Truckee, CA — November 6th, 2023 — High Fives Foundation just wrapped up another successful mountain biking season. Hosting more than 40 adaptive bike camps, immersing athletes with life-changing injuries in nature and riding over 55 trails at four different bike camps across America.
These adaptive bike camps provide the equipment, guidance, and community that make it possible for athletes to get on the trail.
“The amount of freedom I felt being able to rip on a bike again is truly indescribable. I no longer felt any limitations of my disability.” – Nick Harris, High Fives athlete #406
For others, mountain biking is a steppingstone for reintroduction into outdoor recreation of all kinds.
“Once I learned to ride a bike again—which occurred a little after a year [after my injury]—my confidence and strength monumentally improved. I stopped mentally exhausting myself preparing for physical activities, and instead, they became second nature, and I was able to expand from the most basic of functions, into more advanced maneuvers.” – High Fives athlete
Mountain biking is one of the five pillars of sport that High Fives focuses on, and the recent growth within this space is noteworthy. High Fives is expanding accessibility in mountain biking in the Reno-Tahoe area and beyond. This is achieved through partnerships and consulting projects with organizations such as the Truckee Trails Foundation, Biggest Little Trail Stewardship, Robert Z. Hawkins Foundation, and the City of Reno Access Advisory Committee, among others. They are answering the call of so many of the individuals they serve.
“The best part of the High Fives adaptive bike camps is seeing how many different types of bikes, riding styles, and trail preferences exist. It does not matter your age, ability, or skill, fun can be had on a mountain bike trail. I love getting to witness athletes practice skills all summer long. By the end of the season, the progression is incredibly impressive.” – Dani Trujillo, Director of Programs
Be sure to check out High Fives’ Events calendar to stay in the know about upcoming community events. You can also check out their blog, to read event recaps and stay informed about forthcoming experiences.
About High Fives Foundation
High Fives Foundation is a California-based, national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to focus on preventing life-changing injuries and provide resources and hope if they happen. Since its inception in 2009, the foundation has helped 715 athletes and veterans from 46 states and Canada. For more information, visit their website, highfivesfoundation.org.