Rider Spotlight: Geoff Krill

Geoff Krill knows adaptive athletics: he's a member of the National PSIA-AASI (Professional Ski Instructor Association - American Association of Snowboard Instructors) Adaptive team and the executive director at Eastern Adaptive Sports where he oversees a wide variety of adaptive athletics that includes cycling, kayaking, surfing and water skiing. 

In 1995, Geoff crashed his snowmobile, causing a spinal cord injury and permanent paralysis. Over the past 20 years, he's established himself as an international leader in adaptive sports instruction.

The beauty of teaching and coaching adaptive sports is that every time you teach someone, you touch their lives is some huge way,” he said. ‘Life is about embracing situations and moving forward, and I’ve been blessed to do that and help others.
— Geoff Krill via Boston.com

Needless to say, when we had the opportunity to head up to Loon Mountain last week and have Geoff test ride a Freedom Chair, we jumped at the chance!

We're happy to report that Geoff loved the Freedom Chair so much, he asked if he could hold onto one during ski season to use while giving lessons. We were happy to oblige! So if you're up at Loon this winter, you might catch him riding between lessons in the Freedom Chair.

One of our favorite things about the Freedom Chair - aside from the fact that it allows people with a wide range of mobility to spend more time outdoors - is that it's easy to disassemble and easy to customize. In particular, the use of standard bike components offers a lot of room for personalization. By the end of Geoff's test run he had bunch of awesome ideas for add-ons that we can't wait to get started on! 

Want to learn more about Geoff? Check out his interview with Dan Egan on Radio BDC below! 

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