November 03 2014
Grand Rapids, MI (November 3, 2014) – TerraTrike, maker of the world’s most comfortable recumbent trikes, announced their top ten performing dealers and awarded Laid Back Cycles of Sacramento CA as their Dealer of the Year. The awards were given at TerraTrike’s 6th annual Dealer Day event on October 14th. The top ten dealers in order are:
- Laid Back Cycles, CA
- Barr Bike, IA
- Sun Cycle Centers, FL
- Sun Cylery, AZ
- Northwest Recumbent Cycles, ID
- Penn Cycle & Fitness, MN
- Recumbent Bicycles of TN, TN
- Mt. Airy Bicycles, MD
- Wheel & Sprocket, WI
- Connecticut Yankee Pedaller, IA
The Dealer of the Year award has been given every year at Dealer Day, and is decided by the TerraTrike staff based on many factors.
“Every year, our dealers set the bar higher and higher,” said Marshall Randall, manager of the dealer department at TerraTrike. “We look at customer reviews, sales figures, innovative practices, and community benefit as just some of the factors for selecting the Dealer of the Year. Laid Back Cycles were the obvious stand out this year.” Laid Back Cycles was also the number one selling TerraTrike dealer as well.
October 10 2014
TerraTrike was featured in the Wall Street Journal article titles "These Aren’t Tykes on Little Bikes: A Mature Market Adopts the Tricycle".
"Tricycles are so hot that some of them are selling for thousands of dollars. But the new three-wheelers aren’t designed for tykes. They’re for grown-ups.
Recumbent tricycles—reclined, cushy versions of the three-wheelers many tooled around on as children—appeal to people of a certain age by being gentler on the body than traditional bikes, and more stable than two-wheel recumbents."
Las Vegas magician Penn Jillette of the duo Penn & Teller is an owner of a pink TerraTrike tandem and was quoted "You feel like a superstar, but you look like a dweeb,” he says. “People aren’t used to trikes, but I love mine. I feel like [Jimi] Hendrix when I’m riding it, and I don’t care what I look like."
Read the entire article here and watch the video below.
October 08 2014
TerraTrike will be attending and displaying at the 3rd annual Recumbent Cycle-Con in St. Charles Illinois October 10-12.
Recumbent Cycle-Con is a three-day celebration showcasing the latest products in recumbent bikes, trikes, gear and accessories. RC-C is the meeting place of recumbent bicycle industry manufacturers, engineers, dealers and distributors. Professionals and enthusiasts will enjoy test riding and learning about new products, services and accessories for recumbent bikes, trikes, handcycles, tandems and adaptive bicycles.
Friday is open to industry and dealers with Saturday and Sunday open to the general public. TerraTrike will have all their models including the new Traveller folding trike on display as well as for test riding. We will also be having show specials including 10% on all accessories.
Click here to learn more
September 29 2014
Beginning October 1st, the TerraTrike showroom will have updated hours to the following:
Mon: By Appointment Only
Tues - Fri: 9a-5p EST
Sat : By Appointment Only
Thanks for a great Summer!
September 10 2014
With close to 200 riders registered, the first annual TerraTrike Rider Fest will feature a 22 mile group ride - all entirely on tricycles.
TerraTrike is the largest manufacturer of recumbent tricycles in the world and popularity has grown steadily over the past 18 years from when the company started from a drawing on a cocktail napkin at a Christmas party in 1996.
“In the past few years we’ve seen an explosion of new riders,” states Marketing Director Jeff Yonker.“ This event is a celebration of our passion for the sport and a way for us to connect with our extended family of customers. When you purchase a TerraTrike you become part of a very special club. It’s going to be fun to see that many trike riders in one place.”
Customers from as far away as South Carolina are planning on attending and will start the morning with a ride on the beautiful White Pine trail from Belmont to Cedar Springs Michigan and back. The afternoon then continues with games, lunch, raffles and entertainment at the TerraTrike headquarters in Grand Rapids Michigan.
The event is open to the general public, regardless of if you are a current owner or not. “Come to the afternoon event even if you are just curious,” states Yonker. “There will be plenty of opportunities to test ride and talk to to enthusiasts.”
Information and times as well as registration for the event can be found by clicking here.
August 20 2014
TerraTrike took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and also made a sizable donation to the ALS Association today. In turn they called out fellow recumbent trike manufacturers Catrike, Greenspeed, ICE and HP Velotechnik and well as online recumbent forum BentriderOnline.com to step up and make a donation or get soaked as well. Click here to donate
July 17 2014
TerraTrike owner Dave Langkamp has spent the last year and over 600 hours building a velomobile using his TerraTrike Tour II.
Dave was a designer for John Deere for 20 years and is now retired and loving every minute of it. he gets to design and build and play to his hearts content.
"After one years time and 600 hours of designing and building I officially declared at 7:00 pm tonight that my Radius T-T velomobile project is completed. It has been a long and fun process to create what you see here. For those of you who do not already know the name Radius T-T comes from radius being the rounded shape of my design and T-T being short for TerraTrike which is the recumbent trike that is the heart of the machine."
Enjoy the pictures below and check out his blog that chronicles the entire building process!
July 14 2014
For 16-year-old Regan Connell of Charles City, life with Cerebral Palsy has been a lot like riding a bike. At times it’s an up-hill battle, but Regan keeps on pedaling past the pain.
This year, Regan will ride RAGBRAI for the seventh straight time and has higher expectations than ever.
Check out the full story by watching the video.
July 08 2014
The TerraTrike offices and showroom will be closed this Friday and Saturday July 11th & 12th for inventory. We will resume operations and be back open Monday July 14th.
As not every TerraTrike employee is needed for inventory, half of the TerraTrike staff will be volunteering at a local Habitat For Humanity site helping frame in a new house for the day. We enjoy giving back to our community and strongly encourage others to do the same.
It’s just another way that we try to be "Part Of The Solution."
July 01 2014
TerraTrike was featured on local West Michigan morning show EightWest this Tuesday. General Manager Mark Crews and Marketing Associate Michelle Oswald showed our trikes to co-host Rachael Ruiz.Featured was the new Rover Auto NuVinci and the Rambler with the Off Road Package.
Watch the video below or click here for the full report.