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Year-end Review – Rhoades Car


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Rhoades Car is now almost 26 years old.  At this point in human form, RC is now having to really understand how truly hard life is and coming to the understanding that the real world is not your friend, at all.  But, you’re free and young and daring to face any fears while your responsibilities are low.  If its a time like mine, RC is really looking forward to what happens next and anxious to grow and learn so that you can take on the real world offensively.  The foundation is set but now’s the time to jump and see how far you can land.  That’s where I see our company now.  Going into year 26, we know who we are and we know what we can do, but we’re going to take some leaps and we’re going to take some risks because we have a lot more to achieve.

This year we made some great strides in continuing to build a brand and product that helps change lives and improves the quality of life for so many people.  We’ve helped everyone from the senior citizen who wanted a fun and exercising way to get to his community center, to the maintenance worker in the large distribution center who needed a safer and healthier way to get across the facility, and to the grandparents who wanted the whole family (including grandkids) to enjoy time together where all could participate and all could have genuine, healthy fun.  That’s why the face of Rhoades Car is really hard to paint because of its diversity.  We never want to change that.

We’ve made great strides in continuing to make the quadracycle stronger and better equipped for a safe and enjoyable ride.  We’ve designed a new spacer for the rear axle on  that ensures a safer ride.  We implemented mandatory dual disc brakes on all models that include two or more people.  We created the very first Rhoades Car Rail Bike which has a dual purpose of riding the rails or roads.  And the biggest success we had in 2016 was releasing the popular, limited edition 25th Anniversary Bike.  It really has been a great year for Rhoades Car.

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So that brings us to question, what’s in store for 2017?  We are moving strongly forward into the new year.  We have some strong partnerships that will unfold and that will help us take Rhoades Car to new levels.   It’ll be hard to top this year and all the success we’ve had but our goals are bigger and our hearts are more passionate to share this amazing brand with more people throughout the world this coming year.  So we hope you’ll continue to help us spread the word about Rhoades Car because we’ve got a lot to do in 2017 and we’re pretty confident you’re going to want to join in.

From all of us here at Rhoades Car, we want to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Thanks for following us this year and if you haven’t done so already, please check out our new pricing guide that you can download for free on our website here.

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Rhoades to Life – August Edition


Rhoades to Life – August Edition
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DOUBLING OUR REFERRAL PROGRAM!

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This month we released the new referral rates for our Rhoades Car owner’s referral program and we’ve already heard tremendous feedback.  What used to be $150 to any current owner who referred a new customer to Rhoades Car, has now DOUBLED to $300.  That’s right, if you refer a new customer to us, you get a $300 check.  It’s that simple.  This is a great program to help pay for your Rhoades Car and increase those that want to enjoy the Rhoades Car experience around you.  Don’t delay, start passing out your referral cards today to start earning your referral fees soon!

TESTIMONIAL

Rhoades Car Quadricycles

We recently had a visit from one of our favorite customers as she was passing through for family reunions in Tennessee.  Diana T. from Florida dropped her bike off for some work to be done and we loved having her stop at Rhoades Car HQ.  When she came back through to pick up her Rhoades Car, we had to take some pictures.  We’re glad that she’s a part of the Rhoades Car family and look forward to her passing through again whenever she can!

 

MANAGER’S SPECIAL

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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 sharing with you one of our favorite outdoor hammocks called the Kammock Roo.  Our entire team at Rhoades Car loves the outdoors and because of the Roo’s simplicity and mission, we love supporting a great company and product based here in the U.S..  If you’re looking for an easy hammock for the great outdoors to easily be stored with your Rhoades Car, the Kammock Roo is just for you!

 

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.

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Rhoades to Life – July Edition


Rhoades to Life – July Edition
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MID-YEAR REVIEW

25th Anniversary Bike

We’ve spent the last week reviewing how the first half of the year has done and we’re extremely pleased with 2016.  One thing that has really exceeded our expectations is the 25th Year Anniversary bike.  When we set out to offer something different for our 25th year, we wanted something fun, all-inclusive, and discounted.  We knew the custom paint would add a level of fun and the accessory upgrade would make it all-inclusive for some of the most popular upgrades available.  And the discount is what threw it over the top and we’re glad we packaged this bike the way we did.  We’ve seen customers price it out separately and find that is really does saves hundreds of dollars.  When they realize this, it’s great to see and hear their reactions!  We truly are grateful for the past six months and are looking forward to seeing what the next six months will bring.  Thank you for watching us grow and for being a part of the Rhoades Car family!

P.S. If you’re looking for a reason to celebrate Christmas in July, we have the perfect gift for you!

TESTIMONIAL
Everyone please meet Bob.  Bob visited us back in April at the Rhoades Car HQ and placed his order on the spot.  We had the pleasure of getting to know him and his grandson while they were passing through on a road trip.  The picture below is of Bob and his new Rhoades Car on his 90th birthday!!  What a great guy and here’s to many more Bob!

“I use the bike at least 3 times a week to ride to the community fitness center where I work out for about 30 minutes.  Part of my exercise program is riding the bike the 1 mile to the center and back again after the workout.
– Bob W., Florida

Bob W., Florida

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’re changing it up a bit!  We’re introducing the all-new Rhoades Car 30oz. tumbler!  This custom RTIC tumbler has the Rhoades Car logo on it and holds your beverage cold or hot for hours!  These are great for work, play, or both!  You can have it shipped directly to your door for just $39.99 (plus $7 shipping)!!!  These won’t last long so get them while they’re in stock (interested in having a cup holder at an additional cost of $20 for your Rhoades Car too?  We have you covered there, just mention it when you call).  To order, please call 1-888-938-2272 x700

Rhoades Car 30oz. tumbler

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

Introducing the all-new Ad Bike by Rhoades Car


Introducing the all new Ad Bike by Rhoades Car​. This mobile billboard comes with three sides of advertising panels and is powered by our Rhoades Car motor and solar panels. If you’re a business looking for a way to catch the eyes of potential customers, look no further!

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This upgraded GoBoy model has everything you need to promote your business.  And don’t worry about the weather, with weather-proof panels and windshield, we’ve got you covered and protected from the elements.  The inside of the advertising box also has a shelf inside so that you can store marketing materials or whatever you need to help promote your business better.  This is the ideal mobile billboard for your business and you can use it for many different platforms such as street/event marketing, street vending, or any type of delivery services.

See the video of the Ad Bike on our facebook page

Want to know more about our new Ad Bike?  Give us  a call at 1-888-938-2272!

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 to Life – April Edition


Rhoades to Life – April Edition
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NEW BRAKES!

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We’re excited to share that we have upgraded our braking system on every model!  This new rotor (disc)/caliper combo allows each bike to have more stopping force which is generated by more torque on the wheel.  Our master builder, Chris Spann, said, “The larger rotor provides a larger braking surface, which aids in dispersing more heat.  We were using 160mm and now with the new rotor, we are at 200mm.”  The new caliper compares extremely well with hydraulic calipers and are half the price.  Our new calipers are the lightest on the market and are easily adjustable.  This new system is another level of improvement to our bikes as we continue to strive and make better products while keeping the price down for our customers.

TESTIMONIAL
We recently posted a video on our facebook page about a clinical study on the effects of cycling which helps increase motor functions.  This study showed some impressive results that helped those with Parkinson’s disease.  We were happy to see a comment from one of our customers which read, “My wife has Parkinson’s and that is the reason we bought your bike for two. She has trouble walking, but put her in the passenger seat and she can pedal all day long.”  What a great testimony and we’re glad to hear that she’s being able to not only enjoy time with her husband, but participate in a healthy, fun activity with her Rhoades bike!

MANAGER’S SPECIAL
With the monthly manager’s special, we want you to enjoy some discounts on products that we believe in.  This month, we wanted to share with you our preferred choice of men’s button-up shirts at Twillory.  Not only do they make great shirts, but they also have a great re-purpose cause – by joining forces with a forward thinking charity, CareerGear, your re-purposed clothing will help the jobless, homeless and disaster stricken, both at home and abroad.  For a limited time, Rhoades Car has partnered with Twillory to celebrate “25 Years of Rhoades Car” for some great promo codes at special discounts:
Use promo code “Rhoades25” – 4 shirts for $189
Use promo code “RCMGRSP” – 2 shirts for $99

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

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

Spring into Summer with Rhoades Car


The question we hear frequently is “How did the Prince Harry PR work out for you?” (For those of you who missed it, Prince Harry rode a Rhoades Car at the grand opening of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London on April 4th.) I just got back from the regular meeting of Hendersonville, TN manufacturers and fielded that question three times. The official answer is, it worked out GREAT with many new friends finding the Rhoades Car Facebook page and website! It especially worked out well with the Royal Spring Special in May that offered free shipping or $500 in free upgrades, as this caused many of our new friends to become Rhoades Car owners. However, that was a special promotion and promotions do have to come to an end. BUT . . . it doesn’t mean we can’t have another promotion that’s equally as fun!

Our “Spring into Summer” promotion until June 30th provides a choice between a Visa, Home Depot or Amazon gift card or an even greater amount of free upgrades, so it is easier than ever to join the elite club of Rhoades Car Owners.

RHOADES CAR SPRING INTO SUMMER PROMOTION

But don’t stop there. While you are on our website checking out this new promotion, don’t miss the new blogs we’ve been posting.

Five Must-Have Free Apps for Biking – With the multitude of resources available for download to your smartphone or tablet, you can have all the information you need just a touch away.

Summer Vacation Destinations for Cyclists – If you are a bicyclist or Rhoades Car owner, consider a vacation that includes a bike trip. rhoades car vacation

Six Really Cool Ways to Take a Break at Work Photo from Facebook by Joe MayoPhoto from Facebook by Joe Mayo– obviously going for a bike ride is one but there are many others that are [almost] as fun.

Rhoades Car Shows Up at The Tennessee Bike Summit – Here’s a pic of me and one of the keynote speakers, Kim Wiley-Schwartz from the New York Department of Transportation:

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And one of my favorite posts, 10 Cool Things Made in the USA. As more and more consumers take the time to investigate whether or not a product is American-made, retailers are starting to take notice.Made in the USA See if you know all ten!

Hopefully one or more of these great stories will inspire you to take advantage of our…drum roll…

RHOADES CAR SPRING INTO SUMMER PROMOTION

Then you can be one of the happy owners of a Rhoades Car like Vicki and Larry Ryan who just said “We got our Rhoades Car today. LOVE IT!”

So what’s it going to be … the gift card or the free upgrades?

RHOADES CAR SPRING INTO SUMMER PROMOTION

(Hurry – expires June 30th!)

What’s Happening at Rhoades Car


We’ve been really busy. Here are some important messages from us you may have missed!

Rhoades Car Looking to Expand its Exclusive Dealer Network

Looking for a way to earn additional income, set your own schedule and have some fun? Rhoades Car, a certified Made-in-the-USA manufacturer of 4-wheel quadracycles, is looking to expand its dealer network and the great news is that you do … Continue reading →

When Customer Service Really Means Going the Extra Mile(s)

Every company is faced with challenges every now and then. But what do you do when you have a shipment sitting on a truck in Michigan and the trucking company does not have a small delivery truck to deliver to a remote area? Continue reading →

The Rhoades SOLARped Series – 100% Powered by the Sun

HENDERSONVILLE, TN — Rhoades Car International, the nation’s leading 4-wheel bicycle manufacturer, recently announced the release of a new model series – the Rhoades SOLARped – 100% powered by the sun. “This is really exciting because we’ve … Continue reading →

Therapeutic Exercise for People with Joint Replacements

Couple with multiple joint replacements said if it weren’t for their Rhoades Car, they would get very little exercise. Continue reading →

Economic Forecast Right for Rhoades Car

Rhoades Car as a healthy alternative to a golf cart is set to play a much larger role in transportation as the trend for more frugal urban living increases with Americans wanting to live closer to workplaces, shopping, schools, and other community gathering places. Continue reading →