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June 18 2018

The Sportster... Performance Redefined

Check out the TerraTrike Sportster... "responsive, lightweight, and delightfully fast!"

The lightweight single piece aluminum frame and the two position fixed seat give the Sportster great handling dynamics. A 26" rear wheel is standard and the premium steering stack geometry helps the rider power through tight corners.

Twenty years of trike design have gone into the Sportster, and every detail has been carefully scrutinized. The Sportster accelerates easily and maintains high speeds with ease. The Sportster is truly "performance redefined" and "a complete thrill to ride!"Available in three component levels, the Sportster is available for purchase through authorized TerraTrike dealers.

Read more about the Sportster here.

June 14 2018

TerraTrike Closed At Noon Friday June 15

TerraTrike will be closing at 12:00 EST on Friday June 15 for an employee appreciation day. The staff here has been working feverishly all Spring to make sure you get your trikes on time.

So we are taking the afternoon off and spending it outside at Fredrick Meijer Gardens enjoying the great Michigan weather and the beauty of the gardens.

We regret any inconvenience this may cause. However, rest assured we’ll be back at it bright and early Monday morning, well rested and a little sunburn.

May 22 2018

RiderFest 2018 Registration is Open!

Join us for the 5th Annual TerraTrike RiderFest!
This year’s event takes place on Saturday, July 28, 2018, from 8am to 3pm. RiderFest is a day filled with trike riding, fun, food and friendship… and a few surprises! Don’t miss this awesome event!

The ride staging area will be Johnson Park in SW Grand Rapids. Johnson Park offers extensive parking, restrooms, and connects to the paved network of Kent Trails. Registration begins at 8am, group photo at 9am, and then we’ll head out for a morning trail ride. The RiderFest 2018 trail ride will be a 10 mile out and back route. The route is mainly an easy flat paved path that follows along the Grand River. RiderFest 2018 will be a casual ’no one left behind’ ride, and will include TerraTrike staff riding along, as well as SAG support. The ride is open to all types and models of trikes and bikes, not just TerraTrikes.

Helmets are required for all riders, and a liability waiver must be signed at time of registration. After the ride, the day will continue with lunch, games and contests at the Johnson Park staging area. At noon, a catered lunch will be provided at Johnson Park. Lawn games, activities, and award presentations are planned. RiderFest is a great time to network with other trike riders, as well as the staff of TerraTrike.

Click Here to Register!

May 02 2018

Introducing the TT Ride Club!

Summer Trike Rides with TerraTrike and West Michigan Bike and Fitness

Be part of the ‘TT Ride Club’ and get to know other trike riders in West Michigan! This summer, TerraTrike and West Michigan Bike and Fitness are leading some easy paced group rides for trike riders! We’ll follow the paved trails of Millennium Park for a leisurely ride that’s 10 to 15 miles round trip. Click here to view a map of Millennium Park and the ride route. The stretch along the Grand River is very scenic and the trail crosses the river on a converted historic railroad bridge.

The first ride of the 2018 season will be on Tuesday, May 22, from 6:30 to 8pm. Meet at the Johnson Park south parking lot, 4095 Butterworth St. SW, Walker, MI 49534.

Light refreshments will be served after the ride. There will be 8 rides total, taking place every other Tuesday from May 22 through August 28, 2018. NOTE: All riders MUST wear helmets. Riding with a group is always more fun than going it alone! Be part of the TT Ride Club!

April 25 2018

TerraTrike All-Terrain Recumbent Completes Rasputitsa Spring Classic

BURKE MOUNTAIN, Vermont (April 23, 2018)
The Rasputitsa Spring Classic in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont is described as “a psychotic 45-mile, insane, drop to your knees and cry sufferfest.” Nobody enters this bike race without a sobering reckoning with one’s constitution.

So when Lindsay Warner of Hinesburg, Vermont, made the finish line on a TerraTrike recumbent three-wheeler, she turned a few heads and ticked off a few firsts.

According to race organizers, Warner was the first recumbent trike to enter the Rasputitsa Spring Classic. This very likely made a TerraTrike the first recumbent trike to finish any gravel grinder race in the U.S.

“Gravel grinders are what this trike was designed for,” said Jeff Yonker, marketing director at TerraTrike. “They are a great place for trikers to test their mettle and our hats are off to Lindsay for pushing through this punishing course…and with a broken hand!”

Usually a member of the Barker Mountain Bikes race team based in Maine, Warner rode the TerraTrike this year as a cross-training exercise due to her broken hand. Hundreds of participants didn’t make the finish line this year, so the fact that Warner made it in less than the 6-hour cut-off time is even more notable. She placed 21st in the 30-39 age bracket riding a diamond frame bike at last year’s Rasputitsa.

“I was surprised at how well the trike climbed,” wrote Warner via email. “With the exception of the three snow-covered Class IV roads/mountain bike sections, I rode every hill and never had to get off to walk. It was awesome!”

Started in 2013, Rasputitsa means ‘mud season’ in Russian and has attracted a cult following of riders to the hinterlands of Vermont from 16 states and four provinces of Canada.

“I think the coolest thing was that I was actually able to ride some of the snowy sections better than people on two wheels,” said Warner. “Usually when you start to lose traction on a two-wheeler, you tip over...and then it’s game over. Because I didn’t have any balance issues, I could move forward just as long as I could keep turning the pedals over without completely spinning out.”

Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, TerraTrike has been making adventure-ready recumbent trikes for more than 20 years. The Rambler All Terrain is one of their newest models specifically designed for adventure cycling and bikepacking.

Photos: Lindsay Warner, Chelsea Bradway-AllThingSparkley-Instagram, Rasputitsa Gravel Road Race

April 20 2018

Transform your trike into an Electric Assist!

The E.V.O. 20" Rear Wheel Kit is now available to order from TerraTrike Dealers*

The E.V.O. Rear Wheel Kit includes:
• 20” Wheel with Electric Assist Hub

The 20” wheel is custom built to TerraTrike specifications. The E.V.O. motor is a Falco 750W 5 Phase motor, and it is pre-programmed so no user setup is needed. The torque sensor settings are adjusted to an assist level that is optimized for assistance and range. The top speed is 20 mph.
• TerraTrike Cargo Rack
TerraTrike’s rear rack sits above the rear wheel and allows for mounting of the E.V.O. battery as well as a pannier and/or trunk pack. Made of aluminum.
• E.V.O. Battery, Case & Charger

The E.V.O. battery provides a generous range of up to 60 miles* per charge. The lithium ion battery can be charged overnight with the included “smart” charger. The smart charger will not overcharge the battery. Actual mileage may vary. Terrain, wind, rider weight and gear weight all affect the battery range.
• Wired Plus Minus
The Wired Plus Minus allows the user to adjust the level of assist while riding. It also provides a forward/reverse crawl function, which can be helpful to get started or to get out of a tight spot. The maximum speed in either reverse or forward crawl is 2 mph. The Wired Plus Minus also has a regenerative mode, which can charge the battery on long descents.

* NOTE: E.V.O. Rear Wheel Kits are sold and installed exclusively
through authorized TerraTrike dealers.

April 06 2018

Sportsters now come with an Accessory package!

New for 2018... all new Sportsters now come standard with an Accessory package!
The package includes a TerraTrike Low Rider Rack and Fit Kit, a TerraTrike Seat Bag and a TerraTrike Safety Flag! This accessory package is valued at $150!

The Sportster is notable for its perfect blend of performance and usability. It features a balanced midline seat height for sleek comfort and can be customized with many of our accessories and add-ons. The Sportster is responsive, lightweight, and delightfully fast. By utilizing a 6000 series aluminum frame, direct steering set-up, and a standard 26" rear wheel, the Sportster is primed out of the gate to deliver a high-performance ride. Read more about the high performance Sportster here: TerraTrike Sportster

March 06 2018

Lincoln Avenue Cycling Customer Appreciation Day!

Way to go Lincoln Avenue Cycling! Despite some crazy flooding just a week before, Lincoln opened the doors and gave their customers an awesome Customer Appreciation Day!
TerraTrike’s Luke Lindgren was down in Goshen, Indiana to be part of the event, and help spread the word about TerraTrike. Customer Appreciation Day at Lincoln is a favorite annual event, and the cycling community has the opportunity to enjoy fun, food, and the best prices of the year!

February 22 2018

2018 CABDA Expo

TerraTrike’s booth was the place to be at the 2018 CABDA Expo!
TerraTrike’s Dealer Sales team was busy spreading the word about TerraTrike - the most comfortable trike in the world! The CABDA (Chicagoland Area Bicycle Dealers Association) expo is a dealer-only one day trade show for Midwest bicycle retailers. CABDA is dedicated to the continued viability of independent bicycle dealers in the Midwest. The expo promotes advocacy, best practices, education, and social events.

TerraTrike’s Steve, Joel, Jon and Luke spent the day talking with show visitors and potential TerraTrike dealers, explaining the various features of each TerraTrike. As always, TerraTrike test rides were a big hit, and gave many show visitors their first experience on a recumbent trike.

January 17 2018

Review of the E.V.O. --- Fun on Three Wheels!

Electric Bike Action magazine covers the fast-growing world of e-Bikes.

Electric Bike Action reviews e-Bikes (and trikes) and cycling products from around the world to provide consumers with the best choices when looking for a new bike or trike. Electric Bike Action  offers a unique perspective on the new e-Bikes that comes from years of experience ride-testing (and race-testing) the best equipment available in those fields. We get into the tech behind what makes e-Bikes tick, and we’ll tell you what works and what doesn’t.

When Electric Bike Action got the electric assist TerraTrike Rambler E.V.O. in for review, they were excited to check it out. They commented... "We don’t get a lot of three wheeled bikes to test here!"

And when they actually got the E.V.O. out on the trail they decided it was “far sexier than a traditional upright trike, and a lot more thrilling because you’re low and feel like you’re going pretty quick, even when you aren’t going that fast. It’s very comfortable for long rides and has the gear range to help provide that.” And because the riding position is low, you “feel almost like you’re in a go-kart, which quickly brings out your inner 10-year-old! On bike paths, this thing is incredibly fun."

When it comes to the gearing, Electric Bike Action said “If we kept our shifts on point, there was nothing this bike couldn’t climb on pavement. The gearing on the trike is fantastic! It’s a 3×8 setup, and the granny gear is so low that we took it up some really steep hills to see what it would do.”

Read the full review here: http://www.electricbikeaction-digital.com/

But don’t just read a review, visit your nearby TerraTrike dealer and take a test ride! Not sure where a TerraTrike dealer is? Use our ’Find A Dealer’ tool to find TerraTrike dealers near you!

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