Thank you for joining us for the Catrike Rally and Factory tour.
For the past 11 years, we have held our annual Rally to thank Catrike owners, dealers and fans for their support. People come from all corners of the country for a recreational ride and factory tour. The event is always well attended and we welcomed over 300 cyclists this year.
Going forward, in place of an annual rally, we will focus efforts on supporting rideATAXIA Orlando to benefit the Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA).
We invite the loyal Catrike community to join us for the 5th Annual rideATAXIA Orlando taking place Sunday, November 1, 2015 at Waterfront Park in Clermont, FL.
Read our press release on bentrideronline here
Learn more about ride Ataxia here
The Catrike 5.5.9, a premium Grand Touring Catrike capable of high performance and spirited long-distance rides with extreme comfort.
It fits a very desirable and high demand spot in our family of products for riders looking for impressive handling characteristics on long stretches of beautiful roads or to carve through the next set of corners rapidly approaching you. It also provides the practicality for everyday use, thanks to our exclusive folding mechanism incorporating the seat, frame, chain managing kickstand and rollers. It will fit in your car, apartment or you can stroll it to catch the next train. Because of its long wheel base and large rear wheel, it provides a very smooth, stable and self-centering ride. Its narrow overall width and the significant Catrike technology alloy frame deliver a lightweight, nimble and efficient.
Finally, the 5.5.9 is completely developed with comfort, ergonomics and safety in mind thanks to its high seating position, open cell padded seats, low bottom bracket, standard mirror mount, clip less pedals and fully adjustable padded hand rests. It is equipped with our unmatched Catrike group including our custom FSA external bearing crankset and headsets, SRAM 10 speed drivetrain, Avid disc brakes and TT500 bar end shifters. Each one is made per order with our premium materials from scratch in our facilities in Orlando, FL in the USA and distributed through our selected special group of Catrike dealers.
It’s time to cast your vote for 2014 BentRider Recumbent of the Year!
We are always grateful for the support we receive and it is a great honor to have our Catrike Folding Trail nominated in this year’s recumbent selection.
At Catrike, we design and manufacture the highest quality recumbent trikes. Our folding Trail is lightweight, rolls when folded, has an innovative frame lock, intelligent no touch – no mess chain management and all high quality components on a product that is under $3000.
We strive to make one of the best products in the world here in the USA. We appreciate the support from our customers and fans as this makes our team stronger. We encourage everyone to cast your vote for our beautiful Catrike Folding Trail.
Please follow this link with instructions on how to vote and as always, happy trails from the whole Catrike team.
Catrike to participate in Ride Ataxia. It is a great cause and a fun ride. Check their site for a ride in a City near You. rideataxia.org
Below is an excerpt with the first two paragraphs of the Wall Street Journal article:
"Tricycles are so hot that some of them are selling for thousands of dollars. But the new three-wheelers aren’t designed for tykes. They’re for grown-ups.
Recumbent tricycles—reclined, cushy versions of the three-wheelers many tooled around on as children—appeal to people of a certain age by being gentler on the body than traditional bikes, and more stable than two-wheel recumbents."
To read the full article go to the Wall Street Journal site here Read more
RCC is the largest recumbent focused trade show of the year and a great opportunity to see and ride all the latest recumbent trikes and bikes.
Check out the New Catrike 5.5.9 and all the latest from Catrike at Recumbent Cycle Con. RCC will be at the DuPage Expo Center in St. Charles, IL October 10th - 12th, 2014. Learn more on the official Recumbent Cycle Con website http://recumbentcyclecon.com/index.htm
Dan Zimmerman is riding a Catrike from Anacortes, Washington to Key West, Florida to raise awareness and benefit stroke survivors. He started his journey on June 29, 2014.
Don't Give Up Hope
The story of Dan Zimmerman who suffered a stroke in 2005 and how he has been able to overcome this and live a successful and rewarding life.
More info at: http://www.spokesfightingstrokes.org/
NBDA’s Signature Award - The “Specialty” Award
For a company that best manages its brand positioning and avoids being commoditized by mass-market sales channels. All nominees and winners have been voted in via the NBDA’s Supplier Scorecard program that ran from February 2014 through May 2014.
Waterford Precision Cycles
Catrike to participate in RAGBRAI XLII. Come visit with us at the start expo. You will find us in the Bike World and Connecticut Yankee Pedaller booths.
Catrike to participate in FARA The Ride to Cure FA in Chicago this Sunday July 20, 2014. Join for a day of cycling on 4 routes on scenic country roads to benefit Friedreich's ataxia research. Check the video above and link below to learn more.
Catrike demo day was a great success. People from all over the midwest participated in the 3rd annual Catrike Demo Days hosted by Bike World to see the new Catrike folding trail, test ride Catrikes and enjoy a BBQ with fellow Catrike fans.
One year ago today the City of Orlando’s mayor, Buddy Dyer, declared April 30 as Catrike day in the City. Since then, Catrike has experienced a 25% growth in sales, purchased strategic new equipment and created more robotic automation to optimize quality and efficiency.
Catrike has also hired 3 new full time employees and 1 talented engineering intern from the University of Central Florida that allows us to increase our production and match our demand.
We want to thank the City for recognizing all of our hard work; thank our network of Catrike dealers and especially a huge thank you to our customers for the continued support. We are dedicated to relentless innovation of new and exciting products and keeping our production in our World Class Factory here in the City Beautiful, Orlando, Florida.
Catrike to Exhibit at the Iowa Bike Expo. This event is occurs in conjunction with the RAGBRAI Route Announcement. It has grown every year. It is now a very popular event for people in the midwest who want to forget about winter and start thinking about the coming riding season and RAGBRAI which we hear is the largest multi-day bike tour in the world.
Saturday, January 25, 2014
We invite you to join us in this mission and to exhibit with us to make The Victory Summit
symposium in Jacksonville, Florida on January 25th, 2014. This is a high-energy, upbeat, and
interactive event aiming to both inform and inspire attendees. It provides actionable strategies,
connections to local and national resources for improving quality of life, and a solid basis for real
hope - addressing the apathy and inertia all too common in people living with Parkinson’s.
As we close the chapter on 2013 and look forward to a new year, we want to thank all of our loyal Catrike customers and dealers. It was an excellent year and we appreciate your support.
Some of the year's noteworthy accomplishments positioning Catrike for continued growth:
Catrike Folding Trail
New Manufacturing Technology and more new equipment on the way
Successful Year End Promotion
Expanded Market (one of the fastest growing categories in cycling industry)
Awareness and causes - Ahtletes helping athletes. Wounded Warriors Ride to Recovery. ride Ataxia, Ride with Larry.
Supporting FARA the Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance.
Click above to watch the 1 minute video about the ride.
Click the graphic above for details and to register.
Ride with Larry the movie showing at the Orlando Film Festival Saturday October 19, 2013
Catrike is honored to be a part of Larry’s epic ride and important mission. There are lots of reasons we build the highest quality recumbent trikes here in the USA. Stories like this are the most personally rewarding. This inspiring story is about the power of the human spirit to triumph in the face of great challenges. It’s about life’s journey, how we rise above adversity and a great reminder of all we have to be grateful for. We encourage you to find out when it is coming to the film festival in a city near you.
Catrike announced a new 2014 Catrike at Interbike in Las Vegas September 18-20, 2013. Catrike's Founder Paulo Camasmie presented the Interbike Tech Clinic "Manufacturing Cycling Products in the USA" where he talked about lean manufacturing and how it is possible to competitively produce world class quality right here in the USA.
To download the new 2014 Catrike flyer
Catrike story featured in Bicycle Retailer & Industry News Magazine. Click here to view the article.
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