Sacramento-Area Bike Shops Peddle Recumbent Tricycles to Aging Pedalers
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, Sacramento 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.