Legacy Parks Foundation was awarded a $20,000 grant from the Siddiqi Foundation to fund the purchase of two new adaptive wheelchairs.
In 2020, Legacy Parks constructed the region’s first adaptive trail at Sharp’s Ridge and purchased five adaptive bikes. Creating adaptive access for those with mobility disabilities is a priority – we believe everyone should be able to experience the benefits of being in nature and enjoy recreational opportunities in the woods!
The handcycle bikes that will be purchased with this grant allow individuals with higher level injuries – who do not have grip strength to hold onto a crank or squeeze a brake – to access these functions with whatever use of their arms that they do have. The height of this bike compared to others, makes transfers from a power chair much easier and safer. They also feature electric assist which allows the user to propel the bike forward on their own merit and feel the freedom and independence of riding a bike again.