Cycle built for two (RVers) – spotted at Balmorhea State Park in windy west Texas
Two winter snowbirds from Colorado pedaled around Texas’ Balmorhea State Park on their home-crafted ‘quadicycle’ built for two.
This human-powered, pedal-driven, 4-wheel cycle was built from a kit designed by American Speedster who currently offers four adult and two kid models
The ‘Gulf Coaster’ (featured here) is a popular model that can carry a capacity of 300 pounds.
According to the website, this 4-wheel bike is “an excellent alternative to an expensive golf cart, or basic utility vehicle to run short-range errands like picking up a few groceries or a run to the post office.” Or … just around the block for exercise.
The cycle is built from common materials. The frame is 1-1/4 inch PVC pipe reinforced with a steel tube inside the lower rails. It is built with standard bike parts. No welding is required. Basic hand tools are used to assemble these cycles.
This is the sixth time we’ve stopped at this high plains state park which sits at an elevation of a little over 3,200′ on the edge of the Davis Mountains, about 7 miles south of I-10 on Texas Hwy. 17.
As with the South Llano River State Park, we stop at this park becouse it is a perfect location for RVers traveling along I-10 between El Paso and Austin or San Antonio.
(To read more about our other visits to Balmorhea State Park, click here.)
— Text and photos: Julianne G. Crane.
Longtime bicycle enthusiast Jimmy Smith asks questions about the construction of this sweet cycle.