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Outrider USA at No Barriers Summit 2015

No Barriers USA  is an organization dedicated to providing people of all ability levels the support and tools necessary to overcome physical limitations and conquer their greatest challenges. Their mission is: “...to unleash the potential of the human spirit.  Through transformative experiences, tools and inspiration, we help people embark on a quest to contribute their absolute best to the world.  In the process, we foster a community of curious, brave and collaborative explorers who are determined to live the No Barriers Life.” The Summit occurs once a year and is an opportunity for people of all ages and abilities to come together for a long weekend filled with hands-on clinics, product demonstrations, outdoor excursions, films, art, keynote address, leadership exercises, symposia...and the Horizon!

This year, the No Barriers Summit will be held in Park City, UT at the Canyons Resort on July 9-12. The Summit will consist of dozens of educational, athletic, and artistic clinics such as rock climbing, kayaking, mountain and road biking, painting, and scuba diving. The goal of these clinics is to encourage individuals to try new things and to move outside of their comfort zone in a supportive and encouraging environment. The majority of the clinics will be run by adaptive sports centers, art organizations, and individuals who have many years of experience working with people with disabilities of all kinds. Some of these organizations include Adaptive Adventures, Adaptive Sports Center and the National Abilities Center. You can see a full list of the clinics here.

Additionally, there will be several presenters including six-time Olympic Gold Medalist Amy Van Dyken-Rouen, painter John Bramblitt, and jazz singer and songwriter Mandy Harvey, who will share inspiring stories of how they overcame adversity and physical limitations to achieve greatness. You can see a full list of the presenters and entertainers here.

Registration is still open, so if you are interested in attending this event, click here. If you are already planning to attend please let us know by commenting on this post or emailing nikki@outriderusa.com We would love to see you!

If you are unable to attend, have no fear! You can experience the adventure with us virtually by following us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. We will be documenting every step of the way beginning bright and early on July 7th when we load up the Horizons and hit the road, until we pull back into the shop the following week.

Outrider USA is honored to be a part of this event and thankful for the opportunity to share the Horizon with the No Barriers community. Thank you for taking the time to read this and we hope you stay tuned!

Ride on,

The Outrider Team

Help Outrider Win the Chase Mission Main St. Grant!!!!!!!!!!

The time has come again for the Chase Mission Mainstreet Grants! Chase will be awarding $100,000 to 20 small businesses to help fund their next phase of growth.  Outrider could be one of them, if you vote for us!  In order to be considered for the grant, we need YOUR HELP! Before June 19th we need to have at least 250 votes. 

Why should you vote for Outrider? The transportation market is rapidly moving toward electric vehicles and electric cycles.  By 2017, it is predicted that there will be a million  plug in electric vehicles on the road in the USA.  What started as an idea among college friends, has developed into a small passionate company named Outrider USA.  Our vehicles can be pedaled like a normal bicycle if you want to keep active and healthy while commuting, or touring.  AND! They also provide the option to engage an electric motor if you need to get somewhere quickly and efficiently, or tackle that big mountain during your ride. In addition to holding industry records for speed, range and power. Outrider USA has also created an off-road electric cycle that can be adapted to suit people with various physical disabilities.

With the help of this grant, Outrider can continue to be on the forefront of innovation, design and education in the pedal electric vehicle industry. So please take 2 minutes out of your day to vote for Outrider and share this link with your facebook friends so we can blow the 250 minimum votes out of the park!

Link to vote: https://www.missionmainstreetgrants.com/b/26253

Link to watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6gt895BsyY

Thank you all for taking the time to watch this video and for voting. Outrider USA would not be here without your support and encouragement and we are forever grateful!

Adventure is on the Horizon

You have been with us for all the on-road awesomeness the Alpha and earlier models have offered, and now it's time to veer off the beaten path with the Horizon. We are proud and excited to be introducing the Horizon Testing video series on YouTube over the next few months.

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