BerkelBike, a hybrid between a recumbent tricycle and handcycle!


The BerkelBike is a tricycle with the propulsion coming from both arm and leg power. The arm part operates in drive as well as in steering exactly the same as a handcycle. By handbiking with your arms, your legs automatically make the same movement as on a bicycle. Every effort you can add with your legs is favorable. In this way you train your legs and maximise your health. Due to our innovative devices your feet do not slip off the pedals.


Your posture is more upright and higher than the average recumbent. One of the models you can connect to your own wheelchair, just like an attachable handcycle. (This model is not available in the USA).



Ask for the DVD or watch the video.

Driewieler handbike (vastframe) fietsen met armen en benen!




For people with a spinal cord injury, the stimulation of crippled muscles provided by the BerkelBike can restore some use- even after 30 years of paralysis! Read more about this by "FES". *


Or just look at one of the videos. Then you will understand why so many people are enthusiastic about the BerkelBike and why so many prizes have been won. The best thing is to try out the BerkelBike yourself. This way you will see that we have combined the best things of the handcycle, recumbent bike and tricycle and added some more.


As you can see in the userlist the BerkelBike not only gives people with, for example, paraplegia new opportunities to restore lost function. The BerkelBike can also improve general health.



Multiple Sclerosis Spinal Cord Injury
Polio Stroke
Spina Bifida Cerebral Palsy
Congenital Disorder Amputation

Free test ride

The BerkelBike can be tested in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and even in Sydney, Australia! To apply for a test ride, you can fill out this form.


Exercise and Spinal Cord Injury

Exercise has great health benefit and can improve overall quality of life. Watch the film of the Spinal Cord Injury Network, Australia at the right side.




* In the US only the BerkelBike Pro without FES is available. 

BerkelBike US Patent 7,293,623




Facebook Posts

Dutch Actress and Caberret Funda Müjde had a car accident back in 2004. Ever since she has had an incomplete spinal cord injury. She tells her story on the television, has a great following on social media and came in contact with BerkelBike in 2013. Her initial responce was: I was about to cry from happiness, for the first time I felt like my body was made whole again.

Inspired by the BerkelBike and her past, she decided to take on a huge journey. As a child she immigrated from Turkey to Amsterdam. Her parents drove 4000 kilometers in hope to find a better life. That is now 50 years ago, and to honor that she is going to cycle all the way back to turkey, with the BerkelBike. We are amazingly proud of her for taking on the challenge.

Next week we will give you a summary of her 3 month trip from Amsterdam to Istanbull.
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6 days ago

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John from the United States had his first biking event with the BerkelBike. After riding 6,5 kilometer (4 miles) without any help, this was his first reaction: "I have not been able to go this distance on my own in 20 years."

We are very proud of John and hope he will continue to exercise and achieve even greater results!
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2 weeks ago

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Beware handbikes, we are comming for you! A new study confirms the effectiveness of hybrid cycling versus handcycling.

Read more in an official document of the Research Institute Amsterdam here:
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3 weeks ago

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Bike MS: Deception Pass Classic 2014 on 6-7 September!

Last call!

Interested participants can still register at the event on Friday, 4:00-8:00 p.m. and Saturday, 6:00-8:30 a.m. All registrations at the event require a payment of $325. This includes the $250 minimum pledge and the $75 registration fee.

For more information please visit:
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1 month ago

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Roy, a 16-year-old boy from America has his first ride on a BerkelBike! He got shot about three years ago and is now completely paralyzed from the chest down.
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11 months ago

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