Hand cyclists made their way around Lake Almanor on Sunday, Sept. 16, during the annual Wheel Around Lake Almanor (WALA) wheelchair endurance challenge.
WALA was started by long-time hand cyclist Randy Fossum. Fossum was injured in a motorcycle accident in 1980 which left him a paraplegic.
Not one to stay still, Fossum began hand cycling shortly after the accident.
One night, Fossum and his wife Diane Fossum were having dinner with their friends Dave and Suzie Henise. Randy told Suzie he was thinking of hand cycling around Lake Almanor and Suzie said she would accompany him.