Tuesday, September 3, 2013

ICE VTX – A New Breed of Recumbent Trike To Debut at RC-C 2013

Inspired Cycle Engineering (ICE Trikes) will debut their new racing recumbent trike — the ICE VTX — at the 2013 Recumbent Cycle-Con Trade Show & Convention.
    The ICE VTX is a new breed of recumbent trike. Sleek, lean and finely tuned, the ICE VTX is designed to provide superior performance, speed and precise handling to the most exacting rider.
    Carefully considered design and specialized components, such as a lightweight boom and carbon fiber seat, brings the VTX+ in under 30lbs. An optimized cruciform and one-piece handlebar provides stability and nimble handling at high speed. Advanced race components and customized features efficiently convert pedaling effort into speed, and a low recline angle — down to 25° — minimizes frontal area to reduce aerodynamic drag. The hydro-formed back-end gives optimal strength and stiffness while remaining lightweight.
    The obvious advantage of the ICE VTX recumbent trike is the comfortable, anatomically shaped Air-Pro seat which supports through aggressive cornering and provides a firm brace to pedal against. The seat is based on a handmade shell, made in either glass fiber or, on the VTX+, carbon-fiber. The shell is faced with a single piece cover designed with padded zones separated by air flow routes for ventilation. Technical fabrics in each zone have been selected for breathability and durability.
    Using the latest technologies, finest materials and expert engineering skills ICE has produced yet another trike that is second to none in its class.
    The ICE VTX will be exhibited at Recumbent Cycle Convention in California, USA this November. Detailed information on the VTX will be available at the Convention. Until then the VTX can be watched in action on the ICE Trikes YouTube channel. The ICE VTX will be available to purchase from the start of 2014.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Mari Parker needs back-up Vendetta, ASAP

Maria's support vehicle was rear-ended, and two of her back-up bikes were damaged. She needs a back-up Vendetta, immediately. John Tolhust has put out a call for help, all costs associated with supplying the back-up Vendetta will be reimbursed. Contact John by email: tolhurst@west.com.au or call Carly Redfern at 9107341016.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Maria Parker - Solo RAAM Recumbent Rider

Cruzbike is supporting Maria Parker in her coming solo Race Across America – RAAM! RAAM is one of the world's toughest endurance events and starts on June 11 in Oceanside, California. Keep in touch to follow her preparations for the big event and even watch through the magic of the Internet as each day progresses. Once the clock starts in Oceanside California, it won’t be stopped until Maria reaches Annapolis, MD.

Maria is dedicating her race to brain cancer research. Maria’s sister Jenny is one of many who have the disease. Maria is raising money for research on brain cancer. All of the money she raises will go to brain cancer research through Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure, a non-profit that fund the right research at the right time.

Maria Parker has formed 3000 Miles to a Cure to raise money for Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure. You can visit 3000 Miles to a Cure on Facebook and at www.3000milestoacure.com. We welcome you all to be enthralled as Maria and her team build toward the big race and be on the edge of your seat cheering for Maria as she pedals mile upon mile upon mile across the great North American continent. 

Please take a moment to wish her well. If you would like to donate, you may text “Race” to 20222, or visit www.3000MilestoaCure.com.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Recumbent Cycle-Con Hires Coordinator to Promote Expansion of Adaptive Cycling and Bicycle Travel
POMONA FAIRPLEX-- Recumbent Cycle-Con (RC-C), the first national tradeshow for recumbent bicycles, recently hired Shelley L. Patterson, Director of Marketing and Business Development of Buddy Bike, LLC, as a part-time coordinator for the next expo to be held November 1-3, 2013 in Pomona, California.
Charles (Chuck) Coyne, coordinator of Recumbent Cycle-Con, hired Patterson because of her involvement and enthusiasm in the first Recumbent Cycle-Con held in 2011. Chuck says, "Shelley’s long term commitment to the bicycle industry, and especially her commitment to adaptive cycling, makes her uniquely qualified for this position."
Patterson's role in the second Recumbent Cycle-Con will be to contribute to the growth of the event including the expansion of adaptive cycling and bicycle travel sections. Patterson will also organize the second Adaptive Cycling Roundtable and plans to add other adaptive cycling-related presentations.
New for RC-C 2013 will be two separate Demo Riding Arenas; Demo Arena One will be dedicated to recumbent bikes and trikes, tandems and touring bikes; Demo Arena Two will be available for adaptive bikes and slower moving bike traffic. Patterson says, "With two separate riding areas, all the exhibitors will be provided the opportunity to have the show attendees test their products in an optimal and safe environment.”
Also new for 2013, there will be additional “trackside” tented exhibitor booth spaces available surrounding the two Outdoor Demo Ride Arenas. Trackside booths were very popular with exhibitors and attendees previously, and the two-arena configuration allows more outdoor exhibit spaces to be strategically located.
Bicycle travel exhibitors and other bike-related vendors can also choose from booth space inside the show’s carpeted, air-conditioned main building. Patterson is seeking businesses and organizations who provide bicycle travel, cycling accessories, gear and art as well as green products and items that will provide a varied and interesting environment for attendees.
Patterson has worked at Buddy Bike, LLC since 2005 as the Director of Marketing and Business Development. Buddy Bike, LLC manufacturers an alternative tandem bicycle that is beneficial for riders with special needs. Patterson manages all aspects of the small bicycle manufacturing business where she tripled the sales in the first year of business. Patterson has dedicated herself and the Buddy Bike business to putting more people on bicycles especially those who may feel they can’t ride due to physical or mental limitations. "Adaptive cyclists vary in their challenges. We are planning an expo to be inclusive of all cyclists whether they ride a recumbent because of back pain, ride a tandem because they can’t safely ride alone or if they ride a handcycle because they are paralyzed."
Recumbent Cycle-Con will be held November 1 through 3 at the Pomona Fairplex in Pomona, California. The event will be open to the bicycle trade-only on Friday and open to the public both Saturday and Sunday.

Happy Anniversay Lightning Cycle Design

RTR Wishes a very Happy 30th Anniversary to Lompoc, California-based Lightning Cycle Dynamics. Tim Brummer's company is hosting an anniversary party on Saturday, March 9, 2013, from 11:00 to 6:00. More details on the company's Facebook page.

AZUB’s Karel Šebela and Honza Galla Enter Solar Bike Challenge

On July 15, 2013, an adventure ride of solar bikes called ‘The Sun Trip’ will start from Chámbery, France, and will finish after many weeks in Astana, Kazakhstan. The route is over 7000 km long, with only one check point in Sotchi, Russia. There is also a race category in which the Czech Solar Team will start with two recumbent trikes and 8 sqm of solar panels in total. 

Karel Šebela and Honza Galla are not solar bike beginners. They made 2200 km on a recumbent tandem with two solar panels on a trailer in 2011 and last year a trip in Hungary where they tested new concept for the race already.

They are the only one non-french speaking team and will provide regualr updates from preparation and from the race itself on their web www.czech-solar-team.com where you can also subscribe to their posts.

TerraTrike 'Fat Tire' Trike

TerraTrike recently announced a new option in their line-up: the Rambler “Fat.”  At a retail cost of $625.00 and utilizing the sturdy Rambler frame, this limited edition “Fat” option features hand built Velocity wheels (using their tried-and-true Psycho rims) and 20x4-1/4 inch tires and tubes all around.  The fat trike also only uses the Sturmey-Archer 8 speed internally geared hub to offer better ground clearance and the optimal amount of gears needed. The trike is available in very limited quantities paired with the “Standard Issue” Army green Rambler 8 for $2024.00.