All special needs rider’s welcome.
A lot of people come to me with a specific requirement that prevents them from riding a regular bicycle, and in most cases I've been able to offer a successful riding experience.
When ridden properly a recumbent trike is extremely stable and is a vastly superior (and much safer) alternative to an upright adult tricycle.
From *modifying the controls, to a selection of adaptive pedals or adding electric assist, there are many alternatives available to the special needs rider. *See Q&A page for further information
I work by personalized appointment so privacy and discretion is guaranteed. It's best to either email or call me to discuss your requirements ahead of time. Please let me know if I can be of assistance.
PS Scroll down to see some of the projects I'm honored to have been a part of.
A joint effort between Funwest Sports and the Tetra Society brings new mobility to a deserving young man. I handled the initial trike prep / electric aspect and Fritz Peyerl of Tetra performed the adaptive side of the conversion. All in all a great success that would not have been possible without the support of War Amps.
Ta Hay Tha on his converted Trident Stowaway 1
As they say a picture is worth a thousand words! The electric system I installed gives him previously unexperienced freedom and range ~ he's good for about 50km before recharging the battery. A truly rewarding project for a deserving young man! A project that would not have been possible without War Amps and the generous people that donate to their cause.
This is from a few years ago but click here to see Ta in action
Meet Verna Marzo! Simply the most amazing woman I have ever met. It was truly an honor to be part of her incredible journey. Click here to see her on her ICE Adventure 20 with a Shimano STEPS 6100 e-assist.
Renaye Wade is a very special young lady who despite facing life altering injuries has remained upbeat and optimistic, she is quite possibly the bravest person I have ever met. As a result she started RADD (Renaye Against Distracted Drivers) and has re-focused her life in the hope of preventing similar injuries to other drivers by bringing awareness to distracted driving. For further information and her full story please click here: www.radd.ca
Renaye Wade -
June of 2012. I graduated, was upgrading to go to Grant MacEwan College to begin my journey to become a lawyer. I worked part time as an assistant manager at McDonalds. And danced in my spare time.
March 15, 2013
I was the passenger in a stalled vehicle, that was struck by a Distracted/Careless driver, that sent the vehicle I was in, in front of a Semi into my door. I was not seen at first in the vehicle by paramedics, and it took the fire department 25 minutes to rescue me out of the crushed vehicle. 3 paramedics and a student rushed me to hospital. Stars was busy at that moment.
I received a cracked pelvis, broken jaw with 2 breaks, and a Diffuse Axonal Brain Injury (Like Shaken Baby). I was in a coma for 34 days. I have had many surgeries with one more to come. I have had many
procedures and have had to relearn everything from moving, walking, talking, even breathing. I have been in 4 hospitals for a total of 15 months. I still take therapies and likely for years if not a lifetime. I have been left with a lifetime injury.
The driver that hit me pleaded guilty in court to the maximum charges. Not all facts were presented to court that day because the defendant pleaded guilty. However, he did plead guilty to Distracted and Careless driving. There are many forms of distraction. He was sentenced to the maximum. A $2000 fine and 6 demerits on his license. Statistics are showing that distracted driving is causing more collisions than impaired driving. Times have changed, its time for our laws to keep up with technology! This could happen to your mother, father, brother, sister, grandma, grandpa, child or spouse. It could happen to you, it HAPPENED to me!
The man that hit me still drives, and I think he drives for a living.
His name doesn’t matter, it won’t fix me, and he already
had his day in court.
Distracted Driving needs to have demerits,
and careless driving that hurts someone, should have their license suspended at the discretion of a judge.
An ICE electric Full Fat went to a deserving young man, all made possible by Chelsea and the other caring & thoughtful folks at the Canadian Make a Wish Foundation. Drew from ICE trikes also really came through to help make this dream come true. And Maria Leijerstam graciously supplied a signed copy of her book 'Cycling to the South Pole'
All in all the 'reveal' was an outstanding success!