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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 – 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.

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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.

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

Tennessee SHRM Conference


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September 15-18, 2013
Gaylord Opryland Hotel / 2800 Opryland Dr / Nashville, TN 37214

Rhoades Car will be exhibiting at the Tennessee SHRM Conference in Nashville, TN on September 15-18, 2013. Stop by and check out the models on display!

We hope to see you there!

Click Here to Register: http://www.tnshrmconference.org/

Rhoades Car – forward thinking!


We have a ground swell of interest building on Facebook and around the country. We’ve had a cult following on the internet for many years. Who are we? We manufacture the Rhoades Car, the four-wheel bike that drives like a car.

Phyllis Shelton, Vice President

Phyllis Shelton, Vice President

Here’s a list of the forward-thinking applications:

Wellness: We make four wheel bikes with 1, 2, or 4 seats that are stable and don’t tip, and we can brand them to wellness programs. The stability expands biking to millions more people. We have a ComfortRide which is a one-person with a 20″ wide seat that is extremely comfortable and easily holds up to 350 lbs. We have a two seater that allows two people or employees to exercise together and have a great visit at the same time! The two-seat ConnectBike (GoBoy) takes up less room that two people riding two-wheel bikes side by side. It’s much more fun to ride a bike outside than in a gym and enjoy the beautiful weather, and many families or companies are close to a greenway or have walk/bike trails already built.

Obesity/Disabled: People who are weight-challenged, have balance issues or certain disabilities can enjoy the experience of biking without the worry of falling. The two- or Polio Survivor Bike with Crutchesfour-seaters allow a healthy person to take a disabled person – even a blind person – out for exercise as well. As an example of forward-thinking, the Governor of Ohio just signed a law recognizing four wheel bikes as perfectly legal wherever 2 or 3 wheel bikes can go. This happened as a result of a family who bought one for their autistic son in Lakewood, Ohio and the local police wrote them a ticket for having a toy on the streets. The disability community fought it and with our help, it wound up on the Governor’s desk who agreed with all of us that it is a full-fledged vehicle.

Industrial Fitness: Another really exciting thing is we offer a complete line of industrial bikes. Companies are using golf carts that allow no exercise or three wheel bikes that tip. IMG_7966Our bikes are safe and include an optional motor for a pedal assist for hauling a lot of weight. So this way employees can exercise throughout the day WHILE THEY ARE WORKING…so it builds fitness right into the job! You can see them here: http://www.rhoadescar.com/go-boy-industrial-series.html

Social connection (“Leave It to Beaver” vs. Virtual Reality): The four seater versions make it fun for the whole family to spend quality time together at a time when families are more fragmented due to kids preferring online games. Kids of all ages love the Rhoades Car. Thanks to the Tennessee Tech senior design engineering class who designed it as a jaceyclass project, this year we are coming out with a four person Connect-Bike (Go-Boy) that will allow all four people to pedal…then four friends, family members or employees can exercise together! The optional motor makes it possible to use them as sustainable transportation in neighborhoods instead of golf carts. We have a number of buyers who use them as their only vehicle in small towns and rural America. We offer single, 7 and 42 speeds. Each person pedals independently — a unique feature as people can pedal side-by-side in a different gear. Made in America: If all of that wasn’t enough, you have to consider that the Rhoades Car is a certified Made in the USA product. Over 80% of our components are made in the USA and we use middle Tennessee suppliers as much as possible. The frame is made of U.S. steel, the most recycled substance in America.

We are just outside of Nashville, giving Tennesseans jobs. The company is 22 years old.   When you look at our website and our active Facebook page, we think you will agree that we are very forward-thinking. Between the obesity crisis, the high cost of gas, the sustainability movement and the popularity of Made in America products, there is a HUGE market for four-wheel bikes….after all, that’s how Henry Ford got started!

Be sure to watch this segment on Tennessee Crossroads which tells the Rhoades Car story

is six short minutes: http://www.rhoadescar.com/in-the-news.html

Company Description: Rhoades Car International manufactures a Certified Made in the USA product — a four wheel bicycle that drives like a car with one, two or four seat capacity 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, depending on their condition, or with loved ones or attendants/caregivers.

Americans See Real Rewards from Workplace Wellness Programs


by Bill Pomakoy, Rhoades Car company president:

An interesting study was just released by Principal Financial (see below) regarding worksite wellness programs.  The study shows that an overwhelming majority of employees embrace appropriate corporate wellness programs.

Rhoades Car has an entire fleet of 4-wheel industrial quadracycles (4-wheel bikes) for companies looking to offer a healthy and efficient means of factory transportation as well as a way for employees to get a healthy workout while on morning/afternoon breaks, lunch, or after shifts.  Call us at 800-531-2737 and ask about our corporate health and wellness program for your company.

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Employers offer incentives to increase program participation

DES MOINES, Iowa–(BUSINESS WIRE)–More American workers recognize the rewards of participating in workplace wellness programs, according to the latest Principal Financial Well-Being IndexSM: American Workers. Sixty-two percent of workers, up from 55 percent 2011, believe workplace wellness activities are successful in improving health and reducing health risks.

“In the wake of the financial crisis, which has left many companies stretched thin, maintaining a productive workforce is a priority for organizations.”

The index, which surveys American workers at growing businesses with 10-1,000 workers1, is released by the Principal Financial Group® and conducted by Harris Interactive®. These findings focusing specifically on wellness attitudes and behaviors among American workers were taken from the fourth quarter 2012 Index.

By taking advantage of workplace wellness offerings, American employees are approaching their work with more energy and motivation. Fifty-one percent of program participants feel wellness benefits encourage them to work harder and perform better, and another 59 percent of program participants say they have more energy to be productive at work as a result of their participation in employer-sponsored wellness programs.

IMG_0158“As wellness programs become more established in the workplace, we are seeing a growing number of employees appreciate – and expect – that their employer offers these benefits,” said Lee Dukes, president of Principal Wellness Company, a subsidiary of the Principal Financial Group. “In the wake of the financial crisis, which has left many companies stretched thin, maintaining a productive workforce is a priority for organizations.”

Nearly half (45 percent) of employees agree that an employer-sponsored wellness program would encourage them to stay in their current employment situation, up from 40 percent 2011. Additionally, 43 percent of participants say wellness programs have led them to miss fewer days of work, up eight percent from 2011. Despite the apparent benefits, about a third (34 percent) of workers still do not participate in any of the wellness programs offered by their employers.

Employer Incentives on the Rise

As wellness programs become more popular, employers are offering a variety of ways to encourage employees to participate. The survey shows the top three ways employees are encouraged by their employers to participate in wellness programs are: encouragement by management (20 percent), lower health insurance costs to those who participate (20 percent), or allotted time for participation during the workday (20 percent, up from 9 percent). Only a little more than a third (36 percent) say their employers do not offer any encouragement to participate in wellness benefits, a significant divergence from the previous three years, when about half of participants said their employer did nothing to encourage wellness program participation.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAParticipants also cited an increase in the following employer incentives:

Seventeen percent, up from 9 percent the previous year, say their employer offers contributions into a health savings account or health reimbursement account;

Sixteen percent, up from 12 percent the previous year, say their employer provides other financial incentives such as gift certificates or discounts for those who participate;

And 10 percent, up from 6 percent the previous year, report that their employer rewards additional paid time off from work to participants.

“It’s in every employer’s interest to have healthier, happier, more productive employees,” said Dukes. “Employers have to do more than offer wellness programs; in order to see the benefits, they have to incent participation.”

Personnel Changes at Rhoades Car International


For Immediate Release

June 22, 2012

Key Personnel Changes at Rhoades Car International

HENDERSONVILLE, TN — June 22, 2012 — Rhoades Car International, the nation’s leading four-wheel bicycle manufacturer, announced two key personnel changes today.

Lisa Cunningham of Springfield, TN takes over as Director of Operations effective June 25, 2012 and will oversee the general administration of the growing company.  According to company president, Bill Pomakoy, “Lisa comes to us with an impressive resume having guided several companies to high levels of success.  Her experience, dedication, leadership and vibrant personality will serve our company well.” Longtime Rhoades Car company administrator, Beth Baker relocated to Alabama earlier this month leaving the vacancy filled by Ms. Cunningham.  Ms. Baker will remain a consultant for the company.

Holly Skinner, a 7 year veteran, has been promoted to Customer Service Manager.  “Holly’s expressive personality and customer service skills are key elements to having satisfied Rhoades Car customers.  She also interacts with our growing dealer network to make things run efficiently in that important area of our business, added Pomakoy.”

“We constantly strive to provide Rhoades Car customers with the best possible customer experience and these two highly skilled individuals, along with the entire staff at Rhoades Car, will continue that tradition,” noted Phyllis Shelton, Vice President of Rhoades Car.

Rhoades Car International, headquartered in the Hendersonville, Tennessee, offers a unique line of “four-wheel bikes that drive like a car” including 1-person, 2-person and 4-person models in a variety of configurations. Rhoades Car models are even available with an electric-assist feature – a small electric motor powered by two 12-volt batteries.  The company relies on local companies 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 International, visit www.RhoadesCar.com, call 615-590-0303 or send an email to news@rhoadescar.com.