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Alinker

How a 3-wheeled walking bike started a literal movement. Shop Alinker Now.

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A lot of things can be a vehicle for social change—Avant-garde art, re-imagined education, pro-athlete role models. But the Alinker walking bike is literally a vehicle for social change, shifting not just how disabled people move and view themselves, but challenging how others perceive them.

Most mobility aids try their hardest to blend in, but this bright yellow three-wheeler is no shrinking wallflower. The Alinker gets noticed, photographed, filmed and often taken for a test spin by anyone who gets the chance. It shines a spotlight on users, making them feel like the cool kid on the block.

"I didn't design the Alinker for a body with a problem, I designed it for how we want to live."

Alink, Founder & Inventor of Alinker (Shop Now)

The pedal-free Alinker was engineered by Barbara “BE” Alink, a Toronto-based Dutch designer, architect, inventor, humanitarian and woodworker, known for her ability to think outside the box (see: signature round/square eyeglasses). She got the idea for the Alinker bike when her 83-year-old mom passed some elderly people with walkers and scooters and remarked, “Over my dead body would I use one of those.”

That attitude inspired the inventor to build more than a vehicle to help people move. She needed to build a movement.

A crowdfunding campaign made her dream a reality, and now people who might’ve risked falls rather than use a walking aid in public are riding loud and proud, getting healthy and even daring to have fun.

GET MOVING
“We need to move our muscles to stay healthy,” says Alink. “And if people are willing to do the work on the Alinker, they’ll have more stamina and better cardio.”

About 50 percent of Alinker users have multiple sclerosis. Hollywood actor Selma Blair has increased awareness about living with MS, most notably with her glamorous star turn on the 2019 Red Carpet with her cane. She is a big advocate for the Alinker, riding in videos and helping Alink with crowdfunding campaigns.

COMMUNITY CURES
"I designed Alinker for how we want to live," says Alink. "And that means being active and engaged with a support community."

Motivational fitness communities like Peloton or SoulCycle are legendary, and Alinker also builds a community, both virtually and in the field. Alinker’s nearly 18,000 Instagram followers might pale in comparison to Peloton’s 1.3 million, but they are no less dedicated. @the_alinker_world started IG Live classes where Alinker users can virtually meet, do yoga, dance and exercise while on their bikes. In Real Life (IRL), they meet up to ride and even race together.

Americans spent $345.7 billion on prescription drugs in 2019, and Alink wants people to live healthier lives. As part of her wellness mission, she recently created the Alinker Family Farm in Kentucky where Alinker-using employees help grow healthy food. Buy an Alinker here.

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