We are constantly receiving notes and calls from people who have used our bikes to travel to some pretty cool places.We love to see your photos and hear your stories from your adventures around the world. Here are a few of our favorites.
Chris Allison is a community service volunteer spending the next two years building communities, teaching children, and developing transportation infrastructure in the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea. He has taken a Paratrooper along for the trip as one of his primary means of transportation. Chris will be showcasing his work and experiences traveling and working in Papua New Guinea on his blog: WheelsDown.
Already Chris has endured airline travel halfway around the world with his Paratrooper. Here he gives step by step instructions on how to cram one's entire life including a bike into two checkable suitcases. Awesome.
I would like to let you know how much I have enjoyed using your Paratrooper folding bikes.
My big problem had been that, when I landed the Cessna 182 and various remote locations, any kind of transportation, after landing, was very limited.
One case in point was Tuweep Airstrip, near the lower part of the Grand Canyon. I had landed there before, but since the strip was six miles from the rim, I could not get there and back in a reasonable time frame. I saw your ad in the AOPA Pilots magazine and then ordered two of the Paratroopers, which just fit in the rear seat of the Cessna.
The pictures included are of the second landing at Tuweep. A friend of mine and I landed, unloaded the bikes and headed off for the rim, taking in various side roads and sites as we went along. The bikes performed perfectly as you can see by the pictures. We had a great time showing them off to the few tourists that braved the 60 mile dirt road to get in there. (Only six miles for us!) Upon returning to the plane, we set up camp for the night, loading up the bikes and departing the next morning.
I am looking forward to many more adventures using these remarkable bikes. I have used other folding bikes before, but they never came close to the performance of these Paratroopers. Thanks, Bob J., California
They fold quickly without tools but seem as solid as our regular bikes when assembled. Components are good quality. They fit easily into the cloth bags we were previously using. Bags are not essential, but they are helpful in keeping the airplane interior clean. Montague makes several styles of folding bikes on the same frame. Components vary based on whether you plan mostly riding on paved surfaces, serious off road, or a mix. We have been very happy with our bikes. Mike M., Cessna pilot.
A lot of people stared at us and commented on the beauty of your product. We made a lot of promotion among the pilots we met, and I guess you are likely to receive an order from a fellow pilot living in the Glendale, AZ area.
We want to thank you for your professionalism in dealing with us, as well as Montague for manufacturing such a beautiful piece of technology. I wish you a great summer. Ciao! Andra G., Italy
The folding feature has been invaluable in that I would not have been able to take it on many of my trips were it not for that, and many other times much convenience would have been lost. I want to express my appreciation at your product as it certainly made my life much more interesting. Thanks. Joel C., California