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Exploring The Benefits of a Rhoades Car Electric Bike Rental Fleet
Rhoades Cars have long been an extremely durable and reliable form of personal transportation and as the brand continues to grow at a rapid rate, there are some exciting benefits of having a rental (or tour) fleet in your city.  If you’ve traveled around to some of the most popular tourist cities, you’ve probably noticed the Segway tours, bicycle rentals, golf cart tours, bus tours, and trolley tours.  They’re fun and an alternative to having to learn and see parts of the city that you otherwise wouldn’t know about.  Rhoades Car quadricycles provide an exciting and healthy way to explore a new city and enjoy it with your friends and family (while also getting a good exercise, cause who doesn’t want that, right?).

Tourism Stats
Tourism throughout the world is surprisingly growing year over year despite travel concerns.  A recent article from the World Tourism Organization UNWTO explains:

Demand for international tourism remained robust in 2016 despite challenges. International tourist arrivals grew by 3.9% to reach a total of 1,235 million, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Some 46 million more tourists (overnight visitors) travelled internationally last year compared to 2015.

2016 was the seventh consecutive year of sustained growth following the 2009 global economic and financial crisis. A comparable sequence of uninterrupted solid growth has not been recorded since the 1960s. As a result, 300 million more international tourists travelled the world in 2016 as compared to the pre-crisis record in 2008.

Looking at the numbers
As tourism continues to grow, tourists are looking for new and different ways to explore their destination cities and Rhoades Car has the uniqueness to not only give them a bucket-list experience, but also want more of the same on their next trip.

Since there’s quite a few benefits of a Rhoades Car electric bike rental fleet, we’ll focus on some of the major advantages.  With any other business, having a great return on investment (ROI) is important.  Let’s explore a rental program and use estimates:
Here’s an example of a business investing in the rental program which includes six total GoBoy models (includes 2 seat and 1 seat models).  Initial investment is approx. $15,000 including shipping charges.  Average rental per hour on the 2 seater is $20 and $15 on the one seater.  In a high traffic area in peak season, you could realistically rent each one out 4 x per day. That’s $440 per day in rentals.  Divide your total investment of $15,000 by the estimated daily rental fees of $440 and you would receive your entire investment back in 34 days.  How’s that for ROI?  You can also add other upgrades to different models and charge extra depending on what upgrades they choose.  If you’re not in a high traffic area or you are applying these to another aspect of your business, then it could be a few months longer but what a great opportunity!

Electric bikes and electric modes of transportation are the new craze now even in the rental and tour markets.  And why not, they’re energy-efficient and they’re extremely easy to use.  Adding the electric motor-assist to your Rhoades Car fleet continues this enthusiasm by not only making their experience a bit easier but it also creates an added level of quality and professionalism in your product that shows how much you care and want your customers to enjoy their ride even more.  Canopies are also a great addition as they offer shade from the sun but they still allow you to enjoy the breeze and fresh air of the city around you.  Another great practical aspect of our canopies is that they are also easy to take on and off, which allows the business owner to give options to their customers.  Looking for additional parts that customers will love, try these out – cupholders, arm rests, fenders, speedometers, and rear-view mirrors!

Why Rhoades Car?
With lots of tourist companies trying to gain market share, what sets Rhoades Cars apart from the competition?  It’s the same combination that sets them apart from others in the personal transportation market – combining exercise and quality time!  It’s a valuable and healthy alternative that no rental or tour fleet can offer.  Our quadricycles also provide the safest cycling experience for the elderly or those who need a more stable riding platform.  With four wheels and comfortable seating, it’s the best of both worlds!

Have you been looking for an investment opportunity that’s fun and allows you to help people experience a healthy way to tour a city?  Maybe you’ve been looking for a business that will allow you to succeed in the tourism industry and promote your city?  Now’s the time to take advantage!

Call today to get your new Rhoades Car rental fleet started soon!  1-888-938-2272


Referenced source:
Sustained growth in international tourism despite challenges by World Tourism Organization UNWTO

Rhoades to Life – September Edition

Rhoades to Life – September Edition
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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!



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#/.


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.


Announcing the Rhoades SOLARped Series – 100% Powered by the Sun

HENDERSONVILLE, TN — October 16, 2013 —Rhoades Car International, the nation’s leading 4-wheel bicycle manufacturer, today announced the release of a new model series – the Rhoades SOLARped – 100% powered by the sun.

“This is really exciting because we’ve been able to source a flexible, mono-crystalline, 190 watt solar panel which attaches to the existing windshield on our SportPed model,” explained company president, Bill Pomakoy.   “That panel is absolutely amazing because it allows the rider to keep the 24 volt battery system that runs the electric motor charged while on a ride.  I took the two seater out for a 17 mile ride and returned with absolutely no battery drain whatsoever.  I could have gone on for hours and hours more,” added Pomakoy. 

SOLARped P2 With the Rhoades SOLARped, customers can have the best of all worlds – pedal assistance when desired from the PD750 electric motor along with a powerful solar panel that keeps the batteries charged and never needs to be plugged in to a wall outlet.  It’s completely off-the-grid!

 The Rhoades SOLARped Series is available in one and two person versions.  The 1-person SOLARped P1 uses a 110 watt solar panel to charge the batteries and the 2-person, side-by-side, SOLARped P2 employs the 190 watt panel for additional power.  The company plans to add a 4 person model in 2014. 

“There are so many applications for this new technology,” according to Phyllis Shelton, Rhoades Car Vice President of Sales.  “In addition to our residential customers enjoying all of the benefits of the SOLARped, our industrial customers can enjoy the fact that they can purchase a Rhoades SOLARped for SOLARped P1their work fleet at a much lower acquisition cost compared to a golf cart and their employees can get healthy by pedaling.  Plus the annual maintenance costs are minimal for even further savings along with the incredible employee health benefits of riding a Rhoades,” added Shelton.  

Rhoades Car International, headquartered in Hendersonville, Tennessee, offers a unique line of four-wheel bicycles for residential and industrial use.  Celebrating its 22nd year in business in 2013, 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 the Rhoades SOLARped series, call Rhoades Car at 800-531-2737 or send an email to info@rhoadescar.com.  Information about all Rhoades Car models is available on the company’s website www.RhoadesCar.com.