• Overview

    A BIT OF HISTORY

    For many years the FreeWheel® Wheelchair Attachment has been changing the lives of wheelchair users around the world allowing them to get off the beaten path and explore. The down side was only individuals with rigid frame wheelchairs were able to take advantage of the increased mobility associated with the FreeWheel.
    “Since the initial release of the FreeWheel we have had thousands of folding wheelchair users asking, and in some cases pleading, for us to come up with a way for the FreeWheel to work on their chairs,” explains Patrick Dougherty, inventor and owner of FreeWheel.
    “It is pretty exciting to now be able to say ‘YES!’ to all those people,” continues Dougherty.

    Freewheel Wheelchair Attachment

    If you are in a wheelchair and want to have more freedom, get outside and enjoy the snow, hiking trails, or easily glide down bumpy sidewalks and curbs, then the FreeWheel Wheelchair Attachment is the answer.

    This revolutionary adaptive equipment is durable, lightweight (5 lbs) product quickly clamps to the footrest of a rigid-frame wheelchair and allows you to push over surfaces that would typically be impossible. With the FreeWheel you are ready to roll in seconds.

    Strolling, exercising, hiking, or just checking the mailbox, is so much easier with the FreeWheel. Grass, curbs, and rough roads can be easily navigated to hep you in your quest for independence.

    Frame/Fork

    Made from strong, aircraft quality aluminum means your FreeWheel comes with a Satisfaction Guarantee. The overall unique curved design adds strength and means there are no sharp edges to catch on anyone or anything.

    Clamp

    The precisely engineered vise like connection allows you to confidentially attach your FreeWhee for a secure fit and excellent handling.

    Wheel

    The large front wheel has less resistance than small casters and makes it easier to roll on any surface, whether you are alone, or someone is helping you.

    Detent

    This mechanism keeps the front wheel straight to improve stability and handling. By applying slight pressure, it will release, allowing you to quickly and easily turn in any direction.

    Perch

    Attach the included perch onto your crossbar behind your seat back and clamp your FreeWheel onto it when you need to stow it. This allows you to have your FreeWheel literally at your finger tips and also, keeps it out of the way when you don’t.

    Aircraft quality anodozed aluminum, precision engineered vise like connection, large front wheel.

    If you are in a wheelchair and want to have more freedom, get outside and enjoy the snow, hiking trails, or easily glide down bumpy sidewalks and curbs, then the FreeWheel Wheelchair Attachment is the answer.

     

    FREEWHEEL FOR FOLDING WHEELCHAIRS

    Over the last 2 years Dougherty, with his twin brother Mike, have worked to design an easy-to-use product that will allow folding wheelchair users to go through grass, over curbs, down dirt trails, like their counterparts in rigid frame chairs. Testing by individuals and at trade shows over the last 18 months has resulted in the FreeWheel Folding Wheelchair Adaptor [patent pending], a product they can be proud of.

    Attaching to the frame of the wheelchair, the Adaptor connects the two sides and adds strength and rigidity to support the use of the FreeWheel. Once the Adaptor is set up for a wheelchair, it only takes seconds to remove, by unscrewing two knobs on each side. The Adaptor does need to be removed from the wheelchair to fold the chair.