The walking bike for an active lifeLEARN MORE FAQ ORDER HERE
We have built the Alinker company while living and working on the Unceded territories of all Indigenous Nations of Turtle Island. First Nations people never ceded or legally signed away their lands to the Crown or to Canada. A traditional territory is the geographic area identified by a First Nation as the land they and/or their ancestors traditionally occupied and used.
This land matters, and the people who tended to the land for centuries matter.
We acknowledge that we live on this Unceded land as uninvited visitors. We honour Indigenous people and their values and this land by using our business as a medium to raise awareness, speak our truths, feel the unbearable injustice that was done, create communities based on deep values of respect and generosity, protect the wisdom of elders, hire Indigenous people, build bridges, promote Indigenous entrepreneurs and their businesses and do our own inner work to understand and acknowledge who we represent, choose who we are beyond what we represent by our looks so we can build bridges toward a world for and by us all, in community for the next 7 generations.
We come through 7 generations and in our lives, live such that the next 7 generations can live healthy and together.
Here is what you can do:
We encourage people who have funds available (many people like to help but do not know where to make their money reach the community now) to order Alinkers online, then indicate in the message the scenarios we offer:
You want the Alinker for yourself - We ship* to you and Alinker allocates the NET revenues to employment and food security projectsORDER NOW
You do not want the Alinker but want to share - ALL your funds go directly to employment and food security initiativesCONTRIBUTE NOW
You want the Alinker for someone else - you tell us who to ship to - we ship* and we allocate our NET revenues to employment and food security projectsPASS IT ON NOW
"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.
"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
We asked our community how the Alinker changed their lives.
Here are there stories.
Diane van Egmond
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:
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)|
"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.
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.
Ready to go? Click Get started now.
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.
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
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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.
The Alinker is a revolutionary mobility aid designed to help people stay active, do what they love, and live life to the fullest.