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At Interbike this year I ran into Mikey and Miles from Blue Monkey Bicycles in Salt Lake City, Utah and they were test riding an electric bike for people with disabilities and special needs. It’s a two person bike where the front rider sits in a bucket seat with a seatbelt and can either pedal using their feet or arm cranks or just enjoy the ride under the supervision and care of the primary rider just behind. Having an electric assist motor means people will be able to carry their friends or patients more easily, exposing them to the outdoors and transporting them without straining and exhausting themselves. The bike uses a mid-drive Dapu 350 watt electric bike motor to keep weight low and balanced and to provide better range by leveraging the rear gears.
A company spokesperson, Andy, was on hand to answer questions and assist with our demo rides. He explained that the Skyway Happy Trike can be used for transporting cargo, allowing the front rider to get a different sort of workout with their arms, to safely move children or for assisting riders with special needs. The model we test rode had both pedal assist (seemed to only be activated by the driver) and a twist throttle so you could get power starting. I loved that it also had an internally geared hub because those can sometimes be shifted easier at standstill. On the company website you can see images of the electric trike setup in many different configurations moving adults, children and cargo. He directed me to the website where you can learn more about the Happy Trike at:skyway.co.kr/
After the test rides, Mikey explained that he thought the Skyway Happy Trike was more stable than other trikes he’s tried. I noticed the larger front axles and his brother Miles chimed in that they look like 20 mm axles vs. 15 mm on some mountain bikes and 11 mm standard bicycle skewers. You can visit the Blue Monkey Bicycles website atwww.bluemonkeybicycles.com/
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