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Welcome to the Knoxville, Tennessee Chapter

We provide life changing, community based, adaptive adventure sports programs for people with physical disabilities in Knoxville and the surrounding community.

At this Knoxville location, we offer monthly opportunities for adaptive rock climbing, kayaking, and mountain bike adventures!


UPCOMING EVENT: Kickstand Knoxville’s Chill Holiday Ride

Saturday December 17th, Macedonia Methodist Church, 4630 Holston Drive, Knoxville.
3pm (decorate bikes and get ready)
4pm Ride start

Catalyst Sports’ volunteers and athletes are joining Kickstand for this (approximately) 4 mile ride on backstreets in East Knoxville. The ride begins at 4pm. At 3pm it’s time to get fitted to a bike. At the end of the ride, there will be a little party. Members of the general public are also welcome to bring their own bikes and ride with us.

We are looking for volunteers to help fit and decorate the bikes. We also need bike marshals to ride with us and two strong runners to push an athlete in a wheelchair.

Riders and Volunteers please sign up below.


Indoor Rock Climbing: We host a monthly adaptive climbing clinic for youth and adults with a wide range of physical disabilities. These sessions are open to all levels of climber; from those who have never climbed before to experienced climbers looking for regular opportunities to climb with others.

Where: River Sports – 2918 Sutherland Ave, Knoxville, TN 37919

When: 1st Saturday of each month, 10am -12pm


Come and try adaptive mountain biking on the new adaptive trails at Sharps Ridge. Our monthly program allows participants to sign up for a 1.5 hour session and select the style of adaptive bike that suits them.

If you have questions about the program or the type of bike to choose contact Joey our program coordinator.

Where: Sharps Ridge Adaptive Trails, 3750 Tiberius Road, TN 37915

When: We are in the off-season but will be scheduling events throughout the winter (weather permitting). Stay tuned for updates.


We have a fleet of adaptive bikes available to rent. Please contact for more information and to discuss bike choices and availability. The fee to rent is $40/day with a $20 first-time fee for fitting. We have bikes that are suitable for all ages and can be adapted and fitted to accommodate riders’ needs.


During the summer months we provide adaptive kayaking session for anyone with a physical disability and their close family and friends. These programs include all of the necessary equipment and instruction, take place within a fun and supportive community environment and are lead by experienced and passionate kayakers who will ensure you have an incredible experience. We hope to see you on the water!

Where: The Cove – 11808 S Northshore Dr, Knoxville, TN 37922

When: Our Kayaking season runs from May – September.

Contact info

Special Events: Leslie King

Outreach/Kayaking Coordinator: Stevie Gleason

MTB Coordinator: Joey Sauer

Climbing Coordinator: Niko Savolidis

Admin: Debra Dylan

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