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Pedal Power on Campus

Pedal Powered concerts are a treat for Earth Days on college campuses. Students work together to power student bands and local bands.        

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Pedal power for outage preparation

A quality bike generator from Rock The Bike can be a serious — and seriously fun — component in your preparedness plan for upcoming Public Safety Power Shutoffs during this year’s fire season in Northern California, or any type of outage. While battery banks last for a while, and solar panels can refresh them during […]

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How Rock the Bike is Helping During COVID-19: PPE Projects

We would like to express gratitude to our customers and partners who’ve helped us build enough stability to keep our team together through this crisis so far. We are grateful for the health of our team and their families. We are thankful for the clear skies and the hope that climate change can be tackled […]

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Is Your Fender Blender Pro Seatpost Sliding Poorly?

This bulletin addresses issues with seat post sliding performance. A correctly functioning seat post should be easy to slide up and down with one hand. If there are positions where it gets stuck, please see the three sections below. 1. Check which bolt you have: Check if the anti-rotate bolt behind the seat post is […]

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Learn to Estimate! Use the Fender Blender Pro to learn a cool math skill

A blender blade spins so fast you can’t even see it. So how would you even begin to know how fast it’s spinning? A bike blender offers a cool way to understand this. Join in and learn how to use common sense and math to make a reliable estimate.

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Pedal Powered Smoothie Bar interview

Draft interview of Denishi Blake at Rock The Bike on 3/5/20 .

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Fender Blender Pro Assembly

Crewmember Maisha from the Rock The Bike events team goes step by step through the assembly of the Fender Blender Pro. For best results have your owner’s manual in addition to this video. http://rockthebike.com/fbpro-manual/ http://rockthebike.com/fender-blender-pro Anyone can do it! Get ready to blend by following our best tips. Still stuck? Contact us for more help. […]

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Fender Blender Mundo

Production team member Laird powers the Fender Blender Mundo to make a delicious beverage! Video taken by Kate from Yuba!

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Andre Thierry Live and Pedal Powered at the 2019 Montclair Beer Wine & Music Fest

Music lovers dance in the street to the authentic zydeco sounds of Andre Thierry, a Bay Area trio. A 10-bike system was enough to power a block party music stage. A local spin class called CRUfit showed up with 7 strong adult riders ready for a workout. 3 more bikes provided slots for the general […]

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Your Name in Lights!

  Fun, challenge and teamwork in action are the main benefits of our newest Pedal Powered Activity, the LightBox, an 8 x 8 Pedal Powered custom illuminated light sign that could be a hit for your org or company. Having a multi-person activity like the Light Box leads to genuine teamwork moments at your events. […]

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Have you checked out our cooking show videos? 

Watch as experienced Pedal Power chef Kate Zuckerman of Brooklyn-based Sweet Cycle coaches audience members to process and then freeze ice cream custard with Rock The Bike’s Icycleta Ice Cream Bike attachment. Using a special mixture of natural thickeners, Zuckerman shows how to make delicious ice cream without egg yolks — easier and cheaper than french […]

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1000 smoothies in 6 hours?!

Occasionally we attempt a really big smoothie operation, in which we show up with hundreds of pounds of fruit, ice, juices, etc., and get lots of people bike blending. If this is what you’re going for too, here are the factors you’ll need to consider: – Time (prep, setup, and the event itself) – Ingredients […]

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Update on advocacy and giving

We’re stepping up our giving and pro bono work more than ever before. Below is a rundown of what we’ve been up to lately. Thank you to all our customers; your purchases stabilize our operation and make this kind of direct social impact possible. Paul and the BooLander recently rode the Climate Ride Death Valley, and used […]

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BooLander, new custom tall tandem, hits the streets and the National Parks

Coverage update! The BooLander gets a sweet write up in Bicycle Times Magazine and a beautiful video from KQED Arts: What’s up bicycle customizers, feast your eyes on the BooLander, the latest custom bike to hit the streets at Rock The Bike.  The BooLander is a vertical tandem (riders are top / bottom versus the […]

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1.7 Million Views! CNN Covers Rock The Bike’s Roll-Up Generator at Standing Rock

CNN sent journalist Sara Sidner to Standing Rock in North Dakota, though they don’t identify which camp they visited: Oceti Sakowin Camp, Rosebud Camp, or Sacred Stone Camp. While walking around, Sara found a Roll-Up, our portable pedal-powered generator, brought to Standing Rock by friend/collaborator/co-conspirator Mike Cobb, and gave it a spin. Check out the video below:  

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Interview: RTB’s support of the 2016 Pleasant Revolution tour

In summer 2016 we supported and rode with the Pleasant Revolution bike music tour of the West Coast. Here’s an interview in which Kipchoge Spencer, the founder of the Pleasant Revolution, asks RTB’s founder Paul Freedman ( a.k.a. Fossil Fool) about the experience. The photos are Paul’s. KS: What made you want to join the […]

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Ice Cream Bike: Setup and How-To

1. Prepare the custard ahead of time. It must be chilled for best results. 2. On the day of your event, pour the custard into the stainless steel canister — up to 1.5 gallons! 3. Close the top using the Country Freezer’s foolproof locking pin. 4. Run the stretchy slip-proof belt from the bike’s drive […]

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New audience sizes at Maker Faire, recent rallies mark transition for Pedal Powered Stage

Since our earliest moments of Pedal Powered experimentation, I’ve been fascinated by how much sound comes from one pedaler’s efforts. I remember a 12-year-old powering my street performance at a charity bike event for an audience of 30-50 people in the early goings. He was into it! Not too hard, not too easy. Great sound […]

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What can I power with Rock The Bike Generators?

What can I power with a Generator Pro or Electric Fender Blender Pro? Most common uses: AC Power — Use our Pedal Power Utility Box or create your own 24V Pedal Power system with a battery and inverter. Our Pedal Power Utility Box is a complete system that features: Ultracapacitor (absorbs every last Watt of […]

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