It’s a new year, a “new” society and a renewed vision of what is to come. After the successes of 2018, we aim to build upon those and push even further into new territory when it comes to Adaptive Mountain Biking(aMTB). Not only are we focused solely on aMTB, but also adaptive Watersport and one of the major draws to the West Kootenays, our abundant Hot Springs.
Stay tuned for more updates as our team continues to plan this years camp and other events in the region.
Tentative Dates for 2019
June 2 – Try it Day Castelgar. Come try Adaptive Bikes with the Crew from KASA.
June 9 – Try it Day in Nakusp. Come try Adaptive Bikes with the Crew from KASA. Brought to you by Destination Castlegar, the West Koot Route and See Revelstoke
July 5-9 – Tentative KASA Retreat Days. Join KASA for a weekend of aMTB, Paddle Boarding, Yoga and Hot Springs, all in the spectacular West Kootenays
September 7 – aMTB Enduro at Mt Abriel. A first ever in Canada, KASA hosts the Mt. Abriel Adaptive Enduro. Registration coming soon.
September 8 – Nakusp Cyclocross and Adaptive Cyclocross. The second annual Adaptive Portion of the Nakusp Cyclocross is back and better for 2019. Registration open Spring 2019.
September 15 – Try it Day Revelstoke. Come try Adaptive Bikes with the Crew from KASA.
August of 2018 saw the regions First Adaptive Sport Camp. Attendees came from across the province to join us and other support organizations to develop camp programs, test newly built trails and have a great time together. Our time together saw us conquer logistics problems on the aMTB trail epic, “Spine Trail”, spend a day at the brand new aMTB trails at Mt Abriel, Paddle the Arrow Lakes with friends and finish off with a dinner together at Arrow Lakes Lodge.
Day one brought us to Rosebery to conquer the one of a kind aMTB Spine Trail. Opened in 2018, the North Slocan Trail Society has opened up some amazing terrain for people with diverse abilities to gain access to some of the most spectacular views in the West Kootenays.
Day two saw us at Mt Abriel in Nakusp. With brand new, purpose built adaptive trails fresh and ready for our participants to try out. Bikes with E-Assist easily cruised the entire lower portion of Mt Abriel, while with easy access to shuttling, non E-assist bikes had a great time enjoying the newly built trails as well.
The afternoon of day two had us enjoying the waters of the Arrow Lakes. Access Revolution joined us for an afternoon of water sport fun with adaptive Paddle Boarding.
Tanelle Bolt of Rad Society was able to join us for the whole weekend, bringing her expertise of adaptive sport and accessibility to Nakusp. Interviewed here by Issac Carter of I Candy Films, we were able to have a few unique perspectives of adaptive sport in our film short.
As 2019 dates are being prepared and adaptive sport in the Kootenays is making giant leaps forward, we look back at the 2018 camp, the friendships formed and our vision of the future from this event.
Welcome to a new year and a giant leap forward for Kootenay Adaptive Sport Society.
In December 2018, Kootenay Sufferfest Society (KSS) began its transition into Kootenay Adaptive Sport Society. After a very successful year in Adaptive sport in 2018, KSS has been leading the way forward in Adaptive Mountain Biking; from the regions First Adaptive Sport Camp, to leading adaptive sport speaking engagements, consulting and more.
2019 leads us into an exciting time as board development continues and staffing moves forward this month.
Join us in this journey and become involved with KASA as we move forward into another big year!
Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton