Get Up and Go!

Get Up and Go! Chat 6/20/2019

June 20, 2019 at 2:30PM Central Time

You CAN stay physically active, no matter your level of vision or fitness! Join us each month to explore the wide variety of options available to you. Share your own tips and experiences along the way.
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Past Discussions

Get Up and Cycle!

May 16, 2019

For our first discussion, we were joined by Michael Robertson, founder of Shared Vision Quest and an avid cyclist who is visually impaired. He shared his story about biking cross country. Then the group asked questions and shared their biking tips and experiences.

May is National Bike Month and includes Bike to Work Day. Our guest speaker was Michael Robertson who founded the non-profit Shared Vision Quest. In addition to Michael?s trip across the country from Cape Flattery, Washington to Lubec, Maine, he mentioned the Trek Across Maine cycling event. Massachusetts Eye and Ear (Mass. Eye and Ear) assisted with some of the fundraising for the trip on a custom Carver road bike from Bath Cycle and Ski.

Rochester Area Blind Athletes, Inc. connects volunteers with sight to participate with athletes who are blind. Mentioned the Erie Canal Path for off-road cycling.

Other resources mentioned during the discussion:

Poem written and read by Elyse Heinrich

Email addresses for more information or suggestions: Steve Kelley- StevenK@hadley.edu; Elyse Heinrich- ElyseH@hadley.edu; Michael Robertson- jmichaelrobertson1@gmail.com.

Michael's Facebook Page Shared Vision Quest Maine