Loma Linda University PossAbilities Hosts Para Cycling Race Series at Redlands Bicycle Classic

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More than 40 cyclists from around the country are expected to participate in the para cycling series from Thursday (April 4) through Sunday (April 7).

Loma Linda University PossAbilities will host the 29th annual PossAbilities Para Cycle Race Series in conjunction with the Redlands Bicycle Classic this week.

More than 40 cyclists from around the country are expected to participate in the para cycling series from Thursday (April 4) through Sunday (April 7).

Expected to compete are current and former Paralympians and national champions, including Monica Bascio, Matt Updike, and Carlos Moleda. Two Team PossAbilities members, Delmon Dunston and Owen Daniels, will be competing, racing against a field of competitors who all have their eye on the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

Two para cycling categories are new this year, tricycles (3-wheel uprights) and tandems (blind category). Time trials will be held in Big Bear on Thursday, the road race in Beaumont on Friday, and criteriums on Saturday and Sunday.

“We are looking forward to an awesome race and can’t wait to see who puts it down and takes home the medals this year,” says Cotie Williams, program coordinator for PossAbilities.

PossAbilities is a community outreach program developed by Loma Linda University Center East Campus and supported by founding partner, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. PossAbilities’ goal is to offer physically-challenged people born with or have permanent physical injury a sense of community by offering activities and practical help.

For information about PossAbilities or the Para Cycle Race Series, go to: http://www.teampossabilities.com.

About Loma Linda University Health (LLUH)
Loma Linda University Health includes Loma Linda University's eight professional schools, Loma Linda University Medical Center's six hospitals and more than 900 faculty physicians located in the Inland Empire of Southern California. Established in 1905, LLUH is a global leader in education, research and clinical care. It offers over 100 academic programs and provides quality health care to 40,000 inpatients and 1.5 million outpatients each year. A Seventh-day Adventist organization, LLUH is a faith-based health system with a mission "to continue the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ."

About Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC) East Campus
Loma Linda University Medical Center East Campus is 23-acre campus dedicated to providing a healing environment that offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient health-care services. East Campus includes a hospital with 134 licensed beds, two physician and diagnostic office buildings, and an ambulatory service center. Physical medicine and rehabilitation, orthopaedics, neurosciences, and family medicine services are the specialties incorporated into the overarching goal of East Campus.

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