The United States Handcycling Federation (USHF) is a nonprofit corporation that creates integrated cycling opportunities for wheelchair users and athletes with lower-mobility impairments.
The USHF promotes integration of athletes with and without disabilities in the sport of cycling. We are an association of individuals and organizations who share a common goal of health, fitness, and well-being for cyclists of all ages and abilities.
Handcycling is a form of adaptive cycling that enables disabled athletes to ride a “bike” using the upper body. It is one of the newest competitions at the Paralympic Games, first appearing in Athens, Greece in 2004.
The USHF provides a conduit to the cycling community by creating awareness, opportunity, and legitimacy for its members. Through coaching, education, competition, and community outreach, the USHF breaks down social barriers and brings cyclists of all abilities together.