Ian Mackay is raising awareness for more accessible nature paths throughout the West Coast with his initiative to travel from Victoria, British Columbia all the way to Portland, Oregon via wheelchair. While the project does aim to garner attention to altering trail sizes to suit wheelchairs, it also brings awareness to consumers using any type of wheeled device from stroller to rollerblade.
The project is known as 'Ian's Ride' and it features an expansive journey through backcountry to raise public awareness to having bike and trails more accessible to those on wheels. Mackay takes inspiration from his own personal pursuits as a way to channel the attention to creating wider pathways more suited to traffic on wheels, rather than simply those on foot. The project hopes to create improvements in the Washington area.