Formed through the collaborative efforts of disabled athlete Domonic Corradin and long-time China resident and world traveler Joshua Dominick, Krankin’ thru China is a movement to bring the sport of handcycling to China and with it a more active, healthier lifestyle for people with disabilities that live in that country. There are many difficulties that people with disabilities face in China, including both physical and mental, and even social, but after our first two initial trips in October 2013 and March 2014, meeting with individuals and a range of organizations, we believe there is great potential and desire for a more active lifestyle. Krankin’ thru China will work to hold both large and small interactive events throughout the year in China, getting people out and aware of possibilities that exist to improve their lives. We will continue to meet with people to help them push their own limits and explore their individual potential. Within the next three years, we also hope to have a physical presence in China where people can meet, interact and get fit with both the equipment and know-how to make that happen. To Learn more, please visit www.KrankinThruChina.com. Overall Benefits/Advantages to Handcycling: I had used a handcycle as a cardiovascular training element while I was playing other sports, such as basketball and tennis, to help build my endurance. Over 15 years later, I decided to make handcycling my competitive sport of choice. Handcycling has grown leaps and bounds over time, and for good reason. It has the ability to fit any fitness/ability level or environment. You can ride for leisure with your friends and family down the local paths. You can use it as a cross-trainer for endurance. You can even be competitive around the world at all calibers from beginner to elite athlete. The technology has advanced greatly over the years and you are able to find a specific bike that fits your needs – taking it on the pavement or off onto the dirt trails. And, most of the component parts – wheels, brakes, gears, shifters, etc. – are available from local bicycle shops and online retailers. This makes it easier and less expensive to repair or even upgrade your bike if you choose.