Saluting Pedal Power!
There is a “Ride your Bike to Work” day and gas prices help us “convert” from our cars to bikes everyday! Pedaling can be a mere method or it can be an experience.
Take a look at the BUSCYCLE for inspiration! I have gotten to be part of the pedal team, lumbering along at a top speed of 5mph or maybe slower, it was GREAT. Highly recommended. You can see it at Palo Alto Music events during the summer.
Take a look at their gallery: http://www.buscycle.com/gallery.html
If you love this kind of silliness and innovation, its a mash-up that needs your energy (volunteer) and your donations (send a check).
Here are pictures of a Buscycle in Boston. Not the same as the Berkeley buscycle but still loads of fun!
This buscycle is made of mostly recycled and repurposed parts. Most of the group cycles start out that way, because that is the path of most quirky adventures or “invention on a dare! The motorized car-like lazyboy was just such a project!
The Conference Bike
It’s no joke: the ConferenceBike is a revolutionary way to bring people together. The CoBi-7 is pedaled by 7 riders sitting in a circle. One person steers while the other 6 pedal (or not) as the bike moves effortlessly along. More than 300 CoBies are now being enjoyed by a wide variety of groups in 18 countries. It is a tour bike in Berlin, Baltimore and San Francisco; a tool for corporate team-building in Copenhagen and San Diego, a way for blind people to bike in Dublin and Florida. Googlers use this for moving team meetings. Looks hilarious. It sorta fits with their multi-colored bikes that are available to get from one part of the campus to the other.
And in San Francisco: SF BIKE COALITION they have events, maps and news on the latest trends and difficulties of biking in and around SF.