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.

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

There are so many choices 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 components as a bike so,replacement parts are readily available. The use of lighter materials reduces weight as well.

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 trike

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 very comfortable riding.

Day 6 semi-recumbent tricycle

The day 6 fat tire semi-recumbent tricycle is the newest release in the storied day 6 line. It offers the ultimate in comfortable riding with the pedal forward design and the wide comfort seat with a seat-back.

The high handlebars also do away with the problem of numb hands that can occur on a long ride with more standard handlebars.

electric trike

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 trike

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 trike

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. 

chopper trike

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.  

heavy duty trike

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.

Trailway Stretch Adult Tricycle

The Trailmate Stretch Adult Tricycle can accommodate riders up to 6"9" so now extra tall riders can get in on the fun. Tricycles are great for folks that may feel a little uncomfortable on a bike or maybe just want the relaxed ride where they can pedal at their leisure.  

trailmate funcycle

Trailmate Fun Cycle

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. 

folding recumbent

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. The quick fold is achieved with only a 6mm Allen key for the single seat bolt and one quick release for the frame hinge. 

Buddy tricycle

A buddy trike is a great way to take the kids along and get some great exercise. It has a total weight capacity of 450 lbs.

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