Nikki meets the TrailRider

Nikki loading upRecently, local wheelchair athlete Nikki Thompson joined TAS Summer Program manager Cherene Vanian and friends Christie and Brian for her 1st experience with the TrailRider, an off road trekking device designed to allow people with limited mobility the opportunity to explore many places they may not be able to access in their wheelchair or even an off road handcycle. With the help of 2 “sherpas” even single track trails become accessible. Nikki was able to travel up the Cache Creek drainage, a local Jackson Hole area for mountain biking, hiking, and horseback riding. For information on using the Trail Rider, contact Kurt Henry@ 307-699-3554 or tetonadaptive@aol.com Nikki om roadNikki-Cherene trailryder

“Getting the chance to move about on a hiking trail with the Trail Rider, for one of the first times in my life was a great experience.  Having lived in Jackson for 31 years, and never been on the Cache Creek trail was something not many people could believe.  The Trail Rider was a very smooth ride.  For the most part, I couldn’t even tell there were large rocks underneath me!  It was comfortable, and I felt very safe in it, with the help of my trustworthy companions.”

-Nikki

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