Access Trax from San Diego
Access Trax in California
A folding portable pathway for outdoor terrain: Access Trax.
Removable hinges allow path customization. Fast and easy set up- just unfold. Perfect for travel, home, work, or events!
Foldable, lightweight, portable
Take control of your accessibility with Access Trax- the only foldable, lightweight, portable pathway for access across uneven terrain such as sand, gravel or grass.
3ft by 3ft (91 cm) square panels are connected via removable hinges allowing customization to make any turns or platforms.
Thirty feet (9.1 meters) weighs under 55 lbs (25 kg) and can be unfolded over the terrain in 1 minute by 1 person. When folded for storage or transport, 30 feet stacks approximately 2 inches (6 cm) thick, fitting in most cars. It can even be checked as luggage on a plane.
Access outdoor activities
With Access Trax, you can access the outdoor activities you enjoy without worrying about barriers. Perfect for families, travelers, resorts, and events!
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Kelly Twichel is the founder of Access Trax, based in San Diego. She is also an occupational therapist.
Kelly has extensive knowledge of accessibility, especially as it relates to outdoor recreation. She has volunteered at adaptive surfing competitions all over the world and can provide tips regarding accessibility in her home town of San Diego, California.
Kelly’s company Access Trax has won the Amber Grants for Women in Business. In the video you can see and hear why beach trax needs support.
Access Trax has had a great relationship with the Stoke For Life (SFL) Foundation – an adaptive water sports non-profit – since the inception of their pathway in 2016. The Beach Trax pathway was in fact inspired by adaptive surfers including Stoke For Life Founder Charles “Chaka” Webb.
Dignity and independence
These professional surfers needed access across the sand with dignity and independence versus being carried or perhaps not attempting to access the water at all. Kelly and her team have continued to volunteer at almost every SFL event including the U.S. Open Adaptive Surfing Championships which occurs in Oceanside, California each October since 2017.
Surfers from all over the world come to this event, as well as the International World Para Surfing Championships which occurs in La Jolla, California each December since 2015.
The Access Trax pathway is important for both competitors and spectators at these events.
Video at the Costa Rica Adaptive Surfing Open
Events and Championships
The Access Trax team has worked with the Waves 4 All surfing non-profit in Oceanside – a group eager to help anyone with any ability enjoy the stoke of surfing. In 2018 and 2019 they were at the Hawaii Adaptive Surfing Championships.
Kelly is a huge event supporter, also for the Challenged Athletes Foundation youth surf clinics.
CAF is a well-established non-profit that provides events, outreach, and grants for adaptive athletes both locally and internationally.
Benefits of Access Trax
The Life Rolls On Foundation, which holds a nation-wide tour of events for adaptive skating and surfing, has also used Access Trax through Access Trax.
Access Trax provided a stable pathway over the turf so individuals could access vender booths and the kids activities. Almost all events have been featured on the Access Trax blog page.
In the Country Guide United States South West you find lots of information, like a map ‘Beach Wheelchairs in California’ with over 100 locations providing contact info about types of wheelchairs, and services provided.
This post has been updated in June 2020.