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.


Visiting our distributor Spinov8 and dealer Bike-On

Spinov8 is our Van Raam distributor, located in Warwick, RI. This company is specialized in distribution of adaptive cycles. Our special needs bicycles are available through our dealers.

Bike-On is our dealer from Warwick, RI. It's is founded by Scott Pellet. Bike-On sells handcycles, wheelchairs, recumbent bicycles and adaptive cycles. All Van Raam bicycles are available at Bike-On and they know a lot about the Van Raam products.

Distributor special needs bicycles

The Van Raam special needs bicycles at our distributor Spinov8.

Dinner with Bike-on

Dinner with employees of Bike-On and Spinov8

Showroom dealer Bike-On

The adaptive bicycles at Bike-On.

Showroom Bike-On

The showroom at Bike-On with Van Raam bicycles.

Presentation by an employee of Harvard University

Anne Lusk, Research Scientist at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, gave a presentation at our dealer Bike-On. This presentation was about how we can integrate bicycling with Senior Living. Harvard University is currently conducting a scientific study into the health benefits of our bicycles. The first insights were already startling. It appears that cycling on our special needs bicycles has a very positive effect on many diseases and disorders. Several institutions were present at this presentation, including Linda Mazie. She is a Vitalize 360 coach at the adult retirement community Fox Hill Village and participating in the research. 

Flyer Harvard University presentation
Flyer of the invitation for the presentation of Anne Lusk

Van Raam special needs bicycles at a retirement home

Following the presentation, Marnix and Martijn 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.

Van Raam special needs bicycles at retirement home
Testride with Van Raam special needs bicycles at Wentworth Senior Living

Video impression of the trip

Martijn and Marnix made a video about their trip to the USA. In this video you can see a photo report about the things they have experienced during their trip.

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