LivAbility Magazine
. Photo shows several people rowing a dragon boat. In the front is a coach calling the stroke. Behind, a man stands and operates the rudder.

Dragon Boats on Tempe Town Lake

by Nina Bernardo

Join Arizona Disabled Sports at Tempe Town Lake for the fourth annual Pedal N’ Paddle Fest on Saturday, Oct. 21! Take a spin around the lake in style with an adaptive cycle and then cruise the waters by kayak or dragon boat. This unique event is open to everyone with a physical disability and it only costs eight dollars! Caregivers, family members and friends may also participate for twelve dollars.

Sponsored by the Arizona Disabled Sports and Arizona Dragon Boat Association, this is your opportunity to enjoy the lake. Try out adaptive cycling and kayaking with Arizona Disabled Sports. Plus, it’s the perfect chance to experience the ancient sport of dragon boat racing as you paddle together with a team to propel a long boat.

All participants will be given the chance to participate in adaptive cycling and either kayaking or dragon boat racing. All guests will receive an event t-shirt and a picnic lunch sponsored by a local vendor. Dragon boat participants must have complete trunk control with upright sitting independence, but kayaking is open to all ability levels.

Join Arizona Disabled Sports and Arizona Dragon Boat Association from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the SRP Tempe Town Lake Marina and enjoy October’s outdoor fun!

Please contact Arizona Disabled Sports at 480-835-6273 for registration and additional information.

More AZDS Events:

Bowling – Arizona Disabled Sports

Saturdays, October 7 – December 6, 2017

12pm-2pm | AMF Mesa Lanes

Individuals with Physical Disabilities

Cycling – Arizona Disabled Sports

Select Saturdays, Now through Dec. 2, 2017

8am-11am  | El Dorado Park in Scottsdale

Individuals with Physical Disabilities

Kayaking – Arizona Disabled Sports

Select Fridays, Now through Dec. 2, 2017

5pm-7pm  | Tempe Town Lake

Individuals with Physical Disabilities

Youth Wheelchair Basketball Team – Arizona Disabled Sports

Mondays, Now through Dec.11, 2017

Prep: 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Juniors: 6:30pm-9:00pm  |

Broadway Recreation Center

Individuals with Physical Disabilities

Power Soccer Team – Arizona Disabled Sports

Wednesdays, Now through Dec. 13, 2017

4:30pm-7:00pm  | Broadway Recreation Center

Individuals with Physical Disabilities

24th Annual Ability Ball

Oct. 7, 2017

5pm  | Doubletree Hilton Phoenix – Tempe

Pedal N’ Paddle Fest

Oct. 21, 2017

10am – 2pm  | Tempe Town Lake Marina

Holiday Bowling Tournament

Dec. 6, 2017

12pm – 2:30pm  | AMF Mesa Lanes

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