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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Foot Pedaled Recumbent Trikes

Foot Pedal Upright Trikes

Foot Pedal Tandems

Foot Pedal Therapeutic (Children)

Handcycles - Uprights

Handcycles - Recumbent Recreational

Handcycles - Recumbent Performance

Handcycles - All Terrain

Wheelchairs - Outdoor All Terrain

 


FOOT PEDALED RECUMBENT TRIKES

Manufacturer: Cycle Genius

Model:

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.

 


Manufacturer: Catrike

Model: Villager

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.

 


 Manufacturer: Sun

Model: EZ USX-HD

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.

 


Manufacturer: Worksman

Model: PAV

Description: The PAV is an heavy duty "industrial" trike. The seat is very adjustable and will accommodate most people between 5'2" and 6'2" in height.

Dimensions:

Length (at longest point): 78"  Width (at widest point): 33"  Height (at highest point): 29"  Weight: 70 lbs.

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

Equipment Limitations: not for "off-road" use. Weight limit 550 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: $1,100

This is cycle is a heavy duty trike that moves slower yet steadier than any of the other recumbent trikes featured here. There are three gears which provide a limited access to varying terrain. The seat is very comfortable and supportive for a cycle. The brakes include a reverse kick-brake and a  hand lever brake. 

   


 FOOT PEDALED UPRIGHT TRIKES

Manufacturer: Worksman Cycles

Model: Trike

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 250#

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 less desirable for anyone with balance issues.

 


FOOT PEDALED TANDEM CYCLES

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

 


FOOT PEDALED THERAPEUTIC TRIKES (CHILDREN)

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 may be 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

 


 HANDCYCLES - UPRIGHT

 Equipment Name: Small Upright 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 - Large

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 - Large

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: HT-3 Upright - Large

Manufacturer: Sun   

Description: This is a great introductory cycle for those new to handcycling. Great for those who want to experience riding on relatively flat pavement this bike features 8 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): 68"         Width (at widest point): 32"         Height (at highest point): 42"         Weight: 59 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: $1,500

     


 HANDCYCLES - RECUMBENT, RECREATIONAL

Equipment Name: Top End Excelerator XLT Jr.

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 Excelerator XLT 

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

Manufacturer: Invacare

Description: A one of the first real "racer" models this handcycle is aimed at those who want to ride longer distances, compete in tours, or who wish to take their fitness training to the next level. The biggest difference between this and the XLT is that it uses gears and derailleurs and has 21 gear options (7 on the wheels and on 3 the crank chain-ring). 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

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 Force 3

Manufacturer: Invacare

Description:  The Force 3 offers 27 speeds, larger tires that can handle variable terrain, and gear shifting/braking on the cranks. This is the newest addition to the Force series offered by Top End. It has 7" of ground clearance, making it easier to transfer into than other models. The backrest sits taller (does not recline as much) with some adjustability for position preferences. 

Dimensions:

Length (at longest point): 87"         Width (at widest point): 32"         Height (at highest point): 30"         Weight: Approx. 43 lbs.

Best For Persons: Experienced in the use of gears and desiring to ride "touring" style.

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

Equipment Limitations: Rider weight limit 250 lbs.

Special Information:

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

Replacement Cost: $3,000

  

 


HANDCYCLES - RECUMBENT, PERFORMANCE

Equipment Name: Top End Force (1st generation)

Manufacturer: Invacare

Description: This is the first generation of the Force series of handcycles. It's an introductory level racing handcycle and features 24 gears with shifting and braking on the crank handle. The backrest is more laid back than most previous models for increased wind-resistance. with higher pressure, narrower tires this cycle has tight handling. It's lower to the ground which makes for a slimmer profile, but makes transfers in and out of the cycle more challenging. 

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 ride and a good 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 has 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 R

Manufacturer: Invacare

Description: The Force R is about performance. Starting at the front, the footrests are curved inward, which keeps your feet closer to the wheels for a true aerodynamic position. The narrow fork design allows your legs to be closer together, minimizing body profile against the wind. The main frame is built from internally ribbed 7005 aluminum which is custom pre-curved, extruded aluminum tubing with an oval profile, making it super stiff for maximum transfer of power. The computer aided teardrop design of the Force R's low-to-the-ground frame is sleek, stable and unbeatable. In addition, the unparalleled aerodynamic design of the Force R offers is an adjustable, lie-down or recumbent position with an easy-to-adjust backrest and crank support. This position, combined with our effortless adjustments and breathable mesh upholstery, ensures optimum comfort using mostly arm, shoulder and chest muscles.  

Dimensions:

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

Best For Persons: Interested in competitive racing or attempting to decide which racer to purchase for themselves.   

Intended Uses: Paved trails and roads

Equipment Limitations: This cycle has 30 speeds to choose from. Rider weight limit 250 lbs.

Special Information: This is a high performance cycle and requires an actual need to use it. Prior to renting this cycle you will be required to demonstrate the ability to safely ride the cycle with control and be asked to demonstrate specific skills.Other conditions may apply prior to renting this cycle. 

Rental Cost: $15 per day,  $30 per 3 days,  $60 per week

Replacement Cost: $5,000 

 


Equipment Name: Top End Force RX

Manufacturer: Invacare

Description: The Force RX is the most competitive handcycle in the Force series. In addition to most of the features on the Force R (see below) this cycle is driven by a SRAM GX 30 speed drive train.

Starting at the front, the footrests are curved inward, which keeps your feet closer to the wheels for a true aerodynamic position. The narrow fork design allows your legs to be closer together, minimizing body profile against the wind. The main frame is built from internally ribbed 7005 aluminum which is custom pre-curved, extruded aluminum tubing with an oval profile, making it super stiff for maximum transfer of power. The computer aided teardrop design of the Force R's low-to-the-ground frame is sleek, stable and unbeatable. In addition, the unparalleled aerodynamic design of the Force R offers is an adjustable, lie-down or recumbent position with an easy-to-adjust backrest and crank support. This position, combined with our effortless adjustments and breathable mesh upholstery, ensures optimum comfort using mostly arm, shoulder and chest muscles. 

Dimensions:

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

Best For Persons: Interested in competitive racing or attempting to decide which racer to purchase for themselves. 

Intended Uses: Paved trails and roads

Equipment Limitations: This cycle has 30 speeds to choose from. Rider weight limit 250 lbs.

Special Information: This is a high performance cycle and requires an actual need to use it. Prior to renting this cycle you will be required to demonstrate the ability to safely ride the cycle with control and be asked to demonstrate specific skills.Other conditions may apply prior to renting this cycle. 

Rental Cost: $15 per day,  $30 per 3 days,  $60 per week

Replacement Cost: $6,500 

    


HANDCYCLES - ALL TERRAIN

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: 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

 


WHEELCHAIRS - OUTDOOR ALL TERRAIN 

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:

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

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

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