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How Rock the Bike is Helping During COVID-19: PPE Projects

May 12, 2020

We would like to express gratitude to our customers and partners who’ve helped us build enough stability to keep our team together through this crisis so far. We are grateful for the health of our team and their families. We are thankful for the clear skies and the hope that climate change can be tackled […]

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Is Your Fender Blender Pro Seatpost Sliding Poorly?

This bulletin addresses issues with seat post sliding performance. A correctly functioning seat post should be easy to slide up and down with one hand. If there are positions where it gets stuck, please see the three sections below. 1. Check which bolt you have: Check if the anti-rotate bolt behind the seat post is […]

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Pedal Powered Coffee Grinding with a Fender Blender from Rock The Bike

April 7, 2020

Bulletproof Coffee Recipe: freshly brewed coffee  3/4 inch butter dash of maple syrup

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Learn to Estimate! Use the Fender Blender Pro to learn a cool math skill

March 24, 2020

A blender blade spins so fast you can’t even see it. So how would you even begin to know how fast it’s spinning? A bike blender offers a cool way to understand this. Join in and learn how to use common sense and math to make a reliable estimate.

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Pedal Powered Smoothie Bar interview

March 7, 2020

Draft interview of Denishi Blake at Rock The Bike on 3/5/20 .

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Fender Blender Pro Assembly

January 16, 2020

Crewmember Maisha from the Rock The Bike events team goes step by step through the assembly of the Fender Blender Pro. For best results have your owner’s manual in addition to this video. Packaging: 0:13 Crossbeam: 0:53 Rear Legs: 1:45 Pedals: 2:48 Wheel & Chain: 3:27 Seat Post: 5:11 Stem & Handlebars: 5:58 Blender Base: […]

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Fender Blender Mundo

January 7, 2020

Production team member Laird powers the Fender Blender Mundo to make a delicious beverage! Video taken by Kate from Yuba!

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Andre Thierry Live and Pedal Powered at the 2019 Montclair Beer Wine & Music Fest

December 28, 2019

    Music lovers dance in the street to the authentic zydeco sounds of Andre Thierry, a Bay Area trio. A 10-bike system was enough to power a block party music stage. A local spin class called CRUfit showed up with 7 strong adult riders ready for a workout. 3 more bikes provided slots for […]

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What kind of seat post clamp/lever do I need?

October 9, 2018

Are you looking to get a replacement seat post clamp/lever? We have an older style and a new style. Help us determine which style you have so we make sure to send the compatible part. Please let us know in the NOTES section of your order. In order to figure out which style is compatible […]

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Your Name in Lights!

October 4, 2018

  Fun, challenge and teamwork in action are the main benefits of our newest Pedal Powered Activity, the LightBox, an 8 x 8 Pedal Powered custom illuminated light sign that could be a hit for your org or company. Having a multi-person activity like the Light Box leads to genuine teamwork moments at your events. […]

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What Style Wheel Do I Have?

July 23, 2018

When ordering new wheel covers OR an Icycleta Ice Cream Bike Attachment it’s important for us to know what style wheel you have. Not sure how to tell? Check out the photos below or email us a photo of both sides of your wheel. “What wheel cover style is compatible with my wheel?” Ordering new wheel […]

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Have you checked out our cooking show videos? 

June 20, 2018

Watch as experienced Pedal Power chef Kate Zuckerman of Brooklyn-based Sweet Cycle coaches audience members to process and then freeze ice cream custard with Rock The Bike’s Icycleta Ice Cream Bike attachment. Using a special mixture of natural thickeners, Zuckerman shows how to make delicious ice cream without egg yolks — easier and cheaper than french […]

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1000 smoothies in 6 hours?!

April 9, 2018

Occasionally we attempt a really big smoothie operation, in which we show up with hundreds of pounds of fruit, ice, juices, etc., and get lots of people bike blending. If this is what you’re going for too, here are the factors you’ll need to consider: – Time (prep, setup, and the event itself) – Ingredients […]

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Update on advocacy and giving

February 12, 2017

We’re stepping up our giving and pro bono work more than ever before. Below is a rundown of what we’ve been up to lately. Thank you to all our customers; your purchases stabilize our operation and make this kind of direct social impact possible. Paul and the BooLander recently rode the Climate Ride Death Valley, and used […]

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BooLander, new custom tall tandem, hits the streets and the National Parks

January 23, 2017

Coverage update! The BooLander gets a sweet write up in Bicycle Times Magazine and a beautiful video from KQED Arts: What’s up bicycle customizers, feast your eyes on the BooLander, the latest custom bike to hit the streets at Rock The Bike.  The BooLander is a vertical tandem (riders are top / bottom versus the […]

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

December 6, 2016

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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Interview: RTB’s support of the 2016 Pleasant Revolution tour

November 30, 2016

In summer 2016 we supported and rode with the Pleasant Revolution bike music tour of the West Coast. Here’s an interview in which Kipchoge Spencer, the founder of the Pleasant Revolution, asks RTB’s founder Paul Freedman ( a.k.a. Fossil Fool) about the experience. The photos are Paul’s. KS: What made you want to join the […]

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What are the different models for a pedal powered concert?

November 27, 2016

The specific technical approach we take at each Pedal Powered Stage event now depends on the size and nature of the audience, the purpose of the event, the nature of the music. Ultimately we strive to provide an eye-opening and inspiring experience to both the audience and musicians. New compromise approaches have allowed us to […]

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Ice Cream Bike: Setup and How-To

September 21, 2015

1. Prepare the custard ahead of time. It must be chilled for best results. 2. On the day of your event, pour the custard into the stainless steel canister — up to 1.5 gallons! 3. Close the top using the Country Freezer’s foolproof locking pin. 4. Run the stretchy slip-proof belt from the bike’s drive […]

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New audience sizes at Maker Faire, recent rallies mark transition for Pedal Powered Stage

June 3, 2015

Since our earliest moments of Pedal Powered experimentation, I’ve been fascinated by how much sound comes from one pedaler’s efforts. I remember a 12-year-old powering my street performance at a charity bike event for an audience of 30-50 people in the early goings. He was into it! Not too hard, not too easy. Great sound […]

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