It can be tough for individuals with cerebral palsy to find a sport they can participate in as kids, teens, or adults. You or your child might face limitations in terms of coordination, balance, motor ability due to spasticity, stiff muscles, or involuntary movements. Finding an activity that raises your heart rate can be a challenge.
The good news is that physical impairments do not have to prevent you from enjoying sports! There’s a whole world of adaptive sports designed for individuals with different levels of mobility. In this article we’ll introduce some of these sports and highlight one in particular: RaceRunning (also known as Frame Running), which is one of the most accessible and affordable sports out there for people with cerebral palsy.
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Get out and enjoy the delights of summer - on a bike, trike, or RaceRunner, of course! We're here when you need us.
Recumbent trikes are a lot of fun to ride. They’re comfortable, accessible, stable, and guaranteed to turn heads on the bike trails. Who can ride a recumbent trike? Just about anyone!
Why ride a recumbent trike?
There are a lot of great reasons that anyone would choose a recumbent trike over a traditional two wheeled upright bike, beyond the obvious cool factor (which is significant). Recumbent trikes are comfortable, stable, speedy, sporty, and practical. Let’s take a look at a few of the top factors that make recumbent trike riding a superior cycling experience.
Here’s a handy guide to the ICE tadpole trikes lineup available now at RAD-Innovations! (What’s a tadpole trike? Learn more about tadpole and delta trike configurations here.)
ICE has been producing refined and comfortable recumbent trikes in Falmouth, England since 1999. These trikes offer a wide range of options to suit a variety of riders and terrain conditions. Whether you’re a casual rider out for a spin on the bike path, or an off-road adventure enthusiast, there’s an ICE recumbent trike made just for you.
It’s important to stay active but distant during this time of an extremely contagious epidemic. Fortunately, cycling is a safe way to get exercise, fresh air, and some distance from the constant flood of negative news that surrounds us right now. As one bicycle dealer noted, bikes are “the original social distancing vehicle.” If you can, we strongly encourage you to go for a bike ride – you’ll definitely feel better as a result!
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Vermont’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order, RAD-Innovations and HASE Bikes USA are currently unable to conduct in-person business at our Cornwall, VT location, but we’re committed to providing support in ways that ensure everyone stays safe.
Join RAD-Innovations this weekend at the Montreal Bicycle Show! The show starts Friday, February 21st and runs through Sunday, February 23, 2020.
We'll be joining over 250 exhibitors at the Montreal Olympic Stadium for what promises to be a great three days. This is Canada's biggest cycling-related show, so we're excited to participate! Come check out all the bikes, trikes, equipment, accessories, clothing, and more!
We'll be at Booth 301, right near the test track, and we'll have the ICE Full Fat, ICE Adventure, and HASE Kettwiesel recumbent trikes, the HASE Pino tandem bike, and our own RAD RaceRunner running trikes available for demo rides.
We're particularly excited to introduce our RAD RaceRunner running trikes to the cycling world - these trikes can be used for recreation or competition and are a wonderful aid to those who have mobility challenges, allowing almost anyone to walk or run on their own!
On Saturday, Pierre Julien will be joining us - he and his wife Claudette have logged thousands of miles around the world on their solar-charged electric assist HASE Pino. Come learn about his adventures and find out why the Pino is so well-suited for long-haul touring. Check out their blog French Frogs on the Road to learn more about Pierre & Claudette's Pino journey.
We hope to see you there!
RAD-Innovations designs, manufactures and sells unique mobility solution
Cornwall, Vermont – RAD-Innovations LLC™ is pleased to announce that it is accepting orders for the RAD RaceRunner™ running trike and will be shipping to North American customers in March 2020. There are four sizes available to fit a range of ages and body types. Base models are priced between US$1,550 and US$1,800 with additional features available to fine-tune the fit for the individual’s comfort and optimal positioning.
The RAD RaceRunner running trike is used by individuals who are challenged with balance, range of motion and mobility issues caused by conditions such as cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, stroke, or amputation, for example. A toddler with CP can be fitted to a small frame and run alongside their siblings, while a senior citizen rehabbing from knee replacement surgery or with balance issues can improve range of motion and strength using one of the larger sizes. The RAD RaceRunner running trike can be used in either recreational or competitive settings.
What is Adaptive cycling?
Adaptive and inclusive cycling is a great way for individuals with disabilities to enjoy the freedom of movement and mobility. Bikes and trikes can be modified in a multitude of ways to suit the needs of any rider. No two disabilities are identical, so each adaptive bike is unique. Disability affects each and every one of us. Chances are good that you already know - or will soon meet - someone with a disability who could benefit from adaptive cycling equipment.
Adaptive bike and trike modifications make cycling a truly inclusive sport, allowing people of all ages and abilities to reap the many benefits of physical activity including fresh air, exercise, and social interaction. Using an adapted cycle is a fantastic way for everyone to have fun, gain more independence and enjoy a sense of freedom. Whatever type of cycle, adaptation, or support you need, there is likely to be a solution, whether you have a disability, lack balance, or want to improve your confidence.
Once again RAD-Innovations will be participating in the ACORN Tour de Farms, starting & ending in Vergennes, VT on Saturday, September 21st.
RAD-Innovations LLC Introduces the RaceRunner Running Frame Designed for Disabled Athletes with Balance and Mobility Issues
Vermont-based Company Will Help to Develop the Sport of RaceRunning in North America
Cornwall, Vermont – August 22, 2019 – RAD-Innovations LLC is pleased to announce the introduction and availability of the RaceRunner running frame. The RaceRunner running frame is designed for use by individuals challenged with balance, range of motion and mobility resulting from cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, stroke, or amputation, for example. Athletes use running frames to compete in the sport of RaceRunning which is an internationally recognized disability sport. While RaceRunning is established in Europe and gaining interest in other parts of the world, its popularity has been slow to grow in North America.
The RaceRunner running frame is made of aluminum and similar to a tricycle without pedals that supports the athlete as they move. Despite significant physical challenges, most athletes can propel themselves on the RaceRunner running frame considerably faster than they can move unassisted. The low center of gravity and frame design offers stability and poise while running or walking. The saddle unit counteracts lateral sway and can also be used as a seat when at rest. The RaceRunner running frame rolls so freely that even someone who is restricted to a wheelchair can propel themselves by their own efforts.