Trikking 101: Chicago Area Trikkers promote fun on three wheels

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Better Bike Gets You In Shape

Thousands of people across the country are getting fit using a gadget that’s a cross between a bike and a tricycle. It’s three wheeled machine called the Trikke. It’s powered by moving your body back and forth and can burn up to 600 calories in an hour. But the tricky part, is riding the Trikke right. In just six months, Danielle Adams lost 60 pounds thanks to this unique form of transportation.

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Trikke | Good Day LA on FOX 11 News

Trikke in the news. Good Day LA FOX 11 News. Araksya Karapetyan interviews Trikke’s John Simpson on how the Trikke works, why it’s great for transportation and why it makes such a great workout.

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Buellton’s Trikke Tech named district’s ‘Small Business of Year

Buellton-based Trikke Tech has been recognized by Assemblyman Das Williams as the 2011 Small Business of the Year in the 35th District. Trikke Chairman and CTO Gildo Beleski and CEO John Simpson accepted the honor from Williams, who won the 35th District seat in November 2010, at a June 6 ceremony in Sacramento.

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It’s Not a Trick, It’s a Trikke!

The device, called a Trikke (pro-nounced “Trike”), looks like a large tricycle without a seat. You ride it stand-ing up. Instead of pedaling it, however, you move it by shifting the weight of your body to carve turns with it, much as you would carve a turn on a ski slope. Bottom line, you get from one place to another, get a workout at the same time, and it beats the heck out of walking. Although I knew I wanted to write about the Trikke due to the fact that I firmly believe in the theory of trying to stay in shape and getting some physical exercise to try to keep your body and your mind functioning.

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Trikkes have arrived in WHS PE

Trikke’s, a combination of a bike and a scooter, have arrived and are being implemented in the Winnebago High School physical education curriculum. The purchase of the Trikke’s was made under the auspices of the Carol White Physical Education grant. The Trikke (pronounced “trike”) is a three-wheeled cambering (leaning) vehicle that is human powered and propelled by shifting the body from side to side like carving a “S” while skiing.

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Trikke trend takes hold

The Trikkers left the sports center at 10:15 a.m. Saturday, with more than just a few celebratory cheers to begin their ride. Nearly three dozen three-wheeled riders from the Santa Clarita Valley and other areas of Los Angeles County gathered at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex on Sunday morning for a Trikke ride. A Trikke is a lightweight, three-wheeled vehicle powered by electricity or the person riding it, event co-organizer and Canyon Country resident Quincy Jeffries said.

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Trikke bike to the rescue

A three-wheeled wonder is the answer to getting through nasty traffic snarls. “It’s a cycle. It’s a bike. Hey, hey hold your horses, it’s a Trikke.” This is a three wheeled pedal-less, chain-less personal mobility and fitness machine all rolled into one. The cambering Trikke was originally built for downhill riding. The inventors soon discovered that the shifting of the rider’s body weight could propel this machine forward. In addition they also have an electric powered one, in case moving around your body weight tends to be an issue for you.

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Jimmy Carter Trikke in TIME Magazine

To keep in shape, Rosalynn Carter, 84, and Jimmy, 87, try to ride every day on their Trikkes.

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Life & Style magazineTori Spelling rides her Trikke T78Deluxe as seen in Life & Style Magazine

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Tori Spelling rides her Trikke T78Deluxe as seen in Intouch Magazine

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Trikke for Arthritic Hips

Conventional wisdom has it that aerobic exercise and aerobic fitness can be helpful for people with arthritis. My problem then: Swimming, bicycling, and brisk walking put too much stress on my damaged hip joint. And I couldn’t even think about running! Instead, I ordered a Trikke (pronounced trike). It’s a 3-wheeler, with handlebars and hand brakes. But the Trikke has foot platforms above the small rear wheels, rather than a bike seat.

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Trikke A Fun (Electric) Ride

If you live in the city or suburbs and are looking for a vehicle that you could ride to work and have fun doing it, then you may want to take a look at the Trikke. As the word indicates the Trikke is a three-wheeled electric vehicle. Because it has three wheels it is very stable and easy to ride. You simply turn the throttle and go. You can lean into the curves and the wheels never leave the ground. It folds up so you can easily fit it in the back of a car or carry it into the office.

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Forget the Segway, ride a Trikke!

I suppose that the Segway industry really has yet to take off, but I like the idea of personal mobility. I suppose I would have to group the Trikke with Segway-style products, but the Trikke has three wheels and not two self-balancing ones. I got a chance to ride a Trikke at CES 2012, and I found that it was about as difficult to learn as a self-balancing motorcycle. At first, I was a little hesitant to make any sharp turns, but I found that with a little practice, the Trikke is highly maneuverable.

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The Toy Man® Product Guide

The “Trikke EV Tribred Electric Bike” is a consummation of innovative product design, contribution to a fitter body, and productive functionality all rolled up into a three wheeled masterpiece. In more simple terms, The Trikke EV Tribred Electric Bike is a lithium battery, front wheel powered vehicle geared to serve multiple market segments ranging from general use and sports/fitness, to hotel/resort offerings. Through ski-style movements, the rider creates the momentum for the bike to move forward.

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Trikke, Fun Three Wheeled Electric Vehicle

Trikke is a company that produces personal mobility products for “active riding”. Its products are somewhat similar to Segway’s products. The company itself became well-known a decade ago, after being featured on the cover of TIME magazine. In the last decade, it has innovated the Sikki, meant for riding on snow and the Tribred, an electric powered version. Trikke’s vehicles can be used as a green, sustainable means of transportation, especially over relatively short distances within the neighborhood. They can also be used for fun.

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Time to Learn to Kite Surf … at Age 70

When Louis Gomez, first saw kite surfers on Lake Geneva, Switzerland, at age 65, it didn’t occur to him that he might be too old to take up such a demanding activity. “I told my wife that sport just didn’t exist when I was younger,” Mr. Gomez said. “To heck with that, I wanted to try it because I wanted to do it. It was a challenge.”

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Trikke offers fun way to get around, get fit

Commuting across Los Angeles can be painful, but some adventure-seekers are carving their way to fitness and fun by trekking on Trikkes. “A Trikke is a three-wheel carving vehicle that moves by body propulsion, so we move our entire body to make this vehicle traverse back and forth,” said Andy Pliska, owner of South Bay Trikke. Pliska said the Trikke was invented in 1989 by an extreme sport athlete who liked bombing down hills but needed something better than a bike.

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A Hybrid Three-Wheeled, Electric Fitness Scooter

Originally, [co-founder Gildo Beleski] was looking for something stable just to bomb hills. He had no idea that this design would propel using your body. And now that the motor and battery technology has gotten so good, it was just a natural to plug them into our frame system.” That need for downhill stability led to a three-wheel design, which eventually lent itself to either a great workout or just a great ride. To exercise the upper body more, push off with a simple leg pump or the cooler looking rock forward method. Weave the handlebars back and forth until you build enough momentum. Then evolve the quick swiveling into a rhythmic swaying motion that mimicks carving like a downhill skier.

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CES 2012: Trikke Tech 3-Wheeled Fitness EV Ride

Way back in 2009 (how the Internet years fly)we introduced you to Trikke Tech and its unique take on the electric vehicle known as the three-wheeled Pon-e. The company fell off our radar until CES 2012, where it said it would be showing at the large consumer electronics event the Pon-e Lite, described as a leaner, more affordable version of its EV.

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CES 2012: Day 1 Roundup

When I saw the Trikke, my eyes lit up like a little kid. I’ve been looking for an electric vehicle for tooling around the neighborhood and I think I’ve found it. The Trikke is a collapsible battery-powered trike that is simply amazing to look at. Max speed is about 17mph, I believe, and it charges completely in about 5 hours to provide somewhere between 10 and 20 miles of travel. You can’t tell from the photo, but the thing leans… when you lean to the left, the handlebars that you hold on to bend to the left and allow you to corner fairly sharp.

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Trikke’s New Electric Bike Gets Up To 24 Miles On A Charge

Trikke is ready. They are bringing a new line of electric bikes (they prefer to call them three-wheeled vehicles) to market called the Tribred EV. There are three models inside the Tribred EV line: 48V, 36V and the 36 Vlite for fitness. The Tribred 48V is a top of the line electric bike . It’s powered by a Panasonic lithium-ion rechargeable battery and can get up to 24 miles on a charge. You’ll have plenty of juice to run around town, commute back and forth to work, or do that killer work out. With a 350 watt motor, you’ll get the torque you need to get up a descent-sized urban hill with speeds of up to 16 mph. The Tribred 48V weighs about 36 to 48 pounds including the battery.

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The Trikke: Cooler Than a Segway

admit, I am totally fascinated by the trend of mashing up bikes with unrelated exercise equipment. I thought the Elliptigo was cool (and the only one I could see someone using in public) until I learned about the Trikke. What’s the Trikke, you ask? It is an electric vehicle that looks sort of like skis on wheels with handlebars. Like a tricycle meets the ski team. According to the company it is foldable, lightweight, and offers a “full body workout”. It looks incredibly fun, and the company even sells accessories like cargo nets to make running errands on the go super easy! They start at $1299, not cheap, but in-line with a high-end regular bike.

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On the Town with COC star Mark Doss

It would be hard to miss Mark Doss. Not because he’s an opera star and a Grammy Award winner who graces stages around the world. But because he’s the guy marching through the streets playing a melodica or hurtling through traffic on a scooter. “You could hear me shouting, ‘Yes! Whoo! Go! You can do it!’ ” the 54-year-old bass-baritone yells. “People are like, ‘What’s wrong with him? Is he having a seizure?’ No, I’m making it up this hill.” Today, he’s surfing the pavement on his Trikke, a three-wheeled vehicle he first saw on a late-night infomercial 10 years ago. “This is my joy,” he says as he weaves up and down his East York street.

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Trikke, Emerald Atlas, Cable Confusion

I was visiting my cousins in Los Angeles last week, and we got on the topic of exercise. Years ago, she had first encouraged me to start walking for exercise, but we’re older now, and she’s been having problems with her knees because of the impact of walking. For many months now, she’s been getting her best exercise using the Trikke. That’s a brand name, not your regular tricycle, and in fact it has no pedals, at least not the rotary kind we’re used to seeing. The concept came, not from cycling, but from skiing — the hip-swiveling, side-to-side movement of downhill skiers. The inventor was looking for a dry-land device to help skiers stay in shape during the off season with the same muscles they use on the slopes.

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