recumbent bicycle

(redirected from Recumbent bicycles)

recumbent bicycle

n.
A bicycle having a low seat with a back and having pedals in front of the rider so that the rider leans back while riding.

recumbent bicycle

n
(Automotive Engineering) a type of bicycle that is ridden in a reclining position
References in periodicals archive ?
For the last decade she joined Ivan riding recumbent bicycles and had over seven thousand miles of adventures, six times across Kansas and RAGBRAI four time in Iowa.
Staged each September in the Nevada Desert, the event pits teams against each other to produce the fastest performances using super-aerodynamic recumbent bicycles. The most obvious features of the competition bicycles are their recumbent (lying down) riding position and the lightweight aerodynamic shell that covers them, both of which reduce wind resistance.
The same goes for recumbent bicycles and HPVs (human powered vehicles), streamlined enclosed bicycles designed to reduce air resistance in the quest for higher speeds: in fact, the first recumbent design dates back to 1890, and both recumbents and HPVs were in use during the 1930s.
In position 3, three candidates are facing off: Taylor Wilhour, owner of a small business that makes recumbent bicycles; Victor Pearson, a civil engineer; and Merlene Martin, who recently retired from her job as an educational assistant in the district, a post she held for 21 years.
Bicycles with comfortable seats, sometimes called "lawn chair" or "easy chair" bikes are officially known as recumbent bicycles, although many familiar to them simply call them "bents." The back of the rider is supported and the rider's legs extend forward to pedals that are at about the same height as the seat.
With even more luck the event will expand to include recumbent bicycles and "longboard" skateboarding.
Last summer, Howard Gilbert, Harris Nusshaum, and Mike Lucas retraced the path of those pioneering American explorers by pedaling their way across the United States on recumbent bicycles. When they embarked on their expedition, the three Napa educators went in search of an adventure.
Obviously if you are planning on cycling the off-road sections a mountain bike would be advisable, but many people have cycled the route on touring bikes, tandems and even recumbent bicycles. Howevever any bike with skinny tyres would struggle on some of the rougher surfaces - Wark Forest being an example.
BikeE Inc., a manufacturer of recumbent bicycles in Corvallis, Ore., introduced a very successful product in 1998 and was trying to decide what to develop next.
Ron Dickenson, whose hobby is making his own recumbent bicycles from other unwanted bikes, came to a mutual arrangement with Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council.