There is a Need
Being a parent of a person in a wheelchair, and a lover of motorcycles, it made sense to hire/borrow an accessible motorcycle to try it out. It took no time at all to discover that wheelchair accessible motorcycles, available for hire, are very few and far between.
The Need is Not Being Met
Australia is approximately 4,000 kilometers wide (2,500 miles), and I live on the West Coast. The only Wheelchair Accessible Sidecar that I could find in the whole country was on the East Coast. This company has now closed.
In a country of 24 million people, I am surprised to realise the need is not being met.
Worldwide we need to improve our focus on disability services and the options available.
My Plan – Raise Awareness and Find a Solution
It may be too expensive for many people to build their own sidecar. On this page you will find a list of Wheelchair Accessible Sidecars and Trikes for Hire/Loan and I welcome you to add to this list in the comments below.
Wheelchair Accessible Sidecar Hire/Loan
Veterans Charity Ride – USA
Veterans Charity Ride take wounded and amputee veterans on Indian Motorcycles and Champion sidecars to the Sturgis Bike Rally in South Dakota. Since 2015 they’ve taken over 65 veterans from all over the USA and from every branch of the military.
Adventure Vet – USA
Adventure Vet is a non-profit organization that delivers Outdoor/Adventure activities, Motorcycle & Recreational Therapy, Vocational Training and additional life changing, life saving holistic wellness programs specifically developed to assist wounded and amputee combat veterans with their needs and the issues they deal with on a daily basis. Helping our fellow veterans through outreach, action, activities, education and follow-up is what drives the organization.
Live to Ride Motorcycle Tours – Toowoomba Australia
Disability Sidecar Rides
Read all about Live to Ride: https://motorbikewriter.com/motorcycle-tours-people-disabilities/
Visit Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/LTRMT/
Broome Trike Tours – Broome Western Australia
Fully Accessible Tours
Visit website: http://www.broometriketours.com.au/
The Wild Bigfoot Project – New South Wales Australia
Wheelchair Accessible Expedition Vehicle
Take a look at the Gallery: http://www.pmeautoconversions.com.au/news/315-wheelchair-accessible-expedition-vehicle-update
Read about it here: http://www.pmeautoconversions.com.au/news/242-the-wild-bigfoot-project
Rebound WA – Perth Western Australia
Recreational Activities & Events
Find out more here: https://reboundwa.com/services/recreation-and-events/
Rebound and the Bigfoot Expedition Vehicle are not motorcycle related, but I had to include them.
If you know of any Wheelchair/Disability Hire/Loan Motorcycles or Businesses (anywhere in the world), please add to comments below and I would love to add the details to the list. United we can make a difference.
Let’s raise awareness and “Together we can make this an Accessible World”.
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