Van Raam adaptive bikes for disabled people in North America

There are more and more Van Raam bikes in North America. These adapted bicycles are shipped to North America a few times a year. In North America we have one distributor and three Van Raam dealers, in Canada there is one Van Raam dealer. Our distributor Spinov8 is responsible for distribution to the dealers. In this article we tell more about the Van Raam bikes in North America.


Van Raam adaptive bikes in North America

Growth of Van Raam bicycles in America

An article from Bicycle Retailer tells about Spinov8 and Van Raam. Spinov8 (based in Warwick, Rhode Island) became Van Raam's distributor in 2016. The Van Raam dealers in North America are All Ability Cycles in Jefferson, Iowa; Bike-On in Warwick; and Lancaster Recumbent in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. In Canada you will find Hamilton Trikes & Recumbents is based in Hamilton, Ontario. Spinov8 learned in recent years how important it is to be mobile as dealers and to showcase the product in a "tow and show" format.

Alison Zack Darrell, Van Raam business development director at Spinov8 told Bicycle Retailer: "So, the mobile sales partner idea was born and became our primary focus just this year, we see an outstanding opportunity for motivated, self-driven, community-minded individuals to build a business with flexibility and low overhead."

 

It's very unique. Once one person, program, organization, community has an adaptive bike, others see it and develop interest.

"We are identifying and recruiting a small network of sales partners in key areas ... where there is a cultural awareness of inclusion, healthy lifestyles and an active elderly population," says Darrell. Spinov8 has found potential Van Raam dealers in Georgia, Florida and Montreal.

Spinov8 tries to spread the Van Raam bikes through America through word-of-mouth. "Word-of-mouth is particularly strong for this product," Darrell said. "It's very unique. Once one person, program, organization, community has an adaptive bike, others see it and develop interest."

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Van Raam fietsen in Amerika
Van Raam fietsen proberen bij Senior Living in Wentworth

Van Raam visits North America

In April 2018, two employees of Van Raam went to the Boston area for a week. Here they visited our USA distributor Spinov8 and our dealer bike-On. They were also guests at Healthcare institutions in Portsmouth and they visited bicycle specialists in Boston, Warwick and Providence.

They also visited Wentworth Senior Living. A senior living community is designed to extend choice, independence and a sense of belonging to seniors. It is a flexible, personal community that adapts to each resident’s lifestyle, preferences and needs. Our dealer Bike-On brought the Van Raam wheelchairbikes VeloPlus and OPair and the side-by-side tandem Fun2Go to Wentworth Senior Living. Our bikes where tested by the caretakers of Wentworth Senior Living.

In 2019 we plan to visit North America again.

Want to know more about this visit? You can read more in the article: 'Van Raam visits the USA'. View the article by clicking on the button below.

Van Raam visits the USA
Container with adaptive bikes to North America

Shipping adaptive bikes to North America

Van Raam has already shipped various containers to America in the last few years. These containers were full of the adaptive bicycles. View the articles below to get an impression of how this went.

>> Special needs bikes Van Raam on their way to America
>> Van Raam special needs bikes to America
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Container with Van Raam bikes to America
>> Container with wheelchair bikes tandems and tricycles to America

Packing special needs bikes Van Raam
Packing of the Van Raam sea container
Packing a sea container with Van Raam special needs bikes
Sea container with special needs bike to america

Bikes for disabled people in North America

Most models of Van Raam bicycles are available in North America. At one of the Van Raam dealers you can find out which bicycles are currently available. The following types of Van Raam bicycles can be found in North America:

Tricycles for children and adults by Van Raam

Tricycles

A tricycle is a good alternative for people who cannot ride on a regular bicycle and look for a proper and safe alternative. A Van Raam tricycle is specially designed for people, who want to have extra support and stability while cycling. At Van Raam we have tricyles for adults and children.

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Wheelchair bikes by Van Raam for wheelchair users

Wheelchair bikes

Van Raam's wheelchair bicycles can be used to transport someone who has a wheelchair by bike as well. Van Raam has two models of the wheelchair bicycles: the VeloPlus wheelchair transport bicycle and the OPair wheelchair bicycle.

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Tandem Van Raam adaptive bikes

Tandems

Van Raam's tandems and three-wheel tandems are used to be able to enjoy cycling together. The low (or lack of) entry and various customisations makes it an easy bike to use with people who are no longer able to ride bikes independently.

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Van Raam double rider cycle Fun2Go and cycle trailer FunTrain

Double rider cycle and double rider cycle trailer

Van Raam's Fun2Go double rider cycle is a special tandem bike with three wheels and you sit next to each other. It is also possible to ride with multiple people thanks to Van Raam's FunTrain double rider cycle trailer.

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Balance by Van Raam with low step through

Low step through bikes

At Van Raam, we offer a bicycle (Balance) as well as a tricycle (Maxi Comfort) with a low entry for safe entry en extra comfort.

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Walking Aid Van Raam for balance and support

Walking aid

The van Raam City walking aid is suitable for people who have trouble walking or prolonged standing. Your body weight is worn by the seat of the City walking support, and thus relieving the leg joints.

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Van Raam mobility scooter bike with three functions

Scooter bike

The Easy Go is a compact electric scooter bike is designed for people with stability problems or variable energy level. It's a mobility scooter and (E-)bike in one.

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Van Raam rickshaw transport bike Chat for transportation

Transport bikes

Our transport bikes are for children or adults who cannot or do not want to take part in traffic on their own or for recreational use. The Chat rickshaw bike is a bike to transport two people.

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User experience tricycle North America Ted Philips

Van Raam bicycle users in North America

Because there are a lot of Van Raam bicycles in and coming to North-America, we get more and more photos and experiences from Van Raam bicycle users.

User experience Easy Rider tricycle – Ted Philips

Through Spinov8 we received this beautiful picture of Ted Philips with his new tricycle Easy Rider. Ted Phillips loves his new Van Raam Easy Rider. Ted's recovering from a stroke, and making marked gains with his therapy on his rides. He towed his trike to Rocky Neck State Park in Connecticut with his Carry-On trailer.

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Double rider cycle Van Raam in North America
Easy Rider tricycle by Van Raam in North America
FunTrain double rider cycle in North America
OPair Wheelchair bike by Van Raam in North America
Van Raam Easy Rider tricycle in North America
Van Raam FunTrain double rider cycle trailer in North America
Van Raam OPair wheelchair bike in North America
VeloPlus wheelchair bike by Van Raam in North America
Van Raam adaptive bikes dealers in North America USA

Our North American dealers

With our dealerlocator you can find our American dealer (and our Canadian dealer).

All Ability Cycles >>
Bike-On >>
Lancaster Recumbent >>
Hamilton Trikes & Recumbents (in Canada) >>

Via this dealer page it is possible to contact a dealer in your area for all your questions or to request a test drive.

Van Raam dealers