What is a TrailRider?
The TrailRider is a lightweight, one- wheeled, environmentally friendly access vehicle that is maneuvered by two “Sherpas” (one who pulls and one who pushes). The TrailRider can take people with disabilities through virtually any terrain – from gentle walking paths to rugged mountain trails. The TrailRider is extremely comfortable and adaptable making it an excellent piece of equipment for almost any need.
We have the following TrailRiders available to rent:
- TrailRider Child/Adult TrailRiders Suitable for Bumpy Terrain (2 Available)
- Single wheel centered below the seat provides mobility and support with low environmental impact and allows access to narrow mountain trails
- Slow turning pneumatic tire absorbs the shock of moving over rocky terrain
- Extendable legs for stationary support
- Lightweight aluminium
- Breaks down into lightweight components easily stored in trunk of car
- Lounge position and long handlebars in front and in back distribute weight evenly
- Brake system controlled from rear handles
- Features two versions: one for adults and one for kids
- Traverses trails, hills, rocks, and streams
- Stability and comfort
- Fully cushioned arm and headrests
Who Can Rent Our TrailRiders?
Our TrailRiders are available to individuals with physical limitations who require some extra help in accessing and enjoying areas of nature. They are not available to able bodied individuals. At least 2 friends or family members are required to ‘drive’ the TrailRider. More helpers may be required depending on the trail difficulty and weight of the individual in the TrailRider. Please note that we only rent Trail Riders to individuals who are planning a trip with the local area between Lake Louise to Kananaskis. It may not be used or transported outside this area. First time users wishing to rent our TrailRider must take part in a 1 hour orientation. This may be booked online when booking a rental. The Outdoor Recreation Department at the University of Calgary also have a TrailRider available to individuals within this area.
TrailRiders are available from complete beginners to expert users. First time users of our adaptive equipment will need to complete a 1 hour orientation at a cost of $20. This one off orientation will explain correct usage and safety features of the TrailRider, and make sure that it is fitted correctly to the user.
Where Can I Take the TrailRider?
TrailRiders can be used on many trails between Lake Louise and Kananaskis Country. First time users of the TrailRider are advised to choose an easy short trail with limited roots and rocks.
$25/day, or Punch Passes available in the following amounts: $200/10 days, $300/20 days. (Punch Passes may be used for all summer and winter rental equipment). The option to purchase a 10 or 20 Day Punch Pass may be selected as an add-on cost during the check out process.
Please aim to cancel a rental booking at least 48 hours prior to the rental date in order to receive a full refund.