How Access Adventure Began
Sybil Dukehart retired in 2000, eighteen years after founding United States Driving for the Disabled, Inc. Michael Muir was called to succeed her as president. In 2001, Michael formed an international team of people with disabilities to drive wheelchair accessible horsedrawn carriages three thousand miles across America to promote accessible horse sports and therapy. In 2002, they drove their horses across northern Europe. In 2003, Muir and Cindy Goff followed the path of John Muir’s 1867 Thousand Mile Walk to the Gulf, driving a wheelchair carriage with a single horse and two dogs.
Michael and his team showed by example that disability does not mean inability. People enduring challenges can accomplish amazing things. “The worst disability is a bad attitude”, cites Michael.
Muir retired as President of United States Driving for the Disabled in 2004 to found Access Adventure in California. His goal was to provide a regional model that demonstrates how to help the underserved throughout the United States and around the world.