Hostel Shoppe is having yet another sale on trikes! I have been buying from Hostel Shoppe since 2009, and am confident to say that their service and products have always been top-notch. I even did a return once on a very expensive trike fairing, and it was hassle-free all the way. These folks are the real deal, will offer you a great deal, and will deal with you in a courteous and fair manner. This has been my experience with them since the start. And Jessie Bostic, the gal who helped me in most of my purchases through the years, is still there! Jessie knows her stuff, and is always able to answer most any trike question. She has outfitted me in trike gear custom configured to get just what I wanted, and all the gals there have always made sure I got what I wanted.
Rolf and Barb Garthus are the owners of this long-standing and very reputable establishment, and make it a point to ensure that every customer, even those who live way out west across the country like me, are 100% satisfied with their purchases. Rolf has an interesting story about how he got into recumbents in the first place, and how Hostel Shoppe got its start. Here is what he has to say:
“As I entered my forties, biking on my road bike was really starting to hurt. Sore neck, back, butt and hands were causing me to do shorter rides and ride less often. At a dealer bike show in Chicago about 25 years ago, I saw a recumbent bike and immediately ordered one. After a short time getting used to the balance and handling I was hooked. I thought, “Wow, this is a better way to ride and I need to tell people about this.” At that moment, the Hostel Shoppe recumbent business was born.
“At the time I trained for Nordic ski racing, running races and triathlons with a group of friends. I was about to become the only one on a recumbent. It was pleasantly surprising to me that I was able to keep up with them on my recumbent bicycle. I couldn’t use the recumbent in the Triathlons but I didn’t do many of them anyway.
“Then the real fun started. Adventures that I thought I couldn’t do because of road bike discomfort became very enjoyable. Century rides became common place and 200 mile weekends were not uncommon. Riding halfway across Wisconsin became an enjoyable adventure.
“On a recumbent bike, my annual biking mileage has been about double what it was on my road bike when I was much younger. Barb and I distribute our riding time between our Volae recumbent bikes, recumbent trikes and our Volae recumbent tandem. For both of us recumbent bikes and trikes are a better way to ride.
“Our mission is to introduce everyone to the healthy and enjoyable sport of recumbent cycling and to provide recumbent buyers with exceptional service and the best possible choices in recumbent bikes and accessories.
“We take pride in the fact that we ride recumbents thousands of miles each year. Servicing and selling recumbents is a daily part of our business. Extensive experience riding, servicing and selling recumbents helped us choose the best recumbents and accessories to present in this web site, in our store and in our catalog.
“Put our extensive experience to work for you to make sure you choose the right recumbent the first time.” – Rolf
So, to get back to the sale mentioned in the title of this post, if you are looking for a trike, now’s the time to get one delivered right to your door! On some floor demo trikes, you can save about a thousand dollars. They are slightly used for demonstration rides of store customers, but are in excellent condition. If you want a brand spanking new trike, you can save on average a couple hundred dollars on Azubs, Catrikes, ICE, Greenspeeds, HP Velotechniks, and TerraTrikes. They even have some free shipping deals to offer you. Can’t beat that. If you are a recumbent biker instead of a triker, Rolf and the gang have some Volae bikes available too. So now is your chance to cash in a ride out!
Tell ’em Steve over at Trike Asylum sent ya’ and see if it makes any difference (I sure can’t promise a thing, but hey, won’t hurt to try to get a few more dollars kept in your own pocket, right? ;-)
Okay, here is the link to the sale pages: Click HERE! Or, the link below:
They know how to have fun over at Hostel Shoppe!