Statement from our Executive Director

Spring is a time of renewal. This statement is as true this year, as it was in the last. It’s been said more times than we can count now, these are unprecedented times. We, who are part of a network of organizations, that are pushing the development and access to adaptive mountain biking, are findingContinue reading “Statement from our Executive Director”

Kootenay Adaptive | Response to COVID-19

Bikes sit empty, the world holds its breath. This is not the space we, at Kootenay Adaptive, imagined ourselves being in when our 2020 project started in January. Staff, in Programming and Infrastructure, have been working very hard to roll our 2020 projects ahead of the global pandemic. We now find ourselves in a seasonContinue reading “Kootenay Adaptive | Response to COVID-19”

The Road to Collaboration | Part 1

As the biking season edges ever closer to its end, we were lucky enough to take a quick trip to Calgary to meet with Christian Bagg at Bowhead Corp and see first hand the production of these game changing accessibility machines. On the return trip we spent the night at Nipika Resort, just outside theContinue reading “The Road to Collaboration | Part 1”

Galena Trail Update

Weather, the story of any mountain project. This Fall has been a nerve wracking experience for the crew and management of the Galena Trail Project. Falling Temperatures and Concrete do not mix and thanks to our hard working staff and a crew of volunteers, the footings were ready to go just in time. A hugeContinue reading “Galena Trail Update”

Galena Trail Project

The Galena trail is a historical trail which follows the path of the old CPR Nakusp to Sandon railway line, a remnant of the mining industry that prospered in this area in the late 1800’s and early 1900s. A major silver find on Payne Mountain, near the city of Sandon (now a ghost town) immediatelyContinue reading “Galena Trail Project”

Adaptive Trek || “What IF?”

On July 2nd Executive Director Mike Riediger, along with Tanelle Bolt of Rad Society and Ethan Krueger embarked on a journey that took them from Revelstoke, BC to Nelson, BC, by way of Crank and Paddle. This adventure is part of a documentary short which will explore the idea of “What If”. This theme wasContinue reading “Adaptive Trek || “What IF?””

2018 Camp

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 dayContinue reading “2018 Camp”

The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining us! 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 theContinue reading “The Journey Begins”