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January 2010 - Columbia Cycle Works, LLC, Launches the Tripod in Portland, Oregon.

Sunday, 15 November, 2009, 11/15/09

In January 2010, Columbia Cycle Works, LLC, launched the Tripod fully enclosed pedal c

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Easy and Comfortable to Use

Affordable and Sustainable

Bike to Work or Around Town

Go Green, Go Now

Don’t Sweat or Get Wet


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Who are we?

Columbia Cycle Works, LLC is the manufacturer and seller of the Tripod, a fully enclosed commuter tricycle. The Tripod was developed as a sporty, economical and ecologically sustainable alternative to fossil fuel based commuter vehicles. Columbia Cycle Works is located in Portland, Oregon. We invite you to explore our website and learn more about an exciting new way to commute to work or just get around town.


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The Tripod is a fully enclosed pedal powered tricycle with an electrical assist hub motor. Because the Tripod is a bike, no license or insurance is required to operate it. The fully enclosed body allows you to pedal to work without getting wet and without sweating thus enabling you to bike to work in your business casual clothes year round. No more changing out of wet rain gear or taking a shower on the other end. Tripod grew out of the belief that an affordable, sustainable alternative to gas guzzling, carbon polluting vehicles is available now, and is not some distant pipe dream. Go green, go now.


The Tripod – The Cool, Comfortable and Sustainable Way to Bike

1. Easy and Comfortable to Use.
The Tripod comes fully assembled and is easy to use. Pop the hatch, hop in, close the hatch and off you go.

2. Economical and Sustainable.
The Tripod is lightweight, thus maximizing energy efficiency. The only cost to operate the Tripod is the minimal cost of recharging your batteries for pennies a day. The electricity to charge the batteries can be purchased or produced from sustainable renewable energy sources such as wind or solar, making the vehicle 100% sustainable. Not driving your car to work will save over 2 tons of carbon dioxide yearly from polluting the planet.

3. Affordable.
The savings in gas and monthly parking charges alone will pay for the Tripod itself in less than 18 months.

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Contact us Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Pacific Time at
971-322-6344 or
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