Bike Blender Rentals

Oct 18, 2016Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Bike Blender Rentals

Bike Blender Rentals

We rent our best bike blender, the Fender Blender Pro (High Performance), for $300 per event day. Each comes with a commercial-grade, NSF-rated 48 oz blender pitcher, the same kind in use at smoothie shops. Extra pitchers can be rented for $20, and we recommend extras so you can increase the throughput of the activity. Please see our helpful guide on estimating how many bike blenders and pitchers you’ll need for your event.

You will receive the bike two weekdays before your event, and return it the day after your event. This is to account for any shipping delays and to allow enough time for assembly. If your event falls on a weekend your rental will arrive the Thursday before and ship back the Monday after. If you’d like to receive your bike earlier, or need time to re-pack and ship after  — rather than the standard 2 days we provide — an Extra Day can be added for an additional $50 / day per bike.

The Fender Blender Pro will need a 10′ x 10′ space minimum, as well as a table to prepare ingredients. This space will fit one bike, 1 – 2 crew, a table, and some extra space for spectators.

Our bikes are sure to leave an imprint on your event. In August 2017 one past rental customer emailed, “People have not stopped talking about how fun that bike was since we used it in March of 2015. I’d say you all made quite the impression!”

Bay Area Rentals: Pickup v Delivery.

For rentals in the Bay Area, the client is responsible for pickup and return of gear, unless they are paying for delivery/pick-up. There is no charge to pick up a day before your event and return the day after. Our main pickup location is our workshop in Oakland (6323 San Pablo Avenue), but we can also arrange pickup in San Francisco at one of our homes (Mission District or Bernal Heights) for a $75 fee, assuming our staff are in town for your required dates/times. When you pick up your bike we will give you a quick lesson on the bike and help you load your vehicle. For information on what kind of bike rack you’ll need, please see What kind of bike rack should I use?

We encourage you to try bike towing with your rental bike. It’s fun, safe, practical and great for the carbon footprint of your event. Any bicycle with a rear rack can tow the Fender Blender Pro. There is no extra rental charge for the trailer wheels and hitch.

Our delivery fee starts at $150. Delivery includes a overview of the bike and tips for a successful event. For deliveries in San Francisco, Berkeley, and Oakland, we are likely to get it there by bike as shown above, no trucks or loading docks needed! The bike easily fits through most doorways and elevators at your location. Delivery also possible in the greater Bay Area by vehicle. Our delivery radius is about 40 miles before we will only be willing to serve you with a crewed smoothie booth, or offer shipping (see below). Delivery is a special service that requires coordination among our team, and is harder to arrange last minute. Please give us as much advance notice as possible. Availability of delivery services is not guaranteed, but we have also not said no many times!

Out of Town Rentals: Shipping

For out of town rentals, we package and ship the Fender Blender to you, so it arrives the day before your event, then you ship them back the day after your event. Your rental cost will be:

The rental rate of $300 per event day * the number of bikes * the number of event days * any multi-day discount that applies (see below)

+ cost of shipping both ways (usually $150 – $300 per bike in the continental US)

+ a packaging fee of $85/bike (higher if you use a pallet).

+ a distance fee to account for time this rental unit will be away from our shop. Up to $100 per bike for an East Coast address.

If this cost is too great for your budget, we recommend purchasing a FB Universale, which starts at $249 + shipping. Unfortunately, we do not rent the Fender Blender Universale.

Pallet Shipping Option
Ship your rental on a pallet anywhere in the Continental US and receive your Fender Blender Pro ready to blend, no assembly necessary! Contact us today to get an estimate (please provide a destination address). Pallet packaging is $120 for up to 2 bike blenders, or $110 for 2 pallets 3+ bike blenders.

Multi-Day Discounts
Our tier system allows you to save money on an event that lasts 2+ days. Multi-Day Discounts only apply to the cost of rented gear. Discounts are not applicable for packing fees or shipping costs.

To calculate eligibility:

Event Days Discount
2 – 3 10%
4 – 6 18%
7+ 25%

Hire Us to Crew Your Smoothie Booth
Rock the Bike can supply experienced crew members who can cover all aspects of this activity. We’ll bring the bike, coach the activity, and ensure higher volumes at your event. The crew fee is $900 / day* for the first crew member and $600 / day* for each additional crew member. We’re fun-loving and outgoing event people. We’ll make sure the smoothies are sweet and tangy, and that everyone gets a chance to pedal.

*Note: Crew fees assume that the time on-site will be 8 hours or less and they do not include the cost of ingredients or cups. We can bring smoothie supplies and serveware for a fee, or you can provide them by using our sample shopping lists for guidance, whether you plan to hand out 100 smoothies in two hours or 500+ smoothies over two days.

Here’s what past clients have to say about Rock the Bike crewing their events:

The smoothie bike was a huge hit and a lot of employees said that they loved you as the facilitator, that you were fun and friendly. Thanks for making our event successful!
Cost Plus World Market (Health Fair)

I just wanted to say thank you so very much for taking the time to have Rock the Bike come out and support Wente Vineyards this week. We really enjoyed working with you all and look forward to future events.
– Wente Vineyards (Health Fair)

Please go here for more information on hiring Rock the Bike to crew your event.

 Custom wheel branding on your rental

We offer full vinyl custom wheel wraps for rentals, and they are quite eye catching. The fee for printing graphics, installation and post-event removal is $450 per bike. Artwork must be received in print ready format. For an additional fee, Rock the Bike can assist with graphic layout, design and include a rendering proof. Costs of graphic design depend on what the client can provide, and what the desired outcome entails; it can range from $300 – 600 accordingly.

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Making your own wheel branding art? Art must be received print ready – 300dpi in PDF or TIFF file format — 3 weeks prior to your ship deadline . Download the wheel branding template and see examples here

What comes with my rental?

Rock The Bike sends you the bikes and blenders you ordered, but we do not supply any cups or ingredients for making smoothies. Be prepared to acquire these items before your event! Check our sample shopping lists for guidance on what to get, whether you plan to hand out 100 smoothies in two hours or 500+ smoothies over two days.

Need ideas for bike blending? Check out our recipes here.

How many ingredients should you buy? Check out our helpful guide here. We also have a 100 Smoothies Shopping Lists, as well as a 500+ Smoothies Shopping List.

Rent-To-Own Program

If you fall in love with your Bike Blender, and we think you will, you may purchase it from us! You must let us know immediately (within 1 day of your event’s end date) that you intend to purchase the bike, and the full cost of your rental will go toward the purchase. The remainder must be received within 5 business days. Failure to pay within that time frame will result in late fees ($100/day).

Example Rental Estimate for a one-day event in New York City

Item Cost
1 Bike Blender $300
1 Additional Pitcher (total of 2) $20
Packaging Fee $85
FedEX Ground Round Trip Shipping to NYC $178
Distance fee ($100/bike) $100
TOTAL $683

How does the rental process work?

Email us using the below form to see if we can accommodate your event. If so, we’ll get you a Rental Agreement 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 and frame color preferences. Have a credit card handy; we require a card kept one on file to process and ship your rental.

NOTE: You may be subject to shipping and/or processing fees if you change your shipping location after you have already made full payment on your rental.

- please format dates as MM/DD/YYYY -

Do you want to brand the wheel? (+$450/bike)

Rock the Bike organizes your rental to arrive two days before your event date to account for any potential delays with FedEx and to allow time to assemble. *We are not responsible for any delays caused by FedEx, but will do our best to ensure your rental arrives before your event date* The below defaults to the days included at no additional cost. If you need or want extra time to receive, assemble, break down, and/or ship back ($50/day per bike), please indicate how many days:

Want to also receive an Event Hire quote for RTB to staff the Pedal Powered Station? Note, not all events are eligible. Some inquires may require additional questions answered before a quote can be provided.
Yes, please!No, thank you.

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Hear ye! Hear ye! Oakland recognizes RTB

Aug 18, 2016Posted by in Blog, Featured News | Comments Off on Hear ye! Hear ye! Oakland recognizes RTB

Hear ye! Hear ye! Oakland recognizes RTB

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“Whereas, Rock The Bike, located at 6323 San Pablo Avenue in North Oakland, and founded and owned by Paul Freedman, cares deeply about motivating others through fun activities to take action to help with the ongoing climate change crisis . . . . Whereas, everyone who pedals out a smoothie on a Fender Blender gets to feel the thrill of converting their muscle power to usable energy . . . . and Whereas the Oakland City Council wishes to recognize Rock The Bike, outstanding Oakland small business for the key role that they play in keeping our economy strong; now, therefore, be it . . . resolved that the Oakland City Council sincerely appreciates and extends a heartfelt thanks to Rock The Bike, and to all the small businesses located within the City limits for their investment in Oakland.”

Every year, as part of National Small Business Week, the Oakland City Council recognizes an exemplary business in each of the council districts, and this year Rock The Bike was one of them.

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May 17, 2016Posted by in Featured News, Features, Music, One Bike One Speaker, One Bike One Speaker Press, One Bike One Speaker Related Products, Pedal Power Education Kit Universale, Pedal Power Education Kit Xtracycle, Rides and Events, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Maker Faire May 20th-22nd

Maker Faire May 20th-22nd

Maker Faire 2016 is happening May 20th – 22nd at the San Mateo Fairgrounds. Join us and spread the word with our Facebook invite HERE: 


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