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U.S. Paralympics Cycling Partners with Loma Linda University Health

The LLUH PossAbilities initiative will be part of Paralympics selection event.

Loma Linda University Health News, and Adventist Review
U.S. Paralympics Cycling Partners with Loma Linda University Health
Cody Wills (MH-2), Team PossAbilities member, vying for his podium spot at the World Cup in Adelaide, Australia, in January 2024.

United States Paralympics Cycling and Loma Linda University Health PossAbilities announced the PossAbilities U.S. Paralympics Cycling Time Trial, the only domestic Paralympic Para-cycling Qualifying Race leading up to the Paralympic Games Paris 2024. This event will commence on Sunday, July 7 at 8:00 a.m. in Loma Linda, California, and promises to showcase the United States’ top Para-cyclists.

PossAbilities is a premier health-care provider dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for individuals with disabilities. The PossAbilities U.S. Paralympics Cycling Time Trial represents a significant milestone in PossAbilities’ commitment to promoting Para sports and fostering a supportive environment for elite athletes on the pathway to the Paralympics. As such, PossAbilities recognizes the importance of opportunities for Para athletes to showcase their talents and compete at the highest level.

“We are honored to host the PossAbilities U.S. Paralympics Cycling Time Trial and provide a platform for the nation’s best Para athletes to demonstrate their exceptional skills,” said Lyndon Edwards, chief operating officer of Loma Linda University Health hospitals. “These remarkable athletes inspire us all by redefining the possibilities for individuals with disabilities.”

The PossAbilities U.S. Paralympics Cycling Time Trial will feature 40 to 50 participants from across the nation vying for a chance to represent Team USA this summer. Athletes will compete in various classifications, showcasing their speed, endurance, and strategic prowess as they navigate a course that passes through the Loma Linda University Health campus and city of Loma Linda.

“On behalf of all of our athletes competing for one of the coveted Paris 2024 roster spots, we are so excited to race in Loma Linda,” Ian Lawless, director of U.S. Paralympics Cycling, said. “Our partners in the community have embraced our program and the Paralympic Movement as a whole, and we expect to put on a show for the fans in attendance.”

Spectators are encouraged to explore the race expo or line the course and cheer for the nation’s elite Para-cyclists. U.S. Paralympics Cycling will announce the athletes named to Team USA for the 2024 Paralympics on Monday, July 8, at Loma Linda University Health.

Loma Linda University is a Seventh-day Adventist school offering a unique learning environment through the integration of health, science, and faith. In 1905, a vision of health and hope brought the LLU campus to life in Southern California, United States. More than 100 years later, LLU is part of a world-class academic medical center.

The school’s pioneering efforts in health and wholeness have touched lives worldwide and positioned it as a leader in health science research. “Every day, we work in service to our communities and underserved populations everywhere,” the university homepage states. “Today, tomorrow, and always, we commit ourselves to our singular mission: to continue the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ.”

The original version of this story was posted on the Loma Linda University Health news site.

Loma Linda University Health News, and Adventist Review