Clark Rachfal

Para Cycling / USA



Clark Rachfal is a tandem cyclist on the U.S. Paracycling team. In 2011, Clark and his partner finished first in the World Cup for their specific event. Clark has been legally blind since birth, and views paracycling as his greatest competitive event in his lifetime. He rides on the back of the bike and often says, “yes, I ride the back of the bike, and no, they don’t let me steer.”

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September 19, 1983 (age 34)


5 ft 11 in (180 cm)


155 lb (70 kg; 11 stone 1 lb)




Para Cycling

U.S. Paralympics

Rachfal finished 2nd in the U.S. Paralympics National Track Championship in 2007.

Clark Rachfal Explains How Tandem Cycling Works

In this video paralympic cyclist Clark Rachfal explains the nuances of his sport and the communication and chemistry required between riders.

My Career

Will Clark Rachfal Cycle With His Girlfriend and Paralympic Cyclist Greta Neimanas?

Despite the fact that his girlfriend Greta Neimanas is also a tandem cyclist, paralympian Clark Rachfal said that they would make a poor tandem team. In this video he explains why.

My Life

Sheer Ambition - Going for Gold in Blind Tandem Cycling

Amy Eskind/Huffington Post 

  When there’s one guy pedaling a bike down the street at breakneck speed with only one leg, a crew of others lying on their backs powering cycles by cranking their arms, and a crowd of tan

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How Did Paralympic Athlete Clark Rachfal Decide Cycling Was His Sport?

Clark Rachfal began cycling at a very young age. He recalls getting a bike at the age of 4 when his eyesight was much better. On many occassions Clark's family would go on long bike rides together,

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Clark Rachfal's Classroom Champions

With his specific challenges, Clark Rachfal needed help along the way to reach the Paralympics. Now since he has become a US Paralympian, he has used his success as a platform to help kids with spe

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The Biggest Challenge Paralympic Cyclist Clark Rachfal Has Faced

Every athlete faces challenges and Clark Rachfal is no different. Rachfal talks about how important confidence is in athletic performance.

My Life

Rachfal's Move to Boulder, CO - A Paradise of Local Brews & Cycling Pros

Clark Rachfal talks about his move to Boulder, CO and the unlikely series of events behind it.

My Life

The Warm Welcome for Clark Rachfal Received at the London Paralympics

For many athletes the Paralympic experience is one they will never forget, Clark Rachfal is no different. In this video, Rachfal talks about his Paralympic experience.

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