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Year-end Review – Rhoades Car


Rhoades Car four wheel bike 25 years

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 – 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.

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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

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.

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Rhoades Car Featured in Nashville Ledger Article


You can’t buy great publicity – you have to earn it!  The article below featuring Rhoades Car appeared in today’s Nashville Ledger.  Our thanks to the Nashville Ledger and writer Hollie Deese for a great article!

Peddling an alternative to cars, two-wheelers

Nashville Ledger

Friday, August 12, 2011, Vol. 35, No. 32

By Hollie Deese

http://www.nashvilleledger.com/editorial/Article.aspx?id=54401

Riding a bike to work is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint and get in a good workout. But certain limitations can prevent some people from enjoying that option – unless they have a Rhoades Car.

The four-wheeled vehicle is actually a bicycle, or quadricycle, and can accommodate a wider range of people than the standard two-wheel version.

“We have the four-wheel stability so anybody, whether they be overweight or have balance issues or are just scared of a two-wheel bike, can exercise,” says Bill Pomakoy, president of Hendersonville-based Rhoades Car International. People with vision problems can sit and pedal independently with a passenger and Rhoades can even customize seats to accommodate people with special needs or paralysis.

Pomakoy, who has a background in marketing, took over the business in February 2010 after inventor and original owner David Rhoades passed away suddenly in December 2009 without a succession plan. His next-door neighbor, Pomakoy had always been intrigued by what Rhoades was doing.

“He was just a genius as far as coming up with the concept and laying it all out and having a working model,” he says. “He started the business back in ‘91 out of a small barn in his backyard and then moved it out to an industrial facility ten years later.”

When paying respects to Rhoade’s family after his death, he asked whether the business, which had been on the market for a few months, had sold or not. It hadn’t.

“They didn’t really have a plan, and I have a bunch of friends who are entrepreneurs and thought one of them might be interested,” Pomakoy says. “And as I looked at their business I realized that I was interested myself. So I made the family an offer and they accepted. They were thrilled because the company was going to continue.”

There are four models of bikes and all come in one-, two-, or four-person models and can be customized with all kinds of features. When Pomakoy took over, he mainly worked on appealing to a broader range of clientele.

“He had the designs down pat and he had a really good presence on the Internet and had a good marketing plan, but what I have done is institute more cosmetic changes,” he says. “We knew we had models who appealed to the senior population, but at the same time — with rising gas prices — we knew that there was a need for alternate transportation for people age 30 and up.”

So they came up with Sport Ped model, which uses the same frame as the classic, but has an aerodynamically designed windshield with UV protection. Ranging from seven- to 42-speed options, Rhoades Cars have been sold all over the world. And increasing gas prices have only helped sales here at home.

“From a personal standpoint, I don’t want gas prices to go up, but as they do our sales have gone up because people are looking for alternate means of transportation,” he says. In fact, last year only 10 percent of his orders had an electric motor added. This year, it was 20 percent. And because the electric motor is programmed to stay around 14 miles an hour, they still fall under bike road rules.

“In Hendersonville, a lot of people have golf carts and have to license them with the DMV and insure them to be able to drive around,” he says. “One of these vehicles does not need to be registered because it does follow the bicycle law. If we gear it to go over 20 mph, then it would be a motor vehicle.”

Also important to Pomakoy is the fact his product is certified made in the USA. Not only is it manufactured here, but most elements that go into the bike are made in Middle Tennessee.

“We are using local suppliers to make our components,” he says. “Our steel is United States Steel fabricated in Goodlettsville, powder coated in Madison by another company. Our canopies and canvas fenders are made by Bennett’s Upholstery right here in Hendersonville. We can see other families benefitting from Rhoades Cars.”

Next up, Pomakoy hopes to get involved with Nashville’s bike share program, which recently received a 100-bike donation from Regions Bank.

“We are asking them to embrace a local company that has a four-wheel bicycle that everyone can ride,” he says. “There is a lot of discussion about fighting obesity but realistically a large person is not comfortable on a two-wheel bike. We have bicycles available for obese people to ride.”