Our Programs

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 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.

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.

Program Schedule

April 2021

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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  • Recumbent Trike Rentals
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  • Recumbent Trike Rentals
  • Recumbent Trike Shop Open
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  • Spring Programs Info Session and Q&A
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  • Independent Hiking, DAR State Forest
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  • SHIP/Vets Hiking, DAR State Forest
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  • Recumbent Trike Rentals
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  • Recumbent Trike Rentals
  • Recumbent Trike Shop Open
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  • Veterans Cycling - Worcester
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  • Independent Hiking, Mt. Tom
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  • SHIP/Vets Hiking, DAR State Forest
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  • Recumbent Trike Rentals
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  • Recumbent Trike Rentals
  • Recumbent Trike Shop Open
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  • Spring Programs Info Session and Q&A
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  • Independent Hiking, DAR State Forest
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  • SHIP/Vets Hiking, DAR State Forest
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  • Recumbent Trike Rentals
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  • Recumbent Trike Shop Open
  • Adaptive Cycling, Celebrate Trails Day
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  • Veterans Cycling - Worcester
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  • Independent Cycling, Norwottuck Rail Trail, Hadley
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  • Cycling for Veterans and People with Traumatic or Acquired Brain Injuries
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  • Recumbent Trike Rentals

Program Fees

Universal Access Program (UAP)

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

For summer, our fee structure is as follows:

UAP Cycling (Fridays in Hadley), $5 per program.

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

AOA Summer Pass

You can purchase the AOA Summer Pass for $50 for the programs that AOA runs in collaboration with UAP. The AOA Summer Pass covers:

  • 1 UAP Cycling program (Fridays in Hadley) and 1 UAP paddling program per week for the summer season.
  • Pass does not cover programs for seniors, SHIP, and Independent Cycling Program.

Pay for UAP pass at program site with cash, check or card. Or mail a check to address below.

Senior Programs (60+)

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

Guided Kayaking or Stand-Up Paddle Boarding Lesson, $15 - 25 sliding scale per session

Independent Kayaking or Stand-Up Paddle Board, $20

Recumbent Trike Rentals

On site rentals available 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: $40 per trike.  11am - 1pm or 1pm - 3pm. Please contact us ahead of time to reserve ahead to be sure we have a trike for you.

Statewide Head Injury Program (SHIP)

$5/program, except camping trips.

Note for all programs:
Each person with a disability can bring one 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 cards in person and online.

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

info@alloutadventures.org
www.alloutadventures.org
413-584-2052

Senior Cycling

Seniors are invited to join our Independent Cycling programs on Wednesdays on the Norwottuck Rail Trail in Hadley.  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.

Adaptive Cycling

Senior Cycling

Many different styles of accessible cycles are available for use at our weekly cycling programs throughout the summer, including hand cycles, tandems, adult tricycles, and cycles offering more significant seating support. Participants are encouraged to come try several bikes to find the one that’s most comfortable, with support from our friendly staff and volunteers.

Cycling programs will be held on Wednesdays this spring.

How do I sign up?

  • Take a look at the program schedule on our home page and call All Out Adventures at 413-584-2052 and reserve a cycle. You can reserve a cycle for one hour during the program time. A few of the cycles are available for more than one hour based on availability. Ask the office for assistance in picking one out.
  • Come to the program with your completed liability and medical waiver. Check in with the program staff. The staff will provide you with instruction and assistance.

Recumbent Trike Rentals

Saturdays in Northampton:

On site recumbent trike rentals available at All Out Adventures in Northampton. The Northampton Rail Trail is close by.  Our staff person will provide the cycle that you need and assist in fitting it to you. Otherwise, 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 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 based on availability.
  • Advance registration strongly recommended.

Cost:

$40 per trike per timeslot. 

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 info@alloutadventures.org.

In case of inclement weather, call our office number before you leave home for a recorded message about program status.

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:

Single Recumbent Trikes

  • TerraTrike Rover
  • Catrike Expedition
  • Catrike Villager
  • Catrike Pocket
  • Catrike 5.5.9

Tandem Recumbent Trikes

  • TerraTrike Tandem Rover Dual Drive
  • TerraTrike Tandem Rover IPS

2-Wheel Tandem

Upright and Low style hand cycles

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

Join us for guided hiking, snowshoeing, and kicksledding at DAR State Forest in Goshen. Meet us outside in the main parking lot near the warming hut.

Equipment and instruction provided by our knowledgeable and friendly program staff. We have two kick sleds available for use. Due to social distancing protocols, our staff can instruct participants and caregivers on the use of the kicksleds, but will not be able to assist in pushing the sled.

We will go together as a group. We will cover approximately 2-3 miles based on the group's ability and interest. We will cover flat ground, some gentle hills, and rolling terrain.

Funding is provided by Mass State Rehabilitation's Statewide Head Injury Program.

Pre-registration required. We will follow CDC guidelines. Masks must be worn at all times and social distance maintained. 

Location: DAR State Forest in Goshen, MA

Thursday, February 4

Thursday, February 11

Thursday, February 18

Thursday, February 25

Thursday, March 4

 
Group 1: Arrive at 11:00AM to sign in and get equipment. Activity is from 11:15 AM-12:45 PM

Group 2:  Arrive at 1:15 PM to sign in and get equipment. Activity is from 1:30 PM-3:00 PM

What to bring:
Dress for winter. Wear boots for snowshoeing, work boots or hiking boots are good. Hat, gloves, scarf. Dress in layers. Bring a small backpack with a water bottle and snack. Extra warm layers.

Cost: 

Free. Donations are appreciated but not required. Donations help us sustain and offset the cost of our programs.

Pre-registration required:

Email info@alloutadventures.org or give us a call at 413-584-2052.

Important Information:

There is an accessible porta-potty on site. The warming hut is not open this year.

Funded by the Statewide Head Injury Program (SHIP), these programs are open to people with a brain injury, their family and friends.

People with brain injuries and their family and friends are invited to join All Out Adventures for upcoming guided outdoor recreation programs including cycling and nature hiking.

 

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.

Nature 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 with brain injuries and their guests. Cost is $5 per program except cabin camping. 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.

Picture of people cross country skiing at Wendell State Forest.

Cross country skiing at Wendell State Forest.

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!

Snowshoeing and Kicksledding for Veterans

Join us for guided hiking, snowshoeing, and kicksledding at DAR State Forest in Goshen. Meet us outside in the main parking lot near the warming hut.

Equipment and instruction provided by our knowledgeable and friendly program staff. We have two kick sleds available for use. Due to social distancing protocols, our staff can instruct participants and caregivers on the use of the kicksleds, but will not be able to assist in pushing the sled.

We will go together as a group. We will cover approximately 2-3 miles based on the group's ability and interest. We will cover flat ground, some gentle hills, and rolling terrain.

Funding provided by a grant through the Veterans Administration Adaptive Sports Grant. This program is open to veterans and their loved ones.

Pre-registration required. We will follow CDC guidelines. Masks must be worn at all times and social distance maintained. 

Location: DAR State Forest in Goshen, MA

Thursday, February 4

Thursday, February 11

Thursday, February 18

Thursday, February 25

Thursday, March 4

 
Group 1: Arrive at 11:00AM to sign in and get equipment. Activity is from 11:15 AM-12:45 PM

Group 2:  Arrive at 1:15 PM to sign in and get equipment. Activity is from 1:30 PM-3:00 PM

What to bring:
Dress for winter. Wear boots for snowshoeing, work boots or hiking boots are good. Hat, gloves, scarf. Dress in layers. Bring a small backpack with a water bottle and snack. Extra warm layers.

Cost: 

Free. Donations are appreciated but not required. Donations help us sustain and offset the cost of our programs.

Pre-registration required:

Email info@alloutadventures.org or give us a call at 413-584-2052.

Important Information:

There is an accessible porta-potty on site. The warming hut is not open this year.

Cycling (will resume on Thursdays in April 2020)

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. The cycling programs will take place at Look Park near the VA hospital campus in Leeds.

Contact and Registering

All program sites are wheelchair accessible and our staff are trained in biking instruction, as well as wilderness first aid and have extensive experience in backcountry/therapeutic recreation. 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. 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 at info@alloutadventures.org

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.