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Handcycling is a form of cycling that enables athletes of all abilities to ride an adaptive bike, operated exclusively by the upper body. Governed by U.S. Handcycling (USHF), handcycling is one of the newest competitions at the Paralympic Games, and is ideal for people who have limited or no use of their legs. 

There are two levels: junior and adult.

  • The junior team is open to individuals ages 6-18 and offers both recreational and competitive opportunities. 
  • The adult program is open to those 14 years and older who wish to participate in the Baltimore Running Festival and other marathons. Participants must be able to complete a marathon in three hours. Equipment is available through an application process.

Participant Age: See above

Season: TBD

Photo Gallery: Baltimore Running Festival

Contact information

Junior Recreational:

Phone: (443) 923-7844
Fax: (443) 923-7850


Phone: (443) 923-7844

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