Christian Bagg, a young entrepreneur and designer from Norway, has created an adventorous bike for the paralyzed. The bike is designed to make it easier for people who have lost mobility to experience outdoor life again. Christian’s first invention was a prosthetic arm that enables people with disabilities to mix their own drinks without assistance. Now he’s making biking possible for those in wheelchairs!
The bike is called “The Right Bike” and is made from lightweight materials that can be lifted with one arm into the car or onto a plane. It also has a seatbelt to keep riders secure while on long rides and make them feel more comfortable while they’re sitting in traffic. The bikes are currently available to order online through crowdfunding website Kickstarter, with prices starting at $3,000 US Dollars (about $4,600 CAD). With just over three weeks left until Christmas Day, there’s still time to get your loved ones their perfect present!
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.
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.”