How many charging units can charge at one time?

Jan 26, 2017Posted by in FAQ, Recharge Station | Comments Off on How many charging units can charge at one time?

Q: How many charging units can charge at one time?

A: Recharge Desks are outfitted with eight USB ports. When you purchase a Recharge Desk from us, they won’t come with any charging cables but when you rent one, we provide you with cables, but please we please ask that you return them!

One person can pedal enough power to charge eight devices!

 

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The Icycleta Ice Cream Bike Attachment

Dec 16, 2016Posted by in Product Videos | Comments Off on The Icycleta Ice Cream Bike Attachment

The Icycleta Ice Cream Bike Attachment

 


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

Dec 6, 2016Posted by in Blog, Featured News, Media, Roll Up Generator Stand | Comments Off on 1.7 Million Views! CNN Covers Rock The Bike’s Roll-Up Generator at Standing Rock

CNN sent journalist Sara Sidner to Standing Rock in North Dakota, though they don’t identify which camp they visited: Oceti Sakowin Camp, Rosebud Camp, or Sacred Stone Camp.

While walking around, Sara found a Roll-Up, our portable pedal-powered generator, brought to Standing Rock by friend/collaborator/co-conspirator Mike Cobb, and gave it a spin. Check out the video below:

 

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Bike-It Ben’s No-Bake Energy Bars

Nov 21, 2016Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Bike-It Ben’s No-Bake Energy Bars

Bike-It Ben’s No-Bake Energy Bars

Ben Sherratt aka Bike-It Ben from Sustrans at Brighton & Hove has developed a simple recipe for a quick and kid-friendly energy bar. He was so kind to share his recipe for the No-Bake Energy Bars (vegan!) he made with his Year 1 kids at St. Luke’s Solar School. They’re made using his Rock The Bike Fender Blender Universale. Check out the recipe below and give it a try with some of your school kids. Ben mentions this below, so ICYMI, year 1 kids are aged 5 to 6 years old.

Ingredients:
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“Here is a pic of our recipe cards for year 1 pupils to work with (aged 5-6) they loved them and ate them all up! We also added cocoa powder to them for a chocolate flavour, again very popular!” -Ben Sherratt Photo by: Ben Sherratt

Instructions (from Ben):

The recipe is really simple.

Ingredients! Photo by: Ben Sherratt

I just blitz the oats in the blender then keeping to one side then I mix the other ingredients together with the coconut oil which has been heated first until it is liquid. Blend it all to a nice paste and then add mixture to the oats to make a stiff paste.

 

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Blending! Photo by: Ben Sherratt

Spread this into a non stick tin which can be boiled or lined with rice paper.

 

Mixing! Photo by: Ben Sherratt

Pop into a refrigerator overnight, then slice into bars. Variations on the recipe that I have tried have included adding peanut butter, cocoa powder, and desiccated coconut.The kids really love these bars and it works really well as a lesson in schools.

 

Sustrans introduces kids to sustainable, human-powered alternatives, and they’ve been using Rock The Bike products throughout their organization since 2009. Yeah, we’re proud.

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“Sustrans makes smarter travel choices possible, desirable and inevitable. We’re a leading UK charity enabling people to travel by foot, bike or public transport for more of the journeys we make every day. It’s time we all began making smarter travel choices. Make your move and support Sustrans today. www.sustrans.org.uk”

Thanks Ben and Sustrans for teaching youth that sustainable alternatives are possible and fun! There is hope for our planet as long as we educate our kids about ways to reduce their fossil fuel and grid dependency.

Let’s hope Hepsie and our aspiring journalist have remained committed to cycling (and cake sales)!

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The Anti-Flu Super Smoothie: Water is Life, Food is Medicine.

Nov 16, 2016Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Anti-Flu Super Smoothie: Water is Life, Food is Medicine.

The Anti-Flu Super Smoothie: Water is Life, Food is Medicine.

It’s officially the Fall season and winter is coming. We recently put on a smoothie booth for Kaiser Permanente‘s employee health and wellness fair in Tracy, California at the Eagal Lakes Resort. We were prepared to serve 400 smoothies from 10 AM to 3:00 PM. We set out from the San Francisco Bay Area at 8:00 AM, headed east into the Central California Valley, prepared for a warm October day and lots of curious healthcare workers (and their families!).

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Kids can’t wait to jump on our bikes!

The day was beautiful and sunny, just as we had predicted and the crowds were curious, also as predicted. But what we didn’t predict was how quickly we would serve all 400 smoothies–in just three and a half hours! We started serving at 10:00 AM, on the dot, and didn’t stop until we ran out at about 1:30 PM.

For this particular event we chose one recipe and called it our Anti-Flu Super Smoothie, to fit the theme Kaiser had chosen for their event,”Camp Flu-be-gone“. We calculated our quantities for serving 400, 9 oz. cups of tasty, tasty smoothie and were pleasantly surprised that our numbers were pretty spot on. Having found a tasty, easy to replicate recipe,  we thought we’d share our success with you, dear reader.

If you are setting up a smoothie booth and want to serve one recipe for 400 smoothies (again, 9 oz. cups), give this recipe a try!

The Anti-Flu Super Smoothie


Qty 400 Smoothies ( 9 oz cups)
What we bought:
  • 50 lbs of blueberries (4 cases at 10 lbs and 4 bags at 2.5 lbs)
  • 3 lbs of flax seed* (weighed out in the bulk section of our local natural foods grocer)
  • 18 jugs of pomegranate juice @ 64 oz each
  • 1 case of curly kale (about 24 bunches)
  • 400 9 oz cups
  • Back up bags of mixed berries (8 oz bags, or whatever was available)

 

Ingredients for One smoothie jug:
  • 16 ounces of pomegranate juice
  • 1 Tbsp of flax seed*
  • 1 cup of blueberries (frozen)
  • 1 stalk of curly kale

 

How to make it:

In your blender jug, first add 16 ounces of pomegranate juice. Then add a tablespoon of flax seed. Next dump in the frozen berries. And finally, the kale. Imagine that you are layering your smoothie ingredients when you put them in the jug. You want to add the liquids first, then the softest ingredients followed by the progressively harder, denser or more fibrous ingredients. If you are blending kale, carrots or ice, those items should always be added last.

Once everything is in the jug, attach is to blender base, strap it down, and start pedaling. Pedal for at least 60 seconds at a high cadence. Everyone can blend this smoothie but if kids start them, adults should finish them, in order to properly process the kale.

This smoothie is really tasty. The pomegranate juice adds nice “zing” to the flavor profile and the flax seed* contributes exciting texture. There’s no need to add ice to this recipe if your berries are frozen. To keep frozen things frozen, we use a large insulated cooler box.

Printable recipe page!

*A word on flax seed. Flax seed eaten whole is tasty. However, flax seed is most beneficial for you when it is ground or pulverized. For a more healthful and nutritious smoothie, try pulverizing your flax seeds and then sprinkling some whole seeds on top of a poured smoothie.

 

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