About Us

Trikes by Rodney is owned and operated by the dynamic husband/wife duo of Rodney and Mollie Crooks.  Rodney had a lifelong dream to start his own business.  We considered many different business ventures…searching for the opportunity that would enable us to work together and mesh our OCD talents without killing each other!

We both began riding motorcycles in our teens.  Then life intervened…marriage, children, kids’ activities, other hobbies, careers.  Our love for riding was renewed when we purchased our first Harley Davidson in 2002. 

We watched the amazing transformation of motorcycle riding as more and more women became owners/drivers and our baby boomer friends sought more safety and security in their rides. After exhaustive research (someone had to ride all those different trikes!)….Rodney announced our new adventure…and in 2008 Trikes by Rodney LLC was incorporated.

Our shop is a little off the beaten path, but our superior craftsmanship, honesty, integrity, and outstanding customer service will be worth the trip!  Rodney has an attention to detail that is equaled by no one.  Rodney’s mantra is “it’s not how fast I get it done; it’s how good I get it done”.  Rodney’s name is on every trike he builds and he won’t settle for any job less than exceptional.

Rodney is a graduate of Lincoln Technical Institute and has always been intrigued by all things mechanical. Rodney was a well-known competitor on the tractor-pull circuit earning numerous wins at the Local, State, and National levels in the Mini Tractor Class.

Trikes by Rodney is an authorized dealer for California Sidecar Trike and MotorTrike. Rodney traveled to the CSC factory in Arrington, Virginia, and Motor Trike factory in Troup, Texas, for hands-on, certified training from each company’s trike conversion experts. 

Rodney has 20 years experience as an ASE-Certified (Automotive Service Excellence) Master Medium/Heavy Truck Technician, with expertise in the areas of diesel engines, drive train, brakes, suspension and steering, electrical/electronic systems, heating/vent/air conditioning, and preventive maintenance inspection.

Mollie has a Bachelors in Business Administration from Ohio University-Zanesville and 20 years experience in management, marketing, and sales. Mollie manages business operations including the accounting and marketing functions and assists in the shop by staying out of the shop…avoiding any task that requires using a wrench.

We are thrilled to share our passion for riding and our dedication to serving the needs of our fellow riders!  We know the absolute “rush” of freedom that bikers/trikers experience each and every time we hit the road.  We have chosen CSC and Motor Trike conversion kits with independent suspension for their reliability and superb performance…factors that give you safety, comfort, stability, visibility & economy.  Trikes by Rodney promises you…our customers…our friends:

• Superior craftsmanship
• Personalized service
• Exceptional products, and
• Satisfaction guaranteed!
We pledge to help you be…..Safe & Free When You’re Riding Three!

Rod & Mollie Crooks

Trikes by Rodney, LLC • 1672 Liinden Avenue • Zanesville, OH 43701 • ph: 740-819-1987 • fax: 740-297-4874 • Copyright 2012