Choosing A Tricycle For Boomers
And Seniors Made Easy

Traditional adult tricycle

Choosing an adult  tricycle that is a good match for you doesn't have to be hard. Adult tricycles are getting more popular with seniors as well as people with handicaps or even balance problems. They have a "step through" design for easy mounting and dismounting.

Also, they are more stable than a bicycle so, if you are a bit hesitant about getting on a bike, you can still enjoy riding.

There are so many choices now that choosing a tricycle that works for you is a whole lot easier than ever. Just remember,when choosing a tricycle the best deal is a tricycle that fits your needs, your body, and your budget.

And, other than the frame, they use the same standard components as a bike so, replacement parts are readily available, and repair is not an issue. The use of newer and lighter materials reduces the weight as well.

Actually, tricycles offer most of the pluses of a bike and few of the minuses.

You can ride as slow as you please and balance is not an issue. And your can put both feet on the ground, comfortably, when stopped. Also, the upright riding position is easy on the back, butt, and hands. Tricycles are readily available through this site though it's baffling to me why more bicycle shops don't carry them.

They may be a bit more prominent in areas of the country with a high concentration of retirees but, in general, they are hard to find.

Trikes are available now with all of the options that you would find on a quality bicycle and are much lighter and stronger than the older trikes.



Alternative styles


semi recumbent tricycle

A semi recumbent trike has a pedal forward design and bridges the gap between a recumbent trike and a conventional trike. Some seniors find a recumbent a bit too low and a standard trike a bit hard to pedal. This trike blends the best features of both for a very comfortable ride . 


Electric tricycle

Electric tricycles are another great option that you may want to consider. They make pedaling optional so you can get some exercise when you want or let the trike do the work. 


Folding Tricycle

A folding tricycle is one of the newer additions to the world of cycling. When choosing a tricycle you may want to consider a trike that folds. They address the limited storage issue and open the door to riding fun to even more people. 


Folding electric tricycle

Folding electric tricycle adds storage convenience to a pedal optional ride for seniors. One of the issues with a standard electric trike is that they are rather large for storing and transport. Many seniors have downsized their housing which sometimes means less storage space. 


Low step tricycle

The low step tricycle can be a boon to seniors that want to ride again but may have limited flexibility to mount and dismount comfortably. 


Chopper tricycle

A chopper tricycle adds a bit of a cool factor to a tricycle. Choppers, in general, have a laid back appearance that you don’t find on a more conventional bike or trike. This has a definite appeal to some riders who don’t want to just blend in with the crowd.  


Husky industrial trike

An industrial tricycle is simply an adult tricycle that has been seriously beefed up to handle larger carrying capacities.The tricycles shown here are significantly larger than any standard adult trike and, in fact, use 24” or 26” wheels more typical of a bicycle.


Trailmate funcycle

The Trailmate Fun Cycle is a great name for this trike.I'm not sure what to call it so Fun Cycle really describes it best.What makes it really unique is it has front wheel drive and you steer it with your body. 


Greenspeed folding recumbent

The folding recumbent tricycle, from Greenspeed, is designed as an easily transportable trike that you can fold up to fit in your car or to take up less space in your shed. It's quick fold is achieved with only a 6mm Allen key for the single seat bolt and one quick release for the frame hinge. 


Double tricycle

A double tricycle is a unique way for the two of you to share the riding experience and still pedal at your own speed. One rider can even take a break as needed and let the other rider pedal. It’s also much easier to converse when the other rider is right beside you. 

Actually, "tricycle" is a misnomer since it has 4 wheels for added stability.


Tandem recumbent tricycle

This tricycle has tons of adjust-ability for optimum comfort and pedaling efficiency as well as seat backs for more support. The 24-speed shifter helps to flatten out those nasty hills.  



Tricycle hitch rack

You may want to consider a tricycle hitch rack to help you get your trike to the fun riding places. This can really expand your riding horizons.


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