Fender Blender Pro

Fender Blender Pro Orange Oster Bike Blender

Fender Blender Pro bike blenders make great smoothies!

 

The Fender Blender Pro was built from the ground up as the ultimate expression of human power. Designed for day-in, day-out use, the Fender Blender can hold its own at schools, festivals, trade shows, fundraisers, and events of all types. The Fender Blender Pro brings together fun, fitness, health, nourishment, and sustainability.

Designed and built with love in the Bay Area. Good for thousands of smoothies with minimal hassle and maximum fun.

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Features:

The Fender Blender Pro fits a wide range of riders.

Blends in front: makes bike blending more fun and social. Ensures the best results.

Very friendly to adults and kids (down to approximately 7-year-old kids).  Widely adjustable seat height and handle bars offer comfortable and easy grip position. As it is lowered the seat gets closer to the handle bars.

Many good surfaces and options for your branding on the wheel cover and frame. Please read more about custom frame colors and branding options.

Efficient blending mechanism so there is less chance of human effort being wasted.

Available in Green, Orange, Blue or in your custom color. Please read more about custom frame colors and branding options.

Comes with fully illustrated instructions for setup and use, view and download them here.

Assembled dimensions: 56″ long, 39″ tall, 31″ wide; shipping carton dimensions: 38x34x11 inches.

Weight: 55 pounds

 

*UPGRADE OPTION* Commercial grade VitaMix blender  –  2x the volume and 2x bigger blades, giving better circulation of ingredients for faster, more consistent and gratifying blending. This 6 minute video shows in depth the benefits of the Vitamix:

Buying the Vitamix upgrade at time of Fender Blender purchase will save you money! The upgrade fee is $250 at time of order, or $395 if you purchase the upgrade later.

If you want to power sound, lighting, or other electrical activities with your Fender Blender Pro, we recommend the Electric Fender Blender Pro.

  • Bike Blender parts now made from recycled milk jugs

    Rock the Bike is excited to announce that the custom plastic components of all the Fender Blenders are being made from 100% recycled or reused plastic. Historically, these parts have been made of virgin HDPE (high density poly ethylene), and now will be made from a recycled source of the same material – recycled milk jugs.

    Rock The Bike has always sought to make products that help individuals tread lightly on the planet. Making sure that our products utilize as much recycled materials in the manufacturing process and contain as many recyclable components as possible is an exciting way to deepen our commitment to being a truly environmentally minded outfit.

  • Fender Blender Pro available for rental

    The Fender Blender Pro is available for rent anywhere in the United States. Please contact us to pencil your date into our rental schedule.

    Each bike rental comes with the Vitamix base and one pitcher. Additional pitchers are available at an additional cost. We provide training and tips on recipes.

    For Bay Area Rentals: The Fender Blender Pro has removable wheels so that you can tow it to your event with another bicycle, and wheel it around your event. If you’d prefer to pick up the Fender Blender with a vehicle, any station wagon or small SUV will be able to handle it. It can be disassembled to lay flat, then reassembled at your event location by tightening a few bolts.

    For Rentals Beyond the Bay: We offer two shipping options, depending on your budget and timeline. We can package your bike in a box and ship it via FEDEX or pallet an already assembled bike and ship it via truck. The FEDEX method requires assembly (roughly 20-30 minutes per bike), but is cheaper and does less harm to the environment.

    Go here to get more information about our rental pricing and your options.

  • Draw people to your event with a Fender Blender

    If you’re interacting with the public at events, whether it be a trade show, a performance, a marathon, or a science fair, the Fender Blender can help build excitement at your booth. Kids are magnetically drawn to the simple red frame, and they can pedal their own smoothies, or just turn the pedals for fun. Once people are gathered at your booth, what you do from there is your own choice. But having a natural, fun, guaranteed effective way to bring people in can’t hurt.

  • Brand your Fender Blender with your logos

     

    Your Fender Blender can be tricked out with your custom logos and colors. The large wheel covers are easy to customize with your company’s logos or graphics. Please find out more in our FAQ section: What do you offer for customizing the frame color and printing our design on the wheel and frame of the Fender Blender Pro?

    Please call us at 1-888-354-BIKE to discuss options or get a quote.

  • Custom aluminum chain guard keeps your pants clean

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    The sleek brushed aluminum chain guard comes standard on all Fender Blender Pros. It keeps pants clean and prevents the chain from ever slipping off the gears of the bike.

  • Non-Proprietary parts, easy to maintain

     

    From the gears, handlebars, and bearings on the blender, to the Oster blender blade and pitcher, you won’t have a problem finding and replacing many of the parts on your Fender Blender. Should your chain wear out (after thousands of smoothies, mind you!) Any bike shop should be able to service your bike blender.

    If you are missing a part, we’re more than happy to get you a new one! Use this link to get replacement parts

     

  • Sized for large and small riders

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    Designed to fit riders from 7 years of age on. Just adjust the seat height for smaller or taller riders and let them loose. Designed for maximum rider participation and superb ease of use. Watch how easy it is below:

  • Shipped nearly ready to ride

    Simply bolt on the lateral feet and cross bar with included hardware, tilt the handlebar into place, pop on the seat and pedals, load your blender pitcher and get to work! Premium product designed for nearly instantaneous customer implementation. Ship to your tradeshow and have it up and running in twenty minutes!

    Don’t have enough time to build it? Ask us about receiving your bike completely assembled!

  • Locally made components are built to last

    The curved steel frame is locally assembled. The machined plastic parts are made of recycled plastic, and are dishwasher safe and virtually unbreakable. The square drive shaft is heat treated and hardened for maximum life. All hardware is stainless steel to avoid rust. Frame is powder coated for long life/outdoor use. The Fender Blender uses a simple friction drive to spin the blender blade fast, while remaining simple and easy to service.

  • How to Care for Your Fender Blender Pro

    Care After Your Event: – Wipe the bike frame and blender with a sponge or cloth using soap and water (we use this spray). Wipe it with a clean rag to dry it. – Wash pitchers thoroughly – Store indoors and out of direct sunlight Care Before Your Event: – Pump up the front tire to 60 – 70 [...]

  • How Do I Remove My Wheel Cover?

    This video shows you how to cut the wheel cover, in detail: Once you’ve cut the hole, you need to cut the inner part out: SNIP! Use a flathead screwdriver to remove the screws. Note: when re-installing be careful not to over-tighten as this could cause the head to snap off or break the screw [...]

  • Is My Vitamix Pitcher Compatible with Your Bike Blender Base?

    We have seen the bike blender work with the Vitamix Creations II 48 oz. 12-in-1 Variable Speed Blender‘s pitcher, as well as our own (Advance Container). We cannot guarantee every blender pitcher from Vitamix is compatible, but you’re more than welcome to ask Vitamix directly. We use Vitamix’s sound reduction pad (Vitamix 15579) and Drive [...]

  • Where can I see a bike blender and taste a pedal powered smoothie?

    There are various smoothie shops around the United States that incorporate bike blending into their business. Use the interactive map to find your closest location!

  • How many people will it take to power my laptop and projector, pedalboard, (or any device)?

    Pamela Parker’s pedal board at the Peace Day SF rally. Photo: Nio. OK, so you have a device or set of devices in mind (like a laptop and projector) and you want to know whether it’s possible to power them with people on bike generators. Here are the steps to figure it out: First you [...]

  • Can I get a replacement Fender Blender Pro manual?

    Above: Rock the Bike’s new frame (February 2013) Click here to view, download, or print the FB Pro Manual (Feb 2014 – now)   Click here to view, download, or print the FB Pro Manual (Feb 2013 to Dec 2013)   Click here to view, download, or print the Fender Blender Pro manual (versions until Nov [...]

  • Can I get replacement parts for missing or damaged pieces?

      Yes! Use this photo to identify which replacement parts you need and place your order in our online store: http://rockthebike.com/store/fender-blender-pro-accessories/113-fender-blender-replacement-parts.html You can also email us or give us a call at 1-888-354-BIKE if you need any help ordering different parts. Use the video (below) to see how to dissemble and reassemble your blending component.

  • Bike Blending: How many crew? How much ingredients? How many bikes?

    Here’s a copy of a recent receipt from Trader Joe’s for a Bike Blending event that served 100 people. To serve the most people in the least time, here are the factors to consider: – Ingredients. This is the easiest. Ingredients cost $0.60 per 8 oz smoothie. Scale this to meet your crowd needs. – [...]

  • Is my Fender Blender compatible with the Spin Art attachment?

    Pedal Powered Spin Art is compatible with all models of Fender Blenders: Pro, Universale and Xtracycle. If your Fender Blender was purchased before 2011 chances are you will need a new spindle. The photo shows the proper spindle: If your not sure send a picture of your spindle to customerservice@rockthebike.com

  • 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 [...]

  • I love your Fender Blender bike blenders. Do you make one for kids?

    Yes. Rock the Bike offers 2 Fender Blender options for kids. We offer a Fender Blender Universale with an extra long roller and a Stationary Stand to reach 20″ wheels for kids approximately 6-10 years old. The FBU will include P-Clamps for your rack to attach to your 20″ wheel properly. Click here to read [...]

  • How do I make a thick and tasty smoothie with my Fender Blender?

    NOTE: The directions below are good to follow for the proportions, but not the order. Do not start with ice! The blade needs to get moving and a piece of ice can jam it. Start with something soft like chunks of banana! We’ll be updating this page with up to date photos. First, fill up [...]

  • Are there sponsorships and grants available for my Nonprofit?

    Bike Blending in action at Longfellow Elementary’s Spring Carnival Our Nonprofit Discount Program grants awards of 10% off your purchase of Rock the Bike gear to a limited number of nonprofit or educational applicants per quarter and has a simple application process. Requirements: - Proof of nonprofit status (501c3) – Paragraph of who your nonprofit [...]

  • What do you offer for customizing the frame color and printing our design on the wheel and frame of the Fender Blender Pro?

    Above: Full Wheel Wrap, Flaming Saddle Upgrade, and modified handlebars. ($810) Custom branding on Fender Blender Pro We can produce custom logos with our printing partners and install them to our customers’ specification on the Fender Blender Pro. Above: Customized Full Wheel Wrap, Custom Color, Frame Branding, and Vitamix Upgrade ($1,050) We provide a full [...]

  • How long does it take to blend a smoothie with the Fender Blender?

    It takes about 30 seconds of medium-hard pedaling to blend a smoothie with a Fender Blender.

  • Can the Fender Blender be adjusted to different resistance levels?

    The Fender Blender Pro has only one gear. The way to make it easier or harder is to change what you put in your blender pitcher. For example, smaller ice cubes are easier to crush than larger ones, and frozen fruit is easier to crush compared to fresh fruit with ice.

  • Smoothie Bike encourages exercise, healthy eating

    Finding a unique way to involve the community in active and healthy living can sometimes be a challenge. This is the challenge that Broken Spokes manager Colin Knab and the community-based initiative, Healthiest Manitowoc County, are tackling with their newly created Smoothie Bike. Taking its cue from similar bikes that have been sweeping the nation, [...]

  • Something Good in the World's Holiday Craft Fair sold more fruit smoothies at our fundraiser than ever before, thanks to the bike blender

    At Something Good in the World‘s Energy of Youth Concert, teenagers performed and raised enough funds to purchase a Bike Blender from Rock the Bike.  Every year, the Blue Star Youth Movement members make delicious organic fruit smoothies for Something Good in the World’s Holiday Craft Fair, and this year, anyone who wanted a smoothie [...]

  • Earnest Graham from NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers Bike Blends at Florida Dietetic Association's Conference

    This video is from the Florida Dietetic Association’s Conference breakout session “The Learning Connection” where the Dairy Council of Florida and Action for Healthy Kids hosted participants and their children as they learned and participated in healthy lifestyle activities, such as bike blending Earnest is using a Fender Blender Pro to make a delicious, healthy [...]

  • Escambia County Superintendent, Malcolm Thomas, Bike Blends at Ribbon Cutting

    Schools Superintendent, Malcolm Thomas, rides a stationary bike to make a smoothie with Sue Kennedy on Monday after a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Escambia County School District Center for Health and Wellness. Read the whole article here. Malcom Thomas is riding the Fender Blender Pro with Vitamix Upgrade.

  • Fender Blender Pro helps Cabot Creamery win Guinness World Record for largest sMOOthie

    We did it, set a new record for making 400lbs of smoothie!!!  Thanks for everything, the bike was a huge hit.” Best, Karen Cabot Creamery The ‘Cow Bike’ is a  Fender Blender Pro (with Vitamix upgrade) customized to look like a cow. Custom wheelcover, saddle, and vinyl spots helped Cabot Creamery brand the bike to [...]

  • Nutrition Council Cincinnati...Rockin it Out

    Hi, Friends, Wanted to let you know how much we love our new bike. Sending along a shot from one of its first outings. Thank you for making it possible! We’ll be rockin’ and blendin’….Nutrition Council

  • Creating Healthy Communities, One Smoothie at a Time

    CalFresh (formerly known as food stamps) is a federal nutrition assistance program that helps low-income individuals and families buy the food they need for good health. It is guaranteed to anyone who meets the eligibility requirements. In 2012, Humboldt County’s Department of Health and Human Services opened up grant applications to access funds provided by [...]

  • Travaasa's Events are Going Great with Custom Fender Blender Pro

    The events have been going great.  I was really impressed with the quality of the bike.  Thanks for all of your help. –Adam, Travaasa Travaasa is a interactive resort in Austin, Texas that provides guests with more than just a room. Their activities include guided adventures, cultural encounters, cooking classes, spa treatments, and fitness and [...]

  • St. Joseph Health is Very Pleased with the Quality of the Fender Blender Pro Vitamix

    We are just under two months of owning our new Fender Blender Pro + Vitamix, bicycle blender, and I am excited to say it is a hit!  We already knew that bicycle blenders are a great resource to promote fitness and nutrition at our outreach events, and we are very pleased at the quality of [...]

  • Bike Blended Smoothies give Spinlister the edge in a recent funding conference

    Spinlister, a new framework for borrowing bikes in cities around the country, were headed to a recent Venture Capital funding conference and wanted to grab attention by offering Bike Blended Smoothies. Our favorite mobile chef Slam strapped one Fender Blender Pro and a cooler full of smoothie supplies to her cargo bike and dropped off [...]

  • Whole Foods loves its Fender Blender Pro

    Check out this great tweet from Whole Foods:

  • The lines were never ending to create customized smoothies

    go vibrant is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to make an active, energetic lifestyle irresistible.  Our efforts are focused around amplifying the efforts of other organizations/clubs/etc sharing a similar goal.  We accomplish this in a variety of unique and irresistible ways.    We heard of a stationary bike retro-fitted to include a blender powered [...]

  • Students were really excited to use the blender and drink their creations

    Habits of Wellness The “New England Dairy & Food Council Fuel Up to Play 60″ grant helped us purchase a stationary bicycle blender. During our kick off event, we made over 400 fruit yogurts smoothies. Students signed a pledge to eat well and be active on a daily basis. It is great to see students [...]

  • FunFest with SF Giants a Success!

    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 [...]

  • Enjoyed our bike blender greatly at the retreat.

    We have been enjoying our bike powered blender greatly. We used it on saturday for a Minnesota Campus Energy Challenge Retreat and it will be used again this Thursday for a end of the semester party for our campus bike coop. -Miwa in Minnesota

  • Mayor of Baltimore cranked out a smoothie on my Mosaic Bike

    "Rock the Bike team met the public at the Maker's Faire in May 2007. The Fender Blender, as always was a great draw and a big smile machine for kids at our booth."

  • Bay Area Venture Capitalist Steve Jurvetson blends a smoothie on Songbird's Fender Blender

    Bay Area Venture Capitalist Steve Jurvetson blends a smoothie on Songbird's Fender Blender

  • Blueberry Beach Cruiser Smoothie Recipe

    This simple 4-ingredient recipe is perfect for busy events!

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    Ingredients:

    Frozen Blueberries
    1 Banana
    Yogurt (organic is best)
    Vanilla Soy Milk (organic is best)

    Prep It In Your Pitcher:

    1. Peel your banana and place in the bottom of your blender pitcher

    2. Add 1 cup yogurt

    3. Scoop in 3 cups of frozen blueberries

    4. Pour in 2 cups vanilla soy milk.

    5. Cover with the lid and pop onto your bike blender! Blend until smooth (roughly 15 sec – 1 minute, depending on how hard you pedal.)

    This recipe yields 32 oz, which can be serves in 8 small samples (4oz), 3 – 4 9oz samples, or 2 16 oz beverages.

  • Old and new Fender Blender Pro seatposts. If your old one is causing your seat to slip back, we want to get you a new one.

    We are offering a free upgrade to anyone whose Fender Blender Pro seatpost looks like the one on the left and is experiencing seat slippage:

    Old seatpost on left doesn’t hold angles well.

    The issue is that the older style, sold in 2012 and 2013, can lose the knurling that holds the seat angle you set. Once it has slipped a couple times, the problem gets worse. Even if you tighten its bolt with good torque, your seat may slip back and up, looking like this:

    The seat should be flat, not pointing up like this.

    The new seatpost has better clamping force and more pronounced ridges that hold angles better. Check it out:

    The new seatpost (on right) has better grip on angles.

    To take advantage of this offer, call us at 888-354-BIKE (2453) or email us through the contact page.

  • Hummus Recipe

    Foost, our Australian partners, have been using the Fender Blender Pro (Vitamix) at all their events. A recent event they participated in promoted Melbourne city workers to get active during their lunch break, and to eat more colorful veggies.  To stick with the theme of the event they whipped up some hummus and then served it in shot glasses with veggie sticks. Everyone enjoyed it and they got lots of complements on the hummus, so give it a try! photo 1

     

    Ingredients: 1 15oz can chickpeas, liquid drained
    1 large lemon, juiced
    2 teaspoons crushed garlic
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    1 heaped tablespoon tahini
    1 teaspoon cumin

    1/4 cup water or liquid from chickpeas Pinch salt, optional

    Prep It In Your Pitcher: Blend all ingredients together with your bike blender (we recommend the Vitamix for this). Adjust garlic, lemon juice and tahini to suit your taste buds. Serve with fresh veggies!

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    Alternative Ingredients:
    Try making pink hummus by adding raw grated beetroot.
    If you don’t have tahini, use 2 tablespoons of roasted sesame seeds (simply put sesame seeds on a baking tray and roast for 5 minutes).

  • Bike Blended Berry Breakfast Smoothie Recipe

    This smoothie uses more banana to make it thick and should be topped with granola and even fresh fruit to make it a filling healthy breakfast.

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    Ingredients:

    Frozen Blueberries
    Frozen Mango
    2 Ripe Banana
    Yogurt
    Vanilla Soy Milk (organic is best)
    Granola / Fresh Fruit topping

    Prep It In Your Pitcher:

    1. Peel your bananas and place them in the bottom of your pitcher

    2. Add 1/3 cup yogurt

    3. Scoop in 1/2 cup of frozen mango and 2/3 cup frozen blueberries

    4. Pour in some vanilla soy milk. Roughly 1/2 – 2/3 cup. If too thick after blending, add a little more

    5. Cover with the lid and pop onto your bike blender! Blend until smooth (roughly 30 sec – 1 minute, depending on how hard you pedal.)

    6. Pour and top with granola, fresh fruit, and even a sprig of mint. Enjoy!

  • Shopping List for 2 Day Bike Blending Event for 500+ Smoothies

    This year we hosted a Bike Blended Smoothie Booth at Maker Faire 2014 in San Mateo, CA. Below is some information from the event that can help you plan and shop for your upcoming bike blending event.

    Event Length: 7 – 8 hours / day

    # of Smoothies Served (estimate): 500 16 oz smoothies OR 8,000 oz (2,000 4oz servings / 1,000 8oz servings)

    # of Flavors: 4 – Strawberry Banana, Mango Strawberry, Paradise Punch, and Mixed Berry
       Tip: Have flavors that use the same ingredients. We only needed 4 different kids of frozen fruits to make these 4 flavors.

    Bike Blending at Maker Faire - by Eric Montross

    Photo Credit: Eric Montross

    Shopping List for 2 Days (purchased at Costco):

     2 Almond Milk (case of 3 each)                     $7.29
      3 Vanilla Soy Milk (case of 3 each)               – $21.87

      4 Yogurt, Plain (64 oz each)                           – $17.96
      7 Yogurt, Greek (48 oz each)                         – $32.45

      10 Orange Juice (1 gal each)                          – $69.90
      16 Bananas  (3 lb bag, each)                          – $31.84
      11 Frozen Mango (4 lb each)                          $95.59
      14 Frozen Triple Berry (4 lbs each)             $143.46
      11 Frozen Whole Strawberry (6 lbs each)  – $98.89
      5 Frozen Pineapple (4 lbs each)                    – $32.95

                                                                  TOTAL:          $552.20

    We had some leftovers afterwards. Want a no-leftover shopping list for a 7 – 8 hour bike blending event?

    ‘No-Leftovers’ Shopping List for 1 Day:
    Roughly 225  16 oz smoothies OR 3,600 oz (900 4oz servings / 450 8oz servings)

      1 Almond Milk (case of 3)
      1 Vanilla Soy Milk (case of 3)        

      4 Yogurt, Plain (64 oz each)                                
      4 Orange Juice (1 gal each)                      
      9 Bananas  (3 lb bag, each)                      
      6 Frozen Mango (4 lb each)              
      4 Frozen Triple Berry (4 lbs each)         
      5 Frozen Whole Strawberry (6 lbs each)
      4 Frozen Pineapple (4 lbs each)     

                                    TOTAL:          $254.91

  • Moberi entrepreneur survives Shark Tank, reps Human Power


    Ryan Carpenter gets the Sharks pedaling healthy smoothies as he pitches his Pedal Powered smoothie carts on National TV.

    Click here to watch the full episode. Ryan’s appearance is at the beginning.

    In a sense, Moberi’s Shark Tank segment was the perfect microcosm of the current debate between environmentalists and pro-business voices. The conservative sharks grilled Ryan about his ability to grow his biz without electric blenders (fossil fuels), while Ryan insisted that his customers want a more organic experience of life, and prefer to pedal their own smoothies, using Bike Blenders purchased from Rock The Bike.”Do you have a normal blender back there you can use if the line is long?”

    “No,” said Ryan “that’s the beauty of it!”

    Well said!

    Having produced large smoothie booths at events ourselves, we know that Bike Blending doesn’t hold you back from quenching the thirst of a crowd. You just need to have an efficient system, a good team, and plenty of spare pitchers. Although Ryan didn’t lure the Sharks into making an investment, he successfully defended Pedal Power!

    Wonder what those smoothies taste like? Visit Moberi in Portland OR. Or use our map to find a Fender Blender in daily use closer to you.

  • Tips for a Successful Bike Blended Smoothie Booth

    First: Check with your local Health Department on what they require at temporary food/beverage stalls. These vary by county so if you’re planning to travel check them all.

    Below is a blend of our experience at large crowd events and working with Bay Area health departments.

    The Bare Minimum:

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    Multiple pitchers. This is a personal preference. We bring one for each flavor on the menu, plus a vegan/dairy-free one to keep the booth running smoothly. Less pitchers than flavors means washing between blending.

    Tables. One for food prep is a must, and one for cleaning and hand washing areas.

    - Cups. A no-brainer. Something to serve your smoothies in! Be green and use compostable cups.

    - Knife & Cutting Board. For cutting bananas, rinds, or green tops. We recommend a kitchen knife with a sheath and Flexible Cutting Sheets

    Cooler. Keeps your frozen and refrigerated items nice and cold.

    Trash and Compost Receptacles. Leave no trace.

    - Helping Hands. We recommend at least 2 people to a smoothie booth: one to handle money and sales, one to make smoothies. A third is also helpful to work solely on the bike, adjusting the seat for riders and coaching their blending.

    Up To Code:

    3 wash bins (Wash/Rinse/Bleach). Make sure your pitchers fit in them (especially if Vitamix). Also remember to bring enough dish soap and bleach to fit your food permit requirements. Sponges are very helpful! If multiple people are working or taking shifts, we recommend labeling the bins.

    – Hand Washing Station (dispenser, water, catchment container, soap, towels). We set a 5 gallon water dispenser on a table with a plastic bin underneath to catch the gray water. Hand soap and paper towels are near/on the dispenser.

    10 x 10 tent with walls. Many Health Depts require a tent to prevent debris from falling into your food and/or prep station. The tent must have walls to keep people/animals/debris out.

    Food Service Gloves. The simplest way to keep your hands clean and the health department happy.

    Maximize Your Profits:

    Smoothie Booth sign. Increases visibility from across the space, thus increasing your sales and profits!

    Menu & Pricing signage. Saves you having to tell every customer, and the line moves faster when people decide on a flavor while waiting for your previous customer to bike blend theirs. Our sign reads ‘$5  Save $1 if you bring your own cup’ because we like to promote a waste-free event as much as possible!

    Secure cash box. You don’t want your hard-earned money walking away! Lock it up.


     

     

     

  • Raspberry Sorbet with Pink Champagne Recipe

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    Above: Executive Chef Ned Bell serves bike blended Raspberry Sorbet w/ Pink Champagne to hungry guests.

    From the Chef:

    This is an incredibly easy recipe!

    We make all our own Sorbets here at the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver, but you should just buy some excellent raspberry or strawberry sorbet from Bella Gelateria…

    In the bottom of your Blender Bike, add:

    • 1 cup fresh berries
    • 1 cup frozen but soft sorbet
    • 1 cup of your favorite sparkling wine!
      I love BC sparkling like Sumac Ridge or Blue Mountain!
      Rose Bubbles are perfect for a warm spring or hot summer afternoon of evening treat!

    Spin like a mad man (or woman) to incorporate well!

    Serve in a mason jar and top with some additional fresh berries, some fresh mint, a wedge of lime and bit more bubbles poured on top! Enjoy!

     Here’s an excerpt of the evening’s recap:

    Fresh Raspberry Sorbet – made with the Vega Blender Bike!

    The highlight of the night (for us and everyone else at YEW that night) was this fresh raspberry sorbet!  Chef Bell blended a “special” vegan dessert just for us– and by blended, we mean “cycled” using the infamous Vega Blender Bike.  Not only were we entertained throughout dessert, but we thoroughly enjoyed the layering of this treat.  Dehydrated strawberries on bottom added beautiful texture.  And the sparkling rose that accompanied the sorbet really hit the spot.

    Go here to read all about The Vegan Option’s dinner with Chef Ned.

    Watch Chef Ned bike blend up some Kale Pesto:

     

     

    Chef Ned Bell, Executive Chef at Hotel Vancouver, is an avid cyclist.

     

    Click here to see more Pedal Power recipes
    If you have a recipe you’d like to share with the bike blending community, please send it to customerservice@rockthebike.

  • Moberi's 'Ferngully' Smoothie Recipe

    Here’s something our friends over at Moberi have been making lately. This smoothie is filling, but a bright energy booster to help through the busy holidays and winter season!

    Fill your pitcher with:
    1 Handful of Greens (mostly Kale and Collards)
    1 Cup Unsweetened Coconut Milk
    1 TBS Coconut Oil
    1/2 Cup Frozen Pineapple
    1/2 Fresh Banana
    1 TBS Almond Butter
    1 TSP Maca (optional)

    Pop on the lid, get the pitcher on your bike blender of choice, and blend until smooth (30 – 60 sec).

    For more Pedal Powered recipes, please check out: www.rockthebike.com/recipes

    Moberi is making bicycle powered smoothies on the streets of Portland!

     

  • Recipe: Nut Butter from a Bike Blender

    Nut butter is packed with protein and can be a healthier alternative to smoothies.

    Above: Cashew nut butter freshly pureed with Pedal Power!

    Ingredients:

    At least 4 ounces of your raw nut of choice (cashew, almond, pecan, etc.)

    If you desire roasted nut butter put a layer of nuts on a baking sheet and bake at 350°F for 12 to 15 minutes. Stir once or twice to prevent burning.

    Puree It In Your Pitcher:

    Pour raw or roasted nuts in your Vitamix pitcher and begin pedaling. It’s that easy!

    If it feels like it’s getting caught up on the edges of the pitcher you can use a little water to help the blending process. You can also scrape down the edges in between blending to help. It should be completely mixed in about 10 minutes. Raw nuts require a little more pedaling.

    You can serve up as is, or mix in salt, maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla, etc. for a little extra flavor.

     

    Watch the Fossil Fool blend it on the Fender Blender Pro (Vitamix). Nut butter starts at 3:23:

     

    Click here to see more Pedal Power recipes
    If you have a recipe you’d like to share with the bike blending community, please send it to customerservice@rockthebike.

  • Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Recipe

    We served Pumpkin Pie Smoothies at Berkeley Sunday Streets. This is a great seasonal treat for the fall and requires very little cooler space at an event.

    In your pitcher add:

    1 banana
    1 cup pumpkin puree
    1 cup vanilla yogurt
    2 tbsp honey
    1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice

    Top with 1 cup ice and place on your bike blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. Pour into a cup and enjoy!

    Pro Tip: Bring a can opener with you to the event, or buy pumpkin puree in a carton.

     

    Click here to see more Pedal Power recipes
    If you have a recipe you’d like to share with the bike blending community, please send it to customerservice@rockthebike.

  • How to Make Your Own Branding for Your Bike Blender, Generator Wheel, Spin Art, or Ice Cream Bike

    Rock the Bike has a graphic designer that is more than happy to design artwork for you. However, making your own artwork gives you complete creative control during the process. Below we show you how to design your branding for your pedal powered activities.

    All artwork must be received print ready – 300dpi in PDF or TIFF file format – at least 2 weeks from your shipping deadline (as listed on your invoice).

    Fender Blender Pro

    Download the wheel branding template with instructions layer.

    See this below example (not to scale). Note: there are no holes (valve or center) showing and all lines have been removed in the received artwork.

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    It’s best to avoid putting desired logos or art near the bleed-line. They may get clipped in printing.

    Spirals, swirls, polka dots, and other cyclical shapes look cool when the blender is spinning a smoothie.

    Here are a few examples of not print-ready artwork (contain holes, bleed line, etc.):

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    Electric Fender Blender Pro or Generator Pro

    Download the generator wheel branding template here.

    Generator wheels have a cut out in the middle of the wheel, where the flywheel is, on only one side of the bike (see below, A).

    The other side can use the standard Fender Blender Pro template (see below, B).

    These examples are not to scale:

    Gen Wheels

     

     

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    Scroll over the below image to see sides A and B installed:

    It’s best to avoid putting desired logos or art near the bleed-line. They may get clipped in printing.

    Spin Art

    We do not have a template, but your canvas size in Photoshop should be:
    Width: 49.75 inches
    Height: 4.25 inches

    Below is an example of what your end result should look like (not to scale):

    Spin-Art-Drum-example

    Ice Cream Bike

    Download the wheel branding template with instructions layer.

    One side has the pulley on it, so there is an 8″ diameter circle that wouldn’t be seen around the center of one side. It’s best to focus more of your artwork toward the center/outside of the wheel rather than the center (see below, not to scale).

    Print

  • Smoothie Recipe: Paradise Punch

    Paradise Punch is very popular flavor at many of our bike blending events. When someone has their first sip they typically make a statement along the lines of, “Wow, now all I need is a hammock!!!” It’s probably because the flavor is so refreshing and slightly reminiscent of a Piña Colada that it makes you wanna lay in the sun and enjoy the world around you. Now you can bring more smiles to faces with this refreshing treat.

    Ingredients:

    Frozen Pineapple
    Frozen Mango
    1 Ripe Banana
    Yogurt (greek or regular)
    Orange Juice
    Ice

    Prep It In Your Pitcher:

    1. Peel your banana and place it in the bottom of your pitcher

    2. Add 1/2 cup yogurt

    3. Scoop in 2/3 cup of frozen pineapple and 1 cup mango

    4. Top with roughly 1 cup of ice. Less can be used too.

    5. Fill up the pitcher with OJ until it tops the ice. This is roughly 16-24 oz of juice.

    6. Cover with the lid and pop onto your bike blender! Blend until smooth (roughly 30 sec – 1 minute, depending on how hard you pedal.)

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    Click here to see more Pedal Power recipes
    If you have a recipe you’d like to share with the bike blending community, please send it to customerservice@rockthebike.

  • Spring Harvest Smoothie Recipe

    Jones Valley Teaching Farm shared this refreshing, seasonal smoothie recipe:

    Harvest spinach and strawberries, if available- figs, blackberries, raspberries and mulberries

    This makes one blender full- about 10 sample cups.

    ¾  cup spinach

    ½  cup strawberries

    ½  cup other berries and figs

    ¾  cup OJ

    ½ cup low fat vanilla yogurt

    ½ banana

    Mix all ingredients together in bike blender and let student pedal. Serve in 3 or 5 oz. paper cups.

    Bike Blending with an FBU at Jones Valley Teaching Farm
    Above: A youngster pedals the Fender Blender Universale at Jones Valley Teaching Farm.

    Click here to read more about the Fender Blender Universale at Jones Valley Teaching Farm.

     

    Click here to see more Pedal Power recipes
    If you have a recipe you’d like to share with the bike blending community, please send it to customerservice@rockthebike.

  • Flaming Cruiser Saddle Upgrade Option

    This optional uprade to the saddle really makes the red FB Pro cook.

    (priced as an upgrade to a new FBPro, $55 sold seperatly)
    Status:
    in stock
    Rentable:
    no
    Price: $25.00

  • Fender Blender Pro Trailer kit

    Arriving at your desitnation with the Fender Blender Pro in-tow behind your bicycle is the truest and most impressive way to express your pride and passion for human power. This kit allows the FB Pro to attach securely with a cam strap and and easy push-button releasing wheels.


    Status:
    build to order
    Rentable:
    yes
    In The Box:

    Mounting strap, industrial strength rubber hinge and two heavy load carrying 16″ wheels
    Price: $120.00

  • Custom Branding on Fender Blender Pro

    Above: Full Wheel Wrap, Flaming Saddle Upgrade, and modified handlebars. ($810)

    Custom branding on Fender Blender Pro We can produce custom logos with our printing partners and install them to our customers’ specification on the Fender Blender Pro.


    Above: Customized Full Wheel Wrap, Custom Color, Frame Branding, and Vitamix Upgrade ($1,050)

    We provide a full service offering for wheel cover and frame branding, in which we handle the printing and application of the stickers and charge time and materials. For this offering the process usually goes as follows:

    1. Client supplies the hi-res digital graphics files and/or verbiage and input on where on the frame or wheel cover they would like branding and the sizing.
    2. We consult with the client and suggest options and create a rendering that shows the branding placement on the Fender Blender Pro that the client can approve. This includes 1 round of revisions.
    3. Upon client approval, we organize the printing and apply the decals during assembly in our workshop and ship the branded Fender Blender Pro to the client

    Wheel Branding

    Wheel branding covers the stock rainbow “PolkaFruit” cover in a full vinyl wrap. The fee for rendering proofs, printing graphics, and installation is $350 (quantity discounts are available). Rock the Bike can do your graphic layout/design, which includes 1 revision and 2 rendering proofs, for an additional $300. Black wheel covers are an additional $150.

    Making or submitting your own artwork? Please go here for templates and print-ready guidelines.


    Above: Wheel Branding, Custom Color and Vitamix Upgrade ($900/each)


    Above: Wheel Branding and Custom Color ($700)

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    Above: Wheel Branding and Frame Branding ($450/ea)

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    Above: Wheel Branding and Vitamix Upgrade ($600/ea)

    Frame Branding

    Put your company name or logo on both sides of your Fender Blender Pro frame! Graphics are fit to the dimensions of the arcing top tube, measuring 13″ x 2″. We charge $100 to print and install a set of single color logo frame graphics. To assist with graphic layout and rendering proofs, add $200. $100 for each additional bike.

    Client must provide a .eps or vector file that fits no more than a 13″ width or 2″ height. Please avoid small details on frame branding, as these are hard to print, cut, and install.


    Above: Frame Branding and Wheel Branding ($450)


    Above: Frame Branding, Wheel Branding, Custom Color and Vitamix Upgrade ($1050)

    Humana-CUSTOMBIKE
    Above: Frame Branding and Wheel Branding ($450)

    Custom Frame Color

    Provide your desired Pantone # and we will find the closest powder coat match. Powder coat doesn’t offer every color of Pantone, but it’s more durable and environmentally-friendly than paint. Our experienced staff will find the best match, and will consult you with the closest 2-3 options, as well as their su

    We charge $350 for the first bike and $250 for each additional bike of the same color.

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    Above: Custom Color, Wheel Branding, and Vitamix Upgrade ($950)


    Above: Custom Color, Wheel Branding, and Vitamix Upgrade ($950)


    Above: Custom Color, Wheel Branding, and Vitamix Upgrade ($950)

    To get the customization process going, please call us at 1-888-354-2453 or email us your high resolution graphics and ideas or sketches of what you would like.

  • Bike Blender parts now made from recycled milk jugs

    Rock the Bike is excited to announce that the custom plastic components of all the Fender Blenders are being made from 100% recycled or reused plastic. Historically, these parts have been made of virgin HDPE (high density poly ethylene), and now will be made from a recycled source of the same material – recycled milk jugs.

    Rock The Bike has always sought to make products that help individuals tread lightly on the planet. Making sure that our products utilize as much recycled materials in the manufacturing process and contain as many recyclable components as possible is an exciting way to deepen our commitment to being a truly environmentally minded outfit.

  • Fender Blender Pro available for rental

    The Fender Blender Pro is available for rent anywhere in the United States. Please contact us to pencil your date into our rental schedule.

    Each bike rental comes with the Vitamix base and one pitcher. Additional pitchers are available at an additional cost. We provide training and tips on recipes.

    For Bay Area Rentals: The Fender Blender Pro has removable wheels so that you can tow it to your event with another bicycle, and wheel it around your event. If you’d prefer to pick up the Fender Blender with a vehicle, any station wagon or small SUV will be able to handle it. It can be disassembled to lay flat, then reassembled at your event location by tightening a few bolts.

    For Rentals Beyond the Bay: We offer two shipping options, depending on your budget and timeline. We can package your bike in a box and ship it via FEDEX or pallet an already assembled bike and ship it via truck. The FEDEX method requires assembly (roughly 20-30 minutes per bike), but is cheaper and does less harm to the environment.

    Go here to get more information about our rental pricing and your options.

  • Draw people to your event with a Fender Blender

    If you’re interacting with the public at events, whether it be a trade show, a performance, a marathon, or a science fair, the Fender Blender can help build excitement at your booth. Kids are magnetically drawn to the simple red frame, and they can pedal their own smoothies, or just turn the pedals for fun. Once people are gathered at your booth, what you do from there is your own choice. But having a natural, fun, guaranteed effective way to bring people in can’t hurt.

  • Smoothie Bike encourages exercise, healthy eating

    Finding a unique way to involve the community in active and healthy living can sometimes be a challenge.

    Nancy Randolph, manager at Manitowoc County Human Services, rides the Smoothie Bike at a recent farmers market. (Photo: Submitted by Lindsay Brookshier )

    This is the challenge that Broken Spokes manager Colin Knab and the community-based initiative, Healthiest Manitowoc County, are tackling with their newly created Smoothie Bike. Taking its cue from similar bikes that have been sweeping the nation, this locally owned business and community initiative is bringing the Rock the Bike movement to Manitowoc.

    “It’s just seeing biking in different ways and what biking can do,” said Knab. “It’s all about getting into the culture of biking, it’s just one step to move forward into that.”

    Using an exerciser trainer model, the Smoothie Bike depends entirely on its rider to power the blender. To mix the drink faster, the rider will have to pedal faster because the bike only operates at one speed. But the bike has the capability to make more than just smoothies. The bike can create dips, pesto, milk shakes and even soups.

    The philosophy behind the bike ties into the goals that many organizations within the community, such as Healthiest Manitowoc County and Broken Spokes, have been working on for years. Specifically, they have been supporting initiatives to increase the consumption of locally grown fruits and vegetables and being active 60 minutes a day.

    “The Smoothie Bike is a creative tool for the Activity and Nutrition Coalition to expose, engage and educate youth, parents and community members about the importance of fruit and vegetable consumption,” said Cath Pape, Healthiest Manitowoc County grant coordinator. “We can’t afford to ignore our poor health. Two out of three Wisconsinites are overweight and at risk for heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Our local food movement understands that investing in a strong food system is right for health, business and budget. The bike is a fun, friendly reminder that we have better health when we make better choices about where we live, learn, work and play.

    For members of the community that experienced the Smoothie Bike, creating something delicious using locally grown food and the power of their own body made the bike an exciting concept.

    “I love the ‘Fender Blender’ bike and am amazed at how quickly it becomes the center of attention when someone is pedaling it. I think that using the bike to bring focus to the Healthiest Manitowoc County initiative is a fantastic way to market the ‘buy local and eat fresh’ approach.” said Nancy Randolph, manager at Manitowoc County Human Services who gave the bike a spin at its showcase at the Manitowoc Farmers Market.

    The bike’s success at the Farmers Market is a promising sign of how the community is pedaling its way to a healthy lifestyle through the enjoyment of locally grown food.

     

    This article was posted on July 15, 2014  by HTR NEWS, and written by Lindsay Brookshier. For the full article please go to: http://www.htrnews.com/story/life/2014/07/15/smoothie-bike-encourages-exercise-healthy-eating/12709149/

  • “How Do You Moo” Contest Winners Celebrate Success with Legen-Dairy Bike Blended Smoothies

    Got Milk? The Bonita Springs Middle School does.

    Bonita Springs Middle School eighth grader Luc Kellum and his younger sister, Madelyn Kellum recently won the “How Do You Moo” district-wide poster contest sponsored for the third year by the Lee County School District’s Healthy Living Lab program and The Florida Dairy Council.

    To honor the first place students, the Lee County School District and Florida Dairy Council officials visited several schools. The award ceremony and breakfast party for Luc and Madelyn took place Friday, Feb. 21, at the school’s cafeteria with Luc’s fellow classmates.

    After selecting different fruits for a smoothie, Luc hopped on a blue-color blender bike and started pedaling to make smoothies for his classmates.


    Above: Bonita Springs Middle School student Luc Kellum, 13, rides the Fender Blender Pro, a stationary bike-powered blender, during a celebration for his and his sister, Madelyn’s, winning entries in the “How Do You Moo” Lee County School District-wide poster contest on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. Their poster designs will be featured in next year’s Florida Dairy Council campaign regarding the importance of healthy eating choices.

    “Keep going,” said Lori Nelson, manager, dairy health and wellness at Dairy Council of Florida, based near Orlando. “You have to pedal a lot. You have to work for it.”

    Soon enough, the smoothie inside the blender started to turn the color pink.

    For about an hour, more than 20 students joined the fun of riding the blender bike, sipping smoothies and talking photos — some wearing milk mustache stickers — at the photo booth area.


    Above: Madelyn Kellum, 11, passes out fruit smoothies to her schoolmates during a celebration for her and her brother

    The Florida Dairy Council officials said they plan to use students “How Do You Moo?” poster designs on its website, newsletter, and other mediums to promote dairy products to children.

    Nelson said there are many beverages available for children that milk falls to the wayside.

    ”We want to make sure they understand the benefits of milk and the importance of it in their diet,” she said.

    The first place winners receive a $100 gift card to Target Stores and a surprise gift package from The Florida Dairy Farmers. But according to Dairy Council officials, the true excitement for the winners is getting to see their poster designs driving by on The Healthy Living Lab truck and seeing them on the website, hanging in their school or on the kitchen wall of The Healthy Living lab TV Show set.

    Luc, who received a $100 gift card to Target Stores, and Madelyn, who won $75 gift card to Target, said they didn’t know what they were going to buy with their prize money.

    “I have some shopping to do,” Luc said.

    Perhaps he’ll go buy some yogurt for his smoothies.

    This article was posted on February 25th by The Banner. For the full article please go to: http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2014/feb/25/bonita-springs-middle-students-win-poster/

  • Dairy Council Awards $48,000+ to Healthy School Team Leaders for Bike Blenders....Amongst Other Things!

    Santa came early this year delivering more than $48,000 in grant funds to the Healthy School Team Leaders for each of the 12 Winter Park Consortium schools at their holiday party at the Winter Park Health Foundation (WPHF) on December 11.

    Representatives of the Dairy Council of Florida played the part of Santa, presenting king-sized versions of grant checks to HST Leaders and their principals who joined them for the party. They also brought along a photo booth, games and a bicycle blender to add to the festivities.


    Above: Bike blending on the Fender Blender Pro

    The grants were awarded through the Dairy Council of Floridas Fuel Up to Play 60 (FUTP60) program.  The program was created by the National Football League in collaboration with the National Dairy Council to decrease child obesity.  As part of the program, schools are invited to apply for grant funding for programs and activities that encourage healthy eating and physical activity.

    Grant dollars will be used for a variety of projects ranging from the purchase of blender bikes children ride to make smoothies to the creation of a cooking club, the support for healthy food and smoothie tastings, and the addition of a white board to promote healthy eating.

    To promote physical activity, the grants will be used to buy pedometers, bicycle helmets, roller skates and related safety supplies, bicycles, heart rate monitors and a table tennis set.

    The partnership with the Dairy Council of Florida is new this school year, and was made possible with the help of Melodie Griffin. She serves as an independent contractor to the Winter Park Health Foundation (WPHF) responsible for coordinating bi-monthly HST leader meetings, providing technical support and helping identify resources and external funding sources to help leaders in meet their goals.

    Do you know of a school that needs help funding a bike blender in 2014? Please direct them here!

     

    Story Source: http://healthykidstoday.org/2013/12/dairy-council-awards-48000-plus-to-healthy-school-teams/

  • Sun 'N Lake Elementary's Smoothie Bike is Part of the Schools 'Fuel Up to Play 60' Awards Ceremony


    Above: Sun ‘N Lake Elementary fifth grader Jackson Colquitt puts the pedal to the metal to mix up a homemade smoothie on the Smoothie Bike as part of the school’s ‘Fuel Up to Play 60‘ awards ceremony Thursday. Coach Willie English (right) looks on as his students work together to maintain healthy lifestyles.

    To read the whole article, please go here: Healthy habits pay off for group of Sun ‘N Lake Elementary students

    More about the Fender Blender Pro.

  • FBISD Schools Receive Grants to Fund Bike Blender

    The Oliver Foundation awarded Healthy Choices Grants to three Fort Bend ISD schools – Dulles Middle School, Missouri City Middle School and Oyster Creek Elementary School – to support their efforts in developing innovative programs to help improve students’ nutrition and physical activity habits.

    The Oliver Foundation awarded a $3,000 Campus Grade Level Grant to Missouri City Middle School for the purchase of a Fender Blender Pro, a blender bike from Rock the Bike. The human powered, stationary blender bike is allowing students and staff to spin their way to health as they prepare smoothies. The bike has an actual blender attached to it that works as someone pedals the bike. The faster you pedal, the quicker it blends.


    Above: Shown with the blender bike are (from left): Ivan Sanchez, Kalyn Parks, Coach Michael James, Kevin Butler, Dominique Scott, Marla McNeal-Sheppard, FBISD Assistant Superintendent; Karen Crittenden, School Nurse; Bayli Mosley, Angel Johnson, Lola Washington, Health Teacher; and Dr. Jesus Acosta, Principal.

    “We are so excited and grateful to The Oliver Foundation,” said Karen Crittenden, school nurse. “Our goal is to continue to generate excitement about being healthy and to encourage everyone to increase their physical activity and eat more nutritious meals.”

    The blender bike is used school-wide. Health teachers use the bike as a healthy incentive for students to make fruit and vegetable-based smoothies with low-fat dairy. The blender bike is also used as a healthy and fun icebreaker at faculty meetings. The Human Services class uses it to make healthy spreads like hummus and pesto. The Teens Against Tabacco Use (TATU) and Move It! club members use the bike at outreach events to teach others about healthy lifestyles. The bike is even being used by custodians and cafeteria employees during their lunch and afternoon breaks.

    For the full article, please go here: http://www.fortbendstar.com/2013/11/13/fbisd-schools-receive-oliver-foundation-grants-to-support-health-initiatives/

  • Fender Blenders in the Press

    The Jay Leno Show


    The Biggest Loser

    Disney Channel’s TRYathlon
    White House chef Sam Kass coached 3 contestants on how to make a healthy, delicious smoothies.
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    After bike blending they served their fresh beverages to the other teams–in their trophy cups, of course!
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    Today Show

    The man who has battled different flavors of the world in “Man V. Food” and crowned the best sandwich in America talks about his newest Travel Channel venture, “Fandemonium,” which shows super-fans in the U.S. and Canada celebrating their passions with over-the-top tailgating. On his adventures he comes across a bike blender and find it to be the perfect tailgating gear for the margarita-minded fan.

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    Watch the Clip: http://www.today.com/video/today/52449827#52449827

    Travel Channel

    Fandemonium goes to Anchorage, Alaska where they find off-the-grid party ideas. One of these great find is the bike blender.

    Fandemonium

    Watch the Clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tL_xFui3IY

    Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen

    The whole premise of this show is to create a meal in the allotted time frame while withstanding various challenges and curve balls that are thrown their way by the other competitors. The Fender Blender Universale was incorporated into the show by forcing one chef make two full pitchers of margaritas before they could continue to cook.

    Watch Alton Brown discuss the Cutthroat Kitchen episode (and bust out the bike blender one more time) in an installment of Alton’s After-Show.

    Shark Tank

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    One of our clients, Ryan Carpenter with Moberi, was recently pitching his smoothie stall to the “sharks,” or investors, to get funding to increase his offerings.

    Watch Ryan’s pitch and the sharks bike blend here.

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    Also check out the press some of our customers have received:

    Wheely Good Smoothies

    Kaiser Permanente on NBC

    Travaasa on Access Hollywood

    Habana Outpost on ABC7

    Bicycle Transportation Alliance on FOX12

    Travaasa on Austin’s KXAN

    GrowNYC in The Daily Traveler

    Travaasa on NY1

    Paradise Cafe in the Juneau Empire

    Smoothie Cycle in SunThisWeek

     

  • Fender Blender Pro helps Cabot Creamery win Guinness World Record for largest sMOOthie

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    We did it, set a new record for making 400lbs of smoothie!!!  Thanks for everything, the bike was a huge hit.”

    Best,
    Karen
    Cabot Creamery

    The ‘Cow Bike’ is a  Fender Blender Pro (with Vitamix upgrade) customized to look like a cow. Custom wheelcover, saddle, and vinyl spots helped Cabot Creamery brand the bike to complement their dairy products. The Guiness World Record was achieved May 3, 2013 at the New York Bike Expo. Read Cabot Creamery’s press release here.

    See the official record here: http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/set-a-record/record-services-for-corporates/news/2013/5/cabot-creamery-blends-up-a-massive-record-smoothie-50567-53900/

  • Travaasa Austin promotes their event on the news with the FB Pro

  • Fender Blender Pro blends up smoothies and cocktails and can even grind coffee

    The Fender Blender Pro is up to the task of ice crushing and quality blending. Check out all these great videos of it in action!

     

     

     

     

  • NPR's Jen Sharpe checks out Human Power on All Things Considered

    Seeing human power as a tool for community building, his company: Rock the Bike, sells what might make a good mascot for the human power movement: A pedal-powered bike blender called the Fender Blender.

    NPR’s Jennifer Sharpe interviewed Rock The Bike in August, and also attended the California Academy of Sciences Night Life event the night Rock The Bike brought the Pedal Powered Stage.

    Recording the sounds of a shop for NPR by leifcycle.

    In the shop on the day of her visit we were finishing up a build of a new hybrid Electric Mundo that we used at Nightlife as one of our generators.

     

    david butcher and his pedal-powered prime mover by sharpeworld.

    Sharpe also interviewed David Butcher, a pedal power afficionado based in the Mountain View, who seems to get younger as the years pass.

    lonnie green and his human powered bulldozer by sharpeworld.

    And she visited Lonnie Green in Grass Valley who came up with a Pedal Powered earth mover.

    Transcript excerpt:

    (Soundbite of song, “Sending Out”)

    Mr. FOSSIL FOOL (The Bike Rapper; Founder, Rock the Bike): (Singing) You got to leave your Prius outside the club. You got to leave your Hummer outside the club.

    SHARPE: Pedal-powered bike rapper Fossil Fool, also known as Paul Freedman, is out on the steps of San Francisco’s Academy of Sciences. Seeing human power as a tool for community building, his company: Rock the Bike, sells what might make a good mascot for the human power movement: A pedal-powered bike blender called the Fender Blender.

    Mr. FOSSIL FOOL: Almost everyone that buys it, the first thing that they want to do with it is they want to take it out into their community and share a sweet, thick, bike-blended smoothie.

    (Soundbite of a blender)

  • Habana Outpost profiled on CNBC, owner pedals a Fender Blender

  • Goodlifer profiles Habana Outpost

    Because of its crowd appeal [the Fender Blender Pro] is probably the [eco-friendly feature] that gets the most attention at Habana Outpost.

    Habana Outpost

    This past weekend, Habana Outpost celebrated its season opening with an Earth Day Expo, featuring kids’ activities, outdoor film screenings, an eco fashion show, workshops, local vendor booths and live music. We arrived promptly at noon on Saturday, hoping to beat the crowd (which on this first warm day of the year could be nothing but insane). We did, and were the first to make use of the smoothie “bike blender”, a stationary bike with a blender attached to it — pedal and receive $1 off your smoothie, seems like a deal too good to pass up. Even though it may not be the most efficient eco-feature, because of its crowd appeal it is probably the one that gets the most attention.

    Habana Outpost: bike blender

    Taking the bike blender for a blueberry spin.
     

    Habana Outpost: bike blender

    TV cameras hovering over the coolest eco-feature, the human-powered bike blender

    Sean Meenan opened NoLita’s Cafe Habana and Habana To Go in 1998, with a mission to serve home-style Latin food with unique Cuban and Central Mexican accents. Habana Outpost, located in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn, is the third member of this culinary family. Besides being a fun place to spend a sunny day, Habana Outpost is NYC’s first eco-eatery, aiming to reduce wasteful consumption and promote sustainable solutions by using earth-friendly practices in the design, construction, and day-to-day operations.

  • Sierra Magazine plugs the Fender Blender

    It takes just a minute to whip a morning smoothie or an after-work margarita with a pedal-powered blender from Rock the Bike.

    Fender Blender Universale in Sierra
    Fender Blender Universale in Sierra

    It takes just a minute to whip a morning smoothie or an after-work margarita with a pedal-powered blender from Rock the Bike.

    Sierra Magazine cover
    Sierra Magazine cover

  • Fender Blender appears on Seattle Times cover page

    Starbucks is using a bicycle powered blender to project a hip, green image at outdoor events.
    Seattle Times



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