Adaptive Equipment

General Information

Challenge Alaska provides adaptive sports and therapeutic recreation programs to assist Alaskans with disabilities in overcoming barriers to recreation. One facet of this is to make our adaptive equipment available to the public for rent when it is not needed for existing programs and events. As a result, equipment is not always available to the public. To find out if a particular piece of equipment is available for a specific time period, please use the contacts listed below. Priority for all equipment use is as follows:

  1. Competitions
  2. Scheduled programs/events
  3. Challenge Alaska active clients (participate on a regular basis)
  4. Challenge Alaska inactive clients (participate on an irregular basis or not more than 3 times per year)
  5. All others

Please note:

  • We are not a "rental shop" and this is only one facet of what we do.
  • Equipment needs to be scheduled in advance. It's not available "on demand."
  • Scheduled pick up and drop off times are typically Monday-Friday, during the daytime.
  • Renter is responsible to safely transport equipment to and from Challenge Alaska's Anchorage office.
  • Some of the equipment may require specific skills to safely use.
  • Each rental requires a credit card as a deposit in the event the equipment is damaged or not returned.
  • Rental rates can depend on length of time the equipment is needed - can rarely exceed 2 weeks.
  • Helmets can be included in the rental at no additional cost. You are responsible to maintain the helmet in good condition.
  • Many of the cycles come with safety flags. These are required to be used if provided as part of the rental.
  • Please contact Jeff with any questions at 344-7270 or by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Also note that summer equipment is typically not available for use before May 1. Summer equipment will not be made available until after the snow has melted and roads/trails are relatively clean.

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Equipment Name: Recumbent Tricycle

Equipment Type: Recumbent Tricycle

Manufacturer: Cycle Genius

Description: This bike is a "mobility extender" for people that want the stability of a three wheeled bike but don't want a seat that is too close to the ground. The seat is at chair height which means you will have to "plop" into or struggle as much to get out of it. The seat can be adjusted for various leg lengths and the seat back can be adjusted to be more or less upright. The bike has 24 speeds and gears are shifted on the right hand control. Brakes are disc the two front wheels are controlled with handles to the side of the legs that can adjust in height to a small degree.

Dimensions:

Length (at longest point): 68"   Width (at widest point): 42"  Height (at highest point): 37"   Weight: 51 lbs

Intended Uses: paved surfaces and hard packed surfaces (available May - September)

Equipment Limitations: not for "off-road" use. Weight limit 350 lbs.

Special Information: All riders must agree to wear a bike helmet and use a safety flag at all times while using this equipment.

Rental Cost: $10 per day,  $20 per 3 days,  $40 per week

Replacement Cost: this model is no longer manufactured

As you can see from the photos below, the cycle is wide, presenting the user with a stable platform from which to ride. The pedals put the riders feet at or just below hip level. The cycle steers from two handles that are parallel to the riders quad/thigh. Brakes and shifters are on the handles. This cycle has 21 different gearing combinations for the rider to use. This cycle is slightly taller than our other recumbent foot-pedaled bikes.

 


 

Equipment Name: Villager

Equipment Type: Recumbent Tricycle

Manufacturer: Catrike

Description: A high quality, adjustable user-friendly Catrike, with an extra wide cross member and high seat it is easy to get on and off yet very stable. The nose telescopes in and out to accommodate people of various heights. The bike has 24 speeds and gears are shifted on the right hand  and left hand control. Brakes are disc with levers on the handles.

Dimensions:

Length (at longest point): 69"  Width (at widest point): 35"  Height (at highest point): 29"  Weight: 34 lbs.

Intended Uses: paved surfaces and hard packed surfaces (available May - September)

Equipment Limitations: not for "off-road" use. Weight limit 275#.

Special Information: All riders must agree to wear a bike helmet and use a safety flag at all times while using this equipment. This cycle has priority use for active duty military and veterans with disabilities.

Rental Cost: $10 per day,  $20 per 3 days,  $40 per week

Replacement Cost: $2,800

This cycle is a lower seated bike, which increases the stability while having a narrower profile than our other recumbent foot-pedaled trikes. It's also much lighter, making it easier to pedal. The seat places the riders hips slightly lower than the pedals. The handles are vertical bars that extend up near the wheels. Shifters and brakes are on the grips. This cycle has 24 different gearing combinations for the rider to use.

 


 

Equipment Name: EZ USX-HD

Equipment Type: Recumbent Tricycle

Manufacturer: Sun

Description: The USX HD features Under Seat Steering (USS). Some riders find the under-the-seat steering offers a more relaxing arm position. The USX can be adjusted to fit riders from about 5’ to about 6’3”. Its 21 speeds allow most riders to (slowly) climb most paved hills.

Dimensions:

Length (at longest point): 78"  Width (at widest point): 32"  Height (at highest point): 37"  Weight: 65 lbs.

Intended Uses: paved surfaces and hard packed surfaces (available May - September)

Equipment Limitations: not for "off-road" use. Weight limit 350 lbs.

Special Information: All riders must agree to wear a bike helmet and use a safety flag at all times while using this equipment.

Rental Cost: $10 per day,  $20 per 3 days,  $40 per week

Replacement Cost: $2,500

This is cycle is narrower than some and longer than all of our foot-pedaled recumbents. The steering is done by two vertical bars that attach via a long rod to the front wheel, which extends a fair distance in front of the cyclist. Steering can be challenging for some on this cycle due to the fact that it is so long. The seat is similar to the one on the Cycle Genius, and the pedals place the feet lower than the riders hips. This height of this cycle is in between the Cycle Genius and the Catrike.

 

 


 

Equipment Name: Offroad Handcycle

Manufacturer: One Off

Description: This unique handcycle allows the rider to go off-road and attempt terrain not possible with other handcycles. The design puts the drive wheel in the rear and places the rider over the cranks instead of behind them for power. The three-wheel disc brakes provide extra grab power and dual steering options allow for increased control when riding downhill. The alternating cranks are unique in the handcycling world but appropriate for this style of riding while powering up hills. There are a wide variety of gearing options for powering up the steepest grades. Super fat knobby tires give traction in very loose soil and sand.

Dimensions:

Length (at longest point): 61"     Width (at widest point):  35"      Height (at highest point): 26"    Weight: approx. 40 lbs.

Best For Persons: Lower level spinal cord injuries, amputees, others with some muscle control of their core.

Intended Uses: Off road cycling. (available year-round)

Equipment Limitations: none

Special Information: This cycle places the rider in the kneeling position, with their chest resting lightly on the padded center steering column. The riders bottom rests on the seat in the kneeling positing and there is a seat belt and ankle straps to keep the rider securely fastened to the cycle. All riders must agree to wear a bike helmet at all times while using this equipment.

Rental Cost: $10 per day,  $20 per 3 days,  $40 per week

Replacement Cost: $5,500

The photos illustrate how this cycle is a "kneeler" - both knee cups have generous padding. The seat is adequately padded, as is the chest piece that assists with steering (see picture 3 for the best angle view). This is the only hand cycle we have where cranks are offset. This assists with power as the rider is directly over the cranks and can maintain constant power by driving down with their upper body. Good core strength is important to extended use of this cycle. Brakes and steering require letting go of at least one crank (picture 3 has best angle for seeing handles for steering and brakes).

 


 

Equipment Name: Adult Trike

Equipment Type: Adaptive Cycle

Manufacturer: Worksman Cycles

Description: This three wheeled bike is powered by the traditional means. The bike has three speeds and an adjustable seat height.

Dimensions:

Length (at longest point): 70"  Width (at widest point):  28"   Height (at highest point): 33"   Weight: 35-40 lbs. (approx)

Best For Persons: 5'4" to 6'4" in height. Weight limit #250

Intended Uses: Paved surfaces (available spring - fall)

Equipment Limitations: Weight limit 210#

Special Information: All riders must agree to wear a bike helmet at all times while using this equipment.

Rental Cost: $8 per day,  $16 per 3 days,  $26 per week

Replacement Cost: $600

There's nothing fancy about this cycle. A high center of gravity makes this undesirable for anyone with balance issues.

 


 

Equipment Name: Tandem Bicycle

Equipment Type: Recreational Bicycle

Manufacturer: Univega

Description: A traditional tandem hybrid that can handle some dirt trails as well as the urban jungle. This bike has 14 different speeds and adjustable seat heights. These bikes are often used by people with visual impairments who ride in tandem with a sighted pilot rider.

Dimensions:

Length (at longest point): 95"         Width (at widest point): 23"         Height (at highest point): 39"         Weight: approx. 30 lbs.

Intended Uses: Paved and hard packed surfaces (available spring - fall)

Equipment Limitations: Unable to make sharp turns - not advised for riding on sidewalks or city streets.

Special Information: All riders must agree to wear a bike helmet at all times while using this equipment.

Rental Cost: $10 per day,  $20 per 3 days,  $40 per week

Replacement Cost: $650

 


 

Equipment Name: Small Upright Handcycle

Equipment Type: Upright Recreational Handcycle

Manufacturer: Quickie

Description: This is an entry level bike for those new to handcycling. Great for those who want to experience riding on relatively flat pavement this bike features 3 speeds. The seat sits high off the ground to make for easy transfers in and out of the bike. Seating is similar to a wheelchair and the parallel cranks adjust up and down to accommodate a range of heights. The brakes are applied simply by turning the cranks backward. Because of the higher seat (i.e. center of gravity) and short wheelbase of the cycle it is not recommended to go faster than 15 mph.

Dimensions:

Length (at longest point): 63"         Width (at widest point): 29"          Height (at highest point): 42"         Weight: 35 lbs.

Best For Persons: Kids and small adults able to hold themselves in an upright seated position

Intended Uses: paved and hard packed trails (available May - September)

Equipment Limitations: Rider weight limit 250 lbs.

Special Information: All riders must agree to wear a bike helmet and safety flag at all times while using this equipment.

Rental Cost: $10 per day,  $20 per 3 days,  $40 per week

Replacement Cost: $2,500

Cost: $10 / day$20 / 3 days$40 / week

This is the smallest handcycle we own. The seat can be adjusted forward and backward (like a car seat). Foot rests can be rasied and lowered slightly. The handcranks can be telescoped in and out to a small degree.

 


 

Equipment Name: Top End Excelerator XLT Jr.

Equipment Type: Recumbent Recreational Handcycle

Manufacturer: Invacare

Description: A racer or “recumbent” handcycle is aimed at those who want to ride longer distances, compete in tours or races, or who wish to take their fitness training to the next level. The cycles require more effort to enter/exit and require more precise fitting than upright handcycles. Because of their build they are able to go faster with less effort and have more gearing options.

Dimensions:

Length (at longest point):          Width (at widest point): 26"         Height (at highest point): 30"         Weight: 35 lbs.

Best For Persons: Desiring greater options than those available from the upright handcycle.

Intended Uses: Paved trails and roads, light gravel hard packed surfaces (available May - September)

Equipment Limitations: Limited gearing is housed inside the front wheel hub. This cycle has 7 speeds to choose from. Rider weight limit 250 lbs.

Special Information: This is the smallest recumbent handcycle we own. The leg rests can be telescoped in and out to accommodate for some variation in leg length. The seat can be reclined a small amount and the hand cranks can telescoped in an out to a small degree.

Rental Cost: $10 per day,  $20 per 3 days,  $40 per week

Replacement Cost: $2,500

 


Equipment Name: Top End Force (1st generation)

Equipment Type: Recumbent Handcycle

Manufacturer: Invacare

Description: Created to conquer trails, the CC handcycle is lightweight yet robust, with extreme climbing gears and sturdy 559-26" bike wheels equipped with mountain bike tires. A cross between Top End’s Force R handcycle and G handcycle, the CC features enhanced ground clearance and aggressive back-angle adjustments that put riders in charge of hills, rocks and rough terrain..

Dimensions:

Length (at longest point): 86"         Width (at widest point): 24"        Height (at highest point): 20"         Weight: 38 lbs.

Best For Persons: Looking for a faster ride on paved surfaces. This is a fun recreational cycle and an introductory racing cycle.  

Intended Uses: Paved trails and roads

Equipment Limitations: This cycle has 27 speeds to choose from. Rider weight limit 250 lbs.

Special Information: The Force as a 26-559 wheel size provides a strong performance. With 27 gears to choose from this cycle will allow you to attack a variety of terrain. The leg cradles allow for variations in height.

Rental Cost: $10 per day,  $20 per 3 days,  $40 per week

Replacement Cost: $2,900 

 


Equipment Name: Top End Force CC

Equipment Type: Off-road Recumbent Handcycle

Manufacturer: Invacare

Description: Created to conquer trails, the CC handcycle is lightweight, yet robust, with extreme climbing gears and sturdy 559-26" bike wheels equipped with mountain bike tires. A cross between Top End's Force R handcycle and G handcycle, the CC features enhanced ground clearance and aggressive back-angle adjustments that put riders in charge of hills, rocks and rough terrain. 

Dimensions:

Length (at longest point): 86"         Width (at widest point): 28"        Height (at highest point): 24"         Weight: 43 lbs.

Best For Persons: Needing a handcycle who want to get off the pavement. Also good for larger body frames. 

Intended Uses: Unpaved trails and roads, relatively well packed surfaces

Equipment Limitations: This cycle has 27 speeds to choose from. Rider weight limit 250 lbs.

Special Information: This is the the most aggressive and hardy recumbent handcycle we own. The leg rests can be telescoped in and out to accommodate for some variation in leg length. The seat can be reclined a fair amount and the hand cranks can telescoped in an out to a small degree as well as raised up and down to a small degree.

Rental Cost: $10 per day,  $20 per 3 days,  $40 per week

Replacement Cost: $4,500

 


Equipment Name: Top End Excelerator XLT

Equipment Type: Recumbent Recreational Handcycle

Manufacturer: Invacare

Description: A racer or “recumbent” handcycle is aimed at those who want to ride longer distances, compete in tours or races, or who wish to take their fitness training to the next level. The cycles require more effort to enter/exit and require more precise fitting than upright handcycles. Because of their build they are able to go faster with less effort and have more gearing options. This cycle has seven virtual speeds (an internal hub) to assist with climbing and descending beginner/moderate hills.

Dimensions:

Length (at longest point): 77"         Width (at widest point): 28"         Height (at highest point): 32"         Weight: 35 lbs.

Best For Persons: Desiring greater options than those available from the upright handcycle.

Intended Uses: Paved trails and roads, light gravel hard packed surfaces (available May - September)

Equipment Limitations: Limited gearing is housed inside the front wheel hub. This cycle has 7 speeds to choose from. Rider weight limit 250 lbs.

Special Information:

Rental Cost: $10 per day,  $20 per 3 days,  $40 per week

Replacement Cost: $2,500

This recumbent handcycle is the larger size of the cycle picture above. Features are similar with a little more adjustability for larger sizes.

 


Equipment Name: Top End Excelerator XLT Pro

Equipment Type: Recumbent Recreational Handcycle

Manufacturer: Invacare

Description: A racer or “recumbent” handcycle is aimed at those who want to ride longer distances, compete in tours or races, or who wish to take their fitness training to the next level. This cycle has extra gearing options on both the wheel (7 gears) and on the chain-ring (3 gears). Recumbent handcycles require more effort to enter/exit and require more precise fitting than upright handcycles.

Dimensions:

Length (at longest point): 74"         Width (at widest point): 29"         Height (at highest point): 32"         Weight: 35 lbs.

Best For Persons: Desiring greater options than those available from the upright handcycle.

Intended Uses: Paved trails and roads, light gravel hard packed surfaces (available May - September)

Equipment Limitations: Limited gearing is housed inside the front wheel hub. This cycle has 7 speeds to choose from. Rider weight limit 250 lbs.

Special Information:

Rental Cost: $10 per day,  $20 per 3 days,  $40 per week

Replacement Cost: $2,500

 


Equipment Name: FRH-1A

Equipment Type: Recumbent Recreational Handcycle

Manufacturer: Freedom Ryder

Description: This is the only lean-steer handcycle owned by Challenge Alaska - all of our other handcycles are fork-steer. In this type of handcycle the rider leans into the turn to steer. There is a longer learning curve with lean steer handcycles, and they are significantly less stable at high speed. The lean steer system feels similar to mono skiing: using your whole body to steer the handcycle. Lean steer handcycles can work well for lower-level injuries; although, some athletes with high-level disability use them as well. This cycle as 7 gear options on the wheel and three gears on the cranks. 

Dimensions:

Length (at longest point): 71"         Width (at widest point): 31"         Height (at highest point): 36"         Weight: Approx. 25 lbs.

Best For Persons: Desiring more of a "slalom" feel to cycling.

Intended Uses: Paved trails and roads, light gravel hard packed surfaces (available May - September)

Equipment Limitations: This cycle frame is small and will not comfortably accommodate anyone over 6' tall who is lean, or those with a larger frame/girth. Rider weight limit 250 lbs.

Special Information:

Rental Cost: $10 per day,  $20 per 3 days,  $40 per week

Replacement Cost: $3,000

The "lean to steer" feature is most visible in pictures 2 & 3. This cycle requires good core strength, especially at slower speeds.

 


 

Equipment Name: Top End Excelerator

Equipment Type: Upright Recreational Handcycle

Manufacturer: Invacare

Description: This is an entry level bike for those new to handcycling. Great for those who want to experience riding on relatively flat pavement this bike features 7 speeds. The seat sits high off the ground to make for easy transfers in and out of the bike. Seating is similar to a wheelchair and the parallel cranks adjust up and down to accommodate a range of heights. The brakes are applied simply by turning the cranks backward. Because of the higher seat (i.e. center of gravity) and short wheelbase of the cycle it is not recommended to go faster than 15 mph.

Dimensions:

Length (at longest point): 63"         Width (at widest point): 29"         Height (at highest point): 42"         Weight: 35 lbs.

Best For Persons: Adults able to hold themselves in an upright seated position

Intended Uses: paved and hard packed trails (available May - September)

Equipment Limitations: Rider weight limit 350 lbs.

Special Information: All riders must agree to wear a bike helmet and safety flag at all times while using this equipment.

Rental Cost: $10 per day,  $20 per 3 days,  $40 per week

Replacement Cost: $2,500

 


 

Equipment Name: Mach III

Equipment Type: Upright Recreational Handcycle

Manufacturer: Quickie    Large Upright Handcycle

Description: This is a slightly higher level bike for those new to handcycling. Great for those who want to experience riding on relatively flat pavement this bike features 18+ speeds. The seat sits high off the ground to make for easy transfers in and out of the bike. Seating is similar to a wheelchair and the parallel cranks adjust up and down to accommodate a range of heights. The brakes are applied simply by turning the cranks backward. Because of the higher seat (i.e. center of gravity) and short wheelbase of the cycle it is not recommended to go faster than 15 mph.

Dimensions:

Length (at longest point): 66"         Width (at widest point): 28"         Height (at highest point): 42"         Weight: 35 lbs.

Best For Persons: Adults able to hold themselves in an upright seated position

Intended Uses: paved and hard packed trails (available May - September)

Equipment Limitations: Rider weight limit 300 lbs.

Special Information: All riders must agree to wear a bike helmet and safety flag at all times while using this equipment.

Rental Cost: $10 per day,  $20 per 3 days,  $40 per week

Replacement Cost: $2,500

 


 

Equipment Name: Top End Force

Equipment Type: Recumbent Racing Handcycle

Manufacturer: Invacare

Description: This is a fast, fun bike to ride. It has 27 speeds, Shimano components which are integrated into the right handle, allowing you to change gears and brake without taking your hand off of the cranks. This is an entry level bike to those who wish to race and is a fun bike for those who just want to go fast.  

Dimensions:

Length (at longest point): 86"         Width (at widest point): 29"         Height (at highest point): 26"         Weight: 30 lbs.

Best For Persons: Desiring greater freedom than provided on upright handcycles

Intended Uses: Paved clean surfaces only. Not designed for non-paved or gravel covered surfaces.

Equipment Limitations: Rider weight limit 250 lbs. (available May - September)

Special Information: All riders must agree to wear a bike helmet and safety flag at all times while using this equipment.

Rental Cost: $10 per day,  $20 per 3 days,  $40 per week

Replacement Cost: $3,250

 


 

Equipment Name: ToniCross

Equipment Type:Therapeutic Tricycle

Manufacturer: ToniCross

Description: This is a youth sized tricycle for medium youth (leg length or inseam 17 1/2" - 22 1/2") that uses pedals to engage and train the feet to work in a traditional bicycle motion. The trike has larger platform type pedals with straps that attach the feet to the pedals. The trike is "fixed gear" and the rider can be assisted as an adult gently pushes from behind, moving the bike and pedals (thus the feet) in a circular motion, training eh feet to the motion used to propel a bike. This trike has an adjustable seat and optional back support and chest strap. This trike has been effective in improving motor skills in kids when used consistently an over an extended period of time.

Dimensions:

Length (at longest point): 49" Width (at widest point): 26" Height (at highest point): 34"         Weight: approx. 15 lbs.

Best For Persons: With lower extremity motor control (available May - September)

Intended Uses: Paved and hard packed surfaces with adult supervision. Intended to be a therapeutic tricycle vs. a recreational tricycle.

Equipment Limitations: Not for independent or off pavement use.

Special Information: This trike is available for extended periods of time. All riders must agree to wear a bike helmet at all times while using this equipment.

Rental Cost: negotiable

Replacement Cost: $3,000

 


 

Equipment Name: AmTryke AM-16

Equipment Type: Therapeutic Trike

Manufacturer: AmTryke Amtryke

Description: The AmTryke is a youth therapeutic trike ath incorporates pedals for the use of feet and hand pedals for use of hands - all at the same time. This trike is adjustable for height and seat position and will fit a variety of children (approximately 3-6 years old). It features an adjustable backrest with two upper body straps to help with positioning and durable rubber tires. There is a seat back with a chest strap to assist with upper body stability.

Dimensions:

Length (at longest point): 45"        Width (at widest point): 31"        Height (at highest point):          Weight: 55 lbs.

Best For Persons: With upper and lower extremity motor control and some core strength.

Intended Uses: Paved and hard packed surfaces with adult supervision. Intended to be a therapeutic tricycle vs. a recreational tricycle.

Equipment Limitations: Not for independent or off pavement use.

Special Information: This trike is available for extended periods of time. All riders must agree to wear a bike helmet at all times while using this equipment.

Rental Cost: negotiable.

Replacement Cost: $1,000

 


 

Equipment Name: All Terrain Wheelchair

Equipment Type: Wheelchair

Manufacturer: Terra Track

Description: This wheelchair is designed to go off-road and explore the path less traveled by the standard wheelchair. The Terra Trek has 12.5" front casters and knobby rear tires for extra traction. The chair features 140 degree leg positioning and multiple camber position for the 26" rear wheels. The wheelchair has handles for someone to assist from behind. If the user needs assistance in propelling on  extremely hilly or rocky terrain we recommend using the Kili cart over the Terra Trek.

Dimensions:

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Best For Persons: Independent in propelling looking for a variable terrain wheelchair.

Intended Uses: off pavement (available year-round)

Equipment Limitations: Rear wheels have quick release as do the front wheels. The chair itself takes more room in a vehicle than the standard everyday wheelchair. Some people have difficulty maneuvering with the larger front wheels if used to smaller casters.

Special Information: none

Rental Cost: $5 per day,  $12 for 3 days,  $22 per week

Replacement Cost: $4,700

 

 


 

Equipment Name: Kili Cart

Equipment Type: Off-road wheelchair

Manufacturer: Custom Fabricated 

Description: Go off-road and enjoy Alaska with this cart. Designed originally to help a young man with a physical disability climb Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, it is capable of handling most Alaskan terrain. This cart requires that at least one person (other than the passenger) to push/pull and help maneuver the cart. Up to five additional people (other than the passenger) can help to push and pull it up and down even the toughest hills. The cart has five wheels (three primary wheels and two smaller wheels to assist with crossing large rocks and prevent high-centering) and a yoke that attaches to the front wheel. The rear wheels can be set to 90 degrees or adjusted to add additional support by changing the camber angle.

Dimensions:

Length (at longest point): 54"         Width (at widest point): 32"         Height (at highest point): 24"         Weight: Approx. 40 lbs.

Best For Persons: Who want to go off the beaten path and experience the backcountry.

Intended Uses: Off road and even off trail (available year-round)

Equipment Limitations: Not good for use indoors or in tight quarters (the cart is long and difficult to move in limiting spaces).

Special Information: There are multiple "knock off" models of this cart, but this is one of two that are the "original" models. It's a very heavy duty cart that can handle the outdoors and any reasonable adventure. 

Rental Cost: $3 per day,  $6 per 3 days,  $10 per week,  $20 per two weeks.

Replacement Cost: fabrication to build from scratch (very expensive)

   


 

Equipment Name: Sandpiper

Equipment Type: Beach wheelchair

Manufacturer: Land Eez

Description: Go off-road and enjoy Alaska with this cart. Designed originally to help a young man with a physical disability climb Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, it is capable of handling most Alaskan terrain. This cart requires that at least one person (other than the passenger) to push/pull and help maneuver the cart. Up to five additional people (other than the passenger) can help to push and pull it up and down even the toughest hills. The cart has five wheels (three primary wheels and two smaller wheels to assist with crossing large rocks and prevent high-centering) and a yoke that attaches to the front wheel. The rear wheels can be set to 90 degrees or adjusted to add additional support by changing the camber angle.

Dimensions:

Length (at longest point):          Width (at widest point):         Height (at highest point):          Weight: 

Best For Persons: Not able to propel themselves (no independent propulsion of this chair - requires a second person). 

Intended Uses: Beaches and gentle gravel surfaces and even soft snow.

Equipment Limitations: Requires a second person to propel wheelchair. Not good for inclines or long distances. This chair has no brakes - it is recommended that users of this wheelchair are supervised at all times. User weight limit 250 lbs.

Special Information: This chair can be taken apart and fit into many vehicles. As a result there are a number of small parts that can be easily lost. Because this wheelchair is so easily taken apart it is not "solid" - meaning there is a good amount of "play" when pushing the wheelchair.

Rental Cost: $3 per day,  $6 per 3 days,  $10 per week,  $20 per two weeks.

Replacement Cost: $2,500 + shipping

  


 

Equipment Name: Hockey Sled (Sledge) Rev 2X

Equipment Type: Adaptive Skate

Manufacturer: Unique Inventions Hockey Sled and Sticks

Description: This sled allows individuals with mobility impairments and balance issues to skate on the ice. The plastic bucket has thin padding and is secured to the skater via straps cross the skaters lap. The skater's legs are secured to the aluminum frame that extends in front. Under the bucket are two skate blades whose width can be adjusted (wider for greater balance, narrower for greater maneuverability) and forward/backward for center of balance. The skater uses shortened sticks with steel picks on one end for propelling and curved blades on the other end for playing the puck (when used for hockey).

Dimensions:

Length (at longest point): adjustable Width (at widest point): buckets vary from 13.5" - 18" Height (at highest point): n/a Weight:

Best For Persons: unable to skate by traditional means

Intended Uses: ice skating

Equipment Limitations: must be able to hold self in upright position and grasp sticks.

Special Information: All users of this piece of equipment agree to wear protective gear appropriate to the activity engaged in at all times while using. Please be aware that hockey sleds may not be available for rent during the Alaska Avalanche Sled Hockey Season.

Rental Cost: $6 per day,  $14 per 3 days,  $24 per week (includes sticks and protective equipment if available)

Replacement Cost: $900

 


 

Equipment Name: Kan Ski / Freedom Ski

Equipment Type: Adaptive Water Ski (sit ski)
Water Sit Ski

Description: There are two water skis to choose from; the Kan Ski or a Freedom Ski. The difference is that the Freedom Ski has a block attached to the front of the ski where the tow rope passes through and a knot in the rope absorbs the force that the skier usually would when coming out of the water. In the Kan Ski the skier must hold the rope at all times. The skier sits in a cage that attaches to the ski and comes in different heights.Skiers can also add or remove outriggers to provide greater support when learning to ski. All users of this equipment are required to agree to wear a personal flotation device at all times while using.

Dimensions:

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Best For Persons: Unable to water ski traditionally

Intended Uses: Basic water skiing. The Kan Ski can be used for some trick skiing.

Equipment Limitations: The Freedom Ski and outriggers are not designed to travel outside of the wake. 

Special Information:

Rental Cost: $5 per day,  $10 per 3 days,  $20 per week, $40 per 2 weeks.

Replacement Cost: $

 


 

Equipment Name: Cross Country Sit Ski

Equipment Type: Adaptive Sit Ski

Manufacturer: C.H. Dye (1 small, 1 large), CXC (1 small, 1 large), Lasher Sport (1 large) Nordic Sit Ski

Description: This ski allows individuals with mobility and balance impairments to sit on two cross country skis at a fixed width and double-pole along the snow. The various skis available fit differently for each person and we'll do our best to get you into the model best suited to your needs. For safety reasons, we encourage any individual using the sit ski to travel with at least one other person (as we would recommend any cross country skier).

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Best For Persons: Unable to cross country ski using traditional methods.

Intended Uses: Cross country skiing

Equipment Limitations:

Special Information:

Rental Cost: $6 per day,  $14 per 3 days,  $24 per week.

Replacement Cost: $550 - $2,200 depending on the ski