A handcycle is defined as a 3-wheeled cycle with a standard bicycle drivetrain and standard bicycle
crankarms. A handcycle must be operated by pedaling, shifting, braking, and steering using ONLY the
upper body to perform said functions. The maximum wheelbase for a handcycle is 65 inches.
Handcycles with a drivetrain operated by a mechanism other than standard bicycle crankarms, or
handcycles with only two wheels are not recognized as "legal" equipment as stated in the definition
above. All handcycles operated in IPC cycling events must have a guard to protect the rider from the
outer chainring on the crankarm.