Yes, I am a bit biased against electric bicycles. But I find this product to be more than acceptable. It can provide supplemental propulsion and cargo storage for a bicycle. Plus, it’s detachable, so you only have to connect it to your bike when necessary. Far more flexible than a heavy electric bicycle, where you get to push 50+ pounds all the time.
Fort Collins, Colorado â€“ Ridekick International, the company that produces the Ridekickâ„¢ power trailer, will be exhibiting at the Interbike International Trade Expo 2011 this September.Â Company members are excited to return with the Ridekick power trailer, the first commercially-available electric-powered bike trailer. Attendees of both the Outdoor Demo and Interbike Expo will have the opportunity to test-ride this new product.
The Ridekick power trailer lets a bicyclist ride through town, over hills, and through head winds at speeds up to 19 miles per hour with no pedaling required. It easily attaches to most bikes in minutes and can be unhitched in seconds for traditional riding. With cargo space that can hold up to two grocery bags, the rider can bike to the store and leave the car at home. The 500-watt battery-driven motor boosts the rider for an average of 12 miles on a single charge. The Ridekick power trailer is versatile and affordable; it allows the rider to get around town, whether on the morning commute or running weekend errands, for only two cents per battery charge.
â€œThe vision of Ridekick is to provide an affordable way for people to enjoy bike riding and leave cars in the garage. Fifty percent of our trips are less than four miles, and bicycling is the fun and healthy alternative to driving,â€ said Mark Wanger, Ridekickâ€™s President and Founder.
Ridekick International, a Colorado based start-up, introduced its company and product to the bicycle industry at the Interbike International Trade Expo 2010 last September in Las Vegas, Nevada. With the Ridekick power trailer now on the market, Ridekick is returning to Interbike next month looking to expand its dealer base and introduce a new array of accessories.
Ridekick International is located in Fort Collins, Colorado, a Gold-Level Bicycle Friendly Community designated by the League of American Bicyclists, and is a member of the Rocky Mountain Innosphere, a business incubator dedicated to supporting new, clean energy companies. Ridekick is also a member of Bikes Belong, which is sponsored by the U.S. bicycle industry and has the goal of putting more people on bicycles more often.
For more information and to read reviews on Ridekick, please visit the Ridekick website at www.ridekick.com.
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