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Rhoades to Life – September Edition


Rhoades to Life – September Edition
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CAN YOU BELIEVE IT’S ALMOST OCTOBER?

25th Anniversary Bike

We can’t believe it’s almost October, which means the last quarter of the year and great fall weather!  What does this mean to you?  It means you’ve only got a few more months to take advantage of the 25th Anniversary Silver Edition model!  This limited edition models comes with tons of upgrades and the limited edition sparkle paint that will only last through this year.  So although the year is almost over, you still have time to place your order and take advantage of this beautiful bike, proudly made right here in the USA!  Call today to order – 1-888-938-2272!

TESTIMONIAL

VegCycle

We love to hear and see the creativity that our customers have with our bikes.  Loa, from Cincinnati, OH, recently crowd-funded the very first “VegCycle.”  “The VegCycle™ campaign will help fund the construction, storage and maintenance of a portable hydroponic growing structure. We want to create a bicycle with a huge tray of plants on the back that are growing in nutrient rich water which is fed by fish that live below the plants. To complete the sustainable growing cycle, the pump that circulates the water between the fish and the plants will be powered by a solar cell.”

The picture above is one from the VegCycle team.  This is a really neat and impressive bike and we’re glad that we could help provide the quadracycle model for VegCycle and we hope they continue to have success in their community!  You can learn more about the VegCycle and their updates at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/vegcycle-community-education#/.

MANAGER’S SPECIAL

PD 750 Electric Motor Assist

 

Every month we like to share with you a product that our staff enjoys whether that’s for business or pleasure.  It’s our 25th year so we’re celebrating with our loyal customers and subscribers and allowing you to enjoy some promotion on a few of our favorite things!  This month we’re crazy excited to share with you a deal that we’re offering current Rhoades Car owners – 20% OFF the PD750 Electric Motor Kit!!!  For the months of October and November, you can purchase our motor kit for ONLY $1,499 plus $80 shipping (regularly priced at $1,869 plus shipping).  This is a great addition to your Rhoades Car and really enhances the experience of riding a four-wheel bike.  Our electric-assist motor package includes all of the following components:

– 750 watt (1 hp) electric motor
– Handlebar-mounted thumb throttle control
– Motor controllerhttp://staticapp.icpsc.com/icp/loadimage.php/mogile/739480/22d01e237f0ad5a6c786df09e73bfc70/image/png
– Battery charger
– Waterproof cargo box (lockable)
– Battery straps
– Battery hookup wiring
– Mounting hardware
– Complete installation instructions

You’ve asked for it and now we’re standing by ready to take your order on this special deal, so please call 888-938-2272 in order to place your order today!


 

As always, we welcome guests at our Rhoades Car HQ here in Nashville, TN so send us an email to info@rhoadescar.com or give us a call at 888-938-2272 and set up an appointment.

Rhoades Car offers a unique line of 1, 2, and 4-person quadracycles with multiple speeds and an optional motor that provides sustainable transportation for families and industry, helps fight obesity, and provides a way for disabled people to exercise safely either alone or with loved ones or caregivers.  Celebrating its 25th year in business in 2016, the company relies on local suppliers that share the high quality craftsmanship philosophy to produce custom components for all of its 4-wheel “quad” bikes – proudly made in the USA.

www.RhoadesCar.com

Rhoades to Life – June Edition


Rhoades to Life – June Edition
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BRINGING NEW LIFE
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After 25 years of business, Rhoades Cars have fulfilled many different purposes and platforms.  It’s truly a joy to see how many different applications our bikes have taken on over the years and how many lives have been impacted at every level.  One of our growing markets is with assisted living and rehabilitation facilities throughout the U.S..  In particular our two and four seat models have changed the atmosphere of on-site amenities for patient experiences and living.  From an active living standpoint, our bikes allow guests to ride a four-wheel bike and get active exercise while also allowing their family members or friend along for the ride.  The rehabilitation facilities allow our bikes to be used for the guests to rebuild their necessary bones or muscles in order to regain strength.  Since we have multiple seat options, trainers and physical therapists can join their patients on the ride while working or assisting with them on their exercise movements in riding the Rhoades Car.   It brings a new quality of life to these facilities and in most cases it mutually benefits the patients and their family members when everyone gets involved (not to mention the outdoor aspect which most don’t get to enjoy).  You can see that this provides strength to a physical body but it also improves the mental state as well by being able to enjoy an activity where you’re enjoying the outdoors and allowing your mind and body to work together in a controlled environment.  We’re excited to be a part of this growing market and will continue to help make customized improvements for each facility based on their specific needs.

TESTIMONIAL
We had the pleasure to work with a new customer this past month and actually customized a 4W1P model into a 25th Year Anniversary Bike.  She couldn’t wait to receive her custom-made bike and we couldn’t wait for her to get it.  We are thrilled the way it turned out and we know she’s riding her local streets showing off a limited edition bike that draws the eyes of everyone around!
“My 25th Special Edition bike arrived today. I’m loving it. Thank you Rhoades Car!
– Mary R., Minnesota
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MANAGER’S SPECIAL
Every month we like to share with you a product that our staff enjoys whether that’s for business or pleasure.  It’s our 25th year so we’re celebrating with our loyal customers and subscribers and allowing you to enjoy some discounts on a few of our favorite things!  For June we’re excited to share our excitement and fun thing to do while in Nashville – iRide Nashville.  You can see by their facebook page and TripAdvisor page that tens of thousands of people from all over the world have enjoyed themselves on this tour so we’re glad to share with you a 33% off discount by using the code “Rhoades25” when you check out on their site.  Who doesn’t enjoy a fun Segway ride in a beautiful city like Nashville?!  Next time you come visit our headquarters in Nashville, be sure to add some time to take this once-in-a-lifetime Segway tour in Nashville, you won’t regret it!
Every year iRide Nashville participates in the St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway which helps raise funds for the children’s research hospital.  We’re proud to partner with iRide Nashville and their mission to help with children’s cancer research.

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As always, we welcome guests at our Rhoades Car HQ here in Nashville, TN so send us an email to info@rhoadescar.com or give us a call at 888-938-2272 and set up an appointment.

Rhoades Car offers a unique line of 1, 2, and 4-person quadracycles with multiple speeds and an optional motor that provides sustainable transportation for families and industry, helps fight obesity, and provides a way for disabled people to exercise safely either alone or with loved ones or caregivers.  Celebrating its 25th year in business in 2016, the company relies on local suppliers that share the high quality craftsmanship philosophy to produce custom components for all of its 4-wheel “quad” bikes – proudly made in the USA.

www.RhoadesCar.com

Rhoades to Life – May Edition


Rhoades to Life – May Edition
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A PIECE OF HISTORY
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Seen here is the first ever Rhoades Car built.  This particular bike was made in 1989 which was two years before Rhoades Car was actually started.  David Rhoades created this bike and went on to create a strong and solid business of making quality quadracycles for years to come.  This unique piece of history is displayed in our new “Rhoades Car Headquarters” conference room.  We host Rhoades Car customers, partners, and enthusiasts in our newly remodeled room and we’re especially proud of this bike and the story that it holds.  We love having visitors come and check out our facility.  This past week we had a couple from Memphis, TN come and tour our headquarters and they increased their Rhoades Car fleet from one GoBoy to two so that both can enjoy their time together outdoors.  We also had a gentleman and his grandson, from Miami, FL,  stop by on their way to Virginia as a part of their grandfather/grandson road trip.  He ended up purchasing a brand new 4W1P model and he’s extremely excited to get his new bike out on the streets of his neighborhood.  We cannot tell you how proud we are of our facility but also how much we enjoy having visitors.  We love how people get to see an inside look at our operations and get a better understanding of what all we do here.  You also get to test drive certain models and sometimes even get to see things we don’t have on the market yet!  If you’re ever in the area or even passing through, we’d love to have you stop by  and say hey.

TESTIMONIAL
From an 80 year old man who has owned his Rhoades Car for 17 years and has put 50,000 miles on it. when asked if it was worth the investment:
“H*** YES! It has been more than worth it. It’s the best thing I’ve ever bought, and I’d be lost without it. It’s the best form of transportation I’ve ever owned, and the best part is NEVER needing gas!”
– Carlton R., Paramount, CA

MANAGER’S SPECIAL
Every month we like to share with you a product that our staff enjoys whether that’s for business or pleasure.  It’s our 25th year so we’re celebrating with our loyal customers and subscribers and allowing you to enjoy some discounts on a few of our favorite things!  This month we’d like to highlight Original Grain watches.  We love these handcrafted wood and steel watches!  We love the look and the purpose behind this company as well – By partnering with Trees for the Future, they’re striving to plant 1 million trees in 2016 – Providing both food and jobs for thousands of people around the globe.  With each wood & steel watch sold, Original Grain will plant 10 trees.
We have a promo code that our subscribers can use for a discount on Original Grain watches!  Use promo code “Rhoades15!” when checking out on the Original Grain site and receive 15% off your purchase!  This may be a great gift idea for Father’s Day!
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As always, we welcome guests at our Rhoades Car HQ here in Nashville, TN so send us an email to info@rhoadescar.com or give us a call at (800) 531-2737 and set up an appointment.

Rhoades Car offers a unique line of 1, 2, and 4-person quadracycles with multiple speeds and an optional motor that provides sustainable transportation for families and industry, helps fight obesity, and provides a way for disabled people to exercise safely either alone or with loved ones or caregivers.  Celebrating its 25th year in business in 2016, the company relies on local suppliers that share the high quality craftsmanship philosophy to produce custom components for all of its 4-wheel “quad” bikes – proudly made in the USA.

www.RhoadesCar.com

Rhoades Car Debuts 25th Year Anniversary Silver Edition Model


NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ —

Rhoades Car, the nation’s leading four-wheel bicycle manufacturer, announces the release of their highly anticipated 25th Year Anniversary Silver Edition Rhoades Car model.

“We’ve been working on this bike since the end of 2015 and we’re extremely excited to be able to finally let everyone see what all the buzz is about,” says Rhoades Car General Manager, Jim Stennett. The 4W2P (4-wheel, 2 person) model is the most popular model of the extensive line of products that Rhoades Car offers and this limited edition bike comes with all of the bells and whistles, including a blue sparkle paint that symbolizes the silver 25th anniversary. Along with the special paint, the 25th Year Anniversary Silver Edition Rhoades Car 4W2P comes with a canopy, 7-speed gearing, handlebar steering, monogrammed seats, passenger support bar, accessory bar, dual disc brakes, black mag wheels, thorn-proof tubes, Kevlar tire liners, motor axle prep, cargo box, speedometer, headlights, and taillights. As if this wasn’t enough, Rhoades Car is offering this limited edition model at a discounted price to celebrate its anniversary of 25 years of business.

25th Year Anniversary Silver Edition Rhoades Car
25th Year Anniversary Silver Edition Rhoades Car

Most limited edition models of any product come at a higher price tag but not with Rhoades Car. The 25th Year Anniversary Silver Edition model comes at 15% off full retail which includes many extras and upgrades. Stennett adds, “This limited edition model is a celebration bike that not only displays unique custom paint and upgrades, but also communicates the craftsmanship that has gone into every Rhoades Car for the past 25 years.”

For more information about this limited edition model and promotion, please contact your local Rhoades Car dealer or Rhoades Car Headquarters.

Rhoades Car offers a unique line of 1, 2, and 4-person quadracycles with multiple speeds and an optional motor that provides sustainable transportation for families and industry, helps fight obesity, and provides a way for disabled people to exercise safely either alone or with loved ones or caregivers. Celebrating its 25th year in business in 2016, the company relies on local suppliers that share the high quality craftsmanship philosophy to produce custom components for all of its 4-wheel “quad” bikes – proudly made in the USA.

For more information about Rhoades Car, call 888-938-2272, send an email to info@rhoadescar.com, or visit www.RhoadesCar.com. Send correspondence to Rhoades Car, 734 Fesslers Lane, Nashville, TN 37210.

Photo – http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160323/347405

SOURCE Rhoades Car International

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New Year, New Ownership, New Excitement!


Since changing ownership this past October, we wanted to share with everyone what’s happened over the past several months at “RCHQ.”  It’s been an exciting transition as we moved the Rhoades Car Headquarters from Hendersonville, TN to Nashville, TN.  Other than address, there hasn’t been much change on the administrative or assembly area of our operations.  You still get the same outstanding customer service and quality workmanship that you’ve grown to know and love with every Rhoades Car.

Because of our parent company’s relationship and experience with engineering and manufacturing, we feel that we’re in a great place to continue to make our quadracycles better and start manufacturing as many of our pieces in-house as possible.  We love that our bikes are Made in the USA and will continue to make that be the stamp you see on each and every bike sold.

We continue to have a very strong dealer network in the U.S. and look forward to growing our dealer network extensively this year.  We feel that our dealers are our hands and feet throughout the U.S. and most potential customers want to experience a Rhoades Car before they purchase.  So having dealers throughout the U.S. to be available for demonstrations and experiences is a priority for Rhoades Car this year and moving forward.

As always, if you’re in the Nashville area or passing through, please let us know so we can give you a tour of our new facility.  But be careful, it’s very hard leaving our facility without wanting to take one home with you!

We look forward to having a BIG year in 2016 so stay tuned for future updates and discounts!

 

Rhoades Car team

Rhoades Car Opens Doors to Non-Drivers (best article ever?)


We shout out a big thank you to Dess Yankova with The Tennessean for writing what may be the best story ever written about Rhoades Car. Our boy Jackson is especially happy with it because he made the picture she took which was on the front page of the Sumner County section of the Sunday paper.* Here’s the story:

White House, Tennessee resident Dean Cagley cannot wait to pedal his Rhoades car.

Cagley has lost more than 200 pounds, walks longer distances, returned to work, made new friends and feels better overall thanks to his car — technically a quadricycle. Based in Hendersonville, Rhoades Car is a local well-kept secret that’s getting out.

“So many people don’t know we’re here,” Rhoades Car Vice President Phyllis Shelton said. “They’re so surprised when they find us.”

Chris Spann and Phyllis Shelton on SolarPed with weatherproof cover

Chris Spann and Phyllis Shelton on SolarPed with weatherproof cover (photo: Dess Yankova)

Riders can choose pedal, plug or sunbathe to power the environmentally-friendly vehicles that in 2014 received international exposure when Prince Harry rode a Rhoades Car 2-person model during the grand opening of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.

London recently received another order — The GoBoy X4, the latest four-seat model allowing all four passengers to pedal.

Bikeworks UK Brings GoBoy X4 to London

In addition to most states in the U.S., Rhoades Car also sells to Germany, Denmark, The Netherlands, Mexico, Thailand and Russia where the cars are rented as pleasure vehicles in Gorky Park, a famous amusement park in Moscow. The company is also in distribution conversations with Lebanon, Qatar and Antigua.

From the Hendersonville warehouse, master builder Chris Spann manufactures 20 residential and industrial models available in multiple speeds and with various features. Depending on the model, the cars can seat one to five riders. Features include head and tail lights, turn signals, adjustable mirrors, hand cushions, seatbelts, UV-protection windshield and zip-up walls.

“Each takes one or two days to make,” said Spann, whose hands have built the cars for 15 years. “They use a seven-speed axle-driven bike system and people can order one horse-power electrical motor and two 12-volt deep-cycle batteries.”

At under 20 mph, riders can travel 21 miles with an overnight regular outlet charge without pedaling. They could go much further with pedaling and sun power, which charges an optional solar panel in four hours.

Company co-owner and Shelton’s husband, Bill Pomakoy, had to double check with a professional when he test-drove a car for 17 miles on a sunny day.

“The batteries were still fully charged,” he said. “I couldn’t believe it.”

Car gives freedom

Not requiring driver’s license, insurance or tags, the cars are particularly fitting for people with physical limitations or conditions preventing them from driving other vehicles.

One of the company’s newest customers Illinois resident Stephanie Timmer, the only vision impaired member of the U.S. Olympics throwing team, expects her Rhoades car any day. The vehicle, says Timmer, who last had a car 30 years ago, will save time from walking and allow her to ride with her two daughters.

“This will be our car, and we’ll go everywhere with it,” said Timmer, 48. “It will give us a new level of freedom and access to a lot more activities. I cannot wait.”

The Rhoades car has already done that for another Illinois resident Bill Reid. Reid, 52, felt depressed and isolated after losing his job because of his condition 13 years ago until the vehicle gave him back his life. Riding his car for 12 years now, Reid spends more time with family, participates in parades and meets new people every time he pedals out.

Wilma, Bill & Mary Ann Reid from Oak Forest, IL

Wilma, Bill & Mary Ann Reid from Oak Forest, IL

When he got a flat tire in 2014, the only problem his vehicle’s ever had, his family changed it at the Hendersonville warehouse, where Reid got a personal tour.

“They treated him like royalty,” his mother, Wilma Reid, 72, said. “We couldn’t have asked to be treated any nicer. Bill very much wants to be a part of the real world and the car does that for him.”

Ranging from $1,350 to $11,000, depending on features, the car weighs between 75 and 120 pounds. But they can carry up to 750 pounds.

Cagley, however, plans to take even more weight off his car as soon as the weathers allows.

Dean Cagley

Dean Cagley

“The Rhoades car allowed me to go out and exercise,” Cagley, 51, said. “I couldn’t ride any other bicycle because of my weight and back problems. It made all the difference in my attitude and how I feel.”

Did you know?

Hendersonville’s David Rhoades invented the Rhoades car quadricycle in 1991. When he died in 2009, the business was going to shut down until his neighbors Bill Pomakoy and Phyllis Shelton, who run a long-term care insurance company, promised to find a buyer for the Rhoades Car business.

“I looked at their records, and I found a buyer: It was me,” Pomakoy said. “The uniqueness of the product and how committed the founder was intrigued me, and I felt the desire to continue his dream.”

Stay tuned for the newest Rhoades model: a police/delivery vehicle with backup camera, solar panel, large storage compartment, loud horn and phone/laptop chargers. The company is also crafting a prototype car to pitch to the Robertson family from the popular A&E series “Duck Dynasty.”

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Keep your New Year’s Resolution…get fit with someone you love in your very own Rhoades Car. Check out our New Year’s special that ends January 31st!

AND – look for a really big announcement about Rhoades Car this week!

*This article appeared online 1-16-15 and in print 1-18-15. Reach Dessislava Yankova at 575-7170 and on Twitter @desspor.

Tennessean reporter Dess Yankova

Tennessean reporter Dess Yankova

Tennessean Dess Yankova with Jackson and Jed

Dess Yankova with Jackson (right) and Jed Clampett

 

 

 

Rhoades Car Goes to London (Again) with New London Dealer


Exciting news—our new GoBoy X4 that allows all four passengers to pedal has traveled across the Atlantic and is a hit in London…thanks to our new London dealer Bikeworks and thanks to the growing interest in London to make a way for people of all abilities to ride a bike! Here’s the story:

You may remember that we have Bikeworks and Motivate East to thank for getting Prince Harry and Mayor Boris Johnson to ride a Rhoades Car on April 4, 2014 at the grand opening of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (QEOP). That story made USA Today and BBC. So just who and what are these influential organizations?

Here’s the BEST part!! Bikeworks is now set up to offer all Rhoades Car models! Shipping from our factory to London is now less than two weeks so Londonites can become a Rhoades Car owner in a very short period of time.

Contact:
jolyon.whaymand@bikeworks.org.uk

Jim Blakemore, Co-Founder and Director, explained that Bikeworks was formed eight years ago as a not-for-profit community interest company to help people of all abilities ride bikes. Bikeworks has outreach programs across London to go to disability centers and special needs schools, assigning people who are interested in riding bikes to clubs in east and west London.

Bikeworks also works with Motivate East, a community-based sport activation group that was established three years ago with funding from Sport England, a government-funded sports body. Motivate East is a subsidiary of London Legacy Development Corporation, which runs the entire Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. 2015 plans for QEOP is to make it a true center of health and wellness with programs for fighting obesity and improving cardiovascular health. As part of this effort, Bikeworks is launching a new disability hub in QEOP in February or March. The GoBoy X4 is for this new club.

“We looked at a conference bike, which is a Dutch bike that allows five people to sit in a circle and pedal. We think the GoBoy X4 is more practical because with all riders facing in the same direction, it looks more like normal transportation,” Jim said. “The whole idea is to get more people engaged in biking, regardless of their physical ability.” He believes as we at Rhoades Car do that the more fun you can make exercise, the more likely people are to do it.

And these guys are having fun! That’s Jim Blakemore on the left front with his whippet Bow Belle, seated next to senior mechanic Cameron Jarvis in the driver’s seat. The smiling face in back is Jolyon Whaymand, the All Ability Cycling Program Manager.

Any plans to get Royalty on the GoBoy X4, we had to ask? Jim says not in the near future, but he thinks London Mayor Boris Johnson may attend the launch of the new QEOP disability hub. Then in August, London has a free cycle day, which means everyone can ride a bike in central London. Who knows who might see the GoBoy X4 pedaling past Buckingham Palace?

In the meantime, here’s your chance to own the original 2 person Cycle Car (the same model Prince Harry rode) with our New Year’s sale…15% off for any 2 person Cycle Car with or without a motor!