Recumbent Cycle-Con 2018 otherwise known as RCC is in Nashville this year. This will be the 7th Recumbent Cycle-Con show, which has grown to be the largest recumbent show in the world.
The beginning of Laid Back Cycles started when Mickey the founder of LBC decided to check out what is now the largest recumbent show in the world, RCC. Mickey met Jeff of Terratrike and Ian of Greenspeed and built what has become an amazing strategic relationship with. Later Mickey joined forces with Catrike as well to bring their trikes to LBC.
At RCC you will have the opportunity to test ride many different recumbents from manufacturers from all over the world, speak face to face with the manufacturers, and talk to dealers and owners from all over the USA. You may also see Mickey walking around checking out what’s new and shooting the bull with other industry leaders.
This year the show will be in Nashville, Tennessee, at Nashville Fairgrounds, 625 Smith Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203. It will be in the Agriculture Building, which at over 20,000 square feet, it is larger than last year’s hall in Philadelphia. This year the official hotel will be the Hyatt Place Nashville/Brentwood, 202 Summit View Drive, Brentwood, Tennessee, 37027 USA
Saturday, October 13 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday Admission $10.00
Sunday, October 14 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sunday Admission is FREE with preregistration.
On Saturday and Sunday, the show opens to recumbent enthusiasts as well as industry members, who will enjoy seeing all the newest in recumbent bikes, trikes, tandems, gear and equipment, meet with factory staff and representatives from the major recumbent builders and accessory suppliers, and ride all the latest recumbent bikes and trikes on our Outdoor Demo Arena.
Who Will Be There?
Since 2011, the Recumbent Cycle-Con has grown to become the largest gathering of the recumbent industry in North America. The list of our RC-C Exhibitors is a “who’s who” of the most prominent companies, in the recumbent business:
Alpaca Carriers, ATOC – 2018 Booth #49, Avenue Trikes – 2018 Booth #38, AZUB Bike – 2018 Booth #22, Bacchetta Bikes – 2018 Booth #43, Bend It Cycling – 2018 Booth #10, Big Leaf Canopies – 2018 Booth #3, BentRider Online – 2018 Booth #16, Catrike – 2018 Booth #48, Easy Load Ramps – 2018 Booth #1, Falco eMotors – 2018 Booth #21, Greenspeed – 2018 Booth #5, Hase Bikes – 2018 Booth #42, HP Velotechnik – 2018 Booth #47, ICE Trikes – 2018 Booth #44, Laidback Bike Report – 2018 Booth #14, Lightning Cycle Dynamics – 2018 Booth #19, Performer Recumbents – 2018 Booth #35, RANS Recumbents – 2018 Booth #20
The Pink Terratrike Gran Tourismo is now available For Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, TerraTrike has released the Gran Tourismo x16 and x20 packages in a Pink Edition. The pink GT will come with a special edition TerraTrike pink ribbon flag extension.
Your purchase will help support the fight against breast cancer. TerraTrike will donate $15.00 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation for every Pink Gran Tourismo sold.
Limited quantities so let us know at LBC if you want one 916-619-1003
Command the Road and Attention
The Gran Tourismo is alluringly sophisticated with exhilarating performance resulting in the ultimate touring machine. With a nod to the original Tour, the GT is the culmination of over 20 years of continued innovation and customer feedback, resulting in the most comfortable and best handling TerraTrike to date.
Sporty Yet Elegant Design
The sporty yet elegant design is harmoniously coordinated conveying both aesthetics and dynamics. Engineered from the ground up to be efficient, beautiful and comfortable, it handles like a sports car but rides like a luxury sedan.
The most noticeable change is the Y-frame design which gives added strength while allowing for additional heel clearance and ease in getting in and out. The equally noticeable triangulated rear end adds pedaling efficiency, better aerodynamics, reduced pedal steer and lower center of gravity so that you “stick” to the road even at higher speeds. The chro-moly steel frame is durable, more comfortable and provides a “passive suspension” with a smoother ride. New seat mounting adds rigidity to the trike increasing efficiency with every pedal stroke.
Speed and Comfort
But it doesn’t stop there. We’ve included direct steering along with TerraTrike’s own “steering stack” that provides a responsive yet predictable steering experience. The GT also comes standard with a 24” rear wheel for higher top-end speeds, all while rolling more smoothly over bumps and retaining momentum. To top it off, the aluminum seat frame, handlebars and tie rod reduce weight without sacrificing strength.
The Gran Tourismo features an extended seat frame with an upgraded seat mesh. This is by far the most comfortable seat we’ve ever produced and will result in longer, more comfortable rides; featuring a breathable mesh and extra padding in “all the right places.” The extra seat frame length is contoured to give additional support and comfort. There is even a zippered pocket on the rear just large enough for a wallet, keys or cell phone. The front wheels use a rapid axle for easy removal for transportation; the seat, a single seat bolt for quick and easy seat removal; and a single hex key for both.
Pair all of that with the stunningly beautiful paint colors and you’ll be turning heads all day. The “wet” paint colors add more depth of color and are durable. Sparkle Gold and Sky Blue are the signature colors with limited edition colors being offered periodically.
Best of all, the Gran Tourismo accepts all TerraTrike branded accessories, including the Storage Solutions lineup of bags and panniers, making this the perfect trike for that cross-country adventure, your daily commute or the leisurely ride to your favorite local destination.
Watch The Terratrike Gran Tourismo “Laid Back Review”
You’ll love this trike. Customers of Laid Back have called the GT the BEST Production Trike for the Everyday Triker. The TerraTrike Gran Tourismo has exhilarating performance resulting in the ultimate touring machine. This laid back cycle is sporty, comfortable and gives any rider the Freedom to Ride! Order a Gran Tourismo online or by calling Laid Back Cycles 916-619-1003
This is a very well-rounded recumbent trike, it’s quick, handles well, looks great and is very comfortable. What more do you need? With a 1,999 starting point it’s an
excellent value and dominates other trikes in its same price range. Of course, it’s subjective but in my experience selling trikes I think 1,999 to 2,999 is a sweet spot for many people and this one is super fun!
A new recumbent from Terratrike, named as Gran Tourismo is available for trike riders at our LBC recumbent store in Sacramento. Gran Tourismo is designed with an alluring sophistication to deliver mind blowing performance as an ultimate touring machine.
Gran Tourismo is designed by incorporating the result of last 20 years Terratrike innovation and customers feedback over its original Tour trike. It is expected to be the most comfortable Terratrike launched till date to offer best handling on road experience.
The leading US recumbent trike manufacturer Terratrike has once again shook the entire recumbent trike industry. It has launched the first recumbent trike loaded with a 750W 5-phase motor to support zero resistance peddling system. Rambler E.V.O. (EVO is abbreviated for Electric Vehicle Option) is an innovative one of its kind, an electric assist recumbent trike, not only in US but across the world.
Terratrike joined hands with Falco eMotors around two years back to build this electric motor for them. The motor comes fitted into the rear wheel hub. The embedded torque sensor in the motor boosts your peddling experience to make it seamless and smoother.
“We’ve been working on this for over two years with the Falco team,” said Yonker, “and we couldn’t be happier with the result. The E.V.O. represents the next step for recumbents – getting our customers out for longer rides, taking the overall triking experience to a new level.”
Terratrike Rambler All Terrain Unveiled
Terratrike Rambler All Terrain is the talk of the town, especially among adventure trike riders for off-road triking. If you are a trike rider, who wants to get off the beaten road, then be assured, Rambler All Terrain is manufactured just for you. It is the latest model unveiled this month by Terratrike, the largest producer of recumbent trikes in the US. The best part about this recumbent is its high versatility.
Rambler AT Best for Off Roading
Rambler AT rocks on the road as well as off the road. First of all, you only need to pump up some pressure in its tires. Finally, you can cruise your bike on any path, whether its on-road or off-road. Although, if you really want to enjoy the essence of Rambler AT, take it off road. You can easily create a passive suspension system by releasing some air out of its tires. You won’t need to add any extra shock absorber to that comfort, its just about maintaining the right pressure in tires.
Just because you don’t have a large recumbent vehicle doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be able to enjoy the freedom of riding a recumbent trike. There are a variety of recumbent trike models, which were designed with small vehicle owners in mind. The below recumbent trike models all fold smaller, making them easy to transport and easy to store.
Introducing TerraTrike Traveler Recumbent Trike
TerraTrike Traveler is one of the newest portable recumbent trikes introduced in the market. This new recumbent trike has had instant popularity and is even being called a “Game-Changer” in the recumbent industry. So you must be thinking: “What makes this recumbent trike so awesome?” The answer is simple – IT FOLDS! Yes the TerraTrike Traveler is designed to be compact and portable, quite handy for travelers who want to carry the trike with them on their fun trips.
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Some Choices as You Look for Your Own Recumbent Trike.
Always test ride several tadpole and/or delta trikes to find YOUR favorite trike before you buy. Test riding helps you find the perfect trike for you, whether it’s a high seat, low set, 8 speed or twenty seven speeds, test riding will help you find the perfect trike for you.
We would be glad to have you come here to try them and in some cases we will come to you, ask for details. If you are too far away from any shops stocking a variety of trikes we can help you pick one and ship it to you. But test riding recumbent is the best.
Jim and his lovely wife Dana bought (2) TerraTrike Ramblers from Laid Back Cycles and loves riding them. They have ridden them on the American River Bike Trail and with friends that met at Laid Back Cycles. If you also want to be a part of a great community and have a fit for life lifestyle join LaidBackCycles Facebook page or visit LBC to take a test ride on a new recumbent trike.
Laid Back Cycles is your Sacramento Valley and Bay Area recumbent trike adult tricycle dealer.