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Disabled Users Trail Fund

$540 of $52.3k goal

Raised by 7 people in 25 months
Do you ride a bike...do you take it for granted...do you remember learning to ride a bike and the joy you got from it? This project goal is to be able to provide the opportunity for many heroes, youth, and others with disabilities the ability to have local mountain biking trails designed specifically for them. As part of the Exchequer Riders Club's goal for the 700 acre mountain bike park we are building in Central California, we want there to be trails for all users and abilities. One of our big passions is to be able to have a place to allow hand bike users and tricycle users the ability to get out mountain biking. The trails for these bikes have specific design needs and require more time and effort in design, construction and layout. 

You may be asking what a hand cycle looks like, go on over to www.lashersport.com or http://www.reactiveadaptations.com or  http://www.topendwheelchair.com  and take a look at the bikes they have. These allow paraplegic athletes, special olympic athletes, and other disabled riders the ability to get out enjoy nature. We are super excited to venture forward with this project. 









Do you want to know a little more about me and our non-profit? 
Check us out on Facebook, View our website, read the lastest newspaper article, or watch the latest news piece on us. 
http://abc30.com/hobbies/mountain-bike-park-being-built-at-lake-mcclure/485714/

http://www.mercedsunstar.com/sports/outdoors/adam-blauert-column/article7844202.html

https://www.facebook.com/ExchequerRidersClub

https://www.facebook.com/groups/442063672590765/

http://exchequerridersclub.wix.com/exchequer

Normal trail building is a little easier to accomplish as the tread width is about 18 inches for a normal single track trail, this is fairly easy to accomplish with a crew of volunteers like this bunch below who put in 3/4 of a mile over our last trail event. 
That being said building  a trail for handbikes and tricycles has much higher challenges. The tread width needs to be almost 48 inches, the grades have to be very easy, the turns have to have a lot larger radius and this can be extremely time consuming on volunteers. 

Our goal is to be able to build at least 2 miles of trail that will have progression built into them allowing users to test there skills if they want but alway be able to take an easier route if needed. 

Another part of the funding will be for the purchase of approximately 5 bikes to be able to host riders at the park that are not as fortunate to be able to own a bike. 

We are super excited you have read this far and hope you find it in your heart to make a donation today. As well we are a 501(c)(3) non profit and can provide a thank you letter for tax purposes to anyone needing that. 

If you want to get involved in our project contact us through our website we would love to have you aboard. 



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Update 5
Posted by Grant Parker
21 months ago
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The campaign amount has changed to hopefully attract more donors. We have gone from equipment purchase to equipment rental and also gone from 7 bikes to 5 bikes to house at the park. Skip a coffee this week and help out the trail building.
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Posted by Grant Parker
24 months ago
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Update 3
Posted by Grant Parker
25 months ago
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Check out this video of Jake from Reactive Adaptations. Remember he has been riding for 12 years so there are some technical areas he takes his bike, our new trail will be for beginners, and have options off the side for more advanced riding as well.
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Posted by Grant Parker
25 months ago
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The more we dive into this the more we learn, some changes you can see are that we are focused on all disabled riders and not just hand bikes. We now have three bike manufactures on board that we are currently working with as well. We were also back out at the park yesterday looking at lines again for this trail.
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$540 of $52.3k goal

Raised by 7 people in 25 months
Created February 9, 2015
PR
$40
Patrio Ramos
3 months ago
$200
Anonymous
22 months ago
DM
$100
Daron McDaniel
23 months ago

Let's do this!!

JF
$50
Jeff Fitzpatrick
25 months ago

This is such a great idea and worthy cause. Great job Grant!!!!!!

WD
$50
William Deming
25 months ago

Great work Grant.

$50
Darin Jesberg
25 months ago

Be Bold, Tread Lightly, Do the right thing.

DF
$50
Dwight Follien
25 months ago

Awesome thing you all are doing!

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