ABOUT THE PROGRAM/BIKES

We are focusing on the elderly first, because they appear to be the most isolated group in our community. When ‘4th Quartarian’s lose their normal ability to function, they often end up cloistered from the outside world, suffer from depression, and gradually lose their will to live.  The Duet Bike Program naturally breaks down invisible barriers of communication between the wheelchair-bound elderly and the rest of the community because it inevitabily questions from passersby.  The ride naturally presents opportunities for friendly dialogue .

Paul enthuses that the program breaks down invisible barriers of communication between the wheelchair-bound elderly and the rest of the community. The Duet Bike-wheelchair in motion is a novelty that always attracts questions from passersby. It seems the ride naturally presents opportunities for friendly dialogue – See more at: http://momentummag.com/duet-bike-program/#sthash.am01CTV3.dpuf
Paul enthuses that the program breaks down invisible barriers of communication between the wheelchair-bound elderly and the rest of the community. The Duet Bike-wheelchair in motion is a novelty that always attracts questions from passersby. It seems the ride naturally presents opportunities for friendly dialogue – See more at: http://momentummag.com/duet-bike-program/#sthash.am01CTV3.dpuf

Reconnecting these precious folks with the great outdoors, their families, and the community at large will give them renewed hope and joy, something to look forward to, and something to talk about!

Nantucket has over 30 miles of glorious bike paths that deserve to be enjoyed by kids of all ages! Our initial meeting location will be at the foot of the Polpis Rd bike path, thanks to Bill Tornovish at Don Allen Ford, who has generously offered us a place to store our wheelchair bikes.

The bike itself is an eight-speed modified tandem bike manufactured in Germany, with a trailer hitch to securely attach a lightweight but sturdy wheelchair. – See more at: http://momentummag.com/duet-bike-program/#sthash.am01CTV3.dpuf
The bike itself is an eight-speed modified tandem bike manufactured in Germany, with a trailer hitch to securely attach a lightweight but sturdy wheelchair. – See more at: http://momentummag.com/duet-bike-program/#sthash.am01CTV3.dpuf
The bike itself is an eight-speed modified tandem bike manufactured in Germany, with a trailer hitch to securely attach a lightweight but sturdy wheelchair. – See more at: http://momentummag.com/duet-bike-program/#sthash.am01CTV3.dpuf
The bike itself is an eight-speed modified tandem bike manufactured in Germany, with a trailer hitch to securely attach a lightweight but sturdy wheelchair. – See more at: http://momentummag.com/duet-bike-program/#sthash.am01CTV3.dpuf
The bike itself is an eight-speed modified tandem bike manufactured in Germany, with a trailer hitch to securely attach a lightweight but sturdy wheelchair. – See more at: http://momentummag.com/duet-bike-program/#sthash.am01CTV3.dpuf

The bike itself is an 8 speed tandem bike manufactured in Germany, with a trailer hitch which secures to a lightweight but sturdy wheelchair. The bikes have the option of self pedal or electric assist pedaling, which will be useful when pedaling up inclines with adult size riders on board. To view the town bylaw which permits the use of ‘personal motorized passenger devices used by handicapped persons’ on Nantucket bike paths please visit http://ecode360.com/11470762

Here is another inspiring video on wheelchair biking:http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=q7Big6Erlw8

On this video, the fun begins at 7 minutes 30 seconds..

http://www.uncg.edu/ctr/wheelchairbiking.html

For more information on the wheelchair bikes, visit:http://www.frankmobility.com/docs/DUET%20BROCHURE%202012.pdf

For more information on the wheelchair biking program, visit:

http://www.guideline.gov/content.aspx?id=34019&search=wheelchair+biking