The Alinker participates in the #stophateforprofit movement
The Alinker Academy
ONLINE CLASSES AND COMMUNITY TO KEEP MOVING TOGETHER
In partnership with Liquid Gym Canada
The Radical Generosity Collective Campaign is LIVE!
This campaign is the ONE to support ALL, sponsored by radically generous companies and other people who want our world to be an accessible one and use their money as nutrients to grow an equal access community.Support a Campaign Now
Marla Glen (The Glen) has a new album, UNEXPECTED, and it is stunning! Marla Glen has given us special permission to use the song Steppin' UP from this new album for the XS, the XtraSmall Alinker for smaller adults and taller kids.
How It Works
The Alinker is for people who identify with being an active person (who they are), but happen to have an illness or condition that impacts their mobility (what they have). It is for people who want to maintain an active life and support their wellness practices.
From intense engagement with our customers, we know that the Alinker is used by people with Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cerebral Palsy, Spinal Cord Injuries, Muscular Dystrophy (including CMT), Arthritis, (Pre)-Diabetes, Neuropathy, as well as people going through stroke recovery, or post-surgery rehabilitation, amputees and so on.Learn More
Other than the physical state, having a mindset dedicated to health and wellness has proven to be a crucial factor for successfully using the Alinker. Based on our experience, we can generally say that you need to be at least able to do the following:
- Have some command over your legs.
- Be able to lift one leg while standing on the other.
- Be aware and cognizant of your surroundings.
- Know your limitations in order not to overdo it or be unsafe.
Be prepared to spend some time to get used to the new way of moving, it addresses muscle groups you might not have used for a while, and building your condition is to be done gradually. Showing commitment to maintaining healthy practice and knowing that it will be worth the effort - this is what investing in your wellness can look like.Learn More
Wheelchairs are awesome for people who need them!
But, did you know that half of the people using a wheelchair can still use their legs?
There was nothing designed for them to use their legs actively and be at eye level, so the Alinker could be a great addition!
Many people who break their back / neck, or get diagnosed with MS, etc, hear from their doctors that they should get used to the idea of using a wheelchair, that they will not walk again. But walking you do also with your brain! We are discovering that the Alinker activates the brain circuitry and with practice, more is possible.
Our urban landscapes are changing and the Alinker is an excellent ‘last-mile’ vehicle, making an inner-city a more inclusive environment, where people with a variety of abilities are using the same vehicle.Learn More
When measuring your inseam, measure lightly.
When the measurement is on the cusp, choose the smaller size.
If you're still unsure, contact us before deciding on size!
|Small||27-31.5 inches (68-80 cm)|
|Medium||31.5-35 inches (80-89 cm)|
|Large||35-39 inches (89-99 cm)|
"It's not a medical device; it's a lifestyle tool designed to enable users to lead active and socially engaged lives--at eye level."
"I think movement actually is the best medicine. It’s like that saying: If you don’t use it, you lose it”
"The Coolest Trike Ever Designed Makes Mobility More Social, Too"
"The walking bike called the Alinker is changing lives for who wants to stay active, regardless of mobility challenges"
"You're perceived completely differently. You're standing up. You're at eye level"
"What a cool way to get around if you have trouble walking or cycling."
There is no reason not to plant trees. So far the Alinker has planted 17,409 trees.
We can grow the Alinker forest together, add your trees to the forest here.
Selma Blair says…
"Alinker is a game changer. Able to keep up with my son on a walk while activating my brain without overstressing my body. Thank you for this invaluable invention."Find Out More
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Real Stories From Real People
We asked our community how the Alinker changed their lives.
Here are there stories.
"I will be looking out for fairs, markets and outdoor events."
"It really is wonderful."
"I love the Alinker because it really gives me independence."
Diane van Egmond
"I am not my disability."
"The Alinker's design allows me to move around with ease and comfort."
"Now I am out and about."
The Real Cost of Lost Mobility
"You lose your independence, you might gain weight, all of which comes at a cost..."
We understand that many people who could use the Alinker have lost income and gained medical expenses, our current reactive sickcare system drives people into poverty, we get that. And... the Alinker is a high quality custom designed bike, hand assembled with nearly all custom-made parts, and that has a price. The Alinker is not a medical device and health insurances typically do not cover things that support wellness, so in order to help bridge the gap, we offer special ways to make the Alinker more accessible. We know building a new system takes time, but we continue to develop ways to make the Alinker accessible for everybody regardless of income. It requires a paradigm shift, to build a healthcare system that actually supports wellness.
We are currently not accepting new applications to crowdfund on the Alinker website. We have a large waitlist and would like to accommodate those who are waiting before accepting new campaigners. If you need further assistance or would like more information on crowdfunding on your own, please email email@example.com.
With this signup process you can register to crowdfund the purchase of an Alinker Walking Bike for yourself or someone close to you. With crowdfunding, your family, friends, neighbors, coworkers and others in your social network communities can contribute to help you fund your purchase.
The process is very simple. We'll ask you for a few details about yourself and, if you are buying it for someone else, about your friend.
We'll then take you through a few quick steps to personalize the crowdfunding campaign with your own story about how the Alinker will help you or your friend regain mobility, increase social inclusion and improve your emotional well-being.
Once you've got your campaign ready to go, you'll simply submit it to us for a quick once-over to make sure everything is in order and then your campaign will be added to the waiting list. It may take time till yours launches due to high volume requests. Once it is launched, we'll coach you through how to share the campaign on social media and by email to reach the people who can make a contribution and help fund your purchase.
We'll manage the money for you. Unless you reach your goal, none of your friends will incur any costs. If you hit your campaign goal, we'll charge their credit cards to collect payment. Then, we'll contact you to arrange shipping details. Shipping times will vary depending on the availability of our stock.
At every point along the way, we're here to answer your questions and help you make your campaign a success.
We are excited to announce some changes to the Rent-to-Own Program, in order to make it easier for you to own an Alinker.
How it works. You start with renting the Alinker for minimum 4 months, for a total of $1,000. After receiving the signed rental agreement and the down payment, we ship you an Alinker typically between 2-6 weeks.
For the remaining payment of $1,630 (this reflects the increase in price for an Alinker), you provide us with a credit card authorization. Don't worry - this is just a hold. You won't be charged for it at this time - your actual down payment is $1,000, not including shipping.
After 4 months, you decide whether you want to own the Alinker or return it. Should you decide to return the Alinker, please do so in the original packaging and pay for the shipping back to us. Once we receive the Alinker, we release the credit card authorization according to the terms of the rental agreement. When you decide to keep it after the 4 months, you have the option to pay the balance over 8 months.
If you want to own your Alinker within a year, you pay the balance of $1,630 in just 8 payments of $203.75 per month.
Please note that our regular Refund Policy does NOT apply to the Rent-to-Own Program.
Alinker Rent-to-Own: owning your Alinker without paying one dollar more than when you buy it at once.
Awesome! How do I get started?
2) Make the down payment of $1,000 by placing your order here.
Reasons to Buy the Alinker
Since the Alinker, my quality of life has shifted - now I never really think about my diagnosis.
"As a social person, being constraint in my ability to go out, be in one place, not moving, not being out there having fun… it was challenging. With the Alinker, my life has become more busy - I want to keep doing more. The Alinker makes me want to get out there - it gives me the security and confidence to be able to go out into the world by myself."
Anna O, active Alinker userLearn More
I feel secure when riding the Alinker.
"Being physically restraint created for me mental issues, often just anthill size, but if you have them in front of you everyday, it grows all by itself. Before the Alinker, I was in a grey time… I had pretty much given up on moving like a normal human being again. Now, I can go for a walk, go out with the dog again, get out in the neighbourhood - some people I hadn’t seen in 3 years.
The Alinker has made that possible."
Chris K, active Alinker userLearn More
Since I’ve had the Alinker, my autonomous world is bigger.
"I know that I can do more things on my own, then I feel I have more agency over myself. I can be independent moving around spaces like leaving my house, airports, train stations, even museums… I am not relying on someone else to move me around anymore. But now that I have the Alinker, I can walk, talk, and laugh at the same time. I feel safe, I feel better about myself, and I feel more confident."
Elki S, active Alinker userLearn More
The Alinker on TED – innovation for inclusion
Barbara Alink shares her insights into how we can promote inclusion and create a safer community through purposeful design.
A 1000-km Cross-Ontario Journey to Remember for Alzheimer’s
Celebrated Canadian humanitarian, lung cancer survivor and Memory Makers for Alzheimer's champion Chad Cieslik, aged 68, Alinkered an epic 1000 kms across Ontario this month to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's research.
Why choose the Alinker?
The Alinker is a revolutionary mobility aid designed to help people stay active, do what they love, and live life to the fullest.