A Message From Our Executive Director
If you ask 10 Dare2tri athletes what their biggest obstacle is, you might get 10 different answers. Every individual has a different set of needs. Prosthetics and adaptive equipment. Accessible transportation. Sighted guides. The list goes on and on.
Thanks to support from people like you, Dare2tri is addressing these unmet needs every single day. As you read through this report, I hope you get a better understanding of the massive impact you are making as a member of this community. When you read about our new camp in Arkansas, Kyle Stepp’s journey into paratriathlon, or our mobile cycling program, remember that none of this is possible without you!
While we know 2022 will be difficult to top, we look forward to all the great things that await in 2023. Thank you!
Co-Founder & Executive Director
2022 At a Glance
In 2022, Dare2tri provided a grand total of 5,752 program hours for individuals with physical disabilities and visual impairments.
Next Stop: Arkansas!
Over the summer, we partnered with the Ozark Outdoor Foundation to host the inaugural OZ Paratriathlon Camp in Bentonville, Arkansas. Akin to our flagship Learn2Tri Camp, participants learned the ins and outs of paratriathlon over the course of three days. As per tradition, the camp ended with the Tri It Triathlon, a choose-your-own adventure style race with different distance options.
Dare2tri was my first experience with paratriathlon. Coming into camp, I wanted to get comfortable with the handcycle, gain confidence with transitions, and finish my first triathlon. Dare2tri made sure I met all those goals.Mia Emory
The Power of Community
Since 2011, Dare2tri has proudly fostered a community where athletes can connect and learn from one another. Naturally, then, many experienced athletes will step into leadership roles as coaches, mentors, and disability advocates.
“Dare2tri is a community where you are not seen as a person with a disability, you’re seen as an athlete.”Kyle Stepp
On the Road2Ride
Certain environmental factors can be a major hurdle for people with disabilities. To better serve those who have limited access to transportation and equipment, Dare2tri created the On the Road2Ride Program. We haul our fleet of adaptive cycles directly to hospitals and organizations, where we provide on-site training for rehab patients, youth with disabilities, and other groups in need. With more than five different types of adaptive cycles to choose from, we ensure every participant can enjoy the ride.
• 18 Road2Ride Events
• 8 Total Partners
• 91 Unique Individuals Served
• 773 Miles Travelled
Ability Fund Grants
Adaptive sports equipment is pricey and oftentimes it must be tailored specifically to an athlete’s impairment. To help remove these barriers, Dare2tri provides financial and equipment grants through the Ability Fund. Our goal is to award athletes with whatever they need to pursue their recreational and competitive goals, including racing wheelchairs, sports prosthetics, and handcycles , among many other items.
“The new bike has benefited me greatly. It was set up uniquely for me because of my Cerebral Palsy, leg length difference, and my inability to break or shift gears with my right hand.”Chris Marston