Christian Bagg designed an adventurous bike for the paralyzed


Life is not a smooth journey. It’s a mix of ups and downs. Ups should encourage you to take a step further, but downs should not push you into the darkness of despair.

Christian Bagg with his bike invention for paralyzed folks
Christian Bagg, a semi-professional Canadian biker, had an accident during snowboarding. This accident resulted in a spinal injury and paralyzed him for the rest of his life.
Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you did not do than by the ones you did do. So, throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

The accident was a great shock for Bagg and his family. But he didn’t give in to despair. He realized that everything is for some purpose, and it’s the nature call to him to do something that could be a source of hope and joy for the paralyzed individuals. 

“I just wanted to go outside with my friends and not have them worry or wait for me,” Bagg said. “I just wanted to have fun with them; I just wanted to blend [in].”

Bagg started the journey by building multifunctional wheelchairs and bikes. Then, he took a step further and designed an all-terrain recumbent bike. The invention gave the people a chance to do what they had not imagined with their immobility. 

This project was highly successful. Within a few months, the bike garnered great popularity not only in Canada but in other countries as well. As Bagg said, “We’ve sent bikes to Jerusalem, New Zealand, South Africa, the U.K, and the U.S.”

The bike for the paralyzed has a good range of functions. It comes in three models. , and consists of a robust electric motor, the main wheel, and massive -tread tires.  

Bagg’s story is an inspiration for everyone. After that great tragedy, he could have given up on his dreams and everything. But, he didn’t. He did not let his weakness mask his abilities, and it’s because of him that many people are living their dreams

Now, J.P. Middleton, a victim of spinal injury and a father of two, also rides Bagg’s bike and is very happy. He said, 

“It’s become an extension of my body. I take [it] everywhere with me—camping… I take it in the backcountry. I hooked up the trailer and [used it] to drop my son off at his first day of school.”