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Your Name in Lights!

  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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Rentable Pedal Powered Activities

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.

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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. […]

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Hire a Smoothie Booth for Your Event

Photo Credit: Adam Aufdencamp Hire Rock the Bike to run a smoothie booth at your event and we’ll supply experienced crew members who can cover all aspects of bike blending. We’ll bring the bike, prepare the smoothies, coach the activity, and ensure higher volumes at your event. We’re fun-loving and outgoing event people. We’ll make […]

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Crewed Recharge Bar

A Recharge Bar is a combination of a Recharge Station and a DJ Rig. It’s more than just a place to recharge phones; it’s downright groovy! It’s a place to relax, pedal, get your heart going, meet others, and send great music out to a larger space. Conferences are all about the sharing of knowledge and connections […]

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Activist rapper Boots Riley’s spoken word at the People’s Climate Rally Oakland, Rock The Bike’s biggest event ever.

Thanks to the 350.org Bay Area and System Change Not Climate Change organizers, volunteers, and attendeeds, and Rock The Bike crewmembers who came together for the People’s Climate Rally this past September 21 on the shores of Lake Merritt in Oakland. A major highlight of the event was Boots Riley’s spoken word and song during […]

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Pedal Powered Lighting Testimonials

“It was a pleasure working with Rock The Bike!  You and your team were total pros and we were so happy to have you involved in our little experiment.  Definitely couldn’t have done it without you.”                                           – New Creatures, part of the Chobani Yogurt Olympic Experience shoot “We loved everything you did for our […]

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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 […]

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When a bike gets stolen, activate your networks to get lots of eyes looking for you. And then get that bike back.

  After a recent Bicycle Music Festival volunteer meeting one of our best cargo bikes, a Mundo 500, was stolen. It was locked to itself. This electric cargo bike was heavy, immobilized and impossible to push. The thieves must have had to lift it into a truck. I realized it the next morning and felt […]

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Generators available from Rock The Bike

Above: The Generator Pro We sell three types of complete Generator Bikes: – Generator Pro (our custom frame with wide size range and great branding possibilities) – Electric Fender Blender Pro (same but includes a bike blender so you can do two activities) – Mundo 500 (cargo bike generator) And we sell two solutions for […]

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Festival Grade Pedal Powered Stage

2 Bamboo Tripods for elevating precisely arrayed speaker clusters / 16 bikes / Stage lighting / AC power.   The Festival-grade package is both sonically and visually rich and serves as a prominent landmark at your event. Designed for the largest audiences, with large tripods angling the loudspeakers at distant rows. Beautiful at night. Crowd […]

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Pedal Powered Stage packages from Rock The Bike

After producing over 150 Pedal Powered music events, Rock The Bike has designed and created a dependable, reproducible system for you. Rock The Bike offers four packages of Pedal Powered Stage gear as follows: One Bike / One Speaker:  Specifically catered to the Live PA performance artist. Cello Joe lives by the words, “Make the world […]

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Band Ready Pedal Powered Stage

An awesome demonstration, great boom for your buck. 4 Bikes / 2 Speakers / AC Power Audience: 250-500 people Cost: ~ $13950 Also known as the SHAKE YOUR PEACE! rig (named for the band for whom we develop it). This is the smallest system we sell that allows you to truly power up a band. […]

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Large Pedal Powered Stage

10 Bikes / 2 Subs / 2 Mains / 3 Monitors / 1000W AC Be at the forefront of the Pedal Power movement. Make history. The large Pedal Powered Stage includes enough loudspeakers, generators, circuitry, and interconnects for you to entertain a 1000-person audience, or larger.  ‘No compromise’ sound for performers, thanks to ample monitors […]

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Basic questions to consider when crafting your Pedal Powered Stage

The technical needs of a Pedal Powered event vary greatly depending on audience size, venue, and power needs of musician’s devices. The questions in this post will help you to know what features are most important for you, and how much power you’ll really need. Please answer these questions and email us using the contact […]

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Many thanks San Francisco Bicycle Music Festival: World’s largest Human Powered Music Fest.

  The 6th Annual San Francisco Bicycle Music Festival was our biggest ever and a milestone for our grassroots Human Powered Music Fest. Many thanks to the bands, fans, and our huge volunteer crew. Any one of the 3 phases of the day would have been epic enough. But we had a beautiful, idyllic daytime […]

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Pedal Powered Stage Lighting: LED Panels

Illuminate their imaginations. What is a concert without stage lighting? With our new LED panels you can run lights directly off Pedal Power with no circuitry. Allow your audience to control the feel of the show by controlling the lights. The harder they pedal, the brighter the lights will be. Get kids excited to see […]

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What are the elements of a Pedal Powered Stage?

Pedal Power Generators How many? You will need enough bicycle generators that the pedaling effort per person is approx. 50-75 Watts. Based on our experience at events, 50-75 Watts is the amount that an average audience member can continuously provide. You should also have ‘ringer pedalers’ in your crew. Ringer pedalers are strong racer or […]

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Pedal Power Stage Testimonials

Read what our customers have to say about our Pedal Powered Stages: Association of Small Foundations Annual Gathering I work with many performers throughout the country and all of you made this so easy for us. Your attention to detail, your timeliness and your incredible organization on site at the hotel made this a breeze […]

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Pedal Powered Stage

Pedal Powering your next event taps you into the magic of community power, the cleanest and best source of power currently available. Nearly a thousand packed in to a Mission District street closure to take in a free Pedal Powered show at Bicycle Music Festival. On stage: Quinn Deveaux. The show was powered by 14 […]

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