The Rhoades Car
a human powered vehicle is about as green as it can get when it comes to transportation. Available in many styles the Rhoades car is geared to turn some heads. It is useful for recreation, exercise, fun and business. There are one, two, and four passenger versions each with a distinctive look and feel. Rhoades cars are recumbent bikes which mean that the drivers and passengers ride in a seated position with a backrest. The bikes all have four wheels so they drive like a car, some of them featuring headlights or even a basket which essentially serves as trunk space. Rhoades Cars
have been used effectively as advertising agents when equipped with a rotating sign.
A range of options can be installed on these bad boys. For instance the deluxe seats that are cushy to the tooshie, and of course our personal favorite the PD-750 which is a 24 volt 750 watt power drive motor assist. The motor assist is designed to give continuous pedal assistance of up to 18 mph. Depending on the battery pack chosen it will give you a range of 30 to 60 miles. Not to worry if you run out of batteries though, the motor is chain driven via a freewheel to the rear axle. This means that the bike can be used with or without the motor. An onboard charger is included with the motor option for ease of use. The GoBoy for instance can be fitted with a flatbed or ladder rack for a working environment that requires deliveries of any sort. Another popular option is the two passenger minibus cab to carry friends or customers from place to place. The list goes on and on with these options. It seems that Rhoades covered every corner.
The bikes are straight geared meaning that they come with a single speed, 6 or 36 speed options are available for those speed daemons out there. That being said we would recommend the speed options since Rhoades without the motor option are actually legal to drive on streets in most states. The Rhoades Car follows the same rules as bikes. Keep in mind if you are considering the four passenger model that the two individuals in the back will only be there for a free ride as there are no pedals for them to help you chug along the way.
Enough about the bike though, just imagine the amount of fun you can have driving it around town with your friends and family. You can even to start up a business or use it in your existing business.
The Rhoades cars range from $1,200.00 to about $2,500.00 plus any extra features you may want to add. For more information or to purchase one for yourself visit Rhoades Cars Website