BENTONVILLE -- More than 100 deaf cyclists from across the country will be here this week to travel the city's mountain bike trails.
The deaf social cycling event Bikeboom Series will be filled with skills clinics, group tours, volunteering and panel discussions to learn more about deaf experiences, according to a news release. Bikeboom starts Thursday and is hosted by the U.S. Deaf Cycling Association.
People with disabilities represent the largest minority group in the world and have been left behind in the outdoor recreation industry, the release stated. Deaf individuals also have been underserved, making it difficult to afford a mountain bike or find riding partners who communicate with American Sign Language, according to the release.