Recumbent trikes are becoming one of the fastest growing segments of the cycling industry….and for good reason. From Portland to Savanna, the rail-trail movement is sweeping the country. Over the past few years, trike materials (yes, we do like our titanium) and technology have improved dramatically. And with low maintenance components like planetary gear systems, drum brake hubs, and electric assist, convenience and ease-of-use are at an all-time high.
The proof, as we say, is in the pedaling. Here’s a sampling of some top-notch regional and national cycling resources to get you started on the great sport of recumbent triking.
Adaptive Sports and Exercise
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A program that provides adaptive cycles for physically challenged athletes, adults and children.
Mobility in Motion’s mission is to create the perfect trike for each rider through proper adjustment and customization. Riders with special needs will appreciate the many modifications we can make.
Our mission is to promote and educate about adaptive sport and recreation for individuals with disabilities.
Military Ambulation Project: C.A.M.P. seeks to provide the latest revolutionary physical therapy equipment, developed by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in partnership with Enduro Medical Technology, to severely injured soldiers still arriving almost daily from Iraq & Afghanistan.
Rails to Trails and Bike Friendly Communities
A partial listing of some of the best cycle paths and cycling organizations in New England and across the USA.
A terrific source of information and maps on central Connecticut’s excellent network of trails.
Covers the southern Connecticut section of the 84-mile long Farmington Canal Heritage Trail.
A paved multi-use trail that runs from East Hartford, CT to Bolton, CT.
Designated as the first Bicycle-Friendly Community (BFC) in Southern New England by the League of American Bicyclists.
The newest town in Connecticut (2012) to be named as a Bicycle-Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists.
Following a former Boston & Main Railroad route, this 11-mile path links up Northampton, Hadley, and Amherst. Mingle with the students.
13.5 miles of smooth, level pavement at the entrance to the Cape that stretches between the Bourne and Sagamore bridges.
One of the first rail-trails on the East Coast. 22 miles long. Begins in South Dennis.
A popular 11-mile trail running through the suburbs of Boston.
Rhode Island >>
An 11.8 long stretch running through Providence county, with plans to extend the trail another 36 miles, all the way to Worcester.
The first multi-town bike path in the Ocean State. 14.5 miles in length from Providence to Bristol.
Four paved trails linked together to create a 14.2 mile trail from Cranston to Coventry.
Environmentally-conscious Vermonters won’t be left behind with this 26.1 mile long crushed stone trail from St. Albans to Richford.
A cool ride 21.2 mile paved ride alongside beautiful Lake Champlain.
New Hampshire >>
A tranquil rural trail that begins in Ayer, MA and extends 12.3 miles up to Nashua, NH.
7.2 miles of asphalt and gravel extending from the NH-MA state line to Jaffrey.
A spectacular 57 mile long network of crushed stone carriage roads financed by none other than John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Breathtaking vistas, where the land meets the sea.
A 26.5 mile trail of crushed stone, dirt, and sand that runs between Newport and Dover-Foxcroft.
New York >>
Explore rolling farm fields and dense woods on this beautiful 14.4 mile long paved trail running from Millerton to Copake Falls.
Four trails from Clarence to Akron, linked together to create a 16.7 mile long paved trail.
Explore rural Duchess County on this 10.6 mile long asphalt and gravel trail.
A 3000 mile route stretching all the way from Maine to Florida. More than 25% of the route is traffic free.
The mother lode of national trail listings, run by the progressive Rails-to-Trails Conservancy.
Formerly known as the League of American Wheelmen, this national organization has been promoting bicycle use since 1880! Gaining in political stature, they are the voice of America’s 57 Million cyclists.