Hiking Equipment

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.

Features:

  • 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 aluminum
  • 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

Accessories 

CRIS uses a variety of different accessories to ensure the comfort of each individual on each and every unique trip. Whether it is raining, snowing or a beautifully bright summer day, CRIS has the gear needed. An example, is our specially designed “Mummy bags” that are used to keep our participants warm, safe and dry in inclement weather.

Comfort and Support

CRIS makes use of numerous different resources in order to provide the utmost support and comfort for their participants. Whether it is significant lateral support or merely adding a piece of foam under your feet to prevent rubbing CRIS can make you comfortable. 

Innovation

CRIS continually works at expanding their products and services! Keep checking back as we will soon have a new chair to add to our vast product selection!!

Cycling Equipment

CRIS owns a vast number of unique, and adapted cycles that enable everyone to experience the joy and sensation of cycling. 

Single and Tandem Recumbent

A single or tandem recumbent bike is a three wheeled- low to the ground cycle that allows for people with various disabilities to go cycling. These cycles are fantastic, providing safe, stable and completely adaptable settings that make them the perfect option for anyone. Independent chain systems allow for participants to contribute whenever they want to rather than having to pedal for the duration of the cycle.

It also allows for a participant to keep their feet stationary while speeding along pathways. Adapted foot pegs, snowboard bindings and leg rests are also used for participants who are unable to pedal. They provide for a extremely secure and comfortable means of travel!

Tandem Upright

Together with BC Blind Sports, CRIS has an inventory of 10 upright tandem bikes that are perfectly suited for people of all ages and abilities. These bikes are ideal for people whom are visually impaired and need assistance in navigating paths, roads, etc.

 

Cross Country Skiing Equipment 

CRIS maintains several beneficial relationship with Nordic clubs throughout the region. Through these relationships CRIS has access to a wide array of skis ensuring that each participant and volunteer utilizes suitable and correctly sized equipment.

Our Adaptive Cross Country program uses a variety of sit skies to assist participants enabling them to enjoy the beauty of nature throughout the winter. Sit skis range in the amount of support they provide and even include a “Knee-Ski” where participants kneel to sit on a bike seat and use ski poles to propel themselves forwards.

Paddling Equipment

CRIS has an arsenal of kayaks in their inventory. Whether you need full assistance to limited assistance CRIS can offer a safe and comfortable experience to people with any variety of different challenges.

Tandem and single sea kayaks can be outfitted with state-of-the art pontoons (an outrigger system) that greatly increase the kayak’s stability! Some of these kayaks have also been adapted and modified to have larger cockpits providing an easier and more comfortable means of transfer.

Seating/Support

 Air bags and various pieces of foam are utilized to provide additional support and comfort for participants. Wheelchair inserts and adaptive seat backs are all part of the gear that CRIS uses to make trips comfortable. 

Paddling

Paddling on a CRIS trip is completely by choice, whether you are able to paddle for the duration of the trip or not at all, we still welcome you to come out and participate! CRIS has a variety of equipment that aids those people who are willing to paddle, but are restricted in their ability to do so. 

The “One-Arm-Rigger” can be mounted to the cockpit of a participant’s kayak and functions as an assisted device. Whether you are a novice paddler or someone who needs assistance with paddling the “One-Arm-Rigger” works extremely effectively!

For participants who don’t have the hand strength to grip a paddle, specially designed gripping gloves allow the paddle to be velcroed and the hand securely wrapped around the paddle to prevent sliding and loss of grip. We have several models to accommodate a variety of needs!

Snowshoe Equipment

Sleighs 

For participants needing assistance with mobility CRIS has a variety of sizes of snow sleds called “Pulks.” These sleds allow participants to sit comfortably and stay warm while they experience  the beauty of winter. Two volunteers operate each Pulk: one volunteer stays in front to pull, and the other remains in the back maintaining  balance and direction. If a participant is able, they can contribute by helping to push the sleigh along using shortened ski poles.

Shoes

Our adaptive snowshoeing activities include a variety of styles and sizes of snowshoes to ensure participants are fitted comfortably in proper snowshoes. For increased balance and stability, CRIS has a wide selection of trekking poles outfitted with baskets at the end to help improve mobility through the snow.