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.
June 17 2014
TerraTrike will be at the Berrien County Trike Rally this Saturday June 21st. Come on out and test ride the trikes, get some cool accessories and meet the TerraTrike staff. We’ll even have some fun goodies to hand out.
PLUS, you can race your trike for prizes on an actual Go-Kart track.
"A Go-cart track out in the country to give you the " I’m a Gran Prix racer" feeling. Tight turns, slight rises, dips and sweeping corners.
This is a trike only event conducted by the Human Powered Race America (HPRA).It is a beautiful facility for trike racing, and we’ll have chip timing for all events. The racing day will include solo events, and events where you will race with a small group of similar strength racers."
Click here for details - We hope to see you!
June 02 2014
The TerraTrike Roadcrew will be attending Eddy’s Bike shops event this Saturday and Sunday. Stop by and see the new models, grab some free swag and say hi. You know you want to.
May 27 2014
TerraTrike is proud to announce the addition of military themed extension flags to our accessory line. We’re releasing a flag for each branch of the military, as well as one honoring POWs/MIAs, that can be used in conjunction with our standard TerraTrike flag.
These flags will allow our many customers who have served in the military, and their loved ones, to show their pride while out riding.
"We’re very thankful to the men and women who serve in the military, and we want to show it." commented Marketing Director Jeff Yonker.
The flags are currently available for purchase in our retail storefront and via the TerraTrike online store. Click here to purchase!
May 08 2014
TerraTrike is being featured prominently in a new book by author Bill Freed titled "The Pacific Coast by Recumbent Trike - The Journey Is The Destination"
"I’m not sure exactly when it happened, but at a very early age I realized that bikes are bitchin. What I mean by that is that any machine that multiples your ability to move across the earth under your own power without damaging or destroying it, is pretty groovy. . . .Although there were a few breaks here and there, my love affair with bikes continued throughout most of my adult life. Coinciding with my love of bikes was a love of the coast where I spent the majority of my adult life. The two (bikes and beaches) go well together. . . .In retrospect, it almost seems like destiny that I would end up on a long bike ride down the West Coast, and that is exactly what I ended up doing with my good friend and riding companion, Jim Park, in the summer of 2010. . . .This book is about an adventure that took place over about a month and a half with a background that was constantly changing and all this from the perspective of what amounts to more or less a beach chair that moves -- enjoy the ride. "