Riding a Bike with One Leg is Possible: The Story of Leo Rodgers.


13 years ago, 35-year-old Leo Rodgers was in a motorcycle accident and was lucky to get out alive. The cost, however, was extremely high: Leo Rodgers suffered the amputation of his left leg below the hip.

Even before the accident, Leo was crazy about bikes and the accident was not going to change that aspect of his life. On the contrary, it was a bicycle that would become a tool with which he would regain his independence in terms of mobility as well as providing an escape on the mental level.

Leo Rodgers

A fixed-gear bike turned out to be perfect for riding with one leg. Using cadence, he could brake and control the speed. Since then, Leo has been working in a bike shop in Tampa, repairing bikes, and is a key player in Florida’s cycling community.

We leave you with a report dedicated to him in Bicycle magazine along with the original article via this link.



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  • Thank you for your inspiration. My brother was an avid bike rider and he just lost a leg. I worry about his depression and hope that this video passes his way. We are not close, but you always love a brother, no matter how distant. God bless you for your strength!

    Robert Vetcher 2022-03-03 12:38 am Reply
    • We hope Leo’s story encourages him to get over his depression. Give him a big hug from the Santafixie team!

      Santafixie Group 2022-04-08 7:14 am Reply

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