Laid Back Cycles featured as Trend-Setter in Sacramento Bee
By Tony Bizjak
The Sacramento Bee
Posted on July 14, 2013

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.

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