MobilityWorks and Mobility Conquest articulated today their plans to give away a $50,000 wheelchair accessible trike to a paraplegic individual at the 71st Annual Sturgis Motorbike Rally being held Aug 8th thru the 14th in Sturgis, SD. The winner is scheduled to be announced at Midnight August thirtheenth at One-Eyed Jack’s Pub, one of the more preferred venues for bike reveals and specialized events during the rally. The Conquest is the sole production motorbike built specifically for paraplegic riders in the world. MobilityWorks is the parent company of Mobility Conquest and builds the trikes at their Akron Ohio producing facility. “Sturgis provides a well-known platform for raising awareness in the bike industry and this can let people know there are options available for folks in wheelchairs to continue their passion” related Bill Koeblitz, President and CEO of MobilityWorks. The theme of the contest is ‘Nominate Your Hero’, with the company encouraging spinal nerve injury groups, motorbike clubs and other non-profit setups to partake of nominating a meriting individual to win the bike. Self-nominations are also being accepted.
The winner will be selected by a council which will review 500-word nomination essays and / or video shows. The cut off point for sending a nomination is Thursday, August fourth. “Our goal is to give this bike away to the most meriting person we are able to find that actually wants to ride and to be an envoy for the Conquest” added Koeblitz. The Sturgis Conquest bike is also getting a facelift.
Twisted Image Cycles, a custom build shop in Coshocton Ohio is adding a new paint design to the already unique, hi-tech looking trike. In addition to the Conquest Trike, Colours Wheelchairs is also giving the challenge winner one of their speciality chairs. Famous for its cutting edge designs and colour schemes, Colors is a leading manufacturer of super-light rigid frame wheelchairs that are well liked by younger, more active paraplegics. Directions to register nominees and to send essays or videos can be discovered at MobilityWorks free press release or Mobility Conquest. The company is also forming a “Sturgis Ride” with 1 or 2 motorbike clubs along the route to assist with bringing a number of paraplegic riders to the event.
Conquests riders will come from different states across the country to take part in the Sturgis event. Paraplegic riders with sufficient upper body strength and a current bike license curious about enrolling for any part of the run to the Sturgis Rally can contact Brian Austin toll free at 1-888-690-2713 – or by e-mail at baustin (at) mobilityworks (dot) com. About MobilityWorks MobilityWorks is the biggest U.S. Retailer of wheelchair wagons and handicap driving apparatus serving the disabled community.
Headquartered in Akron Ohio, they have showroom and 14 service locations in seven states and a Commercial Producing division. The Incorporated 5000 company is also the largest installer of wheelchair lifts in the country, converting handicap accessible full size trucks for firms and health-providers that transport wheelchair passengers. For additional information, go to mobilityworks.