The Alinker is a non-motorized walking-bike without pedals. The Alinker is for everyone who wants to maintain an active life regardless of their movement abilities/disabilities. It is designed to be so cool that it overcomes the uneasiness towards disabilities that is felt by mainstream society. When you are using the Alinker you are the person with that cool bike rather than someone who is overlooked or ignored. The Alinker is challenging assumptions about people with disabilities and is striving to build a more inclusive community.
What is the Alinker?
The Alinker is a three-wheeled walking bike designed to help people stay active and live life to the fullest. Whether users experience chronic aches and pains, aging, or are recovering from an injury, they can all still be active! The Alinker is a socially inclusive solution for those who want to participate in physical activity. It’s a new way to move, a different state of mind, a cool status.
On the Alinker:
- users sit upright at eye level with standing companions
- weight is supported by the seat with no stress on the lower body
- handle bars provide additional support
- feet remain on the ground keeping users stable and safe
Apply for an Alinker
Applicants are encouraged to visit the Alinker website for more information to determine whether the Alinker is appropriate for their use.
The number of Alinker walking bikes available is limited. All applications will be vetted to ensure that the Alinker is a suitable option for the applicant and that it will be used for the purpose intended.
Please be aware that in order to operate the bike safely, the user must have some command over their legs. As outlined by the creators, riders must:
- be able to life one leg while standing on the other
- be aware and cognizant of their surroundings
- know their limitations in order not to overdo it or be unsafe
- weigh 265 pounds or less
To apply, please download and complete the Alinker Application & Contract below and send to:
Coordinator, Rehabilitation to Community and Outreach
Phone (416) 699-7167 x223
Fax (416) 367-0028
BUS: We have a bus stop right outside! Take the 12A from Victoria Park Station.
FREE parking onsite.