Our Programs

Program Schedule

February 2024

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
  • SHIP Snowshoeing & Kicksledding
  • Veterans Snowshoeing & Kicksledding
2
  • UAP Dunn Park Winter Outdoors
3
  • UAP Wendell Outdoor Winter Recreation
4
  • UAP Skating Brockton
5
6
7
  • Senior Hiking/Snowshoeing, Ashfield
8
  • SHIP Snowshoeing & Kicksledding
  • UAP DAR Outdoor Winter Recreation
  • Veterans Snowshoeing & Kicksledding
9
  • UAP Dunn Park Winter Outdoors
10
  • UAP Wendell Outdoor Winter Recreation
11
12
  • UAP Skating Worcester
13
14
  • Senior Hiking/Snowshoeing, Amherst
15
  • SHIP Snowshoeing & Kicksledding
  • Veterans Snowshoeing & Kicksledding
  • UAP Skating North Adams
16
  • UAP Dunn Park Winter Outdoors
17
  • UAP Wendell Outdoor Winter Recreation
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19
20
21
  • Senior Hiking/Snowshoeing, DAR State Forest
22
  • SHIP Snowshoeing & Kicksledding
  • Veterans Snowshoeing & Kicksledding
23
24
  • UAP Wendell Outdoor Winter Recreation
25
26
27
28
  • UAP Skating Fall River
29
  • SHIP Snowshoeing & Kicksledding
  • UAP DAR Outdoor Winter Recreation
  • Veterans Snowshoeing & Kicksledding

Find below a list of upcoming programs this winter, more accessible to those using screen readers than our calendar above.  Please call or email us for more information if needed!  Thank you!

Snowshoeing/Kicksledding Programs for People Living with Traumatic or Acquired Brain Injuries

Programs are partially funded by the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission's Statewide Head Injury Program.  $5/person

DAR State Forest, Goshen, MA

Thursdays, January 11 - March 21:  11am - 12:45pm or 1:30pm - 3:00pm


Snowshoeing/Hiking Programs for Seniors (Adults 60+)

Programs are funded by individual contributions, including funds raised from our annual Kayak-a-thon and Plunge for Adventure fundraisers.  Participation fee is on a sliding scale of $20 - $5 per person.

Programs will rotate between the DAR State Forest in Goshen, Sweet Alice Brook in Amherst, and Mt. Tom State Reservation in Holyoke.  We are still firming up our program location schedule; keep an eye on our program calendar - locations will be confirmed by mid December.

Wednesdays, 10am - 11:45am or 12:15pm - 2pm

Please note:  No program on January 31 and February 28


Snowshoeing/Hiking/Kicksledding Programs for Veterans

Programs are funded by the federal Veterans Adaptive Sports Grant and are offered at no charge.

DAR State Forest, Goshen, MA

Thursdays, January 11 - March 21:  11am - 12:45pm or 1:30pm - 3:00pm


Programs for People of All Ages With a Disability and Their Loved Ones

Programs are partially funded by and run in partnership with the Department of Conservation and Recreation's Universal Access Program.  Participation is by donation, suggested $5.

Indoor Accessible Ice Skating Programs
  • Asiaf Arena, Brockton, MA:  Sundays, January 21, February 4, March 10, 12:20pm - 2:10pm
  • Buffone Arena, Worcester, MA:  Mondays, January 15, February 12, March 11, 1pm - 3pm
  • Driscoll Arena, Fall River, MA:  Wednesdays, January 31 and February 28, 11am - 1pm
  • Peter W. Foote Vietnam Veterans Memorial Rink, North Adams, MA:  Thursdays, January 4, February 15, March 14, 11:30am - 1:30pm
  • Veterans Arena, Gardner, MA  Fridays, January 19 and March 1, 10:30am - 1pm
Outdoor Accessible Winter Recreation

Snowshoeing, Hiking, Kicksledding, XC Skiing, depending on conditions

  • DAR State Forest, Goshen, MA:  Thursdays, January 11 and 25, February 8 and 29, 11am - 3pm
  • Dunn State Park, Gardner, MA:  Fridays, January 26, February 2, 9, and 16
  • Wendell State Forest, Wendell, MA:  Saturdays, January 6 - March 16

With a combination of specialized equipment and trained staff, our programs are designed to encourage people of all abilities to enjoy the outdoors together together. We provide opportunities to develop skills and share outdoor experiences in every season. Activities include: kayaking, canoeing, cycling, camping, and hiking. In winter we offer xc skiing, sit xc skiing, ice skating, sled skating, and snowshoeing.

Our programs are open to people of all ages and all abilities.  We have programs geared for people with disabilities and their family and friends, programs for seniors, and programs for veterans. See information about specific programs for eligibility.

Some of the disabilities represented at our programs include: age-related disabilities, amputee, autism, brain injury (acquired or traumatic), visual impairments, hearing impairments, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, muscular dystrophy, developmental disabilities, and psychiatric disabilities. The majority of our participants are adults; however, children participate in our programs frequently.

Please feel free to contact us with questions about accessibility or for more information by calling us at 413-584-2052 or emailing us at info@alloutadventures.org.

Weather and Air Quality: 

  • We will cancel or alter program plans for the following reasons:

    • Air Quality Index of 125 or higher during program time

    • Greater than 50% chance of thunderstorms or moderate to heavy rainfall during program time

    • Weather or heat related advisory during program time

    • Paddling programs:
      • If sustained winds are 12mph +
      • If river gauge in Montague City is above 17ft - for river-based programs
      • If water quality at our program location is unsafe for boating (we would still run a program if safe for boating but unsafe for swimming)

Every participant in our programs, including family members and personal care assistants, will need to fill out a liability waiver.  Please download the form above and bring your completed form to the program. You just need to fill out the form one time per calendar year.

Fall 2023:

All Out Adventures runs UAP-affiliated programs in Cheshire on Wednesdays and in Hadley on Thursdays.  These programs require a UAP Liability Waiver.

Other programs (Westfield, Look Park, trike rentals, etc.) require the All Out Adventures Liability Waiver.

Program Fees

Universal Access Program (UAP)

There is no fee for participation in Winter programs. Participation is by donation.

For spring through fall, our fee structure is as follows:

UAP Cycling, $5 per program.

UAP Paddling (Canoeing and Kayaking), $8 per program.

Senior Programs (60+)

Cycling and Snowshoeing, $5-20 sliding scale per session.

Guided Kayaking or Stand-Up Paddle Boarding Lesson, $20

Recumbent Trike Independent Cycling ("Rentals")

On site in Northampton. Northampton Rail Trail is close by. Riders must be able to independently, or with the help of a companion, be able to follow safe riding rules of the trail. Trikes are available 1-3 hours based on availability.

Saturdays at AOA office at 297 Pleasant St., Northampton

Cost: Sliding scale of $22.50 - $67.50 per trike. Rentals are 10:30 am - 3:30 pm. Please contact us ahead of time to reserve ahead of time to be sure we have a trike for you!

Statewide Head Injury Program (SHIP)

$5/program

Note for all programs:
Each person with a disability can bring one family member, friend, or caregiver at no charge. If a person with a disability needs two caregivers to participate, then that person can bring two caregivers at no charge.

We accept cash, check, or credit card at our programs.

Checks payable to:
All Out Adventures
297 Pleasant Street
Northampton, MA 01060

Veterans and disabled members of the armed forces of all ages and abilities and their family and friends are invited to join All Out Adventures for our year-round programs including cycling and kayaking and SUP programs as well as winter programs. We have a wide variety of equipment that can be fitted to your needs. Come to the programs to get outside and enjoy the sun, fresh air and exercise!

 

Cycling

Our cycling includes the use of stable recumbent tricycles, hand-powered cycles, tandem tricycles and bicycles, a wheelchair tandem, as well as traditional two-wheeled bikes with added back support. The bikes and trikes can be sized and adapted to individual needs.

Participants can email us or call our office (413-584-2052) to pre-register for a one-hour time slot during program hours. Pre-registration by 12pm the day before the program required.

Funding is provided by a grant through the Veterans Administration Adaptive Sports Grant. This program is open to veterans and their loved ones at no charge. Participants may make a donation if they wish.

 

Contact and Registering

All program sites are wheelchair accessible and our staff are trained in biking instruction, CPR and First Aid and have extensive experience.  At all our programs we offer supportive services such as choosing and adapting the best bike for your size and abilities; assistance with transfers; tandem cycling companion if needed; staff will lead small groups in riding.

There is no charge for this program, however, donations are greatly appreciated. All the necessary equipment is provided (such as helmets), but we recommend you bring water, a snack/lunch, sunscreen and wear clothing appropriate for the weather and activity.

Space is limited at the programs, so we ask that you pre-register by calling our office at 413-584-2052. Specific equipment can be reserved ahead of time. You can also email us

This program is funded by the Veterans Administration with support and cooperation from the VA in Leeds, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation's Universal Access Program, Look Park, and from donations from our participants.

Senior Cycling

Senior Cycling 

Seniors are invited to join our programs on a space-available basis.  We do advertise some programs specifically for seniors (such as our popular senior kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and snowshoeing programs).  Otherwise, seniors are invted to our other programs to use a stable recumbent trike or tandem recumbent trike to explore the rail trail on your own or with friends and family. $5-$20 sliding scale per person. Participants can email us or call our office ( 413-584-2052) to pre-register for a one-hour time slot during program time . Pre-registration by 12pm the day before the program required.

Independent Cycling/Rentals

Saturdays in Northampton:

On-site use of our recumbent trikes is available at All Out Adventures in Northampton. The Northampton Rail Trail is close by.  Our staff person will provide the cycle that you need, assist in fitting it to you, and lead you to the trail. Then, you will be on your own. To participate, you will need to independently or with the assistance of a companion:

  • Transfer on and off the cycle
  • Consistently follow the rules of the trail (stay to the right, stop at all street crossings, and notify other trail users when passing)
  • Call the program cell phone in case of mechanical difficulty.

You can reserve a cycle for two hours, or for the day (10 AM - 3:30 PM) based on availability. Advance registration is strongly recommended!

Cost:

Sliding scale range from $22.50 to $67.50 for the day (10:30 am - 3:30 pm).

Learn more about our sliding scale pricing here!

 

What to bring:

Wear closed-toed shoes like sneakers. Bring a backpack with a water bottle, salty or sweet snack, and cell phone if you have one. Properly-fitted helmets required. We provide them or you are welcome to bring your own.

Contact:

Please call or email All Out Adventures for more information and to register: 413-584-2052 or Email us.

Tandem Rover Ride

We have the following cycles available for Independent Cycling.  Please call us at 413-584-2052 a few days ahead of time to reserve your cycle:

Check out photos and descriptions of our cycles here

Single Recumbent Trikes

Tandem Recumbent Trikes

Hand Cycles

Wheelchair Tandem Bikes 

  • The Duet (non-electric, transfer required)
  • The OPair (electric assist, transfer required)
  • The VeloPlus (electric assist, no transfer required)

We also have several 2-Wheel Tandem Bikes, a single recumbent bike, and other equipment available! Check out our full list of rental equipment!

Group of people in wheelchairs prepare to go out on a program

SHIP (Statewide Head Injury Program) Participants are warmly welcomed to join us at our SHIP and Universal Access Program events. Participants can email us or call our office ( 413-584-2052) to pre-register for a one-hour time slot during programs. Pre-registration by 12pm the day before the program required.

Additional SHIP Program Information: 

Cycling is a great way for people with brain injuries to get exercise, socialize with others, and enjoy nature. We can accommodate riders of all abilities with stable recumbent trikes, tandem cycles including a wheelchair tandem, hand-pedaled cycles as well as traditional two-wheel bikes. Participants can opt to go on a guided group ride or take out a cycle on their own with a companion.

Hikingparticipants of all abilities will be able to access and explore nature on our guided nature hikes. Our hiking program is accessible to those who use wheelchairs or have difficulty walking by using our all-terrain wheelchairs or recumbent trikes with mountain bike tires along accessible trails.

Kayaking is made accessible with the use of recreational kayaks of various designs, including tandem kayaks. They are adaptable to individual needs and can be made more comfortable and stable with the use of pontoons and various other modifications. The program takes place on the flat water of the Connecticut River in Northampton.

Call All Out Adventures for more information and to register at 413-584-2052. Or email us.

  • SHIP programs are open to people living with acquired or traumatic brain injuries and their guests. Cost is $5 per program. Equipment provided, but you must pre-register.
  • Meeting times, locations and other details will be confirmed upon registration.

All program sites are wheelchair accessible. Call us for accessibility information.

From a cycling program participant living with the impacts of a brain injury:

"It's great to have something that I can control because there's so little in my life I can."