May 23 2013
The TerraTrike corporate office and showroom will be closed this Saturday, May 25 and again on Monday, May 27 in observation of Memorial Day. Regular hours will resume again on Tuesday, May 28. Have a great weekend everyone, and thank you to all military personell, passed and present, who have helped to keep us safe and free.
May 08 2013
American multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, songwriter and record producer Gurf Morlix will perform songs from his new album “Finds the Present Tense” at the debut show of the Human Powered Music Series on May 18th in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Morlix has worked with many of the best known performers of Americana, roots rock and alternative country music including Lucinda Williams, Robert Earl Keen, Mary Gauthier, Ian McLagan, Ray Wylie Hubbard, and Slaid Cleaves.
The show opens the Human Powered Music Series - A concert series with the objective to “support organic, human powered acoustic music, and also bring awareness to human powered transportation.” The series is sponsored by TerraTrike, maker of the popular brand of recumbent tricycles and guests are encouraged to arrive by human power if at all possible.
“We wanted to be able to showcase some of the great acoustic music being made today in an intimate, up-close setting,” states Jeff Yonker, TerraTrike Marketing Director. “We had two musicians, Peter Mulvey and Ralston Bowles, ride our trikes 50 miles to a show last year and the idea of sponsoring a concert series of organic music that supports organic transportation was hatched. Gurf is the perfect artist to kick the series off.”
Morlix will perform at the TerraTrike showroom at 4460 40th St. in Grand Rapids at 7:00 p.m. and will be accompanied by local musician Ralston Bowles. A donation of $10.00 is requested and the show will also be streamed live at stageit.com.
More information can be found at their website www.HumanPoweredMusicSeries.com.
May 02 2013
TerraTrike announced today that their trike model, the Rambler, is now available with an 8 speed Shimano Nexus hub. The new Rambler 8 Nexus is currently in stock and retails for $1499.
With the Shimano Nexus hub, users will enjoy the world-renowned engineering that Shimano is famous for. The Nexus hubs are able to be shifted while pedaling, and feature crisp shifting action and response. The original Rambler 8 speed utilizes the Sturmey-Archer hub, and will continue to be offered alongside the new Nexus option.
“Having the Nexus hub on the Rambler really makes for a smooth, easy and high performance ride,” said Marketing Director Jeff Yonker. “We had received a lot of feedback from customers regarding the Nexus hub, and feel that offering both it and the Sturmey-Archer will help customers pick out a ride that is perfect for them and their wallet.”
To purchase a Rambler with the new Nexus hub, click here.
April 25 2013
Local West Michigan morning show 8 West was in last week filming a segment airing today that featured Rachel Ruiz pedaling and talking about our trikes.
April 19 2013
Support Recreation in Michigan!
The Michigan Recreation Passport program allows you to experience state parks, recreation areas, state forest campgrounds, non-motorized trails, boat launches and hundreds of Passport Perks shopping discounts from around the state when you renew your license plate registration. You’ll also support historic and cultural sites in state parks and grants for neighborhood parks.
And now you can get a free T-Sirt and safety flag when you purchase your new trike.
The two tiny "P’s" printed at the top and bottom of your license plate tab-your Recreation Passport proof of purchase-are small in size, but their many benefits aren’t! Check "YES" for the Recreation Passport when you renew your license plate at a Michigan Secretary of State branch office, self service station, by mail or online. It’s valid until your next vehicle plate renewal date. And that’s good for you and great for Michigan!
Check out the list of Passport Perks businesses by clicking here! Recreation Passport holders can show their vehicle registration and receive a discount or “perk” on merchandise, services and dining throughout Michigan. The Recreation Passport not only gets you these great perks, it also gives you access to Michigan’s state parks, state forest campgrounds, boat launches, trail heads and more!
Only those customers who purchase a Recreation Passport through the Secretary of State are eligible to receive these great perks. So get your Recreation Passport through the Michigan Secretary of State when it’s your turn to renew your license plate and let the savings begin!
April 10 2013
...Which must mean it’s summer right?
Well not quite yet, but we’re getting ready for it - and hoping - and waiting.
We will now be open from 9am. - 1pm EST. Saturdays. If you call and we don’t answer its probably because we are helping customers. Leave a message and we’ll be sure to call you back as soon as we can.
March 26 2013
TerraTrike has been recognized as one of the 2013 “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch,” an awards program sponsored by the Edward Lowe Foundation and presented by Michigan Celebrates Small Business.
TerraTrike will be honored at an awards ceremony during the ninth annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business event, May 2, 2013 in Lansing, Mich.
TerraTrike is the worlds largest and most well known manufacturer of recumbent trikes. With rising gas prices, combined with a strong cultural shift of consumers seeking eco friendly alternatives in transportation and lifestyle, TerraTrikes business has doubled! They are one of those small business success stories that reinforce the positives of this tough economy.
“We are honored to be selected for this award,” states Marketing Director Jeff Yonker. “Not only are we the quintessential American entrepreneurial success story, but we are changing peoples lives with our product. It’s nice to be recognized for that.”
Companies making it to the “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch” list are a remarkable group of second-stage companies. Defined as having 6 to 99 full-time-equivalent employees and generating $750,000 to $50 million in annual revenue or working capital from investors or grants, these companies form the backbone of Michigan’s economy. Representing all regions of the state and a diverse range of industries, companies like TerraTrike are known for their exceptional entrepreneurial leadership, creation of innovation or use of innovation in creative ways, and their sustainable competitive advantage.
Winners were selected by Michigan-based judges from the banking, economic development, entrepreneurship development, industrial and venture capital communities.
Michigan 50 Companies to Watch is presented by Michigan Celebrates Small Business.
Founding underwriters are the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, PNC Bank, Michigan Certified Development Corporation, Accident Fund Insurance Company of America and Dynamic Edge, Inc.
Contributing Underwriters are DTE Energy Foundation, Comcast Business Class, Michigan Credit Union League & Affiliates, Rehmann, Varnum Attorneys at Law, Consumers Energy, Comcast Spotlight and AARP.
Michigan Celebrates Small Business was founded by the Michigan Small Business & Technology Development Center, Michigan Economic Development Corporation, U.S. Small Business Administration, Small Business Association of Michigan, Greater Lansing Business Monthly and Edward Lowe Foundation.
Information about next year’s Michigan 50 Companies to Watch program can be found at www.Michigan.CompaniesToWatch.org. For information about Michigan Celebrates Small Business, visit www.MichiganCelebrates.biz.
March 04 2013
TerraTrike has lowered the shipping cost on all trike orders (tandem excluded) to $159 within the continental US when shipped to a commercial address. Or, for even more convenience, we can ship right to your doorstep for an additional $40 ($199).
Plus, we ship using FedEx freight. So you can be confident that your new trike will show up in a timely manner and the same pristine shape as it was when it left our factory.
Nowhere else can you get a fully assembled trike delivered to you for this price!