KASEY AIELLO - Calgary, AB
C6 incomplete quad
41 year old Mom-extraordinaire
After I broke my neck and acquired my c6 spinal cord injury, I believed that mountain biking was something I’d never do again because of my hands because I’m a wonderful quadriplegic.
Fast forward 20 years, lol, and dreams can come true. For the first time ever, I was in nature and not immediately overwhelmed with barriers, the Reach actually presented an incredible amount of opportunities and I found myself saying, “hey, let’s try this and go here, here and here”.
Even though this bike offers capabilities way above my skill level, the throttle and braking are so intuitive and spot on for my quad hands. Let’s be real, I’m not twenty anymore and I’m also a pretty amazing Mom now too.
Hands down the best part about my Reach is I am included in family rides, seeing my six year old ripping makes my heart want to explode. He’s also fairly convinced there isn’t anywhere I can’t go now and that melts me. I am now part of the adventures and we’re making some pretty cool memories out there, the Reach has been an absolute game changer in my life. Whether I’m doing speed loops, hitting sweet jumps or just plain listening to nature’s music and scoping wildflowers, I am beyond grateful. The confidence and freedom I’ve experienced from my Bowhead is something I had only dreamed about, I hope many others can feel the same way because it is seriously out of this world.