October 07 2013
TerraTrike is in the running to be featured in a Super Bowl commercial for the Intuit Small Business - Big Game contest.
Small businesses deserve all the admiration we can give them. That’s why we’re putting one lucky business on the Big Game, where everyone can celebrate their passion as much as we do.
Vote by clicking the button below. You may vote once per day.
Show your recumbent pride and get the word out. If TerraTrike wins, we will be throwing a giant Super Bowl party - and you’ll all be invited!
September 25 2013
Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo Michigan isn’t just a place where people go to get well, it’s a place where lives connect. Through their combination of compassionate care and medical expertise, they’ve touched hundreds of thousands of lives in unexpected ways.
When TerraTrike owner Mark Ellis needed a new hip replacement, his choice was Borgess.
So when the hospital decided to roll out a new ad campaign titled "Thats Where...", they asked Mark to be a part of it. And being that his TerraTrike was such a large part of his life and his rehabilitation, it became a focal point of the ad.
Check out the 30 second and long play versions of the television commercial below as well as a photo of the billboard also used in the campaign.
September 10 2013
TerraTrikes are designed to be sharp, sporty and comfortable. For those looking for the ultimate in response and style in their ride, however, SS wheels are the ideal upgrade. The wheels feature five wide, anodized aluminum spokes that greatly increase the aerodynamics of the wheels. The ridged spokes also enhance the stiffness and cornering abilities of the trike. Because of their unique look, the SS wheels are sure to catch the eye of any onlookers as you zoom around the bike paths and streets.
The SS wheels (formerly Samagaga) are available at the 20” size and retail for $499.00 for a set of three. They are compatible on all of our trikes*, but are best suited for the TerraTrike Tour II and Sportster models. We highly recommend these wheels for the serious rider looking to add an edge to their ride.
The SS wheel uses a deep-section rim so a folding tire is highly recommended (Tryker, Durano, Kojak, etc.). As an alternative, valve extenders are available, and required, for those who want to use wire bead tires (Marathons, CST, etc.).
Click here to order
* Does NOT work with internally geared wheels
- Aluminum spoke “Mag” style rim
- Silver color
- No Maintenance (wheels stay round and true)
- Gives any trike a sleek look
- Reminiscent of Crager ® SS car wheels from the ‘70s.
- Front wheels weigh 1135g and rear wheel weighs 1248g
- Tires and tubes not included
- Sold a a set of 3 20" wheels
September 03 2013
TerraTrike has just announced a first ever sale of their popular Rambler and Sportster models. Named the “Pro-Tember Sale”, they are offering $300 off a Sportster Pro model or $200 on their Rambler Pro model from now until September 30th.
“We’ve never had a sale where we’ve lowered prices on our trikes, so this is a pretty big deal” says CFO Wayne Oom. “The best part is that we’re offering a discount of up to $300 which makes upgrading to the Pro level a no-brainer.”
The instant discount is available to anyone purchasing through an authorized TerraTrike dealer or through the TerraTrike website while supplies last.
“There is still time to ride this season and our supplies won’t last long” says Oom. “This is a great promotion for anyone who has been on the fence about purchasing.”
August 20 2013
TerraTrike was featured on local West Michigan morning show EightWest this Monday. General Manager Mark Crews and Customer Service Manager Lydia reyburn showed our trikes to co-host Rachael Ruiz along with a group of dedicated TerraTrike customers who braved the rainy day to show their support for TerraTrike.
Watch the video below or click here for the full report.
August 08 2013
TerraTrike announced the early return of it’s annual “Bag and Flag” promotion. From now through September 1st, any customer who purchases a new TerraTrike either directly through the company or from one of their dealers will receive a free TerraTrike seat bag and safety flag: a $70 retail value.
In order to participate in the promotion, customers must send in a copy of their receipt showing where the trike was purchased to the TerraTrike corporate office as well as fill out the online warranty registration found here. Once verified, the accessories be mailed to them free of charge. Customers ordering direct from the company will have their bag and flag included with their trike delivery.
“We have 5 different models that fit any type of riding, the most comfortable fully adjustable seat in the market, a lifetime warranty on the frames with prices starting at $699,” says Director of Marketing Jeff Yonker.
“We hope this incentive gives customers who may have been on the fence about purchasing a TerraTrike this season because of the weather a reason to do so. There is still a lot of great riding to be had this year” said Yonker.
July 23 2013
Our great dealer Laid Back Cycles in Sacrament CA where featured on ’Good Day Sacremento’.
Check out the video below.
July 15 2013
Sacramento California TerraTrike dealer, Laid Back Cycles was featured prominently in the Merced Sun-Star newspaper Sunday. Laid Back Cycles owner Mickey O’Brien was at the California state fair this week and the article was about his appearance there and the rising popularity of recumbent Trikes.
Tricycles are for tots, right? Fair Oaks businessman Mickey O’Brien is betting that’s not the case. If you’re a baby boomer with health issues, O’Brien predicts that your three-wheeling days may soon return.
O’Brien opened Laid Back Cycles in Fair Oaks a year and a half ago to catch a ride on what he sees as an upcoming trend: more boomers buying recumbent tricycles when their backs, shoulders or wrists can no longer handle the stress or balancing requirements of upright road bikes.
Also, check out this video:
July 01 2013
TerraTrike, maker of the world’s most comfortable cycle, is announcing the launch of a new contest to win a fabulous prize valued at $1300 during the month of July. The contest invites anybody to participate in a large scale “scavenger hunt” of trike-related adventures and activities. Each activity completed will be awarded a certain amount of points, with extra style points being awarded at TerraTrike’s discretion for super-awesome attempts/completions. The proof is in the pudding to win - users who want credit for their completed activities must sign up at www.TerraTrike.com/hunt.php, and submit the required proof for the activity as defined. TerraTrike masterminds will then review and approve each submission. The user to rack up the most points will win a grand prize of a brand new Rambler Nexus 8 or $1300 worth of accessories from TerraTrike. Other excellent prizes will be awarded to randomly selected participants.
“It’s always been our feeling that people need to have more fun,” said Marketing Director Jeff Yonker. “ That’s why we make trikes and that’s why we like contests. We figured ‘why not invite the world to have fun and potentially win a great prize for it?’”
Click here for the contest rules, entry information, and giant list of scavenger hunt items.
“Tell your neighbors; tell your wife. The hunt is on and it’s going to be a blast,” said Yonker.
May 31 2013
TerraTrike today announced that CEO Jack Wiswell and CFO Wayne Oom are finalists for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2013 Award in Michigan & Northwest Ohio. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Award Recipients will be named at a black-tie gala on June 20, 2013 at the MGM Grand, Detroit.
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.
Co-founders Jack Wiswell & Wayne Oom started TerraTrike 17 years ago in a garage in Hastings Michigan with nothing more than $3000 and a sketch on a cocktail napkin. Today TerraTrike is the worlds largest manufacturer of recumbent tricycles with a staff of over 21.
“We are honored to be selected for this award,” states co-founder and CFO Wayne Oom. “It’s nice to be recognized for all the hard work we’ve put into building this brand.”
Now in its 27th year, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Jeff Bezos of Amazon.com, Michael Dell of Dell Inc., Herb Kelleher of Southwest Airlines, Fred Smith of FedEx, Larry Page and Sergey Brin of Google, Richard Schulze of Best Buy, Andrew Mason of Groupon, Mindy Grossman of HSN, Inc., and Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn. Local award recipients include Florine Mark of the WW Group, Dan Gilbert of Quicken Loans and Art Van Elslander of Art Van Furniture.
Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential, and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 140 cities in more than 50 countries.