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Developed in Winter Garden Florida, Catrikes have been refined over the years into a great recumbent trike. Visit CATRIKE here to see all Catrike models, their specifications and colours available. If you click "DEALERS" then scroll down and click "CANADA" you can find the nearest Catrike dealer to where you live in Canada.
Catrikes, and other quality trikes, offer a comfortable ride, much like pedalling a 30 speed chaise lounge ;-)
Handling is very good in all models and exceptional in such trikes as Expedition and 700. And, of course, balance is a non-issue on a trike! Catrikes feel like a cross between a great handling sports car, and a go-cart.
Recumbent trikes offer the life enhancing benefits of exercise, mobility, fresh air, comfort and fun... all at the same time! Recumbent trikes are for anybody... anybody who appreciates these qualities!
Are they really as comfortable as they look?
Once set up properly, I get the feeling that I could ride all day in comfort. In fact, I have done so, many times.
Four times I've participated in the National 24-Hour Challenge, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I've never gone less than 250 miles in a day. My personal best is 280 miles in a 24 hour period. Compared to 'real' athletes, that is not great, but for someone well past his mid 60s who doesn't train regularly and is not a serious athlete, I think it's respectable.
My personal best in Calvin's 12-Hour Challenge in Springfield, Ohio, was 185 miles in 12 hours. Enough to take some pride in, but again, not at the level of real athletes.
Back in 2001, I rode a recumbent trike from Orillia, Ontario to Charlottetown, PEI, carrying my tent, camping gear and much of my food and supplies. It was a comfortable 20 day ride of about 2000 km. On the trike it was a pain-free experience.
My wife and I have entered the week-long "Bike Florida - supported cycle tour" in March four times - riding our Catrikes.
On two occasions I've ridden the "Golden Triangle". This supported tour starts at Castle Mountain Junction, north of Calgary, Alberta, and climbs over the Great Divide to Golden, British Columbia, on to Radium, B.C. the second day, then back to Castle Mountain again over the Great Divide the third day. Average is about 100 km per day.
A couple of times I've ridden in the Rideau Lakes Tour, which goes from Ottawa to an overnight at Queen's University in Kingston and returns the next day... about 100 miles per day.
I wouldn't consider long distance events on anything but a recumbent. My wrists, neck, bottom, back would never tolerate a long and intense ride without pain. On a trike - no problem!!!
Catrikes are a fine piece of sporting equipment for virtually anyone!
Definitely the most rewarding aspect of selling Catrikes is seeing what they can do for some people who might otherwise would have to give up cycling altogether due to a variety of challenges.
People who suffer from debilitating strokes, dizziness, and various injuries, have often found that they can return to the pleasure and therapeutic exercise that cycling provides through a recumbent trike.
Last year my wife, Rosalind, had a knee replacement.
Doctors emphasized the need for therapy to regain full range of motion in her replacement knee.
They also stressed the importance of exercise to strengthen muscles relating to the knee. She found that using her Catrike she was soon able to ride moderate distances with little or no discomfort.
Initially she rode an electric assist Catrike so that if she felt discomfort or overextended herself she could return home by electric power. She's now at the stage where she can easily ride an unassisted Catrike.
CLICK BELOW to read about another of the many wonderful experiences it's been my great joy to share a small part of. This is the story of an injured Canadian Peacekeeper whose life was changed by a Catrike!
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It takes roughly 3 to 6 weeks from when the order is placed until the Catrike can be picked up in Orillia.
A test ride is always wise - and fun - before you buy!
CLICK MODEL NAME BELOW for specifications & colour choices.
CATRIKE POCKET - $2600 - (1 in stock)- 225 lbs. max, light, quick/responsive, all 20 inch wheels, 30 gears, Catrike quality!
CATRIKE VILLAGER - $2850 - (1 in stock S-O-L-D) - adjusting seat, easy on/off, 275lb max, 20 inch wheels, 30 gears, wider for stability, Catrike quality!
CATRIKE EXPEDITION - $3150 - quick 'luxury touring', 26 inch rear, 20 inch front, fixed seat still comfortable, 30 gears, Catrike quality!
CATRIKE TRAIL - $3350 - (1 in stock S-O-L-D to visitor from the YUKON)- fold & take with you, rolls like airport luggage, 20 inch, 30 gears, Catrike quality!
CATRIKE ROAD - $3500 - rear suspension, best model for potholed roads, folding seatback, 20 inch wheels, 30 gears, Catrike quality!
CATRIKE 700 - $3500 - fast, handles superbly, firm ride but quite comfortable, 700c rear & 20" front , 30 gears, Catrike quality!
CATRIKE 5.5.9 - $3700 - folding trike with 26 inch rear wheel, padded seat, rolls like luggage, Catrike quality!
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