Thursday, October 8, 2009

Bike Blender Update!

I stopped by the Community Bike Shop (http://www.omahabike.org/) last night to chat with Stuart and my new buddy Duane (on the right in the photo) about the Bike Blender project. We scoured the basement of the shop to find the perfect bike - one that would accomodate both school kids and grown ups. And one, of course, that we could make look really COOL. :)
Although there was the coolest ever vintage FOLDING tandem bike, it was already spoken for, we found another possibility.
Now all we need is an old blender to make this happen. I have been checking at var
ious Goodwill shops and calling other second-hand stores, but so far, no luck. If you have an old blender that you would be willing to donate, please let me know. If worst comes to worst, we can go and buy a cheap blender, but I'd love to find a used one to maintain the spirit of sustainability with our project.
The bike blender will be used for Safe Routes to School events (bike to school day, bike rodeos, etc.), school health fairs and Bike Omaha events to make pedal - powered smoothies.

3 comments:

Kurt said...

Great idea! I've heard of bike blenders and saw one on the Taco Ride once, but don't know much about them. Are there plans available somewhere?

Joel said...

Perhaps Craigslist has a blender that will work:
http://omaha.craigslist.org/search/app?query=blender&catAbbreviation=app&minAsk=min&maxAsk=max

AOJules said...

Kurt - you can google "bike blender plans" and find the instructions. Here is the link to the plans we are using:
http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-create-a-human-powered-bike-blender-for-les/