A girl rides on a small teal Rifton Adaptive Tricycle.

Adaptive Tricycle

Exercise with all the fun of riding

Completely Re-imagined.

At Rifton we believe everyone deserves the chance to ride. Biking is more than just recreational; it’s therapeutic. We know the health benefits that come with cycling, especially for children with disabilities – improved leg strength, posture, balance and range of motion. We’ve also seen how it helps their socialization, their engagement with friends and family. Adaptive tricycles help non-ambulatory people experience the joy and freedom of independent movement.

Download the Adaptive Tricycle brochure.

A girl riding on a Rifton Adaptive Tricycle with the help of her mother smiles.

In the forty years that we’ve been making adaptive tricycles, we’ve sought continually to make our designs more accessible and functional. The new Rifton Adaptive Tricycle brings our experience and your input together with cutting-edge materials and technology to create the ultimate ride. It is sleek, rugged, adaptable and a whole lot of fun.

Thankfully, even insurers and other funding sources are beginning to recognize that for a person with disabilities, a trike is far more than merely recreational; an adaptive tricycle is often medically necessary for someone who cannot walk independently or who sits for long hours in a wheelchair.

The Benefits

Therapeutic benefits of biking:

  • Lower extremity strengthening
  • Reciprocal leg motion patterning
  • Balancing skills
  • Using visual spatial perception for steering
  • Social interaction with peers and neighbors


Riding a bike is part of childhood, and this bike for children with special needs aims to provide that exhilarating experience to every child. We’ve thought through all the features – from the supportive backrest to the low transfer step – that will make this tricycle as accommodating as possible. Use the slides below to learn more about Adaptive Tricycles.

  • 1 Seat adjustability
  • 2 Carbon fiber drive belt
  • 3 Variable resistance & parking brake
  • 4 Easy access
  • 5 Backrest angle
  • 6 Adjustable pedals
  • 7 Puncture proof wheels
  • 8 Rear basket
  • 9 Easy Transport
  • 10 Colors
The Rifton Adaptive Tricycle in teal 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10


Use the slides below to learn more about the components of the Adaptive Tricycle.

Rifton Adaptive Tricycle 2 choices of handlebars
large trunk support
Trunk support
large backrest pad
Backrest pad
Rifton Adaptive Tricycle seat choices
Rifton Adaptive Tricycle two choices of headrest
large laterals
X315 Rifton Adaptive Tricycle push handle with rear handbrake
Push handle
X364 Rifton Adaptive Tricycle rear steer with rear handbrake
Rear steer
X318 Rifton Adaptive Tricycle pair of large hand anchors
Hand anchors
front handbrake
Front handbrake
X319 Rifton Adaptive Tricycle front guide bar
Front guide bar
large abductor
rifton tricycle large adductor
Abductor with adduction straps
X374 Rifton Adaptive Tricycle large pelvic harness
New! Pelvic harness
pedal raise kit
Pedal raise kit
stationary stand
Stationary stand
Mounting bar
Mounting bar (for device holder)
front basket
Front basket
X367 Rifton Adaptive Tricycle large outdoor cover
Outdoor cover

Sizes & Dimensions

Use this dimensions chart to help you make the right choice for your client.

Important: User’s weight must not exceed the maximum working load. Adaptive Tricycles are not intended for clients with strong reflexes or poorly developed trunk balance and poor head control.

Key user dimensions (inches)


sizing image

The client’s extended leg should reach comfortably from seat to pedal when both feet and torso are strapped into place.

A small blue Rifton Tricycle X320 Small Adaptive Tricycle
Inside leg length :

12 – 22

A teal medium Rifton Tricycle X330 Medium Adaptive Tricycle
Inside leg length :

19 – 28

A large red Rifton Tricycle X340 Large Adaptive Tricycle
Inside leg length :

25 – 38

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