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Photoreport construction work Van Raam

On this page you can follow, in a photoreport, the construction work of Van Raam's new building. The building will be approximately 13,500 m2 and is being built at the Hofskamp, a business park in Varsseveld.

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Residential care homes receive a sponsored wheelchair bike

Three residential care homes in Zwolle (in the eastern part of the Netherlands) received a wheelchair bicycle at the end of April 2018. This wheelchair transport bike VeloPlus was sponsored by the municipality of Zwolle, among others. A City Council Member was present at the festive delivery, where the bike was tested by a resident of one of the centers.

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Van Raam visits the USA

In April 2018, Martijn Kruisweg and Marnix Kwant of Van Raam went to the Boston area for a week. Here they visited our USA distributor Spinov8 and our dealer bike-On in Warwick for, among other things, a presentation by an employee of Harvard University. They were also guests at Healthcare institutions in Portsmouth and they visited bicycle specialists in Boston, Warwick and Providence. In this article you can read and see more about their adventure in the USA.

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Side-by-side tandems for healthcare institutions in the Netherlands

Several healthcare institutions in the Netherlands and Belgium have a Fun2Go side-by-side tandem into use since March 2018. Thanks to local campaigns and sponsoring, the financing for these three-wheel tandems has been made possible. Every healthcare institution, including InteraktContour, an institution for people who experience problems because of a brain injury, has its own story. In this article you can read the story of these healthcare institutions.

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Our USA Van Raam dealer Lancaster Recumbent moved

The small family owned business Lancaster Recumbent opened their store in 2014. The store has over 75 different types of recumbent bikes, but they are also experienced and certified in other special needs bicycles. In March 2018 they moved to Marietta. They now have a larger shop, about 10 miles from the previous location.

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New special needs bikes dealer in Scotland

Our bikes are sold through a dealer or local bicycle shop, you cannot buy a bicycle directly from Van Raam. The dealer orders the bike from us and also provides delivery, service and warranty. Van Raam bicycles are produced in the Netherlands, but the bikes are available in almost all of Europe. Recently we have a new dealer in Scotland, Wheels Cycling Center from Callander.

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Impression of the new Van Raam building

At the end of this year (2018) / start of next year (2019) we will move with the entire company to a different location in Varsseveld, the Netherlands. The new building of Van Raam, with a size of approximately 12,500 m2, is designed by ERS Architekten bna from Terborg (the Netherlands) and will be built on a plot of 25,000 m2.

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Specially made Easy Rider Junior tricycle for Tim

As a producer of special needs bicycles, all Van Raam bicycles are produced in our own factory in Varsseveld. One of the advantages of this is that we can adjust the bike completely to the customer's wishes. Every Van Raam bicycle can be equipped with a lot of options to make the bike suitable. If this is not enough, frame adjustments are possible or we make larger adjustments and we tailor the bike completely. For example, we recently made a special Easy Rider Junior tricycle for Tim.

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Book about a bike tour of 1200 kilometers on the Easy Rider tricycle

In 2009, the then 70-year-old Gunda Krauss from Germany cycled on her three-wheeled bicycle Easy Rider from Munich to Rügen. This trip was more than 1200 kilometers and together with her dog Sauser, this trip took 49 days. For several years, Gunda has been working to write a book about this adventurous journey. With the help of crowdfunding, Gunda hopes to raise money so that is possible to release her book in the summer of 2018.

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Combination of 8-speed and disengagement hub Fun2Go

Our side-by-side tandem Fun2Go has several options for the driver and the co-driver concerning the driving mechanism, also known as the gears. The Fun2Go always has 8-speed on the driver's side, on the co-driver’s side there is the possibility of a freewheel hub an 8-speed hub or a disengagement hub. Now Van Raam has combined the two options, the 8-speed hub and the disengagement hub, into one complete and universal option.

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