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5 April 2016 - 3:45pm
 

Directions to AlphaBENT

 

Getting to AlphaBENT from anywhere

Our location is at a major hub of roads, trains, and planes. [Here are directions particularly from the Bay Area.]

By road

We are located at the junction of I-5, I-80, US-50, and CA-99

From any of these roads, we have found the directions given by Google to be quite effective.

By train

We are less than a mile from the Sacramento Amtrak train station. Here are walking directions and a map.

By bus

Greyhound: The Greyhound bus stop is on Richards Blvd, quite close (only 1.2 miles) to the shop. However, that particular direction from the shop is a world away and a walk from the Greyhound terminal goes through a rough neighborhood. We recommend getting a ride.

By plane

The Sacramento Municipal Airport (SMF) is very close. To get from the Airport, take the Yolobus 42A. Take light rail or walk from downtown Sacramento. To get back to the airport, take the Yolobus 42B.

By cycling

Sacramento is blessed with a very nice cycle transportation system. The American River Trail is roughly a mile from the shop and is an excellent place to ride a trike. There is a bike path causeway that comes in from the west if you are travelling from the Bay Area. A nice bike route comes down from Rio Oso if you are traveling from the north.

 

Information

Mark your calendar and join Kyle and the Ataxians for day of cycling, food, and hope.

Sideview of ICE Full Fat recumbent trike with Rohloff Speedhub drivetrain

This ICE Full Fat off-road recumbent trike with Rohloff 14-speed Speedhub and full packing rack system and will be used for exploring and hunting off-road in the Sierras.

JCS on his Catrike 700

Researchers in Britain studying elderly endurance cyclists have discovered profound benefits to cycling at an older age.

mid-light exposure of 2018 flags

Major recumbent trike manufacturers revise their standard OEM recumbent trike flags with safety prioritizing over self promotion.

Catrike updates the 700 speed-trike for 2018, improving performance and addressing owner-feedback.

Overlay picture of folding action of a Gekko FX-26 recumbent tricycle

US supply of Gekko FX26 folding recumbent trikes runs low. Remaining Gekkos are in short supply in the USA, but some still exist at premium stocking HP Velotechnik dealers like AlphaBENT

A technique for getting out of a recumbent trike if your body doesn't fully respond to your wishes

Miles shows how to get out of an extremely low laidback recumbent trike with limited strength, coordination, or balance.

Classifieds

Bacchetta

2016 Giro 26ATT for sale. Excellent condition. Low mileage. Yellow frame. New $2,100. Selling for $1,600. Contact Neal at ndkohatsu@gmail.com if interested.

Terratrike

Virtually new, ridden less than 15 miles. 24 speed, tadpole style recumbent trike. Includes flag, mirrors, combo light and mounts, seat bag, chain guard, speed and distance computer, water bottle cage, rear rack, trunk pack bag, bike pump, safety bell, and cover. Bike has knee saver adapters installed on cranks. These can be removed. Very little wear due to knee and back injuries. Trunk pack bags are not in the photos but include a main bag that sets on top of the rear rack and panniers on both sides that fold and zip closed when not in use.

Original cost $3000 + $55 cover.

Gently used Terra Trike Rover i8 (internal hub) for sale. This recumbent tadpole tricycle sells for $1,399 new, plus mine has the following add-ons: rack so you can attach a basket (included, not pictured) or use it to strap down a bag/box, dual-sided pedals (for use with or without clip-on shoes), Cateye computer to measure distance, speed, etc., water bottle holder, side mirror, seat foam cushion and foam wedge. I also upgraded the tires to the most puncture resistant ones I could buy. Recently serviced at Brentwood Bike Company. Includes a blue Kali helmet (in pics)

HP Velotechnik

HP Velotechnik Gekko German-engineered Folding Recumbent Tricycle

This trike is so fun you'll look forward to getting out as often as possible. With the big 26" drive-wheel, the Gekko FX26 has great efficiency and stable handling. It has a surprisingly tight turning radius that gets you through the tight spots; mid-range seat height with adjustable seat angle is comfortable and easy to get into; high-performance Avid BB5 disc brakes stop you reliably; and, the 24-speed gearing gets you through any terrain including high-speeds for the break-away.

Catrike

This new hyper-yellow Catrike 700 is one of last 700's produced in this color.

The eye-catching color is best described as a dayglo or tennis-ball color and it contrasts well with the black highlights of the rest of the trike.

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