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How to Get on An Adult Tricycle | Trike Guide


Hi, everyone, Alanna and Max are here with Sixthreezero. We've got the EVRYjourney Tricycle today, and we are going to show you how to climb onto the tricycle, talking a little bit about how it differs from getting onto a bike.


When it comes to mounting a trike, it can be a little trickier than mounting a bicycle. With a bicycle, you can always lean the bike towards you and step over if you're too short like me, but with a trike, you can't do that, because it has three wheels, so leaning is not an option. Other than that, you want to apply the same principles that you would with a bike.


So you want to make sure that both handbrakes are engaged so the bike doesn't move, and then step over and then onto the seat. While the EVRYjourney here has a low step-through frame, if you have a bike or a trike that doesn't have a low step-through frame and you need help getting over, you can always pull up next to a curb and use that as sort of like a stepping stool to help you get over.


And then once you are over, if you need help getting up onto this seat, you can always backpedal a little and so that one pedal is low to the ground. Make sure you have good footing on the pedal and kind of use that as a little stepping stool to get up onto the seat. From here, you can backpedal a little more so that you have some good leverage. Start pedaling off.


Another thing that you can do to make it a little easier to mount is to lower your tricycle seat. With a bicycle, you really want the seat to be the proper height so that you get the best extension, but with a tricycle, you're probably riding for leisure, going for more casual rides. And so you don't really need your seat to be as high as it would be on a bicycle. So, especially if you're just getting used to your tricycle, feel free to lower the seat to whatever height makes it easy for you to simply get on.


Hopefully, those tips were helpful for you. If you have any other tricycle tips or tricycle questions, feel free to leave them in the comments below and also make sure to check out our exclusive Sixthreezero Pedalers Group to see what other tricycle riders have to say about their trikes. You can share photos. You'll hear about all of our giveaways first. It's a great community. Check it out. The link will be in the description below. Thank you for watching. Don't forget, it's your journey, your experience. Enjoy the ride.

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