"Well, now that Budgie (that's his name) and I have had a few weeks to get to know each other and we're totally in love! I need to tell you about my experience with John and Annalisa. This couldn't have gone any better. They were then (and still are) through every step of the way. John went over everything, answered all my questions, sent me pictures of Budgies progress and then of the day he was put in a box! Updates all along! They both spent a great deal of time getting me fitted in, bless their hearts for dealing with me! I am so pleased with how everything went. A very positive experience. Can't wait to come back for that trail bike!! Thanks again for being so wonderful!"
"I purchased a hand cycle from John. He kept me informed from start to finish. Let me know where my product was each day, when I would receive it, and help me troubleshoot the set up process. Exceptional service!
"Been meaning to write this for awhile now. I’ve had the opportunity to purchase 2 different Stricker Handcycles from John & Annalisa. With the purchase of my first bike, which a friend ended up buying from me, the experience was perfect. Being from Canada, this was a major purchase for apiece of equipment I had only seen videos of and read about. John was detailed and answered the many questions I had. When the bike arrived he was there over email and phone to take me through the setup and provide tips about attaching/detaching, and riding. An awesome experience. With the purchase of my second bike R in P we’re just as thorough. Through no fault of R in P i has some Canadian shipping issues with the shipping company. This is where a company can truly shine, and shine John and Annalisa did. They helped me work through sorting out the shipping issue. Once the shipping issue was taken care of John was there again to go through and setup and equipment questions I had, including supporting me when I broke a part. He immediately knew what I needed and had the piece shipped out. R in P “stand” behind their products and are always there to help. They know and use the products they sell. They go above and beyond customer service. I will not hesitate to order from John and Annalisa for my future equipment needs. I highly recommend Rolling in Paradise."
"John and Annalise are the perfect team to handle the cycling needs of us quads (and disabled folks generally)!! Very attentive from the beginning, weekly updates on the build, the cycle was ready when promised, and the final product is awesome!!! John is knowledgeable about hand cycles and wheelchair motor technology and he is personally knowledgeable about the needs of spinal cord injured folks! Annalise road with me to try it out and get dialed in. John and Annalise also happen to be super nice people."
"I’ve been injured almost 30 years. As a c5/6 quad hand-cycling was something I had written off. When I saw the stricker hand cycle attachment I was like I need that. John is exceptional at what he does. When I took my first ride I felt like a kid riding my bike. The motor assist definitely helps and you still get a great workout. John answers all my questions and is still answering questions if I need something. Next step getting a house by the beach so I can get a freedom trax."
"This is the first time Trey and I have been able to take a stroll on the beach together since his injury thanks to and we couldn’t be more thrilled to be back to one of our favorite activities."
"Wow! Rolling in Paradise is just phenomenal at what they do! John was incredibly helpful in setting me up with some sweet equipment. He was so fast to respond and would check in time to time to see how my equipment was working for me! Any question I had he got back to me with great advice. You can really tell that they are very passionate in what they do and they genuinely care about each customer. Look no further if you're in need of help! It was an absolute pleasure working with them and they made the whole process super enjoyable! Thanks a ton for all that you've done John and Annalisa!!!"
"John and Annalisa are an amazing couple and so easy to work with. They go out of their way to accommodate you as their client and are very up front on the products that they deal with. They seem to go over and above to make things happen for their clients and keep you informed through the whole processes of your purchase. They even contact you after you have received your equipment to make sure you are happy, enjoying it and just to make sure there are not any more questions they can answer, just all-around great customer service. So, I had been looking at the freedom trax for over a year and then I found out it was one of the products that they offer through their company Rolling in Paradise which was located near me. After I contacted them inquiring about the Trax system, they were gracious in offering me a chance to see it work in real time. We immediately started the process of ordering it after I arrived home. It is a wonderful addition to my independence; I live on a lake with a white sandy beach so not only does it allow me to get around the rough terrain of our property that I can no longer navigate with my manual chair, but it allows me to ride the beach area. The first weekend I had it we took a trip to the east coast, and it was the first time in a long time I was able to take a stroll down the beach with my husband, sand was very thick, but I was able to roll right through it. The second weekend, I spent the weekend hoeing my beach for weeds and raking, it was a wonderful feeling to be out there doing something productive. Do not get me wrong there is a learning curve regarding the trax as far as balance and various aspects but the one thing I have learned in the 42 years of being a paraplegic all equipment has a learning curve, even the simplest of equipment. But I am looking forward to enjoying my home so much more with the use of this system. Also, would like to give a thanks to the Livingston family for thinking of and patenting this device and Tour engineering for making the product. They also went above and beyond to make sure I was happy with my new Trax."
“I hate seeing this beautiful new bike inside too, but with a few inches of snow it’s a good time to make adjustments and clean it up! I have to thank John Squires Annalisa Squires and Rolling In Paradise for taking care of me and my order, as well as Kelly Brush Foundation again. Everything went wonderfully. When John and I first spoke, I had a lot of questions being a “rookie”. He was patient, knew most things and took time to figure out the questions he didn’t know. I mentioned my budget was tight, and he even had some cost saving ideas…even though I went over budget , but I consider it an investment in myself! I had also read tons of handcycling posts and got great advice from people like Joe as well. I was successful in sales for over a decade and saw posts from John and Annalisa, showing off some different equipment and I respected seeing them put in the work. I figured I would be lucky to get this bike by summer since it’s the 20’s and fast food isn’t even fast anymore. I didn’t believe John when he gave an estimated ship date, but he mentioned this model has been coming within about 2 weeks of that and he would give me updates. I said, send me an email once a month or so and I’m happy. He was much more involved than that, I knew when it was painted, parts we were waiting on, etc. The great thing is when I got those emails, it always seemed to be on a day when I was lacking motivation and that was the bump I needed for the day. John was right, it came when he said. There was one issue, the chain ring was a 36T instead of the 44T I felt would be a better fit for me. No worries, I emailed John and he handled it exactly how I would have in sales/or would expect it to be handled. The 44T arrived shortly after. This is even better, now I’m getting to try the 36 before I throw the 44 on. John, knowing my lack of knowledge, even mentioned if I have any problems to take it to my bike shop and he would reimburse me for any costs. This works perfect for me, Ive never even changed a chainring but want to start wrenching on this bike more, it can’t be that hard. During this, I even needed a part for my busted XLT and had a hard time ordering one…figured I’d ask John if he could order one, and that part came in a couple days. From beginning to end your service was great and I appreciate it. I’ll get some action shots when it warms! It’s going to be a slow start but strong finish by the end of summer ”
“The Freedom Trax was a total beast on the beach today!!
"I recently got a Stricker hybrid clip-on handcycle. It’s fantastic! Nothing has to stay on your everyday wheelchair, and the power boost helps up the hills. Today Ross and I crushed a 35 mile ride in Montana (the first half with a strong head wind). I’ve realized over the years that I’m a pleasure rider, and don’t need a 7’ racing handcycle to go out for fun rides. This is way easier to transport, and no transfer needed. Strava tells me that this is the longest ride I’ve recorded, so I guess the fun bike is still great for logging miles."
“I was living and working out of an RV for a couple of years and first contacted John about an attachable handcycle because I needed something with a small footprint. John worked with me on purchasing my first Stricker Lipo Smart Para in 2019 and it was exactly what I needed. After logging over 5000 miles on my original purchase, John was the first person I contacted when looking to update with a new Stricker Lipo Smart Para in 2020. He also worked with me on pairing the new Stricker with a Colours full suspension wheelchair. I used the full suspension wheelchair and Stricker almost daily for the last year, until moving from the RV to a home. Enter the Maddiline Crosswind-XE. I thought long and hard about this purchase because it is a commitment! I have had several other traditional handcycles over the last 18 years and often struggled to find something that was not only comfortable but could rip down a trail. The Maddiline Crosswind-XE with the Bafang motor and rear suspension provides the comfort and power I need to ride long miles and tackle rough terrain. This handcycle is so unbelievably comfortable and powerful! John took an immense amount of his time to work with me through this purchase and I couldn’t be more grateful. One of the biggest in advantages in working with John and Annalisa through Rolling In Paradise is the level of product support they provide. The fact that John actually owns a Maddiline and Stricker is enormously helpful when troubleshooting. They are very responsive when questions arise and have sent me videos with step-by-step instructions. As long-time members of the community of people with disabilities, they genuinely understand, especially when it comes to equipment and handcycles. I am happy for the both of them and wish them nothing but success on their new journey with Rolling in Paradise.”
"Wow! Rolling in Paradise is an amazing business! They go above and beyond to help you find what you’re looking for! They helped us locate a standing frame and it was shipped out quickly! They’ve continued to reach out after the sale to check in. We definitely recommend and will be using them again!"
"Yes it's only 3/4's of a mile. Yes it took me almost two hours. But after almost a year hiatus due to major surgery I'll take it. These moments, these miles are well worth the pain and struggle. Thank you to John and Annalisa Squires, for helping get back in the saddle once more."
"As a C5/C6 quad getting into biking I was unsure where to start. John took the time to break down all of my options and explain to me what he thought would work best. That was some of the most valuable time I have ever spent. 15 years later I still go to John every time I have a question. Not only does he know the products he is selling inside and out but he will take the time to get to know what your needs are to make sure he matches you up with the right bike. Just an fyi- the Stricker Hand bike will be the best piece of adaptive equipment he will ever buy as someone in a wheelchair. It usually allows me to go out for a bike ride and it helps me keep up with my kids on a daily basis. I feel bad for my force RX that barely gets used anymore because of how easy the Stricker hand bike attachment is"
"Thank you John for helping me set up the right bike to use for myself. If you are a quad and need to get set up for a hand cycle look John up! "
John is great to work with. I have purchased a couple of items from him over the last year and he’s been very responsive to questions and communicative throughout the process."
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“I have been in a wheelchair for 14 years, I grew up racing motocross, skateboarding and riding BMX, and after my injury the loss of those activities left a huge hole in my life. I have tried wheelchair rugby, racing wheelchairs and traditional handcycles and nothing allowed me the freedom to independently experience the same feelings my old sports did. Enter the Stricker. I have spent a lot of money on various pieces of adaptive equipment that have failed to live up to the hype, but the Stricker is the best piece of adaptive equipment I have ever purchased post injury. It allows me the ability to get out and put in miles and challenge myself all on my own. Without hand function I can control every aspect of the bike, from putting it on, to shifting, to taking it off, it is the perfect set up for a quad, I wish every quad had one! John was super easy to work with and made every step of the way super easy!”
"Rolling in Paradise, is a great service and is filled with great people. They will take care of you and they will get you in the right hand cycle, they have the only done great things for me. last year I was in a tough situation some lady hit me on my hand cycle, so I was out a bike and I didn't know what to do didn't know how to make a claim didn't know how to deal with insurance. long story short John with his experience knew exactly what to do and how to deal with everything and took care of everything for me basically, he talked to the insurance he told them what they needed to here. he got me the best hand cycle someone could have in my situation, he's not a typical salesman who just wants your money. John is a great guy and he knows how to take care of people"
"Hi my name is Toby, a C5-complete quad with 100% loss of tri-ceps function and hand grip. I am from Hong Kong and has been using Stricker for almost 2 months. Before choosing Stricker, I have spent a month to search around different hand-bike manufacturers over the world to look for a hybrid hand-bike which fits my physical condition and limitations. After learning that Stricker Lipo Smart Tetra is designed particularly for those with weak upper limbs function, I made up my mind to own my Stricker bike. Afterwards, I contacted John for more information and a quote. He was always keen to answer the questions. Through the social media, I realized that John has been using the same hand-bike for a long time, thus it just gave me more confidence that I would have made a right choice. This hand-bike is easy to control for those with limited hand function though I still suggest using Quadgrip for more effective use of force with your shoulder muscles and bi-ceps. Also this bike is equipped with a drive-off-help button, which I think the most helpful function for me. Now, apart from SCUBA diving, it becomes my favorite sport that allows me to do it in all seasons. I would recommend Stricker to you if you are quadriplegic or paraplegic and need the hand-bike. Many thanks to John for his advice. I strongly suggest you contacting him directly if you need more information about how to choose a bike that fits you most."
"Where to begin? I’ve made 3 life changing purchases working directly with John. He helped me work through payments from non-profits to get my “toys” for no personal cost. My first purchase was a Stricker model Lipo Smart Model. An attachable arm bike with a built in power assist motor. Finally, a good cardio workout as a quad! After getting used to the arm bike, I decided to go all in for an all motor, electric model bike. It works as an attachable power assist and turns my wheelchair into a buggy. It saves my shoulders and gets me around safely. I got to the quad model Stricker Lipo Lomo. John also helped me through a purchase of a Smart Drive MX2. An attachable third wheel that pushes my chair with the help of a smart watch. I am very happy for John and his wife on their new journey. They are going to kill it!"
"This is a long overdue post, but I wanted to thank John and Annalisa from Rolling in Paradise for their help and guidance in purchasing my Stricker Lipo Smart Tetra handcycle. This handcycle attaches to my wheelchair and provides power assist so that I can push on the bike path at my comfort level. From the beginning John said as a quad/tetra that this is the one piece of adaptive equipment that I need to have and he was right! This past year was crazy and challenging, but I’m back out at the beach riding and loving every minute of it. If you are looking to purchase a handcycle and/or adaptive equipment please check out Rolling in Paradise."
"There’s nothing better than buying equipment from somebody that shares your spinal cord injury. John knew exactly what would work for me and not work for me he was so knowledgeable and great I would never shop anywhere else!! Thank you again for all the help!!"