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Old 03-14-22, 01:19 AM
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Need Help finding 4 person Quadcycle??

My wife and I are looking to start cycling again . We use to near daily up until we started foster parenting. We ended up adopting two kiddos who are wheelchair bound.

Been hoping to find a 4 person Quadcycle car or recumbent style for us to ride as a family (kids would be in the back two seats and wouldn’t need pedals)

I have had zero luck finding such an invention . Found something called a Rhoades car , but seems they stopped production several years back . Please help point me in the right direction. Thank you all so much .
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Old 03-14-22, 02:52 AM
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You need to look under the title of a surrey.

I googled it and there is a company called Beach Surrey Bikes.com. Surreys are popular rentals at beaches.

If there were ever an excellent application of e-assist, I would think it would be on a quad cycle. Beach Surrey Bikes does offer one and that would be something I would look for.

I’m not sure what other companies are out there.

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Old 03-14-22, 03:05 AM
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There are a few.
I'm seeing quite a few ads on Alibaba. Often wanting a large minimum order, but you may find a vendor that will ship a single.
https://www.alibaba.com/showroom/4-p...adricycle.html

It looks like Surrey has some here in the USA.
https://4wheelsurrey.com/product/double-surrey/

Many have rear cranks/pedals, but you may be able to remove those, or perhaps simply cover over with a floor until the kids get larger.

I've seen quadricycles in use on bike paths around St. Charles or Defiance Missouri, and I think you can rent them, or at least you could a decade ago.

I doubt they're particularly efficient, although you can get electric assist.

You might also look at 3 and 4 person tandems. Two wheels.
Co-Motion will build custom multi seat tandems here in Eugene, OR.
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There are surrey bikes on eBay.

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Berg makes pedal karts. They also offer a 4 person design called a Gran Tour that looks to accommodate kids and adults. The adults pedal and steer from the rear seat.

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Might be easier to get 2 tandems.

https://www.freedomconcepts.com/prod...et2611-tandem/

https://www.rad-innovations.com/tandem-bikes.html

https://www.vanraam.com/en-gb/advice...es-by-van-raam

Also check with the Variety Club. I know they have a program here but they are a national organization.
https://varietywi.org/variety-freedom-program/

https://www.ameridisability.com/post...-disabilities/


Also check around in here.
https://www.bikeforums.net/adaptive-...t-other-needs/
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In Santa Barbara, there are rentals for those. There are also quite a few in Solvang (a nearby town). I could have sworn that they were made in Italy (the rental ones).
International Surrey LTD?

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Wheelchair bound could cover a variety of ailments.

There are a number of "Kidback" systems designed for Tandem bikes that mount a second set of cranks in an accessible location. This could be hand cranks for a handcycle, or perhaps semi-active movement of the legs.

A little customization could create an active, interactive environment for the kids.
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Berg makes pedal karts. They also offer a 4 person design called a Gran Tour that looks to accommodate kids and adults. The adults pedal and steer from the rear seat.

John
The front seats are also pretty spacious. We've used one locally with our 6 and 4 year old kids with plenty room.

There's even an off-road one: https://www.gardenlines.co.uk/shop/p...ater-f-go-kart

Another option, depending on the kids, is something like a WeeHoo trailer each. I'd asked them about weight limits and the 35kg is more advisory based on how much an adult rider can pull, and should handle kids up to about 8-ish. Some models have pedals and some dont. https://www.weehoo.co.uk/products/
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My buddy had one that a guy fabbed up using 2 tandems and a bunch of aluminum brackets. Ugly and heavy AF but it worked.
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You can also get various cargo bikes that can take 1 or 2 larger kids, and some that'll take a wheelchair directly:

https://www.cargobike.co.uk/product/axe-s-trike/

Which might be a bit easier to manouvre and transport than a quadracycle.
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my WABI was leaning against one these contraptions last Saturday ............... you could probably get it cheap but it needs a good bike mech once over
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If you have the funds, there may be companies that would make custom twin coupled (detachable) tandems.

For example, Bilenky Cycle Works makes a Tandem Upright/Recumbent combo.

https://www.bilenky.com/viewpoint



A pair of them could be built into a quadricycle.

Work with the vendor to design it for growing kids, as well as building the front as either a handcycle, or pedals for the kids, or perhaps both.
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