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“After I broke my neck, I couldn’t walk, couldn’t ride a bike, couldn’t go surfing anymore and I had a recurring dream, no kidding. I had a recurring dream that I was in a bike shop, different bike shop each time, each dream, and I was selecting just ideal components, ideal frame configuration, and by doing so, it was just kind of understood in the dream that I would be able to ride that bike — and woke up each time before the build actually happened. But right now, I’m wide awake, it’s happening.”
— Dr. Chris Wenner, PhD, co-creator of Outrider’s Horizon on test riding the prototype
Founded in 2009, Outrider USA designs, builds, and sells road and off-road Electric Adventure Vehicles (EAVs) for nondisabled and physically disabled adventurers. In early 2014, a quadriplegic gentleman named Dr. Chris Wenner approached Outrider with a proposal to collaborate on a project that would revolutionize the world of adaptive equipment. Chris had been following Outrider for several years and felt that together, they could design and build a bike that he could ride. The Outrider team jumped at the opportunity to turn Chris’ dream into a reality.
In March of 2014, Outrider launched a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund the development of the Horizon. The Horizon is an all-terrain Outrider with a host of adaptive configurations to enable people of various ability levels the option to get out and explore off the beaten path.
These configurations include:
1. Electric Handcycle with foot rest
2. All-Electric (with the option of standard hand controls or Tri-pin adaptive controls) and foot rest
3. Pedal configuration (foot pedals + electric) outfitted with standard vertical handlebars, single sided controls, and a thumb or twist throttle
Outrider has always prided itself on producing high-performance EAVs and being on the forefront of innovation in the field of electric transportation. We set records in speed, range, and power with our earlier models, and with the Horizon, we are maintaining that same level of performance while pushing the envelope in adaptive equipment. Company founder and chief technical officer Tommy Ausherman says that at Outrider, “We build wings for those whose wings have been clipped,” due to physical, emotional, or psychological trauma.
Let us help build wings for your next great adventure.
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