RoughRider America is a private company led by Marc Krizack, the former executive director of Whirlwind Wheelchair International. Whirlwind Wheelchair was founded by paraplegic wheelchair designer Ralf Hotchkiss to provide durable, usable, low cost, wheelchairs made from locally available materials in developing countries.
The RoughRider was designed to withstand the rugged conditions that are prevalent in both urban and rural environments in the developing world. It was designed for active users to be able to fully participate in their communities.
RoughRider America adapted the award winning design to extend its usefulness to those who may need to be pushed by others. We have further extended our product line to include the Aurora, a lightweight version of the RoughRider. The sale of our wheelchairs in the United States and Canada allow us to provide them at an affordable price to people in need in developing countries.
More information on providing wheelchairs to developing countries.