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Kick The Car Habit With Ridekick Electric Bicycle Trailer

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Your neighbors and friends may turn green with technology envy once they see you riding around town with the Ridekick power trailer, a newly designed electric charging unit that attaches to bicycles from behind. Adding 40 pounds of cool torque to travel further distances with or without pedaling, you are sure to get a lot of looks from pedestrians and drivers alike.

For easier riding up hills, trekking more miles, plus additional cargo space to carry groceries, this battery operated 500 watt power unit is like an engine for bicyclists who prefer the open air experience. A single charge will take you 12 to 15 miles depending on normal electric power principles such as weight, speed, temperature and slope. Similarly as with battery operated electric car technology, range is reduced with colder temperatures or increased weight, speed and hill climbing.

Imagine breezing through head winds while sitting on a bicycle, without even pedaling, as fast as 19 miles per hour! Not that high speeds are always wise for bicyclists where safety is concerned. But depending on traffic and area logistics, easily attached Ridekick makes this possible for most bicycles. By staying within the maximum power-assisted 20 mph speed for bicycles, Ridekick fully meets US regulations.

Since anything over 20 mph is subject to scooter laws, worries that come with those laws like a license or moped certificate are non-existent. To be certain you’ll be riding in full legal compliance, however, it’s always best to check local city and state regulations or risk getting a ticket. A great benefit of Ridekick is how it’s something the whole family can enjoy together, including on bike lanes and cycling paths.

As with larger green technology, it’s a job keeping up with innovation yet Ridekick has plans for increasing its line with designs to carry more items in the storage unit. Some current specifications of technical data listed on the company website show the current cargo capacity is rated to 75 pounds with 41.8 liters of cargo capacity. At only 24 inches wide by 39 inches long and 16 inches tall, a sealed lead acid battery charges the power.

The maximum full battery charging time is six hours, requiring a mean temperature range from 41 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit. The bicyclists’ control power and speed by digitally enhanced throttle, and a video on the website gives full details of the equipment plus a user demonstration how quick and easy it is to implement the Ridekick functionality.

Bringing green jobs to Colorado, Ridekick is designed and assembled in the US. the Ridekick Power Trailer 900HT retails for $699.00 and includes a base unit, base lid, sealed lead-acid battery with battery bag, hitch plate, throttle plus 10 hook and loop straps to attach the unit to a bicycle. It’s always recommended to do some comparison pricing online as there’s new green technology coming out all the time for local neighborhood transportation.

What I especially like about the Ridekick is that you can choose which bicycle you feel most comfortable riding and then add the power for specific trips as desired. Hybrid electric bicycles are not designed for everyone’s body so are not a good fit for all. To learn more about this new start-up offering, visit www.ridekick.com for more details.

By Trudee Lunden

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