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Off Road Access – All Terrain Accessibility

All Terrain Bike

What is Off-Road Access?

Helping people with disabilities ride a motorcycle, is the focus of Ability Motorcycles. However this page includes a bit of fun, as it includes multiple vehicles and devices that enable people with limitations, that would normally miss out, to access the bush, forests, beaches and waterways.

Mountains

Wheelchair Bushwalking

Beaches

Disabled_surfers

All-Terrain may include Hovercraft – Track Vehicles – Beach Wheelchairs – Wheelchair Boats and much more.

Overcoming Limitations – Tapping into Creativity

Only wheelchair occupants, their carers and gopher rider’s understand just how limiting restricted access can feel. Generally the public don’t think about it, unless they know somebody in the situation.

ATM screens (Automatic Teller Machines at Banks), are too high to read, many shops only have access via stairs and going to the beach or bush-walking with friends is normally out of the question.

Thankfully our world is becoming more aware of these limitations, and there are many clever people finding solutions to these problems. Rather than change the world, in many
cases, it may be easier to change the wheelchair or motorcycle. So let us explore some incredible options to enable the entire family access to natures splendor and beauty.

Family Wheelchair Access

This page has a focus on improving accessibility to outdoor locations and changing the lives of those with physical limitations. You are about to go an an extreme journey so get ready…..

Off-Road Wheelchair Access – Our Project

I will begin by sharing a project that began as a need, and thanks to a creative idea, became a solution. We made a Beach Wheelchair by converting a standard manual folding wheelchair.

Purchasing the Beach Wheels was the Most Important Part of the Project. We purchased Wheeleez Balloon Wheels and axles from Beachwheels Australia

Beach Wheels Australia

These Beach Wheel Kits are so easy to use and adapt. Some people build little trailers to carry a cooler (esky) to the beach. Even if you loaded all the alcohol on the way down and all the fish you caught on the way back, you would find these wheels gracefully glide across even the boggiest sand dunes.

Our Beach Wheelchair Project began with the removal of the rims and tyres from a standard folding manual wheelchair. We also dismantled an elderly walking frame and a fold-up chair. The fold-up chair created a perfect hand rail and the walking frame created extra back support.

To create a footrest we used marine ply and mounted it using some heavy duty shelf brackets.

Beach_Wheelchair

These wheels glide over the most boggy sand with ease and even climb sand dunes. The only disadvantage using these wheels is that they float. In rough surf, the chair is rolling side to side and being tossed by the waves. This makes transfer from the chair very difficult. We might try adding some weights to keep it on the bottom while we transfer our daughter into the water.

Beach_Wheelchair

To turn the chair, we lift the hand grips to raise the back wheels. Works extremely well. Might need to order another set of wheels for the cooler (esky).

Below you will find links to assist in Off-Road/All Terrain wheelchair access. Please feel free to comment and share any ideas or products that can assist in getting people “Out and About”.

Beach Wheelchair Links

If you are not confident to make your own Beach Wheelchair as I did, here are a few example products available to get you to the ocean.

PLATYPUS BEACH/ALL TERRAIN WHEELCHAIR

Benefits

  • has Lap Belt
  • lightweight & easy to manoeuvre
  • swing away arms for easy transfer
  • can fit through a standard door or gate
  • corrosion resistant frame and open weave fabric to allow cool air flow

Beach Wheelchair

Visit Website: Visit Paramobility

Achievable Concepts Beach Wheelchair

Based on the very successful Adult All Terrain Chair, this children?s version is fully Australian designed and manufactured. With four sturdy wheels and an adult friendly push handle this chair allows full all terrain access for everyone

Beach Wheelchair

Visit Website: Click Here

Surfing with a Disability & Beach access

Who would have thought that surfing for people with a disability was possible. Thanks to very fit and dedicated volunteers, this dream has become a reality for some very lucky intellectual and physically handicapped people. Take a look at the video below and be encouraged that anything is possible.

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Visit Disabled Surfers Australia: Click Here

As there are so many options, I decided to group the rest here

BeachWheels AustraliaAbility in MotionUnicare HealthMotivation AustraliaInterQuadTadwaShoreTrackTadactFreeWheel WheelchairSand Cruiser WheelchairsILC Australia Beach ChairsWheeleezHotshot Products

All Terrain Wheelchair Access

PME Auto Conversions – New South Wales

PME Auto Conversions sell a kit that will modify the Spyder?s brake system. The conversion will replace the foot brake, with a hand operated brake lever, and provide an electro-mechanical park brake system operated from a switch on the dashboard.

PME also manufacture custom footplates designed specifically to suit individual rider’s requirements.

Polaris

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Rocket Mobility??s Tomahawk All-Terrain Tracked Wheelchair

Rocket Mobility all-terrain tracked wheelchairs help the mobility impaired enjoy the outdoors. This off-road wheelchair has a lower center of gravity that can handle almost any terrain.

Rocket Mobility Tomahawk All-Terrain Tracked Wheelchair

Check out the Tomahawk in action!

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Dreamfit Foundation – Western Australia

Dreamfit Foundation have successfully modified many types of all terrain vehicles for disability, Land Sales, Hovercraft, Quads etc. How it works is that you submit a “Dream” to Dreamfit Foundation and engineers look for a solution.

wheelchair hovercraft

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Quad Quip Solutions – Victoria Australia

Amazing engineers, I love this Wheelchair Accessible Aeroplane modification.

Wheelchair Plane

Quad Quip Solutions manufacture Legup Plus Landing Gear for motorcycles. Legup Plus can be added to a motorbike similar to training wheels on a child’s pushbike. Unlike the training wheels, Legup Plus raises and lowers automatically when stopping and taking off.

Legup Plus Motorcycle Handicapped Wheels

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TracFab Gas (Petrol) All – Terrain Track Wheelchair

The TracFab All – Terrain Tracked Wheelchair can easily traverse through mud, sand, snow, dirt and grass.Advantage is that it does not require charging as electric wheelchairs and has a longer range than electric wheelchairs that go flat.

Powered by a 4 stroke 17 HP Briggs and Stratton with electric start and remote choke. Lithium Battery Upgrade Package option available. Range of travel per tank of gas will depend on the rider/gear weight, the rpm that the throttle is set at, outside temp, etc. It will easily run most of all day on one tank of gasoline 5 gallons (19 liters).

TracFab are located in the USA and stock every single part you would ever need.

TracFab Gas Beach Wheelchair

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Magic Mobility – Victoria Australia

Magic_Mobility

All Terrain electric Off-Road wheelchairs sold by Magic Mobility can provide the access you have been searching for. “Let’s Hit the Beach”

When I watched this video I was absolutely amazed. It can do everything my daughter’s wheelchair can, with the bonus of going bush. It has leg raise, elevation, recline and many options that the standard on-road wheelchairs have. Take a look…..

Visit Website: Click Here

Extreme Off-road Tracked Wheelchair – USA

Rip_Chair

Now we’re talking. Unstoppable Muscle Power of a 4 stroke engine and Tank Wheels. This Ripchair tracked wheelchair would be a dream for the disabled, the only trouble is that everyone else will want a turn.

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Beach Electric Wheelchair – National Australia

Beach N Bush

Here is another 4×4 All-terrain Electric Wheelchair to allow access and freedom. Beach and Bush Electric Wheelchairs.

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Off Road Hand-cycle – Australia

Hand Trike

How awesome. Hand operated cycles that compete in races. I doubt the riders would want to get back into their wheelchair.

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Manufactured with love – Explorer II

Explorer_Wheelchair_bike

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Trail Rider – Victoria Australia

Trail_Wheelchair_Hiking

Warning: You may need a box of tissues while watching this video. So incredibly awesome, I cannot find words.

Read the Story: Click Here

TrailRider – Canada

Why leave your love one at home. If you are fit enough to climb a mountain and have a group of family and friends, then fold a TrailRider and take your loved one with you.

Trailrider

Bushwalking Wheelchair

All-Terrain Wheel Chair

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Off Road Chairs – Canada

Off Road Wheelchair

All-Terrain Wheelchair

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Segway Wheelchairs – International

segway wheelchair

Perhaps the future of electric wheelchairs. Imagine the benefits for Para Olympic Basketballers. Hands free during the entire game. Here are some examples examples.

Introducing the Ogo All Terrain Wheelchair

An intuitive hands free control system, for freedom of movement and maximum independence!

Ogo Segway Wheelchair

The Ogo levels the playing field in a social setting. The Dynamic Seat Control system (DSC), not only moves with your body -? making it intuitive to use, but allows you to do so…completely hands free!??Add a lot of Kiwi ingenuity, and we have created something new, exciting and very cool.

When you are on the Ogo you are using your core or upper body to move, turn and stay in balance – which assists fitness. The user is able to move by simply leaning in the direction they want to travel.

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Read Story: Telegraph

Self Balancing Wheelchair – The Zoomer

Zoomer Segway Wheelchair

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Segway Add-on – Sui Generis Buddy Seat

The Sui Generis Seat is a Segway add-on that transforms the famous self-balancing scooter from standing to seated. It works by ?hacking? the Segway?s platform and making it operate as if the rider were?standing on it. This is done in a way that guarantees a safe and fun ride.

It can be installed on any stripped Segway i2 or x2 platform, using instructions and simple tools provided. Sui Generis Seat features a seat glider for emergency braking and seat suspension for comfort.

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Off Road Tank Wheelchair

The Tank Wheelchair can drive through water, snow, and sand, thanks to high-torque electric motors. The latest version can even be controlled with the user?s head.

Tank Chair All-Terrain Wheelchair

Read the Story: Click Here

Overlander All Terrain Wheelchair Bike by TerrainHopper

The Overlander is available in three sizes and is an electrically powered on/off road mobility?device, suitable for all ages according to the model chosen.

The Overlander can be used by people with all types of conditions such as, Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, MND, MS, Paraplegia, Amputees, Arthritis, Spinal Injuries?and by those who may have lost their capability to hike and explore the outdoors but have not lost their passion for it!

Beach All Terrain Wheelchair

Visit Website: Terrain Hopper

Explorer II Hand Pedal Bicycle for Extreme Off-Road Fun

SPORT-ON is a manufacturer of adaptive athletic equipment for people with physical disabilities. SPORT-ON strive to meet and exceed customer`s highest expectations with unique and exceptional products. SPORT-ON develop the most extraordinary ideas and transform them into tangible reality.

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Wheelchair Conversions – USA

Beach Wheelchair Conversions

When four wheels are not enough. Access is no problem, no matter what conditions you decide to throw at it. Wheelchair Conversions use pre-owned standard power wheelchair motors and electronics to build the most affordable and most?powerful?4×4 wheelchair?available.

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HexHog All Terrain Wheelchair

Five years of testing and development in the harshest of mountain terrains and extreme environments has given rise to this unique off-road wheelchair. The HexHog has been designed to bring together the functional attributes of a powered wheelchair and ATV in one aesthetic package. Wheelchair users or those with limited dexterity can safely access the countryside and back country wilderness with total independence.

Hexhog all terrain wheelchair

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Wheelchair Deep Sea Diving – You Gotta be Joking Right?

Wrong, I am not joking. This is REAL.

Take pride in how far you?ve come. Have faith in how far you can go. But don?t forget to enjoy the journey. Michael Josephson – Speaker and Former Law Professor

Deep Sea Wheelchair

This has to be seen to be believed. Sue Austin has more courage than can even be imagined. All-terrain Wheelchair Access at the extreme. Watch the video and be amazed.

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Mountain Trike – International

Now here’s a clever design, a manual wheelchair that does not require the operator to get mud on the hands.

Mountain Trike Wheelchair

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Off Road Wheelchair Challenge – International

Bush_Access

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Ashoka – Africa

Without the right type of wheelchair, children with disabilities can develop serious secondary health complications, and are at risk of becoming socially isolated. This is especially true for those children in rural and peri-urban areas with limited access to quality wheelchairs appropriate for rugged terrain. Ashoka is addressing this need.

Ashoka_Africa

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Outrider Horizon Pedal Electric Bike

Horizon_Offroad_Trike

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Recumbent Trikes for All Abilities

Off Road Wheelchair

Visit Website: Click Here

That was a truly fantastic journey into the wilderness.

There are so many talented people in the world creating unique solutions that I am honored to have been able to share these with you.

Together we can make this an accessible world.

Check out my other website, click the link below 🙂

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The Ability Motorcycles website was created to enable the sharing of information and projects to benefit others. We do not sell motorcycles. If you believe this world should not exclude anyone, and you love motorbikes, then Ability Motorcycles is the place to share that passion.

We like to hear from readers so please leave a comment below and let us know if this post helped you or if you have any questions.

Thank you for visiting Ability Motorcycles. Dave

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2 thoughts on “Off Road Access – All Terrain Accessibility

  1. Hi Dave, I am amazed by the novelty of your creations. Your passion extends in helping others which is something to be emulated. Seeing such beautiful creations makes me proud of the endeavor because one of our family members is also a special child and requires such needed help. Creators and Innovators like you make everything possible for all, regardless of physical state. Thank you very much for this =)

    1. Thank you JR for your comment and kind words. Yes it is a pleasure to help other people solve problems by coming up with innovative ideas to overcome their obstacles. Everything is possible and that is why I created Ability Motorcyles, a place where we can share our ideas and assist others. Have an awesome day. Dave

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