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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.

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 – 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

Start the National Bike Challenge on May 1st with a Rhoades Car


We often hear the question, “Where can you ride a Rhoades Car?” Our usual answer is through neighborhoods, small towns, parks and greenways. The one person models are barely three feet wide and the 2 person GoBoy is 38.5” wide so many bike lanes will accommodate that width. However, we have two new customer stories that we wanted to share about how a Rhoades Car is being used. They are simply too good not to share!

Retired Air Force Colonel Joel Martin

Ret. Colonel Joel Martin

Ret. Colonel Joel Martin

Colonel Martin and his wife Elizabeth are relocating to the Marshall Islands where he will be working as a tropical meteorologist. Their new residence, the beautiful island of Kwajalein, is about 2300 miles southwest of Hawaii. So the Martins will have a few years in paradise….but a challenge arose in this spectacular move. No cars are allowed on Kwajalein. Colonel Martin is an adventurous soul…his nickname in the military is “Phoon” as he likes to chase typhoons from time to time! So this challenge didn’t deter him at all because he had been seeing Rhoades Car ads in magazines like Popular Mechanics for years and had always wanted one. His new SportPed is just leaving the west coast on a barge this week to Kwajalein. He chose the large curved windshield for its wind resistance and UV ray protection. He chose mag wheels to avoid rust from the nearby salt water. He chose a cargo box so he can transport his equipment easily as he rides around the island. Also of significant interest is that he wants to lose as few pounds and he knows the pedal power will get him there! He told us today that he may upgrade to a pedal assist solar-powered motor once he gets the lay of the land.

We are very excited about having Colonel Martin in the Rhoades Car family because he is a professional photographer and videographer as well. You can see some of his beautiful work here: http://jdavid.smugmug.com/ He will be sending us spectacular pictures of his new Rhoades Car very soon.

But you don’t have to live on an exotic island to enjoy a Rhoades Car.

Dr. Stephanie Timmer

Zooming back to the U.S., Dr. Stephanie Timmer, the only visually impaired member of the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Team, is riding her 4 seater Cycle Car all over Naperville, IL (population 145,000). She rides it 3 miles through subdivisions to her gym and her throwing field. It’s a quick ride from her condo to downtown Naperville. When she goes to a restaurant, she valet parks. When she has her children, they ride in the back seat. She reports that a Mini-Cooper car cover makes a perfect cover for her Rhoades Car. She is adding a stereo and matching cup holder plus some Olympic decals. Now, she intentionally did not get a motor as she considers pedal power part of her exercise program. The police are very friendly toward her as they view her Cycle Car as a bike.

So these are two great stories that amplify our answer about where one can ride a Rhoades Car. But here’s an additional list from our FAQ page that will make you smile:

  • an eco-friendly family in Greensburg, KS who recently gave up their gas-powered family car for a 4-person Rhoades Cycle Car with electric motor
  • Grandparents in NC who “had the best vacation of their lives” with their teenaged grandchildren
  • An undertaker in Texas who needed a novel way to advertise his business
  • A lady in Ohio, who waged a political campaign from her 2 seat Rhoades Car
  • A guy in Florida starting his second trip around the state by bike
  • A lady from Rochester New York who rode a Greyhound bus to our plant in Tennessee to pick up her 2-person Cycle Car — and then rode it home.
  • The state Governor of a Middle Eastern oil country who had two 4-person Rhoades Car bikes flown over to him. (We’re really not sure what he’s using them for!).

So what you waiting for? The National Bike Challenge starts today! Let People for Bikes (the sponsoring organization) know that you are knockin’ it out of the park on a RHOADES CAR!

National Bike Challenge Starts May 1st

National Bike Challenge Starts May 1st

You know what comes next….mention this article and we will be happy to give you a 15% discount to make it easier for you to acquire your very own Rhoades Car.*

Contact us NOW to discuss your favorite model.

*10% for any one-seater model. Both discounts are in addition to the May special…a free speedometer! ($62 value but saves a lot of money on speeding tickets…kidding!)

 

 

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 →

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 NOT have to be a bike shop to be a Rhoades Car dealer.  You do not even need a brick and mortar location. Our main requirement is that you participate in area shows and demos where people can test drive your Rhoades Car floor models.

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All of our dealers receive a special dealer packet so they can promote their Rhoades Car display models at events where people congregate.

Opening Order Dealer Package Includes:

  • Four of our top-selling models for your display/exhibit
  • Exclusive Territory – no other dealer competition
  • Exclusive territory listing on the Rhoades Car website and a customized dealer  website
  • High commission on every Rhoades Car sale
  • 10’ x 10’ commercial-grade display tent with 4 zippered side walls, awning and stakes
  • One – 3’ x 10’ Rhoades Car Authorized Dealer Banner for inside your tent with full-color photos of our most popular models for you to promote
  • One – Pull up modular trade show display (28” x 84”)
  • Initial supply of 250 full-color Residential Catalogs and price sheets featuring every Rhoades Car model and available options
  • Initial supply of 250 Industrial Line Catalogs and price sheets
  • Customized Rhoades Car Business Card identifying you as an official Rhoades Car Authorized Dealer that you can have printed locally
  • Comprehensive dealer training program at our Hendersonville, TN factory
  • Consumer Financing program available to close sales

This unique program was developed by Rhoades Car because, quite simply, we want people from all over the country to be able to test drive a Rhoades Car without having to drive to the factory in Tennessee. Your display models act as your test drive vehicles and people who visit you and want to place an order, do so with YOU. You just call the order into Rhoades Car and we handle the transaction, place the order into our production schedule and ship the order directly to your customer (or to you, if you prefer).

The best news is that you’ll make a HIGH COMMISSION on every sale you make, and you don’t have to worry about anything else! There is even a financing program available for credit qualified customers at your events.

Think about the exhibiting opportunities you’ll have right in your area – county fairs, craft fairs, RV parks, gated community clubhouses, health clubs, retirement community expos, healthy living shows, green shows, industrial shows, civic events, parades, and more – the sky is the limit! Set up takes less than 15 minutes and your bikes are your display!

IMG_2687 Total Initial Investment: $22,500 (including crating and shipping of initial 4 models). 13-month financing is available for credit-qualified candidates.

To learn more about the Rhoades Car Exclusive Dealer Program,  call us at 800-531-2737.  For more details on this exciting program, click here.

Don’t miss this great opportunity.  Call 800-531-2737 for more information.

Therapeutic Exercise for People with Joint Replacements


Jim and Nita Armour from Somerville, TN visited Rhoades Car last week and couldn’t say enough good things about their red GoBoy X2. They lead busy lives helping their daughter Kathleen Walker run Tennessee Pewter in Somerville. Both Tennessee Pewter and Rhoades Car have been covered by Tennessee Crossroads, so we share that common bond. But rather than me telling you how they feel about their GoBoy X2, you can listen to Jim tell our VP of Sales and Marketing Phyllis Shelton about their experience:

Nita went on to say she has had both hips replaced and Jim has had knee replacements. Even with multiple joint replacements, they ride comfortably on their GoBoy X2. Jim even said if it weren’t for the GoBoy X2, he and Nita wouldn’t get any exercise other than walking around. Here’s a picture of Jim, Nita and Phyllis next to the red GoBoy X2:

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Have you had a joint replacement? What was your biggest challenge? Leave us a comment below. And if you haven’t liked the Rhoades Car Facebook page yet, now is a great time to do that!

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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? In this case, Rhoades Car Director of Operations, Lisa Cunningham, and her husband, Russell, drove 600 miles each way to pick it up from the trucking company and deliver it to the customer – on a weekend! That’s dedication. We appreciate our customer (Susan) for being so patient while we figured out a solution. AND, we really appreciate Lisa our employee and her husband for going the extra mile (literally!) to deliver the customer service that we at Rhoades Car are so proud of.

The little book 212⁰ Service: The 10 Rules for Creating a Service Culture, quotes Jan Carlzon, a former CEO of Scandinavian Airlines, as saying:

“…it doesn’t really matter how your customers feel about you and your business. What makes a difference is how your products make them feel about themselves and their decisions.”

Obviously Customer Susan feels great about her buying decision in this note we received from her after the delivery: “This is why you buy from Rhoades Car…quality people who go above and beyond for you. This fantastic lady (Rhoades Employee) and her husband drove from TN to MI to deliver our bike to our door even though we have about 28″ total snow. Awesome quality service. Thank you Lisa and Russell.” Lisa and Russell Cunningham deliver a bike to Michigan

And yes, another great reason to BUY AMERICAN!

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.

Worksite Wellness Conference


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September 17, 2013
9:00 am – 3:30 pm
L.I.F.T. Center / 101 Jackson Walk Plaza / Jackson, TN  38301

Rhoades Car will be exhibiting at the Worksite Wellness Conference in Jackson, TN on September 17, 2013. Stop by and check out the models on display!

We hope to see you there!

Click Here to Register: http://www.eatwellplaymoretn.org/news-and-events/worksite-wellness-conference.html