How do you get on a tricycle easy?

Learn how you can easily get on a tricycle in order to ride a bike. You can watch our video and the accompanying instruction text. You can also learn more about Van Raam bicycles and see people's experiences with adult tricycles. 


Video: Get on a tricycle easily

Getting on a tricycle easily

See below how to easily get on a tricycle with a seat and how to easily get on a traditional tricycle.

How to easily get on a tricycle Van Raam

An easy way to sit down on a tricycle with a seat

The easiest way to take a seat on a tricycle with a seat, such as an Easy Rider, Easy Sport or Easy Go, is to first sit on the seat of the bicycle. When you are seated you can lift your leg over the frame, shown in the video with your right leg, and place it on the pedals. Then put your other foot on the pedals as well. Now you are sitting on the bike and can start cycling.

Easily stepping on a traditional tricycle Van Raam

Easily stepping on a traditional tricycle

In order to easily get on a traditional tricycle like the Maxi, you first step over the frame with one leg. Then place the foot that you did not use to step over the frame on the pedals. You can then lean on the pedals to sit on the saddle. Now you are sitting on the bicycle and can start cycling.

Easily stepping onto a tricycle with a low step through

Getting on a tricycle with a low step through easier

The procedure begins similar to the traditional tricycle. To easily get onto a low step through tricycle such as the Maxi Comfort, first step over the frame with one leg. Now you can pull the bike under you or sit directly on the saddle. This is due to the unique frame of the Maxi Comfort, where you can always put both feet on the ground.   

See all Van Raam tricycles

Many people who can no longer ride a normal two-wheeled bicycle are looking for a good and safe alternative. The first thought is a traditional tricycle for adults.

 Van Raam has several types of tricycles:

  • Comfortable tricycles with a seat instead of a saddle.

  • Tricycles with a saddle 

  • Tricycles with a low step through

How do I easily get onto a tricycle with a seat

Tricycle with a seat

For people who want to cycle comfortably and stable, a tricycle with a large seat and a forward pedalling motion is an option. The special seat supports the back, causing less strain on the neck, shoulders and wrists. The Easy Rider, Easy Sport and Easy Go bikes shown in the video fall under this type of bike.

How to easily get on a tricycle with a saddle

Tricycles with a saddle

Traditional tricycles, like the Maxi, usually have two tyres on the back and one wheel on the front, (although we also offer tricycles with two tyres on the front and one wheel on the back) both of which have the saddle sitting above the bottom bracket. You pedal almost straight down and sit relatively high on the bike.
 

How do I easily get onto a tricycle with a low step through

Tricycle with a low step through

The Maxi Comfort is a variant of the traditional tricycle. It has a deep and spacious entrance. You do not sit directly above the bottom bracket, but slightly behind it. Your seating position is therefore slightly lower and you can always reach the ground with both legs and still perform the optimal knee movement. This seating position puts less strain on joints.

Riding a tricycle for adults

Riding a tricycle for adults

If you are used to riding a two-wheeler, you should expect a tricycle to ride very differently. If you want to try out a bike or if you have already bought a tricycle, we have put together some advice for you in our article Riding a tricycle for adults.    

Experiences with a tricycle for adults

In the customer experiences below you can read more about using a Van Raam tricycle.

Easy Rider tricycle

"February 2014 changed my life forever. A bacterial infection caused sepsis, requiring both my lower legs and hands to be amputated."

Suze Korver - Rhenen

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All Easy Rider tricycle experiences

Maxi tricycle

"Theo likes to go out with his Maxi tricycle and with his girlfriend, who also has a Maxi. They regularly make cycling trips and even go on cycling holidays together."

Theo Wittebol - Hoorn

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All Maxi tricycle experiences

Easy Sport recumbent trike

"I had a cerebral hemorrhage 6 years ago, which caused me to deal with balance issues. I recently purchased the Easy Sport recumbent trike for adults which I try to ride every day."

Gre from Den Helder - Den Helder

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All Easy Sport recumbent trike experiences

Test ride on a Van Raam tricycle

Test ride on a Van Raam tricycle

In our showroom in Varsseveld you can try out one of our tricycles for yourself. A technical advisor will help you choose the tricycle that suits you best. On our test track it is possible to do test rides on different surfaces and practice real traffic situations. Afterwards, you will receive a quotation that you can take to a Van Raam dealer without obligation to order your tricycle in this way.

Do you have questions?

Do you still have questions or would you like more information about tricycles or how to easily get on a Van Raam tricycle? We will be happy to help you and answer your questions and give you more information about tricycles.