The Ricksycle is made in North America out of aircraft grade aluminum. The
Ricksycle is only 100 pounds and can be disassembled easily into four pieces.
Questions About Ricksycle
The Ricksycle is truly one of the most unique cycles
on the market today. First introduced in 2004, Ricksycle has become an
extremely popular cycle. The Ricksycle are not only fun for family
recreation, but also a solution for many couples with special riding
needs. This self-balancing cycle is also ideal for resorts, rental
businesses, personal use, special needs use or other special
applications where fun and ease of use is a priority.
Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked
questions about the Ricksycle:
Do Both Riders Have to
Not necessarily. Ricksycle features two independent
power trains. In other words, each rider powers the wheels on their own
side. Therefore, as long as one person pedals, the tricycle is driven in
the same way as on single seat adult trikes. One wheel can power the
tricycle. Consequently each rider can pedal the Ricksycle either alone
or together with their partner. This is particularly important in a case
where one rider is physically unable to actively pedal.
Do both cranks (pedals) turn
simultaneously (in cadence) as is the case with a tandem bicycle?
Absolutely not. Each rider pedals at their own rate.
When you are not pedaling on your side, your pedals do not turn. Pedal
when you want at your own pace. However, in the case of physical therapy
where you way wish to force one rider's pedals to turn all the time,
this can easily be accomplished. Inquire at the time you order.
Is the Ricksycle available with
Yes. The Ricksycle come with a standard mountain bike
twenty one speed drive train. Each rider controls their own gear
shifter. This is a very unique feature of the Ricksycle as each rider
selects their gear that they are most comfortable using. This is
important because in most cases riders have different pedaling strength
and abilities. The Ricksycle is also available with and internal twelve
How Do You Stop The Ricksycle?
The Ricksycle has 3 independent brakes for sure, safe
stops. Either rider can stop the cycle by simply using there hand brake
or the captain can stop the tricycle using the hand brake located on the
steering stick. The brake lever also has a parking brake feature. Simply push a
button on the lever and the parking brake is engaged. This is
particularly useful when parking the cycle on a slight incline or also
simply to prevent it from rolling when getting on or off the trike. You
will also appreciate the fact that the rear brakes are disc brakes fore
sure stopping in wet conditions, so should you get caught in an
unexpected rain shower, your Ricksycle will still perform reliably and safely.
How Do You Steer The Ricksycle?
Steering is easy and natural with our steering stick
system. Simply push the stick forward to turn left and pull the stick
back to turn right. Normally one rider is designated as
"The Captain" and controls the stick. This can be accomplished from
Can Different Size Riders Ride
Certainly. Each side of the frame is
independently adjustable without the need for tools. Unlike most vehicles with a single bench
the seat is independently adjustable. The Ricksycle allows for each
rider to set the seat for their own comfort level. In most cases, the
Ricksycle is appropriate for riders from 4?11" to 6?3".
What Seating Options are
The seats on the Ricksycle is a heavy duty canvas.
We also offer a special need seat which attaches to the stock seat and
can be easily removed.
Is the Ricksycle
Appropriate for Active Seniors?
No doubt about it. Today more than ever people
recognize the benefits of aerobic exercise. Seniors are more aware of
this than most as their doctors are urging them to stay active to stay
young. Seniors are seeking safe, low impact activities. They also want
to have fun! Riding side by side with a companion is not only good for
physical activity but also provides a stimulating, social experience.
Is the Ricksycle Suitable
for Children to Ride?
The Ricksycle is a true family vehicle. Since the
frame adjust so easily the Ricksycle can easily adjusted to most size
riders. (from pre-teen to super senior). However, the captain of the
Ricksycle should be a responsible
adult. Since seating is side by side, riders can truly share the
experience. Parents can bond with their children from generation to
generation. With the optional seatbelt, even smaller children can be
strapped in to the seat and be taken for a ride.
Can People with Physical
Disabilities Ride the Ricksycle?
Since our introduction of the Ricksycle back in
2004, we have seen and heard of so many wonderful uses of the cycle
for special needs situations. In fact, this has been so rewarding to
us as we have received so may letters, e-mails and other
correspondence telling us just how wonderful the Ricksycle has been
for special needs riders. First, since the Ricksycle has independent
pedals systems, as long as there is one able bodied rider, the cycle
can be useful. Physical Therapists has found the Ricksycle to be
ideal for developing motor skills and other therapeutic activities.
Since the seating is side by side, monitoring and communicating with
the special needs rider is easy, safe and convenient. The Ricksycle
has proven useful for those with balance problems, motor skills
challenges, strength issues and more. These cycles are ideal for
visually impaired riders as they can share the riding experience
with the sighted partners. Many leading institutions now use our
Ricksycle for physical therapy,
occupational therapy, coordination training and the like.
Seeing the smiles of many special people who
have benefited from riding our cycles is a wonderful reward for all
Where Can the Ricksycle Trike
The Ricksycle is designed for use on paved or
smooth hard-pack surfaces. The overall width is 45", so plan your routes
accordingly. As is the case with all adult trikes, you will want to ride
on relatively flat areas. If you wish to ride in hilly areas, you may
wish to consider our electric power assist options. (see below). Today,
there are so many wonderful trails and paths that have been created for
cycling. Get out and enjoy yourself. Naturally all rules for safety
should be obeyed.
What other Options are
Available for the Ricksycle?
We try to offer choices to help make the Ricksycle just right for each customer. That is one of the advantages of
being a full fledged cycle manufacturer. Here is a listing of many of
the popular options
Kevlar Belted Tires
Foot/Pedal Straps Seatbelts
Canopy Roof, Trailer
Electric Power Assist
Bar End Mirrors, Battery Operated Lights
Mega-horn Ding-Dong Bell
Can the Team Ricksycle be
Yes. We currently offer a battery operated electric
drive system for the Ricksycle. This Hub engine is integrated into the
rear wheel and is operated by a spring-loaded thumb throttle. This
powerful system is ideal for hill climbing, long rides or simply for
those who have limited pedaling capacity. While this system is not
inexpensive, it has been very successful for those people who require
this assistance or truly use their Ricksycle as a
primary transportation vehicle.
How Does the Ricksycle
Ship and How Much Assembly is Required?
We are happy to report that the Ricksycle ships
via UPS, in four pieces.
85" Long by 48" Wide
Seat Height from Ground 21 3/4"
Seat Back Height 35''
Weight Capacity 550 Pounds