This Man Has Designed Mountain Bikes For Disabled People

Losing full control of your body after a serious accident can be devastating for anyone. However, for outdoor enthusiasts and thrill seekers, it can sometimes feel like the end of the world. Luckily, one man has designed bikes for such people so that no-one has to miss out on their dose of adrenaline.

Down But Not Out

Having suffered a spinal injury after a snowboarding accident, Christian Bagg knows what it’s like to have your life changed by a disability. He came out of the hospital a different man, one who couldn’t just go on any adventure he wanted anymore. However, his injuries didn’t dissuade him from partaking in a life of high-octane activity. It merely spurred him to find a way to still enjoy the outdoors without his disability getting in the way. That’s how he came to create the Bowhead Reach.

Take It Anywhere

This bike is designed with disabled people in mind. It features a main wheel in the back, as well as several heavy-tread tires in the front. It’s also got an incredibly powerful electric motor with plenty of charge. The bike can be used pretty much anywhere, which is exactly what Bagg wanted. He didn’t want people to feel restrained from exploring the world and thrill-seeking just because their bodies wouldn’t allow it anymore.

It’s Changing Loves

These bikes – which come in three separate models – have already changed people’s lives. J.P. Middleton became disabled in 2018 after a skiing accident, and seeing Bagg’s creation apparently gave him “a ray of hope.” As for Janne Kouri, he managed to do a 2,900-mile cross-country road trip on his bike. That was something he probably thought would never be possible after he was paralyzed, but Bagg gave him a second chance at following his dreams.

With demand for these bikes reportedly high, it seems Bagg will be changing many more lives in the years to come.

Beyonce Gives Back: Donating $500,000 to the People in Need

There have been many people affected by the housing crisis nationwide, and Beyonce is stepping up and giving back, once again. She is giving away a total of $500,000 to people who are facing evictions or foreclosures due to the crisis at hand.

Beyonce and the BeyGOOD Impact Fund

Beyonce Starting January 7, 2021, people can start to apply for the $5,000 grants. 100 people will be selected to receive the grants, and they will be sent out in late January. Beyonce has been known for giving back quite often to those in need, and this is only Phase Two of what the BeyGOOD Impact Fund is doing to help those in need and impacted by the existing housing crisis.

Since the housing freeze ended on December 26th, there will be a rise in mortgage foreclosures and even rental evictions, which will impact many families and even result in job loss as well as an economic downturn.

Homeowners and Renters in Danger

According to Census data conducted by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, there are about 9.2 million renters in the U.S. that have lost their income this year due to the circumstances and are behind on rent payments. Once the housing freeze is lifted, many of those renters will have to pay back their entire rent or agree on a payment plan with their landlord. Some of them can also face losing their homes entirely.

Beyonce and the BeyGOOD foundation helping people in need in Texas after Hurricane Harvey.The people who apply for the grants that will be given by Beyonce will have to submit the necessary documentation to the NAACO (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People by the set deadline.

Beyonce and the BeyGOOD Foundation have also helped Black-owned small businesses that were affected in 2020 by the various circumstances by also providing them with $10,000 grants. Bey and the BeyGOOD Foundation have worked with people in need in previous years like helping with the local Texans after Hurricane Harvey hit and displaced numerous people.