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How Loud is the Blender?

We blended ice and water (the loudest thing you can blend) and found the following measurements: At 2 feet, it peaked at 85db for the first few seconds and fell to 75-80 for the rest of the time. At 5 ft, it peaked at 77 for the first few seconds and fell to 70-73. At […]

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Can you put ingredients in your bike blender and process them while riding down mountains? Yes you can.

Props to RTB customer Mark Harris for this fun video demonstrating one fun way to enjoy bike blending. In his blog, the “Transcendental Art of Bicycle Blender Touring”, Mark documents his travels with the Fender Blender Xtracycle, in which he pulls edible food from the side of the road, adds an ingredient or two (sometimes […]

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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, […]

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Hummus Recipe

Foost, our Australian partners, have been using the Fender Blender Pro (High Performance) 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 […]

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Bike Blended Berry Breakfast Smoothie Recipe

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

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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 4-oz servings/1,000 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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Raspberry Sorbet with Pink Champagne Recipe

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 […]

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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!

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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 Milk1 TBS Coconut Oil1/2 Cup Frozen Pineapple 1/2 Fresh Banana1 TBS Almond […]

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Brainfood promotes Nutrition and Health with a Bike Blender

A look at the workshops the Community MVPs have done with Brainfood‘s very own bike blender. As the President/CEO of Youth Service America said, “The smoothie tasted even better knowing that I contributed to it.” Brainfood is a non-profit youth development organization in Washington, DC. Using food as a tool, Brainfood builds life skills and […]

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Recipe: Nut Butter from a Bike Blender

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

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Mississippi 4-H Youth and UnitedHealthcare Promote Healthy Lifestyles with a Bike Blender

UnitedHealthcare and Mississippi 4-H youth hosted a Family Fun and Fitness Day for Jackson-area families to promote healthy eating and exercise at the Mississippi Basketball & Athletics facility. The event was part of the UnitedHealthcare Mississippi 4-H “Eat4-Health” partnership, now in its third year, which aims to reduce obesity rates among young people and families […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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