Spearheading an online Pedal Power Curriculum wiki for educators and nonprofits

August 21, 2009 No comments yet

Above, a lesson about the environmental impact of biking versus other modes of transportation.

Above, a lesson about the environmental impact of biking versus other modes of transportation.

Schools love our bike blenders because they literally break the ice with kids, opening their five senses to important lessons about nutrition, energy conservation, and fitness.

But while there are few tools that are as effective a starting point for such lessons, educators have been on their own coming up with the actual lesson plans and content.

But now we are leading the effort to create an online Pedal Power Curriculum, one that combines scientific rigor and structured lesson plans with the wow! factor of bike blending and human power. Because we’ve chosen a wiki as the editing system, anyone can contribute to it.

Heading up this work has been Chris Tom, a Rock The Bike alum who recently left to work at a BioChem startup. Above Chris demonstrates the concept of torque: a load is easy to carry on the shoulder, but at arm’s length makes his muscle bulge.

Ruby’s Pedal Palace

August 17, 2009 No comments yet

Ruby writes: “Here’s some pictures of the pedal palace! It was a blast.” She and her partner Beda used the Fender Blender Universale to raise money at festivals. Local cyclists pitched in, carrying all the fruit to the Pedal Palace debut.

Customized Fender Blenders in use at the farmer’s market

August 14, 2009 3 comments

Nathan from Wheely Good Smoothies has customized the Fender Blender Universale (FBU) like never before. Used bike frames and the FBU’s rear rack as a base, the Baltimore Bike Blender specialist created a series of┬átheme bikes including: a horse, an electric guitar, and an intricate mosaic.

A customized Fender Blender Universale at Wheely Good Smoothies.

A customized Fender Blender Universale.

Customized horse blender at Wheely Good Smoothies.

Customized horse blender.

Smoothie menu at Wheely Good Smoothies

Smoothie menu

Note the discount for pedaling it your yourself, a great way to turn spectators into participants.



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