Smoothie Recipe: Paradise Punch

Sep 27, 2013Posted by in Electric Fender Blender Pro, Fender Blender Bike Blenders from Rock the Bike, Fender Blender Pro, Fender Blender Universale, Fender Blender Xtracycle | Comments Off on Smoothie Recipe: Paradise Punch

Smoothie Recipe: Paradise Punch

Paradise Punch is very popular flavor at many of our bike blending events. When someone has their first sip they typically make a statement along the lines of, “Wow, now all I need is a hammock!” It’s probably because the flavor is so refreshing and slightly reminiscent of a Piña Colada that it makes you wanna lay in the sun and enjoy the world around you. Now you can bring more smiles to faces with this refreshing treat.

Ingredients:

2/3 cup frozen pineapple
1 cup frozen mango
1 ripe banana
1/2 cup yogurt (Greek or regular)
orange juice
ice

Ingredients for a 48-oz High Performance Pitcher:

1/2 cup yogurt
2 bananas
2 cups mango
1 cup pineapple
2 1/2 cups orange juice

Prep It In Your Pitcher:

1. Peel your banana/s and place in the bottom of your pitcher

2. Add yogurt

3. Scoop in frozen pineapple and mango

4. Top with roughly 1 cup of ice (you may want to use less).

5. Fill up the pitcher with OJ until it tops the ice (this is roughly 16-24 oz. of juice).

6. Cover with the lid and pop onto your bike blender! Blend until smooth (roughly 30-60 seconds depending on how hard you pedal).

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Click here to see more Pedal Power recipes
If you have a recipe you’d like to share with the bike blending community, please send it to customerservice@rockthebike.

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How many people will it take to power my laptop and projector, or pedalboard (or any device)?

Sep 4, 2013Posted by in Electric Fender Blender Pro, FAQ, Generator Pro, Off the Wall, Pedal Power Utility Box, Pedal Powered Stage Gear, Roll Up Generator Stand | Comments Off on How many people will it take to power my laptop and projector, or pedalboard (or any device)?

How many people will it take to power my laptop and projector, or pedalboard (or any device)?
Pamela Parker's guitar pedals

Pamela Parker’s pedal board at the Peace Day SF rally. Photo: Nio.

Okay, 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 need to measure the power consumption of the device you want to power. There are two ways to do this. You can read the writing on the product or you can actually measure it using a device like the Kill a Watt. The second way is better for two reasons: It’s more educational and fun, and more precise; some product ratings (written on the product) are just approximate. Some products use different amounts of power at different settings. For example, a loudspeaker will use way less power than it’s rated for if you’re listening to music at moderate levels. So get yourself a Kill a Watt and get scientific!


Above: A Kill a Watt in use.

Connect the Kill a Watt to the wall, then connect your device(s) to it, and read the wattage number. (Be sure you’re in watt mode; the device may default to showing volts. If the reading is very close to 110, USA AC power voltage, then you are probably reading volts.) If you look carefully you’ll see that the watt mode will have the unit “watt” next to the reading.

Next, visualize what types of pedalers you are expecting at your event.  The wattage you can expect per person will change depending on who is pedaling. This is common sense: A competitive cyclist can generate more power than a 3rd grader.

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Escambia County Superintendent, Malcolm Thomas, Bike Blends at Ribbon Cutting

Jul 16, 2013Posted by in Electric Fender Blender Pro, Fender Blender Pro, Fender Blender Pro Press, Fender Blender Pro Related, Reviews | Comments Off on Escambia County Superintendent, Malcolm Thomas, Bike Blends at Ribbon Cutting

Escambia County Superintendent, Malcolm Thomas, Bike Blends at Ribbon Cutting

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Schools Superintendent, Malcolm Thomas, rides a stationary bike to make a smoothie with Sue Kennedy on Monday after a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Escambia County School District Center for Health and Wellness.

Read the whole article here.

Malcom Thomas is riding the Fender Blender Pro with High Performance Upgrade.

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Fender Blender Pro helps Cabot Creamery win Guinness World Record for largest sMOOthie

Jun 27, 2013Posted by in Electric Fender Blender Pro, Fender Blender Bike Blenders from Rock the Bike, Fender Blender Pro, Media, Reviews | Comments Off on Fender Blender Pro helps Cabot Creamery win Guinness World Record for largest sMOOthie

Fender Blender Pro helps Cabot Creamery win Guinness World Record for largest sMOOthie

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We did it, set a new record for making 400lbs of smoothie!!! Thanks for everything, the bike was a huge hit.”

Best,
Karen
Cabot Creamery

The ‘Cow Bike’ is a Fender Blender Pro (with High Performance upgrade) customized to look like a cow. Custom wheelcover, saddle, and vinyl spots helped Cabot Creamery brand the bike to complement their dairy products. The Guiness World Record was achieved May 3, 2013 at the New York Bike Expo. Read Cabot Creamery’s press release here.

See the official record here: http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/set-a-record/record-services-for-corporates/news/2013/5/cabot-creamery-blends-up-a-massive-record-smoothie-50567-53900/

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Nutrition Council Cincinnati…Rockin it Out

May 23, 2013Posted by in Electric Fender Blender Pro, Fender Blender Pro, Fender Blender Pro Press, Fender Blender Pro Related, Reviews | Comments Off on Nutrition Council Cincinnati…Rockin it Out

Nutrition Council Cincinnati…Rockin it Out

Hi, Friends,

Wanted to let you know how much we love our new bike. Sending along a shot from one of its first outings.

Nutrition Council's Customized Fender Blender Pro

Thank you for making it possible!

We’ll be rockin’ and blendin’….
Nutrition Council

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Generators available from Rock The Bike

Mar 23, 2013Posted by in Electric Fender Blender Pro, Generator Pro, Off the Wall, Pedal Powered Stage Gear, Pedal Powered Stage Gear Available Products, Pedal Powered Stage Lighting LED Panels, Roll Up Generator Stand | Comments Off on Generators available from Rock The Bike

Generators available from Rock The Bike

We sell three types of complete Generator Bikes:

Not sure which one is right for you? Think about which activies you want to be able to power.

sLEDge Generator Pro (our custom frame with wide size range and great branding possibilities – works with all of our attachments, mechanical and “electrical”) 

Svelte Generator Pro (our custom frame with wide size range and great branding possibilities – most efficient choice for all of our “electrical” except the sLEDgehammer tower)

*What’s the difference between the sLEDge and Svelte Generator Pro? It is the type of Generator wheel that it comes with. The Svelte is a lighter more compact generator wheel and is easier to install. It won’t work with the sLEDgehammer tower.

Electric Fender Blender Pro (same but includes a bike blender so you can do two activities – Please let us know which Generator Wheel you’d like it to have)

And we sell a more cost effective solution for turning any bike in to a generator:

– the Roll Up Generator Stand

 

Generator Pro

sLEDge Generator WheelSvelte Generator Wheel

When you do events with Pedal Power, especially with groups of pedalers, it’s good to have a simple, comfortable bike that looks inviting and leaves no option but to get on and pedal. The Generator Pro is that bike.

It has no gears, no brakes — only the seat to adjust. The handlebars don’t even turn. Nothing rubs the tire, nothing gets hot and no parts wear out when people pedal continuously for hours at events.

What it does have is a large and effective brushless generator wheel. The size of it creates a flywheel effect that smoothes out people’s pedal strokes. The magnets and coils inside the generator never touch each other, and there’s nothing rubbing on the tire, meaning that all the pedal energy goes into electricity instead of heat. The power comes through a cable at the center of the wheel.

The hub is rated for more power than even the strongest Tour de France riders can summon.

The frame of the bike has a very wide size range. You’ll see 7-year-olds high-fiving adults as they pedal alongside each other. All you have to do is make sure the seat is adjusted for each rider. The ease, comfort, and fun of people pedaling in groups are what this bike was designed for.

This generator is for customers who want the best, like the way it looks in a group, and want the benefits of its simplicity

The lack of unnecessary features in this high-performance generator allows your staff to direct its attention to other things at your events, like people!

Above: The Generator Pro

Key features

  • Compatible with any Rock The Bike electrical activity, such as the Recharge Station, the sLEDgehammer, or live sound.*
  • Consistent performance.
  • Cruisy looking and comfy.
  • Looks great in a group at events.
  • Powerful gear ratio.
  • Uses the same frame as our bike blenders — you can add a blender later or get both now in the same package.
  • Can be branded — see our examples.
  • The Generator Pro is not a complete activity by itself. Pedaled on its own, it will have no resistance and the wheel will just spin faster and faster. You have to match it to one of our compatible Electrical Activities.

 

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human powered bicycle blender

It has all the features of the Generator Pro, plus you can blend smoothies! For more info, please go here.

 

Roll Up Generator Stand

Rock The Bike's low cost, high-performance, smooth rolling generator.

Rock The Bike’s low cost, high-performance, smooth rolling generator.

Roll your bike on up to this sturdy stand, engage the generator, and voila! — you are immediately ready to create some serious pedal power!

Designed for continuous all-day use at events, this DC power generator stand is an efficient yet affordable way to get the Rock the Bike level of performance for one or many riders. Get several stands to involve local team members and volunteers who can bring their own bikes to an event.

Our child-sized version makes a good choice for teachers who want to do a demonstration of alternative energy in the classroom. Unique among every available bike generator, the Roll Up features a clear window where you can see magnets on the moving part spin past coils on the fixed part.That’s where muscle effort converts to electricity, and you can show it to your students!

The ride is easy on your bike, and easy on your body. While other bike generators shred tires, whine with inefficiency and aren’t nearly as fun to pedal, we engineered the Roll-Up with a four-times-bigger roller that both positively grabs your tire and creates a flywheel effect to smooth out generation.

The large contact patch formed between the 6” roller and your tire means less roller pressure is required to maintain contact. You won’t see any deformation of the tire. More of your good clean Pedal Power goes into the device you’re powering.

We make our rollers out of our own gritty composite similar to the concrete that tires were designed to roll on—producing a smooth, quiet, efficient ride.

Key Features

  • Clear, built-in indicators show when you’re using it correctly: LEDs inside the DC generator glow at 12-24 volts.
  • The generator is designed to accept more power than humans can generate, so the Roll Up never gets hot.
  • Highest power capacity tire-rolling dynamo on the market.
  • Almost any kind of bike works, see the requirements here.
  • Standard model fits 24”, 26”, 29” and 700c wheels; small model fits 20” wheels.
  • Use your bike gears to adjust level of challenge.
  • For group events, pair your Roll Ups with a range of bike sizes to fit a variety of riders. [photo from Alabama]
  • Generates 0 – 30v DC  Anderson connector output.
  • Using a 21-speed bicycle or higher will give you the greatest range of output voltages.

The Roll Up is not a complete activity — you’ll still need something to power.

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