Organization’s unique wheelchair makes hitting the trails accessible to more people

May 14, 2024

For some, going on a hike can be as simple as throwing on some shoes and heading out the door — but for those who rely on a wheelchair to get around, a trail is impossible.

Kevin Schwieger found that reality unacceptable. As a lifelong lover of the outdoors, Schwieger knew he had to find a way to help others embrace it too. He found a single-wheeled chair that uses one person in front and one in back to maneuver the person riding in the chair.

He successfully used it to take a woman who uses a wheelchair on a hike — and never looked back. wcpo