Southern Arizona Adaptive Sports (SAAS) and the University of Arizona Adaptive Athletics (UAAA) are partnering with Arizona Disabled Sports to support and build the number of handcyclists and recumbent riders in the 2020 El Tour de Tucson. SAAS's mission is to provide fitness, recreation, and competitive sports opportunities for people with physical disabilities. SAAS offers an adaptive cycling program as well as wheelchair basketball, tennis and softball.
The largest and most successful collegiate-based program in the country, the University of Arizona Adaptive Athletics Program houses seven competitive teams as well as an adaptive fitness center. In its 44-year history, Adaptive Athletics has sent 38 athletes to the Paralympics and has won a number of national titles, making this program a leader in the adaptive and wheelchair sports community. With excellent disability and athletics resources, and weather that allows for competition and training year-round, the University of Arizona is home to a dynamic and vibrant wheelchair and adaptive sports community.
JOIN our team! Support handcyclists and recumbent riders with disabilities by registering for El Tour de Tucson 2020 and select Southern Arizona Adaptive Sports! Make a contribution of $250 to support registration for one additional adaptive athlete, $125 to support ½ a registration, and $50 to get us to the starting line.