Wounded warriors and other cyclists with disabilities to participate alongside able-bodied cyclists
Rockville, MD- June 21, 2012- New England Disabled Sports’ annual White Mountain Cycling Classic, sponsored by the Heisman Trophy Trust and Disabled Sports USA’s Warfighter Sports program, will be held on Saturday and Sunday, June 23-24 in Lincoln, NH starting at 7:30 o’clock in the morning. This integrated event allows cyclists of all abilities, including those using hand cycles, to race in a USA Cycling and US Handcycling sanctioned event. Eight wounded warriors will participate in the races.
“The Heisman Trophy Trust is honored to support the White Mountain Cycling Classic. The Heisman Trophy serves as symbol of excellence for one’s achievement. We are very proud of the cyclists as they strive for excellence today” said Rob Whalen, executive director of The Heisman Memorial Trophy Trust.
On Saturday, June 23 the time trial will be held on the well-known Kancamagus Highway. Races will start at the base of Loon Mountain Resort in Loon, NH and climb 10.2 miles to the top. The circuit road race will be held on Sunday, June 24 on a 4.3 mile loop with cyclists riding this loop up to 12 times depending on their division. In addition, there will be an under 12 division to introduce youth to the exciting world of competitive cycling.
“All levels of riders will be competing in the White Mountain Cycling Classic,” said Geoff Krill, Sports Director of New England Disabled Sports. “From Professional level cyclists all the way to a general open category will be able to experience world class races which have been developed in Lincoln, NH.”
The Heisman trophy will be on display throughout the event. For more information on the event, visit: www.whitemountaincyclingclassic.com.
About Disabled Sports USA
Founded in 1967, Disabled Sports USA is a charitable organization that provides opportunities for individuals with disabilities to develop independence, confidence and fitness through participation in sports. What began as a program to serve Vietnam veterans has since grown into one of the nation’s largest multi-sport, multi-disability organizations, annually serving more than 60,000 wounded warriors, youth and adults with disabilities. A member of the U.S. Olympic Committee, Disabled Sports USA offers programs in more than 40 summer and winter sports through its nationwide network of more than 100 community-based chapters. For more information, visit www.disabledsportsusa.org.
The Heisman Memorial Trophy Trust annually recognizes the most outstanding college football player in the United States. Winners epitomize great ability combined with diligence, perseverance, and hard work. The Heisman Trophy Trust ensures the continuation and integrity of this award. The Trust, furthermore, has a charitable mission to support amateur athletics and to provide greater opportunities to the youth of our country.
About New England Disabled Sports
New England Disabled Sports mission is to offer sports and recreation within a safe, supportive, fun, boundary-free environment for individuals with disabilities who require adaptive instruction. For more information, please visit www.NEDisabledSports.org.