CYCLING WITH YOUR OWN MUSCLES, DESPITE A CONDITION

Why choose a BerkelBike over standard handbikes?

You can cycle with the strength of your body, using arms and legs

You can cycle with the strength of your body, using arms and legs

The BerkelBike can be powered by either arms or legs and even both at the same time. Even if you are paralyzed.

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Electrical stimulation allows paralysed legs to actively cycle

Electrical stimulation allows paralysed legs to actively cycle

BerkelBike makes it possible for impaired individuals to ride a bicycle again using power from their own muscles.

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Maintain your body health and overcome physical restrictions

Maintain your body health and overcome physical restrictions

The BerkelBike can train muscles again and can help to keep the riders fit through cycling.

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Johnny Beer Timms – SCI – Tetraplegia (C4 / C5)

” In 2011, I had a trampoline accident after a failed backward somersault. The result was a complete transverse lesion, so I could no longer move my arms and legs. After leaving the hospital, I can now move parts of my arms a little more. My hands do not work properly anymore and this causes me many problems.

My interest in working muscles using led me to the BerkelBike. This amazing bike allows me to cycle again, using the muscles in my arms and legs. The electrical stimulation allows my paralysed muscles to move and helps keep me fit and healthy. I have even built new muscle tissue! Personally, I believe that staying fit is extremely important for patients with tetraplegia.”

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Lisa Green – Multiple Scleroses

Lisa Green had been a fanatic athlete for years, until she was diagnosed with MS in 1998. Training and finally even walking became very difficult for her.

“Obviously I was overjoyed when I could move again, especially because I knew it was my own body was causing the movement! Of course, my legs become tired after a few miles, but then my arms can take over. I can now cycle more than 20 miles, through Colorado’s beautiful autumn landscape. Before, I had never “walked” my dog. Now I can cycle alongside, which I enjoy every second to say the least! I still enjoy cycling every day with the BerkelBike, I love it.”

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OF COURSE, OUR PRODUCTS CAN ALSO BE USED FOR OTHER PHYSICAL CONDITIONS.
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Rik Berkelmans – CEO and inventor of the BerkelBike

Rik is the inventor of the BerkelBike. He studied Exercise Physiology at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Chemistry (toxicology) at Radboud University Nijmegen. After graduating, he worked for the University of Nijmegen at a natural science laboratory. Privately, he looked for ways to keep people with transverse lesions fit and healthy.

“Ensuring that disabled people in a wheelchair can stay healthy and fit is BerkelBike’s mission. Our bicycles can provide a solution. It is possible to cycle by activating and stimulating the body’s own muscles. Thus, it is possible to build better health.”

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