UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who came out to support Adaptive Trike Rikert at the launch party! We had a great time showing off the fat tire recumbent trike and talking to everyone about the benefits of adaptive sports.
Help Adaptive Trike Rikert reach its next goal!
The Adaptive Fat Tire Trike and Bike Program at the Rikert Nordic Center in Ripton, Vermont is raising funds to purchase a hand-pedal adaptive trike to expand the program to people with spinal injuries.
We invite you to join us on Thursday, December 13th from 5:30pm on at American Flatbread Middlebury Hearth for the launch of a unique new adaptive cycling program! The Adaptive Trike and Bike Program at the Rikert Nordic Center in Ripton, Vermont is designed to provide people with physical limitations access to the benefits of year-round outdoor exercise.
We hope you’ve been enjoying the summer on your bike or trike! We’re excited to share with you two great events coming up in September in Vermont: the Kelly Brush Ride and the Tour de Farms.
A "delta" trike is a recumbent tricycle with one wheel in the front and two wheels in the back. (A trike with two wheels in the front and one in the back is called a "tadpole" trike.) While tadpole trikes might be more popular at the moment, delta trikes have a lot of great advantages that deserve a closer look!
1. Small Turning Radius
The front wheel on most delta trikes can turn almost 90 degrees, giving the trike a very tight turning circle; the radius is nearly its own length. Generally delta trikes have a smaller turning radius than tadpole trikes, making them more maneuverable in tight spaces. The video below gives you a good look at how little space you need to turn a delta trike:
The 8th Annual Long Trail Century Ride to benefit Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports is on Saturday, June 23, 2018 and RAD-Innovations is excited to be a sponsor of this great event!
We're having a great time helping disabled veterans in Puerto Rico learn about the freedom and mobility provided by adaptive cycling! Check out the photo album below - we'll be updating "from the road" all week!
Adaptive Adventures and the Puerto Rico VA Hospital are hosting an adaptive cycling clinic in San Juan, PR, and RAD-Innovations and HASE Bikes USA are proud to participate!
The Caribbean VA Healthcare Adaptive Cycling Clinic Series, held from April 20-27, will provide cycling instruction and equipment fitting with the goal of providing disabled veterans with the skills to independently engage in community cycling programs and events.
Recumbent? What does that mean?
When you ride a recumbent bike, you’re not sitting on a small saddle seat, hunched over your handlebars. You ride in a semi-reclined position, with your legs in front of you. As a result, your body’s weight is distributed over a wider area. It’s really comfortable and reduces bodily wear-and-tear and fatigue compared to a conventional bicycle.
Trike? Like Tricycle?
Yes! Three wheels on a recumbent cycle means lots of stability and less worry about balance! There’s no need to dismount or place a foot down on the ground when you slow down or stop on a recumbent trike. One of the pleasures of riding a recumbent trike is that you have a comfortable seat to rest, no matter where you go!
The BerkelBike Pro is a unique combination hand and recumbent cycle that offers a variety of benefits to individuals with limited mobility due to spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, paralysis, amputations, MS, and neuromuscular diseases. It was developed in cooperation with physicians, therapists and researchers from rehabilitation centers in the Netherlands, and is used in physiotherapy programs that work to help patients regain strength and motion in impaired legs.
“You can just tell it was designed by people who love bikes.”
- Maria Jeanne Dompierre, EVOlution rider & recumbent bike blogger
The ultimate in recumbent design from Hase Bikes
Hase takes their Kettwiesel recumbent trike to the next level with the EVOlution, providing superior comfort and performance with the ultimate combination of design and componentry.
We love hearing stories from happy customers! We recently heard from Charles and Denise of Granby, Quebec, who love their Hase Bikes Pino.