There are few better feelings than pedaling through nature, feeling the wind on your face, and getting into a flow state. Riding a bike is considered a societal norm in many countries and children usually learn this skill by the age of six to seven years. However, many children with exceptionalities are rarely given the opportunity to demonstrate the ability to ride a two-wheel bicycle. In fact, less than 10% of children with Down syndrome who are 8-15 years of age can ride a two-wheel bicycle. Thus, it's time AFA fulfills our mission by expanding opportunities for these individuals, so they too can reap the physical, mental, and emotional benefits of biking.

Biking has been proven to have an abundance of benefits for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental exceptionalities. For example, research has demonstrated an increase in physical balance, focus, leg strength, endurance, and improved motor skills. However, biking is much more than physical activity as there are many proven social-emotional advantages such as gaining independence, building confidence, improving communication, and developing stronger coping skills.

Furthermore, One of the more unique findings when biking is the activation of the bonding hormone. This hormone increases feelings of empathy and connectedness. In addition to this, cycling triggers a state of 'flow'. Flow is the total absorption in the task at hand. When in a flow state while cycling, bikers receive similar benefits of meditation, leaving them feeling serene and closer to their fellow riders. This is why learning to ride a bike is so important even if failures and difficulties are inevitable throughout the process. By supporting each other, and receiving support in return, our athletes are able to empathize and make lasting relationships through our Adventure Biking programs. Let's use bikes to spread inclusivity across the world.

So apply today so your adventure athlete can learn to ride a bike, lvl up their skills, and then BLAST!

.

Adventure For All is proud to announce three new biking programs for 2023:


PROGRAM OVERVIEWS

To further understand the details and layout of each program please click the picture of the program you're interested in below.

APPLICATION DETAILS

APPLICATIONS OPEN FROM SEP 21ST - OCTOBER 31ST 2022

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Scholarship Opportunity: AFA offers program 3 scholarships per program from 25% to 100%. This percentage is based on the athlete's primary household annual income. This allows us to offer these life changing programs to all individuals with exceptionalities regardless of cost.

  • Attach an official legal document recognized by the IRS to show your income at the end of the application.
  • Before your first application process call we will determine the amount you're eligible for and advise you ahead of time. The 3 scholarships participants will be decided at the end of the application process.
  • Once your scholarship amount is determined, this does not mean acceptance into the program. Our team goes through an extensive application process to best determine which athletes are ready for this growth based program full of challenges. This is the hardest part for our team, but with our dedicated resources being limited, this program is capped out at 8-10 adventure athletes.

EACH PROGRAM COSTS

Intro AB Cost: $1,050 - Review the service/itemized list by clicking the button below.

Lvl Up AB Cost: $1,050 - Review the service/itemized list by clicking the button below.

Blast AB Cost: $1,250 - Review the service/itemized list by clicking the button below.

$500 OFF WHEN YOU SIGN UP FOR ALL 3 TOGETHER

  • If you are signing up for all 3, please fill out the application for the Intro Adventure Biking program and advise out team on the first call.
  • Remember, these programs can be done one at a time at different increments, but they are designed to be done one after another for your adventure athlete to receive the most benefit from the Adventure biking programs.
  • The list below does not speak to the growth these athletes and families earn and receive throughout the process
  • Remember scholarship opportunities are available to all applicants
  • We have given out a handful of scholarsdhips in the past 2 years to families, so don't let this stop you from opening up this life changing opportunity for your athlete

WHO CAN APPLY

Intro AB (tier 1): Anyone can apply for this program. This is meant for ALL beginners looking to ride a bike independently.

Lvl Up AB (tier 2): Athletes that have grqaduated from the Intro AB program or can pass an in person biking showing they can ride a bike independently.

Blast AB (tier 3): Athletes that have graduated from the Lvl Up AB program or have completed the Gravel & Giving program.

Other Requirements:

  • Able to attend all in-person adventure biking workshops located in Sarasota county
  • Those looking to experience the feeling of accomplishment and growth through biking!

ADVENTURE COACHES

AFA's Adventure Coaches:

  • In the last 2 years our coaches have achieved a 100% success rate with all our adventure athletes, allowing them to graduate into a Tier 2 program so they may continue their adventure journey full of growth
  • All of our lead Adventure Coaches are experts in their field and have ample experience working with individuals with exceptionalities
  • Our diverse team of coaches have respective degrees and/or certifications that directly apply to the services they are providing (including CPR/First Aid)
  • Our coaches are dedicated and ready to invest in your adventure athlete

GRADUATION SURPRISE

Graduation Surprise: Once your adventure athlete completes and graduates from the tier 3 'BLAST Adventure Biking' Program they will receive:

  • A 20% scholarship towards ANY Specialized Bike of the athletes choice
  • An adventure day trip to Alafia MTB Park with all their graduating friends followed up with dinner and an afternoon group activity (i.e bowling, movie, etc)
  • With the purchase of a Specialized Bike at the end of the BLAST program, AFA will also provide the adventure athlete with a Specialized helmet & HandUp Gloves

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

How Many Applicants Are Accepted Into This Program?:

  • Answer - Each program accepts 8-10 adventure athletes

Do I have to pay for the program in one payment?:

  • Answer - No, you can pay it in 3 installments the first one being due 30 days after being accepted into the program. The final payment will be due on the 1st day of the program beginning.

Can the date of the adventure day post BLAST program change?:

  • Answer - The date is determined a motnh before the program begins between the families in the program.

What is the coach to athlete ratio?:

  • Answer - A minimum of 1 coach/mentor per 2 athletes during workshops, but 1:1 ratio during the adventure day

What level of athleticism is required by the parent(s)/guardian(s) for the program?:

  • Answer - The parent(s)/guardian(s) will not have to do the bike riding with their child (the adventure athlete), but we will help the parent(s)/guardian(s) progress as well if they wish to ride with their child.

What is the weekly time committment?:

  • Answer - The workshops are once a week for 3 hours without drive time.

Where are the workshops held?:

  • Answer - Payne Park, Benderson and Celery Fields depending on which program and week.

FURTHER QUESTIONS?

PROGRAM PARTNERS

Thanks to our partners; Specialized Bikes, Wahoo Fitness, and Ninja MTB Performance, we will be enhancing the lives of our exceptional adventure athletes through biking. Our adventure athletes will have every tool available to them along with some of the most advanced biking coaches, all thanks to Ninja MTB Performance for advancing our teams knowledge and skills with biking.

If you are a positive individual that wants to share that energy with our team and our exceptional adventure athletes, then please click the button below and apply to volunteer or coach.


SUPPORT OUR MISSION

Donate to Adventure For All and help us continue to expand these life changing opportunities for all involved. The vision for AFA is to continue to expand our adventurous opportunities all while guiding our adventure athletes to to believe in themselves and chase endless growth! We hope to help every adventure athlete graduate from our highest tiered programs preparing them for our Careers For All program (currently being piloted). Help us show the world the impact a group of people that share a vision can do. Let's come together to get 1000 people to donate $10 a month. BE THE IMPACT.

There are few better feelings than pedaling through nature, feeling the wind on your face, and getting into a flow state. Riding a bike is considered a societal norm in many countries and children usually learn this skill by the age of six to seven years. However, many children with exceptionalities are rarely given the opportunity to demonstrate the ability to ride a two-wheel bicycle. In fact, less than 10% of children with Down syndrome who are 8-15 years of age can ride a two-wheel bicycle. Thus, it's time AFA fulfills our mission by expanding opportunities for these individuals, so they too can reap the physical, mental, and emotional benefits of biking.

Biking has been proven to have an abundance of benefits for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental exceptionalities. For example, research has demonstrated an increase in physical balance, focus, leg strength, endurance, and improved motor skills. However, biking is much more than physical activity as there are many proven social-emotional advantages such as gaining independence, building confidence, improving communication, and developing stronger coping skills.

Furthermore, One of the more unique findings when biking is the activation of the bonding hormone. This hormone increases feelings of empathy and connectedness. In addition to this, cycling triggers a state of 'flow'. Flow is the total absorption in the task at hand. When in a flow state while cycling, bikers receive similar benefits of meditation, leaving them feeling serene and closer to their fellow riders. This is why learning to ride a bike is so important even if failures and difficulties are inevitable throughout the process. By supporting each other, and receiving support in return, our athletes are able to empathize and make lasting relationships through our Adventure Biking programs. Let's use bikes to spread inclusivity across the world.

So apply today so your adventure athlete can learn to ride a bike, lvl up their skills, and then BLAST!

.

Adventure For All is proud to announce three new biking programs for 2023:


PROGRAM OVERVIEWS

To further understand the details and layout of each program please click the picture of the program you're interested in below.

APPLICATION DETAILS

APPLICATIONS OPEN FROM
SEP 21ST - OCTOBER 31ST 2022

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Scholarship Opportunity: AFA offers program 3 scholarships per program from 25% to 100%. This percentage is based on the athlete's primary household annual income. This allows us to offer these life changing programs to all individuals with exceptionalities regardless of cost.

  • Attach an official legal document recognized by the IRS to show your income at the end of the application.
  • Before your first application process call we will determine the amount you're eligible for and advise you ahead of time. The 3 scholarships participants will be decided at the end of the application process.
  • Once your scholarship amount is determined, this does not mean acceptance into the program. Our team goes through an extensive application process to best determine which athletes are ready for this growth based program full of challenges. This is the hardest part for our team, but with our dedicated resources being limited, this program is capped out at 8-10 adventure athletes.

EACH PROGRAM COSTS

Intro AB Cost: $1,050 - Review the service/itemized list by clicking the button below.

Lvl Up AB Cost: $1,050 - Review the service/itemized list by clicking the button below.

Blast AB Cost: $1,250 - Review the service/itemized list by clicking the button below.

$500 OFF WHEN YOU SIGN UP
FOR ALL 3 TOGETHER

  • If you are signing up for all 3, please fill out the application for the Intro Adventure Biking program and advise out team on the first call.
  • Remember, these programs can be done one at a time at different increments, but they are designed to be done one after another for your adventure athlete to receive the most benefit from the Adventure biking programs.
  • The list below does not speak to the growth these athletes and families earn and receive throughout the process
  • Remember scholarship opportunities are available to all applicants
  • We have given out a handful of scholarsdhips in the past 2 years to families, so don't let this stop you from opening up this life changing opportunity for your athlete

WHO CAN APPLY

Intro AB (tier 1): Anyone can apply for this program. This is meant for ALL beginners looking to ride a bike independently.

Lvl Up AB (tier 2): Athletes that have grqaduated from the Intro AB program or can pass an in person biking showing they can ride a bike independently.

Blast AB (tier 3): Athletes that have graduated from the Lvl Up AB program or have completed the Gravel & Giving program.

Other Requirements:

  • Able to attend all in-person adventure biking workshops located in Sarasota county
  • Those looking to experience the feeling of accomplishment and growth through biking!

ADVENTURE COACHES

AFA's Adventure Coaches:

  • In the last 2 years our coaches have achieved a 100% success rate with all our adventure athletes, allowing them to graduate into a Tier 2 program so they may continue their adventure journey full of growth
  • All of our lead Adventure Coaches are experts in their field and have ample experience working with individuals with exceptionalities
  • Our diverse team of coaches have respective degrees and/or certifications that directly apply to the services they are providing (including CPR/First Aid)
  • Our coaches are dedicated and ready to invest in your adventure athlete

GRADUATION SURPRISE

Graduation Surprise: Once your adventure athlete completes and graduates from the tier 3 'BLAST Adventure Biking' Program they will receive:

  • A 20% scholarship towards ANY Specialized Bike of the athletes choice
  • An adventure day trip to Alafia MTB Park with all their graduating friends followed up with dinner and an afternoon group activity (i.e bowling, movie, etc)
  • With the purchase of a Specialized Bike at the end of the BLAST program, AFA will also provide the adventure athlete with a Specialized helmet & HandUp Gloves

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

How Many Applicants Are Accepted Into This Program?:

  • Answer - Each program accepts 8-10 adventure athletes

Do I have to pay for the program in one payment?:

  • Answer - No, you can pay it in 3 installments the first one being due 30 days after being accepted into the program. The final payment will be due on the 1st day of the program beginning.

Can the date of the adventure day post BLAST program change?:

  • Answer - The date is determined a motnh before the program begins between the families in the program.

What is the coach to athlete ratio?:

  • Answer - A minimum of 1 coach/mentor per 2 athletes during workshops, but 1:1 ratio during the adventure day

What level of athleticism is required by the parent(s)/guardian(s) for the program?:

  • Answer - The parent(s)/guardian(s) will not have to do the bike riding with their child (the adventure athlete), but we will help the parent(s)/guardian(s) progress as well if they wish to ride with their child.

What is the weekly time committment?:

  • Answer - The workshops are once a week for 3 hours without drive time.

Where are the workshops held?:

  • Answer - Payne Park, Benderson and Celery Fields depending on which program and week.

FURTHER QUESTIONS?

PROGRAM PARTNERS

Thanks to our partners; Specialized Bikes, Wahoo Fitness, and Ninja MTB Performance, we will be enhancing the lives of our exceptional adventure athletes through biking. Our adventure athletes will have every tool available to them along with some of the most advanced biking coaches, all thanks to Ninja MTB Performance for advancing our teams knowledge and skills with biking.

If you are a positive individual that wants to share that energy with our team and our exceptional adventure athletes, then please click the button below and apply to volunteer or coach.


SUPPORT OUR MISSION

Donate to Adventure For All and help us continue to expand these life changing opportunities for all involved. The vision for AFA is to continue to expand our adventurous opportunities all while guiding our adventure athletes to to believe in themselves and chase endless growth! We hope to help every adventure athlete graduate from our highest tiered programs preparing them for our Careers For All program (currently being piloted). Help us show the world the impact a group of people that share a vision can do. Let's come together to get 1000 people to donate $10 a month. BE THE IMPACT.

There are few better feelings than pedaling through nature, feeling the wind on your face, and getting into a flow state. Riding a bike is considered a societal norm in many countries and children usually learn this skill by the age of six to seven years. However, many children with exceptionalities are rarely given the opportunity to demonstrate the ability to ride a two-wheel bicycle. In fact, less than 10% of children with Down syndrome who are 8-15 years of age can ride a two-wheel bicycle. Thus, it's time AFA fulfills our mission by expanding opportunities for these individuals, so they too can reap the physical, mental, and emotional benefits of biking.

Biking has been proven to have an abundance of benefits for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental exceptionalities. For example, research has demonstrated an increase in physical balance, focus, leg strength, endurance, and improved motor skills. However, biking is much more than physical activity as there are many proven social-emotional advantages such as gaining independence, building confidence, improving communication, and developing stronger coping skills.

Furthermore, One of the more unique findings when biking is the activation of the bonding hormone. This hormone increases feelings of empathy and connectedness. In addition to this, cycling triggers a state of 'flow'. Flow is the total absorption in the task at hand. When in a flow state while cycling, bikers receive similar benefits of meditation, leaving them feeling serene and closer to their fellow riders. This is why learning to ride a bike is so important even if failures and difficulties are inevitable throughout the process. By supporting each other, and receiving support in return, our athletes are able to empathize and make lasting relationships through our Adventure Biking programs. Let's use bikes to spread inclusivity across the world.

So apply today so your adventure athlete can learn to ride a bike, lvl up their skills, and then BLAST!

.

Adventure For All is proud to announce three new biking programs for 2023:


PROGRAM OVERVIEWS

To further understand the details and layout of each program please click the picture of the program you're interested in below.

APPLICATION DETAILS

APPLICATIONS OPEN FROM SEP 21ST - OCTOBER 31ST 2022

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Scholarship Opportunity: AFA offers program 3 scholarships per program from 25% to 100%. This percentage is based on the athlete's primary household annual income. This allows us to offer these life changing programs to all individuals with exceptionalities regardless of cost.

  • Attach an official legal document recognized by the IRS to show your income at the end of the application.
  • Before your first application process call we will determine the amount you're eligible for and advise you ahead of time. The 3 scholarships participants will be decided at the end of the application process.
  • Once your scholarship amount is determined, this does not mean acceptance into the program. Our team goes through an extensive application process to best determine which athletes are ready for this growth based program full of challenges. This is the hardest part for our team, but with our dedicated resources being limited, this program is capped out at 8-10 adventure athletes.

EACH PROGRAM COSTS

Intro AB Cost: $1,050 - Review the service/itemized list by clicking the button below.

Lvl Up AB Cost: $1,050 - Review the service/itemized list by clicking the button below.

Blast AB Cost: $1,250 - Review the service/itemized list by clicking the button below.

$500 OFF WHEN YOU SIGN UP FOR ALL 3 TOGETHER

  • If you are signing up for all 3, please fill out the application for the Intro Adventure Biking program and advise out team on the first call.
  • Remember, these programs can be done one at a time at different increments, but they are designed to be done one after another for your adventure athlete to receive the most benefit from the Adventure biking programs.
  • The list below does not speak to the growth these athletes and families earn and receive throughout the process
  • Remember scholarship opportunities are available to all applicants
  • We have given out a handful of scholarsdhips in the past 2 years to families, so don't let this stop you from opening up this life changing opportunity for your athlete

WHO CAN APPLY

Intro AB (tier 1): Anyone can apply for this program. This is meant for ALL beginners looking to ride a bike independently.

Lvl Up AB (tier 2): Athletes that have grqaduated from the Intro AB program or can pass an in person biking showing they can ride a bike independently.

Blast AB (tier 3): Athletes that have graduated from the Lvl Up AB program or have completed the Gravel & Giving program.

Other Requirements:

  • Able to attend all in-person adventure biking workshops located in Sarasota county
  • Those looking to experience the feeling of accomplishment and growth through biking!

ADVENTURE COACHES

AFA's Adventure Coaches:

  • In the last 2 years our coaches have achieved a 100% success rate with all our adventure athletes, allowing them to graduate into a Tier 2 program so they may continue their adventure journey full of growth
  • All of our lead Adventure Coaches are experts in their field and have ample experience working with individuals with exceptionalities
  • Our diverse team of coaches have respective degrees and/or certifications that directly apply to the services they are providing (including CPR/First Aid)
  • Our coaches are dedicated and ready to invest in your adventure athlete

GRADUATION SURPRISE

Graduation Surprise: Once your adventure athlete completes and graduates from the tier 3 'BLAST Adventure Biking' Program they will receive:

  • A 20% scholarship towards ANY Specialized Bike of the athletes choice
  • An adventure day trip to Alafia MTB Park with all their graduating friends followed up with dinner and an afternoon group activity (i.e bowling, movie, etc)
  • With the purchase of a Specialized Bike at the end of the BLAST program, AFA will also provide the adventure athlete with a Specialized helmet & HandUp Gloves

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

How Many Applicants Are Accepted Into This Program?:

  • Answer - Each program accepts 8-10 adventure athletes

Do I have to pay for the program in one payment?:

  • Answer - No, you can pay it in 3 installments the first one being due 30 days after being accepted into the program. The final payment will be due on the 1st day of the program beginning.

Can the date of the adventure day post BLAST program change?:

  • Answer - The date is determined a motnh before the program begins between the families in the program.

What is the coach to athlete ratio?:

  • Answer - A minimum of 1 coach/mentor per 2 athletes during workshops, but 1:1 ratio during the adventure day

What level of athleticism is required by the parent(s)/guardian(s) for the program?:

  • Answer - The parent(s)/guardian(s) will not have to do the bike riding with their child (the adventure athlete), but we will help the parent(s)/guardian(s) progress as well if they wish to ride with their child.

What is the weekly time committment?:

  • Answer - The workshops are once a week for 3 hours without drive time.

Where are the workshops held?:

  • Answer - Payne Park, Benderson and Celery Fields depending on which program and week.

FURTHER QUESTIONS?

PROGRAM PARTNERS

Thanks to our partners; Specialized Bikes, Wahoo Fitness, and Ninja MTB Performance, we will be enhancing the lives of our exceptional adventure athletes through biking. Our adventure athletes will have every tool available to them along with some of the most advanced biking coaches, all thanks to Ninja MTB Performance for advancing our teams knowledge and skills with biking.

If you are a positive individual that wants to share that energy with our team and our exceptional adventure athletes, then please click the button below and apply to volunteer or coach.


SUPPORT OUR MISSION

Donate to Adventure For All and help us continue to expand these life changing opportunities for all involved. The vision for AFA is to continue to expand our adventurous opportunities all while guiding our adventure athletes to to believe in themselves and chase endless growth! We hope to help every adventure athlete graduate from our highest tiered programs preparing them for our Careers For All program (currently being piloted). Help us show the world the impact a group of people that share a vision can do. Let's come together to get 1000 people to donate $10 a month. BE THE IMPACT.