About Us

California Side Car was established in 1975 in California and was purchased in 1985 by the current owner with a vision to expand the product line and to grow the company. Soon after CSC expanded into the motorcycle cargo trailers with the purchase of the Escapade brand. The Friendship series of Sidecars and the Escapade line of trailers were both re-designed and became the industry sales leaders by the early 1990's. 

Following these huge successes, CSC relocated the factory in 1998 from sunny California to the rolling hills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Central Virginia. A move that placed the company right in the heart of our East Coast customer base. From 3 employees and 4,000 square feet in 1985, today CSC occupies more than 75,000 square feet in Arrington and Madison Heights, Virginia and employs more than 85 people. 

We remain the trike industry leader in innovation, styling and customer service with a network of 225+ dealers worldwide and a product line that includes 3 trailer models and an array of trikes that will fit 40 different motorcycle models from 6 different manufacturers. Honda, Harley-Davidson, Kawasaki, Yamaha, Victory and Indian. Many of our competitors compete to be the first to release a product but we have made our goal to release the absolute best product available at a competitive price.






Contact Us

We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours. Come enjoy a tour of the factory and take a demo ride!

California Sidecar / Escapade Trailer Inc.

100 Motorcycle Run, Arrington, Virginia 22922, United States



Open today

08:00 am – 06:00 pm

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CSC Factory Tour

CSC Factory is located in rural Nelson County in Central Virginia. The heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains! Perched at the base of the Blue Ridge Parkway. There is a lot of beauty to see in our area. So stop in and take a trike demo ride, receive a factory tour and see the area! https://nelsoncounty.com/