Mt. Abriel Adaptive Sports Camp 2018

Kootenay Sufferfest will be hosting its first ever Adaptive Sports Camp on August 7 & 8th, 2018. This trial run will feature Adaptive Mountain Biking and Adaptive Paddle Boarding and will take place out at the newly created Mt. Abriel Recreation Site, 8km north of Nakusp – just off of Highway 23.

In the past Kootenay Sufferfest has hosted several events in the area including The Nakusp Half Marathon & 5k Walk/Run, The Burton Amazing Race and Relay, The Mt. Idaho Ultra Marathon & 10k Run and the Nakusp Suffercross. Our events have focused on running, walking and cycling.

The new trail system at Mt. Abriel will feature Nakusp’s first Adaptive Mountain Bike Trail. The Nakusp and Area Bike Society has been hard at work building this adaptive trail. The development of this world-class trail has given Kootenay Sufferfest a new direction and vision – Adaptive and Inclusive Sport.

Kootenay Sufferfest staff have been working this summer to research and build the foundation of this new program. The result will be a trial camp featuring adaptive mountain bikes and paddle boards. Activities will take place at the Mt. Abriel Trails and the Butter/Spine Trails in Rosebery.

We are pleased to have Elladee Brown and Tara Llanes providing their expertise and equipment for the Adaptive Mountain Biking sessions and Jordan Kerton of Access Revolution will be hosting the paddle boards and training sessions.

Without our Job Creation Partnership’s Adaptive Sports Feasibility and Capacity Building Research Project, this initiative would not have been possible. This Employment Program of British Columbia is funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia.

We would love to have all who are interested in seeing these exciting sports demonstrated to come out and join us! Please email info@kootenaysufferfest.com for more information and the schedule of events.

Office funding provided by The Job Creation Program.
Project: Adaptive Sports Feasibility and Capacity Building Research.
The Employment Program of British Columbia is funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia.