Kootenay Adaptive Sport Association (KASA) is a non-profit association which advocates for and facilitates outdoor adventure for all. Outdoor experiences focus mainly on adaptive mountain biking. They host clinics, retreats, camps and events. They also offer guided mountain biking and rail trail experiences.
KASA supports conservation – they participate in trail / shore clean ups, creating an action plan to minimize energy / fuel consumption, use energy / fuel efficient equipment and technologies and support operational or behaviour changes that reduce demand for transportation, energy and fuel.
Cost for guided mountain biking experiences is on a per person basis; it is dependent on availability, level of ability, equipment and support. Mountain biking at Mt. Abriel and Spine Trail have fixed costs – please check their website for this information.
Adaptive mountain biking encompasses a broad range of events and riders who typically cannot ride a standard mountain bike and require adapted equipment and or trails to suit their physical, intellectual, neurological and sensory abilities.
There are varying adaptive mountain bikes designed to meet a riders specific needs. Readily established adaptive equipment includes handcycles, recumbent leg-cycles, bucket bikes and tandem bikes. KASA also offers a selection of rentals.
Recognizing the need for adaptive trails, Nakusp, Slocan Valley and Revelstoke have all constructed trails that are specifically designed to meet the needs of adaptive cyclists, families, senior and anyone looking to explore recreational opportunities.