and socialize with new and old friends. Parents/guardians will also be able to get together to share some of their own experiences, network and local resources will be available. Healthy Snacks and Drinks will be provided. Music, Face Painting, Games and More…FREE to Everyone.
McKinley Park: 8/17, 9/7
Southside Park:  8/23, 9/20

UCP Saddle Pals and Heroes Astride
For ages 4 and up. Heroes Astride is a program for disabled service members.
Grass Valley:
contact Jane de’Zell  jdezell@ucpsacto.org or 530-268 8090.

Ride & Shine at Grace
Located at Grace Ranch in El Dorado Hills.
Visit www.thegracefoundationofnorcal.org. Call Julie McBride at 941-0800 or email
Julie@thegracefoundation.com.

Cosumnes Therapeutic Recreation
www.yourcsd.comFees vary. Contact Timory at
405-5667 or TimoryDesalernos@csdparks.com
- Adapted Riding - Tues. 3:15pm. Herald,CA. $120.

Treasure Island Sailing Center
The TISC Adaptive Sailing Program ranges from introductory sailing for children and adults to
competitive training for the US Paralympic Sailing Team. TISC’s trained instructors support the needs of each participant and promote safety both on and off the water. Call 415-421-2225 or email adaptivesailing@tisailing.org.
www.tisailing.org

Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors (BAADS)
www.baads.org
415-281-0212
info@baads.org

- Dinghy Sailing - Every Saturday in McCovey Cove
- Keelboat Sailing - Every Sunday in the SF Bay
- Liberty Racing - Every third Saturday
- Beer Can Races - Every Friday at South Beach Yacht Club
- Veterans Go Sailing—Every Sunday at Pier 40

B.O.R.P.
Bay Area Outreach Program (BORP) offers wheelchair basketball, power soccer, goalball, youth sports, outings, adaptive cycling, and fitness.
Visit borp.org or call 510-849-4663.
· Cycling Center open Thurs. and Sat.
· Fast Group Cycling Rides—Sat 9am
· Youth Group Cycling Rides—Sat 10am

Free Admission to National Parks
America the Beautiful – National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass – Access Pass is a lifetime pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities. Pass provides access to, and use of, Federal recreation sites that charge an Entrance or Standard Amenity. The pass admits the pass holder and passengers in a non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas and pass holder + 3 adults at per person fee areas. The Access Pass provides a 50% discount on some Expanded Amenity Fees charged for facilities and services. For more info go to www.nps.gov/fees_passes.htm

Wilderness Inquiry
WI is a non-profit organization that focuses on getting people from all walks of life to personally experience the natural world. Integrated trips are led by experienced wilderness guides. For more info visit www.wildernessinquiry.com.

Hand Cycling  and Tandem Cycling Rides
Contact Rick Mason at 804-1934 or rmason@cityofsacramento.org .

June 28 - Hangtown Cranker Classic Tour, Placerville. 9am-2pm. Choose a 5, 10, 15 or 20 mile ride followed by a barbecue. Mark Wellman of No Limits will be there with his climbing wall for all comers to try. Join us! www.placervillemobilitysupport.com

July 12 - Sacramento River Run. 9am-12pm. This ride will be round trip north along the River Parkway from William Pond Park to Nimbus Dam. This ride will follow the middle portion of the Sacramento River Parkway with distances and pace varying according to riders' abilities. Advanced riders will continue around Lake Natoma. The route is relatively flat with some gentle rolling terrain. Limited handcycle availability w/ reservation.

June 28 - Hangtown Cranker Classic Tour, Placerville. 9am-2pm. Choose a 5, 10, 15 or 20 mile ride followed by a barbecue. Mark Wellman of No Limits will be there with his climbing wall for all comers to try. Join us! www.placervillemobilitysupport.com.

July 12 - Sacramento River Run. 9am-12pm. This ride will be round trip north along the River Parkway from William Pond Park to Nimbus Dam. This ride will follow the middle portion of the Sacramento River Parkway with distances and pace varying according to riders' abilities. Advanced riders will continue around Lake Natoma. The route is relatively flat with some gentle rolling terrain. Limited handcycle availability w/ reservation.

July 19 – Eppies Great Race. Join ”The Worlds’ Oldest Triathlon” Adaptive teams forming. www.eppiesgreatrace.org.

July 26 – William Pond Park. 9am-12pm. The ride will follow the middle portion of the Sacramento River Parkway with distances and pace varying
according to riders abilities. A limited number of
handcycles and tandems will be available for use with reservation.

Aug. 8-10 – Tour de NezVada. USHF Sanctioned Handcycle Criterion Races. This event is
designed for handcyclists of all racing levels. Races will include handcycle Time Trials and Criterion. The race will feature both pro and amateur events including men's and women's races, handcyclists, messenger races, the infamous clunker classic, and even The Biggest Little Kid's Race. Prize money will be awarded. www.tourdenez.com.

PossAbilities - PSC Loma Linda
Phone: 909-558-6384. www.teampossabilities.org

  • Handcycle Group Ride - Last Sunday of every month at 9am. All ages and abilities. Group A ride will be approx. 20 miles. Group B ride will be 10 miles or less. Light energy boosting snacks and water will be provided.

10th Annual Cycling for Sight
This event raises funds for the San Diego Center for the Blind and the Blind Stokers Club. Held July 19th and 20th in San Marcos, CA, routes will take you through the beauty and varied riding of North San Diego County. Options include the 2 day Tour of Vision (with overnight at Cal State University San Marcos) or a Single Day ride on July 20th. Add fun to your summer and register for Cycling for Sight today at www.cyclingforsight.org.

Lunar Lunacy Ride
Meet Saturday, August 9 at the California State
Capitol West Steps for 5-mile or 17-mile moonlit bike ride. We'll be riding on a combo of city streets and bike trails. Registration will open at 8pm and ride begins at 10pm. We'll have food trucks and live music during pre-ride festivities. This ride will
benefit Society for the Blind and other Sacramento children’s charities. All riders will be required to wear a helmet and have lights on their bikes. Front lights and a red rear reflector are required. Flashing red rear light encouraged. For more info and to
register early visit  www.lunarlunacyride.com . Cost is $40 for adults through July 31 and $50 thereafter.

Sierra Cycle Challenge
Support Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra and explore the Eastern Sierra by circumnavigating the Glass Mountains July 26-28. Cycle more than 150 miles with amazing support, beautiful scenery, delicious meals, and of course, camaraderie! Special prize for the top fundraiser. Call Maggie at 760-934-0791.

Handcycle Group Ride - Last Sunday of every month at 9am. All ages and abilities. Group A ride will be approx. 20 miles. Group B ride will be 10 miles or less. Light energy boosting snacks and water will be provided.
 10th Annual Cycling for Sight
This event raises funds for the San Diego Center for the Blind and the Blind Stokers Club. Held July 19th and 20th in San Marcos, CA, routes will take you through the beauty and varied riding of North San Diego County. Options include the 2 day Tour of Vision (with overnight at Cal State University San Marcos) or a Single Day ride on July 20th. Add fun to your summer and register for Cycling for Sight today at www.cyclingforsight.org.

Shared Adventures—PSC Santa Cruz
For info on all trips, visit www.sharedadventures.org or call 831-459-7210. staff@sharedadventures.org

  • 22nd Annual Day on the Beach—July 19
  • Camp Adventures at Camp Arroyo—Aug 10-13
  • Horseback Riding—June 25, 11am
  • Sailing—2nd and 4th Thurs, 2pm
  • Watsonville Wetlands Walk—Aug 23, 10am

Disabled Sports USA Far West
Information & Reservations
Telephone: 530-581-4161      
Online: www.dsusafw.org
info@disabledsports.net

  • Water Skiing

Bill Bowness Water Ski Camp. Bill Bowness was a member of the US Disabled Water Ski Team for 10 years and serves on the BOD of Water Skiers with Disabilities. Bill’s 40 years of experience teaching and coaching water skiing will make learning to water ski a joy. Your lesson will be fit to your ability, from beginner to competition level. Participants must be water safe. Cost is $40 per lesson/$75 for non-members. Sacramento.
Dates: 6/20, 6/21, 7/1, 7/12, 7/25, 7/26, 8/15, 8/16

  • Sierra Summer Sports

Join us at Donner Lake to get your fill of boating, jet skiing, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, and tubing. Disabled Sports staff introduce each participant to the beginning skills of these water sports and accompany them on the water. Lunch is served lakeside where you can relax and enjoy the beauty of this mountain lake. 10am-3pm. $80 per person, per day/$150 for non-members. Includes full day of activities & lunch.
Dates: 7/18, 7/19, 8/22, 8/23

  • 4-WD Adventures 

Experienced drivers help you explore the beautiful Sierra backcountry along rugged 4WD terrain. Picnic lunch provided for day trips. Average trip time is 6 hours. All meals provided for 3 day, 2 night trip on the famous Rubicon 4WD trail. $50 per person/$120 for non-members
June & July TBA – Day trips
August 8- 10 - Rubicon overnight trip near Lake
Tahoe. $160 per person/$350 for non-members.

  • Tahoe Paddle Sports
    Lessons provide canoe and kayak instruction at beautiful Donner Lake. We also offer paddle tours from the North Shore of Lake Tahoe. Those new to paddling should join us for instruction before joining a tour. $40 per lesson or tour/$75 for non-members.
    Dates: Lessons 6/21, 7/25, Tours 6/22, 7/26

Disabled Sports—Eastern Sierra
Contact Maggie Palchak at 760-934-0791 or
mpalchak@disabledsportseasternsierra.org
Visit disabledsportseasternsierra.org

  • Pedal-Paddle Family Camp-out
    August 15-17
    Campers enjoy two fun days of cycling, paddle boarding, kayaking, fishing and, of course, making s'mores and telling stories by the campfire! You'll even catch trout for dinner! Join us for a weekend of adventure!

Camp Lotsafun
This year camp is 6 days and 5 nights with so much more fun! The week will be packed with activities that will entertain everyone. Scholarships available. Cost is $700.

Session 2: June 23-28 (Adults) - Grizzly Creek
Session 3: July 7-12 (Kids) - Grizzly Creek
Session 4:  July 21-26 (All Ages) - Eagle Lake

Visit www.camplotsafun.com or contact us at camp@camplotsafun.com or 775-827-3866.

Stephen J. Wampler Foundation and
Camp Nejedly

Get ready for Camp at Hawley Lake! A week of fun and excitement in the wilderness. Get ready for the world of the Sierra’s…blue skies, high mountains, clear lakes, snowfields and meadows full of wildflowers. Learn wilderness camping skills, sleep under the stars, and be personally challenged. Suggested donation: $300.
Session 1: July 26—August 2 (ages 10-14)
Session 2: August 3 –9 (ages 15-18)

Free Swim Lessons This Summer!
Access Swim lessons are designed for school age youth with disabilities for ages 22 and under. These one on one swim lessons will focus on the strength of each swimmer. The instructors will customize the lessons to optimize the success of each swimmer.... All instructors love what they do and will have been trained prior to teaching lessons. Thanks to the Swim Safe Grant, there is no cost for these lessons!

Access Lessons run for one week at a time for three days at these locations:

Oki Pool - 2715 Wissemann Drive, Sacramento, CA 95826 Classes run every week from June 23rd to August 15th on Monday, Wednesday and Friday The two time slots you can enroll are 12 – 12:30pm and 6:15 – 6:45pm

Sim Pool - 6207 Logan St, Sacramento, CA 95824 Classes run every week from June 24th to August 14th on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday The three time slots you can enroll are 12 – 12:30pm, 5:25 – 5:55pm and 6:15 – 6:45pm

Doyle Pool - 2827 Mendel Way, Sacramento, CA 95833 Classes run every week from June 24th to July 31st on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday The three time slots you can enroll are 11:20 – 11:50am, 5:25 – 5:55pm and 6:15 – 6:45pm.

All Pools are equipped with a pool lift for those that need assistance transferring into and out of the pool.

ONLY THOSE WHO PRE-REGISTER WILL BE OFFERED LESSONS. THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY TO REGISTER! To register, parents or guardians MUST contact Cierra Voss at 808-3807 or 825-9976 to check for availability. After pre-approval from Cierra, participants must register in person at Coloma Community Center at 4623 T Street, Sac, CA 95819 in the Plymouth Room. There is no online option to register. All registrations must be done at the Community Center and no registrations

SILICON VALLEY All-Access Sports
Sports offered: Lacrosse, basketball, golf, tennis, and powersoccer as well as fitness classes. www.sanjoseca.gov/prns408-369-643

Adventure Week. July 30-August 1. We'll be partnering with ETC for a white water rafting and camping trip along the American River. Participants must be minimal assist to independent with personal care needs and between the ages of 10-21 years. Price is $150 all-inclusive. Space limited to 10 participants. Registration closes July 18. For more info and to register visit www.fwwaa.org.

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