Get your kick with an electric bike assist
April 8, 2011 – In just about a month, the world will be introduced to a new means of green commuting. As Ridekick International rolls out its motorized trailer and begins to pedal its cost-effective unit, bike commutes will become faster, easier and less sweaty.
Tour touts jobs
March 24, 2011 – Jobs are key to Colorado’s economic recovery, and they are coming from Fort Collins’ Rocky Mountain Innosphere, Sen. Michael Bennet said Wednesday afternoon as he toured the building. The tour was part of Bennet’s Northern Colorado visit that included a stop in Greeley and his first visit to the Innosphere – formerly Rocky Mountain Innovation Initiative – since its grand opening last month.
Featured start-up: Ridekick
November 15, 2010 – Fort Collins loves bicycling! With flat terrain in town and challenging, hilly terrain just to the west, there’s a little something for everyone in the bike arena. But what if you if still find yourself a little tired, a little worn out upon arrival at your destination? There’s a new company in Fort Collins that is solving lots of challenges of bicycling for the everyday commuter to the rusty bicyclist who is anxious to get back on a bike.
Bike ride’s all downhill with Ridekick’s electric push
November 6, 2010 – One of Fort Collins’ newest startup companies has pro-cycling to thank for its inspiration. Former Hewlett-Packard employee-turned-entrepreneur Mark Wanger was working with his $60 400-watt power drill while watching the Tour de France. He noticed riders powering up a hill putting out 320 watts, according to the television. Something clicked for Wanger, who looked at the drill in his hand and wondered if he could harness the same wattage Arm-strong had.
Ridekick electric bicycle pusher review and test ride video
November 3, 2010 – This afternoon I had the opportunity to meet up with the CEO of Ridekick right here in Mountain View! He brought along a prototype unit of the electric bicycle pusher design his company is releasing in Spring 2011 called the Ridekick and I was able to take it out for a spin.
Ridekick interview, a new electric bicycle pusher
October 25, 2010 – This morning I spoke with two of the founding members from Ridekick International, Mark Wanger and his wife Dee. They’re developing a product to help bicycle commuters go further, carry more, and sweat less in a safe and affordable way. Just last year I wrote about a device called the Bidwell Pusher which has a lot in common with the Ridekick and actually helped inspire its design! In this interview Mark and Dee share the story of how the Ridekick came to be, their vision for a cleaner transportation future and a chance encounter with John Bidwell.
Bike reviews: Ridekick bike trailer
October 15, 2010 – The Ridekick Bike Trailer was designed to be an electric powered carrier that can boost your ride as well as allow you to store items in its compartment. You can also control the speed of the bike trailer with a digital hand throttle. The Ridekick can give you a maximum speed of up to 19mph.
Bike trailer blog: Interbike 2010: New bike trailers!
October 6, 2010 – Well I survived another Vegas Interbike. Something about trade shows in Las Vegas are not only hard on the feet, but mind, body and soul as well. That being said, it certainly was an interesting show with some cool new bike trailers hitting the market. As usual, the show was abuzz with exciting new bike products, even though some of the major players in the bike industry chose to not attend this years show (Trek, Kona, and Giant), but who cares? They don’t make bike trailers anyway.
MTBR: Ridekick – electric bike booster
September 27, 2010 – Now this is cool. It looks like a a trailer to haul your groceries or your beer home. But upon closer review, there’s more going on to this super trailer. There is a motor and battery in it. This trailer is not only designed to power itself but more ambitiously to push the bicycle it’s connected to. It attaches to the bike via the rear axle and one tire of the trailer is powered enough to push the bike and assist the rider attain higher speeds or climb hills. It is activated by a throttle trigger on the handlebar.
Bikeportland.org: Final day at Interbike: Notes from the show floor, part 1
September 24, 2010 – Everyone’s been talking about e-bikes, and there’s a dizzying array of bikes and products for that growing market; but the Ridekick electric-assist trailer stands out from the crowd.
Kinetic Shift: More than a bike trailer
September 22, 2010 – While cycling no doubt is a great way to get to the store, it isn’t always the best way to get the stuff you buy back home again. There are plenty of options for trailers, which are great for hauling stuff, but when filled with stuff it can make the ride home seem like quite the haul!
Dirt Rag: Ridekick motorized trailer
September 21, 2010 – The Ridekick was invented by Mark Wanger, who wanted to make his bike commute easier. It’s a trailer that attaches at the rear axle to almost any bike, like many “normal” trailers, but that contains a motor that drives one wheel to give the rider a push from behind.
Gear Junkie: Electric-powered carrier
September 20, 2010 – The Ridekick Bike Trailer has beefy wheels, a hinged, hard-sided case, and a low center of gravity to make hauling gear with two wheels more efficient on the road or the trail.