We are all part of the family of riders, supported by Mad Duck Cyclery, which is our home shop in Grapevine, Texas. Mad Duck is a boutique bike store with gear, expert advice, and mechanical services. Team Mad Duck is specifically focused on organizing road trips for participating in rallies, special events, and sometimes an “EPIC” challenges , specifically including charity rides. The ARC is the largest national community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. They encompass all ages and more than 100 different diagnoses including autism, Down syndrome, Fragile X syndrome, and various other developmental disabilities.
With nearly 700 state and local chapters nationwide, The Arc is on the front lines to ensure that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families have the support and services they need to be fully engaged in their communities. The Arc works with its federation of state and local chapters to create an impressive network of human service agencies ensuring they have the strongest civil rights advocates promoting and protecting their needs at all levels.
Their nationwide network of chapters provides a wide range of human services and other supports to people with I/DD and their family members, including individual and public policy advocacy and residential, educational, and vocational services that let people with I/DD participate and be included in their communities. In addition, many of their chapters provide person-centered and financial planning, recreational activities, and other supports that meet the unique needs of people with I/DD and their families.
This is why we ride!