Our Objectives

Sequim Wheelers offers free wheelchair bike rides for folks that cannot ride a bike themselves, providing fresh air and sunshine for both riders and volunteers. The ability of these types of bike rides to lift the spirits of disabled individuals was documented by Alberta Health Services. It found that the rides dramatically decrease depression, while improving sleep, appetite, and more. We are providing fun rides on the Olympic Discovery Trail in Sequim.

About the Program


Our Team

Sequim Wheelers offers its riders and volunteers the opportunity to enjoy a day of fresh air and sunshine on a wheelchair bike on the The Olympic Discovery Trail in Sequim. This program is FREE OF CHARGE to the rider and with community support we hope to purchase additional wheelchair bikes. For more info contact Nicole Lepping, founder, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Volunteer Training
All volunteers must be trained and log two trips on the trail before taking out a passenger.

Ride Start and Finish
A typical ride starts at the Dungeness River Audubon Center. However we work with a number of resident care facilities in Sequim and pick up riders at their locations. If you are interested in a ride, contact us; we may be able to pick you up at your location.

Ride Schedule
We have completed our 2018 ride season. The tentative schedule for 2019 is May through September, Monday through Saturday, weather dependent. Times vary, contact us: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Paul, 206.817.5634.

The DUET has been safety tested and has passed US and Canadian government regulations.


Sequim Wheelers' Bike Chair Safety & Comfort Features

  • #1 Feature.....FRESH AIR AND SUNSHINE
  • comfortable cup shaped wheelchair
  • split footplates for safe boarding into the wheelchair
  • tire shield covers to keep hands out of the wheels
  • removable headrests and armrests
  • chest harness seat belt on the wheelchair
  • 7 speed pedal assist (approximately 19-25 miles per charge)
  • twin drum brakes on the chair's wheel
  • back pedal brake on the bicycle
  • helmets for both driver and rider

 

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Our Thanks!

Thanks to:
> Barbara Brown (Founder, Healing Rides Wheelchair Bike Program, Illinois),
> The Portland Wheelers, Maine (Doug Malcolm, Raymond J. Richard, Susan Wall, Ann Irving)
> Joy 2 Ride, Benzie, Michigan, (Carol M Kraak)
> The Nantucket Wheelers, Massachusetts
> Christine Springer (Information Coordinator at Sherwood Assisted Living, Sequim),
> Sherwood Assisted Living,
> Iris Sutcliffe (writer, editor. Social Media Manager), 
> Julie Broadwell (State Coordinator for the Ms. Wheelchair Washington),
> Carrie Kalina (Olympic Discovery Trail, Section Manager, ‘Adopt a trail’ Coordinator),
> Gordon Taylor (Peninsula Trails Coalition Sequim, Vice President),
> Ian Mackay
> Mary Budke (Executive Director, Boys & Girls Club of the Olympic Peninsula),
> Lorene Douglas (Finance/HR Administrator, Boys and Girls Club)
> The Sequim Police Department 
> Mike Carpenter (CPA & Associates, Certified Public Accountant) 
> Mike Pritchard (Pritchard Websites, Website Designer)
> Jessica Diewald (In Graphic Detail, Graphic Designer)
> Greg Lepping (my husband) 
> to all my friends that gave me valuable input
and more to come.

Who Can Ride

Our guests are unable to ride a bike themselves. The Bike Chair is designed to let someone else do the pedaling while the guest enjoys the view. Our goal is to help others get out on the Olympic Discovery Trail for some fresh air and sunshine. Just sit back and be our guests.

Sequim Wheelers does not have the means to get our guests to our loading area, so we ask that you provide your own transportation.

People who CANNOT participate are individuals who have postural issues, decubitus ulcers, or other conditions that prohibit them from sitting upright in the wheelchair. Also those with extreme, unpredictable behaviors, and those with acute illnesses.