TerraCycle was founded in 1996 in Portland, Oregon as a manufacturer of innovative and sporty recumbent bikes. However, to achieve the performance aimed for by company founder Pat Franz, various components, for example in the area of chain management, had to be developed and manufactured in-house. Word quickly spread about the quality of the accessories and the demand was high. Soon TerraCycle was mainly busy manufacturing accessories and components for other recumbents instead of developing and building its own models.
Today, company founder Pat Franz and his team in the bicycle-friendly city of Portland specialize entirely in the development and production of special solutions in the recumbent and tricycle sector. TerraCycle has long been an integral part of the recumbent and trike scene in the USA, where it enjoys cult status. But also in Europe, the name TerraCycle is now firmly linked with high-quality and sophisticated products.
"We love making things: real, three-dimensional, functional things. We love the craft and the challenge of making things that work exactly as they were designed. And we like knowing that there's a piece of ourselves in every piece we make."
TerraCycle Product Manger Casimir Covert-Keefe
The TerraCycle team consists of many young bicycle enthusiasts and every product sold is guaranteed to have passed through their hands beforehand. As a responsible entrepreneur, Pat Franz offers his employees above-average social security, fair wages as well as good health insurance, which is not always a matter of course in the USA.
All products are developed in-house by Pat Franz and his dedicated team and manufactured on site in Portland. The base materials consist of Aluminum tubes in various diameters and solid blocks of aluminum and titanium. From these, the many high-quality products are created in many careful manual steps and with precise support from an impressive machine park. By using its own CNC machines, TerraCycle can also produce small batches. This approach is an ideal fit for the recumbent and tricycle world.
We are pleased that the noble chain guide rollers, front fairings, accessory holders, fairings, panniers and luggage racks from TerraCycle are now also available from us. As exclusive importer for Europe, we will continuously expand our TerraCycle range and would like to offer more and more accessories for European recumbents and trikes in the future.