Posts Tagged ‘bike’

Tomorrow is World Car-Free Day!

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

In case you didn’t know, tomorrow is World Car-Free Day. So what does that mean? Well, this green holiday will be celebrated world-wide by individuals focused on giving the climate a break by taking cars off of the roads. People around the globe are organizing their own events exploring alternative transportation via wiki to the WCN website. WCN, or World Carefree Network, is loosely running World Car-Free Day.

What are people doing to honor this holiday you ask? Events include everything from group cycling on the way to work to people protesting the lack of non-car transportation options in the street. But if you live in a location where this celebration simply isn’t practical, there are still options for the dedicated. You could sample an electric car from a car sharing program such as Hertz on Demand for the day. Carpooling is another option that is an act of lessening the amount of automobiles on the roads.

World Car-Free Day began in 2008 and tomorrow will mark the 4th time it will be celebrated.

A Bike Make Entirely From Recycled Plastic

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

The Frii is a bike made exclusively out of recycled plastic. This snap together sensation is both lightweight and durable- a true innovation for green design. Mastermind Israeli designer Dror Peleg came up with the concept and design for this recycled 1-speed bike that’s intended for quick trips through the city streets.

Production of the Frii entails using recycled plastic that is melted and injection molded to form each unique part of the bike. The body of the bike is the largest component where at the bottom sits a pedal crank that runs a belt to the rear wheel hub instead of a chain. There are no external brakes- just a BMX style brake system where peddling backwards causes the bike to stop.

Forks to the 20-inch plastic wheels are kept short for added strength. Solid tires are injected over the rims during the manufacturing process. The seat does look uncomfortable but the Frii is not for long, smooth rides. And of course, the colors and modular design are electrifying.

Nokia Bike Charger

Friday, June 25th, 2010

Introducing the Nokia Bicycle Charger. It charges your phone while you ride your bike. A cyclist will have to maintain a speed of 4 mph to engage the powering of the cell phone. Biking at 6 mph for 10 minutes will charge the phone with enough power to talk for 28 minutes. This is only an approximation. The powering elements vary on the type of phone and the biker. A 2mm charger jack limits the number of phones that can be used with this charger. Also, it comes with a mobile phone holder that attach to the handle bars. Word is that it will be released in Kenya this summer and worldwide later this year.

Lastly, we do not recommend texting while biking.

More Info: Bike Charger Specs PDF