The Gear Reduction Tricycle Wheel provides tricycle riders the ability to pedal their tricycles with reduced physical effort.
Inventor George F. McNamara of Katonah, NY has created a device that provides tricycle riders the ability to pedal their tricycles with reduced physical effort.
When children are riding tricycles, the front wheel often slips, causing the child to become frustrated. This is because the large central tire has a tendency to slide on wet or smooth surfaces. In addition, the direct drive wheel/pedal system of a tricycle makes it difficult for some children to pedal, especially uphill. Many children require a push from a parent or care provider just to get going, which must be repeated each time the child stops moving. Inventor McNamara has created a means for a device that assists with pedaling and better allows the tricycle to operate on grass, pavement, or indoors.
This clever new invention allows tricycles to be pedaled more easily. It is ideal for pedaling over rough ground or up hills. It helps make children more independent by reducing the duties for parents and care providers. The invention also works with manual wheelchairs. The use of the Gear Reduction Tricycle Wheel allows for more pedal revolutions, but less force, to move the outer tire less distance, but with more torque.