It is important for Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes to have advanced notice of track chair use. This will allow us to arrange for one of our Track Chair Hosts to meet you, provide you with training on the use of the track chair, and complete the required forms.
Reservations MUST be made at least 3 Days in Advance
The reservation is not confirmed until you hear from a Friends Volunteer.
If you have a group that would like to use both chairs at the same time, please email us for more information and scheduling.
The Track Chair Host will accompany you the entire time on your hike. The Track Chair Host is there to help you as needed but will allow privacy for you and your group.
The Track Chair is only available to be used on the Bay View Trail. If we need an alternate location based on weather or the user’s availability, we may adjust the starting location. The volunteer coordinator will contact the participant directly in this case.
We require that you maintain visual contact with the Host while using the Track Chair. Once on the hike starts, the Friends Volunteer will walk behind the Track Chair user and available for any needs.
At this point, Face Masks are required to be worn while training to use the Track Chair.
While using the track chair, you will be on trail areas without quick access to vehicles or medical backup. Please be certain to bring any medication and medical equipment you need: Oxygen, ventilators, and other equipment and medication must be sufficient for the entire hike.