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Which Rock the Bike Pedal Power Bikes are available to rent for our event?

You can green your event by renting our Pedal Power gear, reducing your carbon footprint and inspiring people at your event. Pedal Power gives your event attendees a unique experience that they will never forget. Check out all our great Pedal Powered activities for rent, and let’s start talking about your upcoming event.

Equipment Overview

Product Daily Fee Recommended Crew Size Set-Up Additional Supplies Needed How Many Can Experience Hourly Space Needed Transportation Options
Fender Blender Pro $300/$85 packaging 2 – 3 < 1 hour Ingredients & Cups. Extra pitchers. Up to 400 8oz smoothies, if your crew can prep pitchers fast enough 10′ x 10′ Pick Up/Shipping/Delivery
Spin Art $420/ $100 packaging  1+ < 1 hour Stamp/Paper with your brand/logo 12-20 participants per bike (based on 3-5 min per artist) 
great spectator activity
6′ x 8′ Pick Up/Shipping/Delivery
Ice Cream Bike

 

$480/$100 packaging 2 1-2 hours Ice Cream Custard (made day before) Ice & Rock Salt
50-100 4 oz. samples (around 20 min per canister) 10′ x 10′ Pick Up/Shipping/Delivery
Cellphone Recharge Station $600/$100 packaging 1-2 1-2 hours None! Up to 20 pedalers (~3 minutes each) plus many more spectators’ phones. 6′ x 8′ Pick Up/Shipping/Delivery
sLEDgehammer $700 1 – 2 1-2 hours None! 15 – 20 participants
great spectator activity
5′ x 10′(and 11′ tall) Pick Up/Shipping/Delivery
Dual sLEDgehammer $1350 1 – 2 1-2 hours None!
30 – 50 participants
(one pedaler can charge 8 phones)
10′ x 20′ (and 11′ tall) Pick Up/Shipping/Delivery
               

*Multi-Day Discounts available, please inquire about these rates. Discounts are not applicable for packing fees or shipping costs.

Fender Blender Pro

women in dress clothes generate power by pedaling bikes at a conference
No one is responsible for bringing as many Bike Blended Smoothies into the world as Rock The Bike. We invented the Fender Blender, the only bike blender on the market. We have successfully produced all-day smoothie booths at festivals such as Whole Earth Festival, Maker Faire, Pedalfest, and Harmony, and we regularly blend at our Pedal Powered Stage music events to keep the pedalers happy and cool during peak moments.

man pours smoothie that was pedal powered

“We would like to thank Rock The Bike for allowing us to rent out smoothie bikes for this year’s FunFest at the SF Giants’ AT&T Park! We managed to serve over 2,200 smoothies and received more thanks and smiles than we could have ever asked for. This was a first for LIFT and you helped us pull it off! Thanks again for working with us in such short notice and for helping us make this past weekend a success!”     –Sincerely, The LIFT Team

A Bike Blender makes a huge impact at your event. The sound of ice crushing is a great head turner, and research shows that pedal power makes smoothies taste better.

Our event clients most commonly rent the Fender Blender Pro and man their own blender stations. Rock The Bike can also help you with a fully staffed smoothie station.

Rental cost $250 / day without Rock the Bike crew. It comes with a commercial-grade High Performance blender pitcher, either Vitamix or Blendtec. Extra pitchers can be rented for $20 per event day. We recommend a couple practice rounds before the day of your event.

We estimate the cost of ingredients to be $1 per 12 oz. smoothie.

Client is responsible for pickup and drop off, which can occur the day before and the day after your event. The Fender Blender Pro is available for pickup in our Oakland shop for local renters.

The Fender Blender Pro can be shipped and rented in other cities. It was designed with a detachable frame feature that allows us to ship it at reasonable rates while being easy to setup. For out of town rentals, we package and ship the Fender Blenders to you, so they arrive the day before your event, then you ship them back the day after your event.  The rental rate is $250 per event day + cost of shipping both ways (usually $150 – $250 per bike in the continental US) and a packaging fee of $85. If our rental schedule permits it, we often work with clients to waive the transit days and only charge for the days of use. Return shipping labels are included.

If you want a Rock The Bike crew member to be there coaching this activity at your event, the crew fee is $720 / day, plus $425 / day for each additional crew member. Our crew will make sure the smoothies are tasty, the bike is set up properly, and that many event participants get a chance to take part. The cost of crew does not include the rental fee or cost of ingredients. For more smoothies, we recommend renting extra pitchers ($20 each), too.

Fender Blender Bike Blenders are also available for purchase from Rock the Bike, starting at $249.

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Pedal Powered Spin Art

Great for smaller kids, who will be able to power the experience for each other. Spin Art is interactive, colorful, creative, peaceful, and inspiring.
kids bicycle power spin art
With just a few pedal strokes, you can get the platter of your Pedal Powered Spin Art station spinning at 5000-10000 RPM, enough to produce dazzling spirals, circles, and streaks as you squirt paint on the paper.

Kids flock to the station, staring in awe as the colors spin and splatter across the paper. Older kids or parents can pedal for youngsters. Children as young as seven can enjoy this activity. Let them bring home artwork and memories from your event!

Rental cost  is $350 / day  per unit without Rock the Bike crew.  We’ll provide you with tempera paint and a drying method. You’ll need standard 8.5″ x 11″ paper, or you can also use your own with the company letterhead, or a stamp with your logo on it!

Client is responsible for pickup and dropoff, which can occur the day before and the day after your event. We can arrange for pick up in our Oakland shop or in San Francisco.

Like the Fender Blender Pro, Spin Art can be shipped and rented in other cities. For out of town rentals, we package and ship the bike and Spin Art attachment to you, so they arrive the day before your event, then you ship them back the day after your event.  The out-of-town rental rate is $350 per event day + cost of shipping both ways (usually $150 – $250 per unit in the continental US) and a packaging fee of $100. Return shipping labels are included.

Are you planning to host a long event, or do you expect hundreds of participants? If so we can provide you with refill paint to keep the activity going. Additional paint is $50 for 1 – 2 Spin Art Bikes, or $100 for 3+ Spin Art Bikes, + increased shipping cost.

Spin Art Booth

Alternatively you can hire a Spin Art Station $1,080 / day for paint, paper, and one Rock the Bike crew member. For high-volume events additional crew members are $425 / each. If your event is beyond biking distance there will be a transportation fee. If your event is not driving distance from the Bay Area there will be additional crew fees for travel, room + board.

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Ice Cream Bike

woman pedals a bike that stirs ice cream
Bike Powered Ice Cream Maker. We’ve seen the power of the Fender Blender, and we’ve kicked it up a notch. Serve up ice cream at your event, and allow guests to make their own flavors.

1.5 gallon capacity in 15 minutes, that’s 4.5 gallons of ice cream an hour! Ages as low as 12 can bike, all ages can enjoy.

$1,500/ day to rent with a 2 person Rock the Bike crew in Bay Area.

Approved partners can rent the Ice Cream Bike without crew members for $500 / day.  Also available to rent through Ample Hills Creamery in Brooklyn, New York.

Ingredients for custard, mix-ins, ice, and rock salt not included. Costs approximately $1 / person, but depends on serving size and if you use organic ingredients. Custard must be prepared and chilled prior to the event. Also compatible with Frozen Yogurt and Sorbet recipes! Pair with a Fender Blender Pro and make milkshakes at your event.

school kids pedal power ice cream

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Pedal Powered Recharge Bar

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One person can easily generate the power to charge up to 8 USB devices using our Pedal Powered Recharge Bar.   Great for conventions, meetings, and all-day events where people need power for mobile devices. The original design can be seen above in use at the 2008 Virgin Mobile Festival.

Rock The Bike’s recharge bar rental is either based on a Generator Pro, which features a wide range to fit men, women, and most kids.

Recharge Dome at Virgin Festival in Baltimore by you.
Above: The first version of the Recharge Bar at Virgin Fest in Baltimore, MD

Pedal Power at Dreamforce
Above: The Pedal Power zone at Dreamforce allows convention attendees to calculate their wattage output while charging electronic devices.

Don’t limit your possibilities to cell phones. Power a laptop and speaker and let the pedaler choose videos and web content to share with a small group.

Pedal Power Ipad

For more information on this product please see: https://rockthebike.clientsitetest.com/recharge-bar/


Above: 3 Pedal Powered Recharge Stations working together at VM World, a major software conference.

Rental cost  is $600 / day per unit without Rock the Bike crew.  Each unit comes with 1 Generator Pro, 1 Recharge Desk, 9 USB-based charging cords (3 iPhone 5, 3 iPhone4, 3 Android) and all necessary electrical cords.

FBP USB charging station 72dpi

Client is responsible for pickup and drop off, which can occur the day before and the day after your event. Pick up in our Oakland shop only.

Like the Fender Blender Pro, the Recharge Bar can be shipped and rented in other cities. For out of town rentals, we package and ship the unit to you, so it arrives two days before your event, then you ship them back the day after your event.  The out-of-town rental rate is $600 per event day + cost of shipping both ways (usually $150 – $250 per unit in the continental US) and a packaging fee of $100. Return shipping labels are included.

Available to include a DJ Rig, too. Please call us (1-888-354-2453) or email (info@newsite.https://rockthebike.clientsitetest.com) to talk to our electronics department about amplified music while charging USB devices (what we call a Knowledge Portal).

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sLEDgehammer Light Display

The sLEDgehammer is an interactive light challenge that harkens back to the classic carnival Sledgehammer game. But here, the aim is to convert your peak power output to a beautiful light display.

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Pedalers must overcome the challenge phase in order to see the reward sequence. The challenge phase consists of turning on various levels of light. As the pedaler passes the various voltage targets, more and more lights turn on, making it harder and harder to increase the system voltage. If they beat the challenge, they win the game. Their stored energy is then used up in a dazzling display of light. No additional power is needed for the entire activity, although connecting a laptop to the circuit provides additional info that can improve the educational possibilities.
 
The elements of a sLEDgehammer are:
– an efficient bicycle generator, the Generator Pro
– the sLEDgehammer circuit, which comes complete in a strain-reliefed enclosure with an Ultra Capacitor and the all-important Difficulty Knob.
– LOTS of LEDs.

For more information on this product please see: https://rockthebike.clientsitetest.com/sLEDgehammer/

sLEDgehammer Panels

Rental cost  is $800 / day per unit without Rock the Bike crew.  Each unit comes with 1 Generator Pro, 1 sLEDgehammer, and all necessary electrical cords.

Client is responsible for pickup and drop off, which can occur the day before and the day after your event. Pick up in our Oakland shop only.

Like the Fender Blender Pro, the sLEDgehammer can be shipped and rented in other cities. For out of town rentals, we package and ship the unit to you, so it arrives two days before your event, then you ship them back the day after your event.  The out-of-town rental rate is $600 per event day + cost of shipping both ways (usually $150 – $250 per unit in the continental US) and a packaging fee of $100. Return shipping labels are included.

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Pedal Powered Stage

bicycle music festival pedal powered stage in mission district san francisco

If you truly want to showcase human power in its most social form, getting your event participants to power up a band, street performer, speaker, or DJ is probably the most powerful example there is. Bringing the Pedal Powered Stage to your event is a more significant effort, requiring a larger crew. We have full audio packages for Pedal Powered Stages.

Price: TBD – For a quote answer these questions and email your replies to us at info@newsite.https://rockthebike.clientsitetest.com


Pedal Powered Lighting

Let us bring our years of experience with pedal powered lighting to craft something special for your event.

pedal powered led lighting

gaia festival pedal powered stage

Bicycle Music Festival potrero hill san francisco

band plays on a bike powered stage

Below: Youngsters at Hamlin Elementary School see their work become energy with the sLEDgehammer.

children pedal power lights at school presentation

Below: A custom sLEDgehammer courtyard installation.

bicycle powered game

See more examples of interactive Pedal Powered Lighting Rigs.


Renting with Rock the Bike

Email us at customerservice@newsite.https://rockthebike.clientsitetest.com to see if we can accommodate your event. If so, we’ll get you a Rental Agreement, Credit Card Authorization Form, and request payment in full. Bikes are rented on a first come, first served basis. We recommend contacting us as soon as possible to lock in your rental. Be sure to include the following information in your email:

  • Rental Contact Name:
  • Rental Contact Phone Number:
  • Rental Contact Email Address:
  • How did you hear about Rock the Bike? :
  • Event Date(s):
  • Pedal Powered Activity/Activities Desired:
  • QTY of Bikes:
  • If bike blending, QTY of Additional Pitchers (each bike blender rental comes with 1):
  • Not sure how many bikes or pitchers to rent? Please share your expected crowd size and event duration with us so we can help!
  • Shipping Address:
  • Do you want to brand the wheel? ($450/bike)
  • Rock the Bike provides a day before your event to receive the gear and assemble it. Do you want to add a Practice Day to your reservation? If so, how many? ($100/day per bike)

We look forward to hearing from you!