Fender Blender Pro

FBPro Green OsterFender Blender Pro bike blenders make great smoothies!

We built the Fender Blender Pro from the ground up as the ultimate expression of human power. Designed for day-in, day-out use, the Fender Blender can hold its own at schools, festivals, trade shows, fundraisers, and events of all types. The Fender Blender Pro brings together fun, fitness, health, nourishment, and sustainability.

Like all Pedal Powered activities, this one really benefits from having a good coach on hand to help pedalers on and off, adjust the bike for each rider, and get the crowd cheering.


Designed and built in the Bay Area. Good for thousands of smoothies with minimal hassle and maximum fun.

RTB Smoothie Booth BMF


Click the image below to see the FBPro Top 10 Features & Benefits!

The Fender Blender Pro fits a wide range of riders.

⋅ Blends in front: makes bike blending more fun and social. Ensures the best results.

⋅ Very friendly to adults and kids as young as 5. Widely adjustable seat height and handlebars offer a comfortable and easy grip position. As it is lowered the seat gets closer to the handlebars.

⋅ Many good surfaces and options for your branding on the wheel cover and frame. Please read more about wheel and frame branding options.

⋅ Efficient blending mechanism assures less wasted effort.

⋅ Available in green, orange, blue, red, or your custom color. Please read more about custom frame colors.

⋅ Comes with fully illustrated instructions for setup and use. View and download them here.

⋅ Assembled dimensions: 56″ long, 39″ tall, 31″ wide; shipping carton dimensions: 38″ L x 34″ H x 11″ W.

⋅ Weight: 55 pounds assembled, 60 pounds boxed.

See an example of branding and costs below:

*UPGRADE OPTION* Commercial grade High Performance blender
2x the volume and 2x bigger blades, giving better circulation of ingredients for faster, more consistent and gratifying blending.

This 6-minute video shows in depth the benefits of the High-Performance Upgrade:

Buying the High-Performance Upgrade at time of Fender Blender purchase will save you money! The upgrade fee is $250/$300 at time of order for a Blendtec/Vitamix pitcher, or $469/$519 if you purchase the upgrade later.

If you want to power sound, lighting, or other electrical activities with your Fender Blender Pro, we recommend the Electric Fender Blender Pro. You can always upgrade your Fender Blender Pro to an Electric Fender Blender Pro by purchasing a Generator Wheel.

  • Top 10 features & benefits of the Fender Blender Pro (High Performance)



  • Bike Blender parts now made from recycled milk jugs

    Rock the Bike is excited to announce that the custom plastic components of all the Fender Blenders are being made from 100% recycled or reused plastic. Historically, these parts have been made of virgin HDPE (high density poly ethylene), and now will be made from a recycled source of the same material – recycled milk jugs.

    Rock The Bike has always sought to make products that help individuals tread lightly on the planet. Making sure that our products utilize as much recycled materials in the manufacturing process and contain as many recyclable components as possible is an exciting way to deepen our commitment to being a truly environmentally minded outfit.

  • Fender Blender Pro available for rental

    We rent our best bike blender, the Fender Blender Pro (High Performance), for $250 per event day anywhere in the continental US. Each bike comes with one commercial-grade, NSF-rated 48 oz blender pitcher, the same kind in use at smoothie shops. Extra pitchers can be rented for $20/each. We recommend extras so you can increase the throughput of the activity; please see our helpful guide on estimating how many bike blenders and pitchers you’ll need for your event.

    You will receive the bike a day before your event, and return it the day after your event. If you’d like to receive your bike 2 days prior to your event — rather than the standard 1 day prior — a Practice Day can be added for an additional $100 / bike.

    Our bikes are sure to leave an imprint on your event. In August 2017 one past rental customer emailed, “People have not stopped talking about how fun that bike was since we used it in March of 2015. I’d say you all made quite the impression!”

    Multi-Day Discounts
    Our tier system allows you to save money on an event that lasts 2+ days. Multi-Day Discounts only apply to the cost of rented gear. Discounts are not applicable for packing fees or shipping costs.

    To calculate eligibility:

     Event Days Discount
    2 – 3 10%
    4 – 6 18%
    7+ 25%

    Custom Wheel Branding

    We offer full vinyl custom wheel wraps for rentals, and they are quite eye catching. The fee for printing graphics, installation and post-event removal is $450 per bike. Artwork must be received in print ready format. For an additional $300 fee, Rock the Bike can assist with graphic layout, design and include a rendering proof.


    For rentals in the Bay Area, the client is responsible for pickup and return of gear at our Oakland, CA location unless paying for delivery. There is no charge to pick up a day before your event and return the day after. When you pick up your bike we will give you a quick lesson on the bike and help you load your vehicle. For information on what kind of bike rack you’ll need, please see What kind of bike rack should I use?

    We encourage you to try bike towing with your rental. It’s fun, safe, practical and great for the carbon footprint of your event. Any bicycle with a rear rack can tow the Fender Blender Pro. There is no extra rental charge for the trailer wheels and hitch.

    Delivery is possible between 10am – 1pm for those in a 40mi radius from our Oakland location. Further locations will require a crewed smoothie booth, or offer shipping (see below). Delivery fees start at $150, and include a overview of the bike and tips for a successful event. For deliveries in San Francisco, Berkeley, and Oakland, we are likely to get it there by bike as shown above, no trucks or loading docks needed! The bike easily fits through most doorways and elevators at your location. Delivery also possible in the greater Bay Area by vehicle. Delivery is a special service that requires coordination among our team and is harder to arrange last minute. Please give us as much advance notice as possible. Availability of delivery services is not guaranteed, but we have also not said no many times!

    Out of Town Rentals: Ground Shipping

    For out of town rentals, we package and ship the Fender Blenders to you, so they arrive the day before your event, then you ship them back the day after your event. The rental rate is $250 per event day + cost of shipping both ways (usually $150 – $300 per bike in the continental US) and a packaging fee of $85. If this cost is too great for your budget, we recommend purchasing a FB Universale, which starts at $249. Unfortunately, we do not rent the Fender Blender Universale.

    Out of Town Rentals: Pallet Shipping
    Ship your rental on a pallet anywhere in the Continental US and receive your Fender Blender Pro ready to blend, no assembly necessaryContact us today to get an estimate (please provide a destination address). Pallet packaging is $120 for 1 – 2 bike blenders, or $150 for 2 pallets 3+ bike blenders.

    What comes with my rental?

    Rock The Bike sends you the bikes and blenders you ordered, but we do not supply any cups or ingredients for making smoothies. Be prepared to acquire these items before your event! Check our sample shopping lists for guidance on what to get, whether you plan to hand out 100 smoothies in two hours or 500+ smoothies over two days.

    Need ideas for bike blending?Check out our recipes here.

    How many ingredients should you buy? Check out our helpful guide here. We also have a 100 Smoothies Shopping Lists, as well as a 500+ Smoothies Shopping List.

    Rent-To-Own Program

    If you fall in love with your Bike Blender, and we think you will, you may purchase it from us! You must let us know immediately (within 1 day of your event’s end date) that you intend to purchase the bike, and the full cost of your rental will go toward the purchase. The remainder must be received within 5 business days. Failure to pay within that time frame will result in late fees.

    Example Rental Estimate for a one-day event in New York City

    Item Cost
    1 Bike Blender $250
    1 Additional Pitcher (Total: 2) $20
    Packaging Fee $85
    FedEX Ground Round Trip Shipping to NYC $135
    TOTAL $490

    How does the rental process work?

    Email us using the below form to see if we can accommodate your event. If so, we’ll get you a Rental Agreement and request payment in full. Bikes are rented on a first come, first served basis. We recommend contacting us as soon as possible to lock in your rental. Have a credit card handy, as we will need to have one on file to process your order.

      Do you want to brand the wheel? ($450/bike)


    • Draw people to your event with a Fender Blender


      If you’re interacting with the public at events, whether it be a trade show, a performance, a marathon, or a science fair, the Fender Blender can help build excitement at your booth. Kids are magnetically drawn to the simple red frame, and they can pedal their own smoothies, or just turn the pedals for fun. Once people are gathered at your booth, what you do from there is your own choice. But having a natural, fun, guaranteed effective way to bring people in can’t hurt.

    • Brand your Fender Blender with your logos


      Your Fender Blender can be tricked out with your custom logos and colors. The large wheel covers are easy to customize with your company’s logos or graphics. Please find out more in our FAQ section: What do you offer for customizing the frame color and printing our design on the wheel and frame of the Fender Blender Pro?

      Please call us at 1-888-354-BIKE to discuss options or get a quote.

    • Custom aluminum chain guard keeps your pants clean

      FBP Pedals 72dpi


      The sleek brushed aluminum chain guard comes standard on all Fender Blender Pros. It keeps pants clean and prevents the chain from ever slipping off the gears of the bike.

    • Non-Proprietary parts, easy to maintain


      From the gears, handlebars, and bearings on the blender, to the Oster blender blade and pitcher, you won’t have a problem finding and replacing many of the parts on your Fender Blender. Should your chain wear out (after thousands of smoothies, mind you!) Any bike shop should be able to service your bike blender.

      If you are missing a part, we’re more than happy to get you a new one! Use this link to get replacement parts


    • Sized for large and small riders


      Designed to fit riders from 7 years of age on. Just adjust the seat height for smaller or taller riders and let them loose. Designed for maximum rider participation and superb ease of use. Watch how easy it is below:

    • Shipped nearly ready to ride

      Simply bolt on the lateral feet and cross bar with included hardware, tilt the handlebar into place, pop on the seat and pedals, load your blender pitcher and get to work! Premium product designed for nearly instantaneous customer implementation. Ship to your tradeshow and have it up and running in twenty minutes!

      Don’t have enough time to build it? Ask us about receiving your bike completely assembled!

    • Locally made components are built to last

      The curved steel frame is locally assembled. The machined plastic parts are made of recycled plastic, and are dishwasher safe and virtually unbreakable. The square drive shaft is heat treated and hardened for maximum life. All hardware is stainless steel to avoid rust. Frame is powder coated for long life/outdoor use. The Fender Blender uses a simple friction drive to spin the blender blade fast, while remaining simple and easy to service.

    • What Style Wheel Do I Have?

      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? Let us help you find out. “What wheel cover style is compatible with my wheel?” Ordering new wheel covers?  We need to know which wheel you have so [...]

    • Where Can I Buy Rock The Bike Products Outside of the United States?

      If you are located outside of the United States, you can still order a Fender Blender Pro from us! However, perhaps you might want to check for an official Rock The Bike dealer near to you! Use our interactive map to find your closest Dealer. We have EXCLUSIVE DEALERS that we will be directing your inquiries [...]

    • What kind of vehicle should I use to transport the Pro frame?

      Most hatchback style cars can usually fit at least one partially disassembled Pro frame inside. You’ll want to use a car with a large trunk; it’s even better if the back seats fold down to extend the trunk space. A pickup truck can carry 2-4 fully built Pro frames in the bed. Most SUVs can carry a [...]

    • 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 [...]

    • How to Care for Your Fender Blender Pro

      Care After Your Event: – Wipe the bike frame and blender with a sponge or cloth using soap and water (we use this spray). Wipe it with a clean rag to dry it. – Wash pitchers thoroughly. This video should help you remove your standard blender’s base flange and get inside the pitcher to clean [...]

    • How Do I Remove My Wheel Cover?

      This video shows you how to cut the wheel cover, in detail: Once you’ve cut the hole, you need to cut the inner part out: SNIP! Use a flathead screwdriver to remove the screws. Note: when re-installing be careful not to over-tighten as this could cause the head to snap off or break the screw [...]

    • 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 [...]

    • Where can I see a bike blender and taste pedal powered food?!

      There are various smoothie shops around the United States that incorporate bike blending and ice cream churning into their business. Use the interactive map to find your closest location!

    • Can I get a replacement Fender Blender Pro manual?

      Above: Rock the Bike’s new frame (February 2013) Click here to view, download, or print the FB Pro Standard Manual (current)   Click here to view, download, or print the FB Pro High Performance Manual (current)   Click here to view, download, or print the FB Pro Manual (Feb 2013 to Dec 2013)   Click here [...]

    • Can I get replacement parts for missing or damaged pieces?

      Yes, you can! Use this photo to identify which replacement parts you need and place your order in our online store here for blender base and pitcher parts: https://oldsite.rockthebike.com/store/fender-blender-pro-accessories/113-fender-blender-replacement-parts.html   Use the video (below) to see how to dissemble and reassemble your blending component.     If you need parts for your Fender Blender or Generator [...]

    • Bike Blending: How many crew? How much ingredients? How many bikes?

      Here’s a copy of a recent receipt from Trader Joe’s for a Bike Blending event that served 100 people. To serve the most people in the least time, here are the factors to consider: – Ingredients. This is the easiest. Ingredients cost $0.60 per 8 oz smoothie. Scale this to meet your crowd needs. – [...]

    • Is my Fender Blender compatible with the Spin Art attachment?

      Pedal Powered Spin Art is compatible with all models of Fender Blenders: Pro, Universale and Xtracycle. If your Fender Blender was purchased before 2011 chances are you will need a new spindle. The photo shows the proper spindle: If your not sure send a picture of your spindle to customerservice@rockthebike.com

    • I love your Fender Blender bike blenders. Do you make one for kids?

      Yes. Rock the Bike offers 2 Fender Blender options for kids. We offer a Fender Blender Universale with a smaller rear rack and a Stationary Stand to reach 20″ wheels for kids approximately 4 – 8 years old. 6-year-olds and up can also blend with the Fender Blender Pro, pictured above. The FB Pro can fit a wide [...]

    • How do I make a thick and tasty smoothie with my Fender Blender?

      NOTE: The directions below are good to follow for the proportions, but not the order. Do not start with ice! The blade needs to get moving and a piece of ice can jam it. Start with something soft like chunks of banana! We’ll be updating this page with up to date photos. First, fill up [...]

    • Are there sponsorships and grants available for my Nonprofit?

      Bike Blending in action at Longfellow Elementary’s Spring Carnival Our Nonprofit Discount Program grants awards of 10% off your purchase and 15-20% off the rental of Rock the Bike gear to a limited number of nonprofit or educational applicants per quarter and has a simple application process. Requirements: – Proof of nonprofit status (501c3) – [...]

    • What branding or customization options do you offer?

      Custom brand your Pedal Powered Activities! We can produce custom logos with our printing partners and install them to our customers’ specification on the various Pro frames we offer, including the Fender Blender Pro, Electric Fender Blender Pro, Generator Pro, Ice Cream Bike Pro, as well as on some activities, like the Spin Art drum and Cell Phone Recharge Desk. We [...]

    • How long does it take to blend a smoothie with the Fender Blender?

      It takes about 15 seconds of firm pedaling to blend a smoothie with a Fender Blender.

    • Can the Fender Blender be adjusted to different resistance levels?

      The Fender Blender Pro has only one gear. The way to make it easier or harder is to change what you put in your blender pitcher. For example, smaller ice cubes are easier to crush than larger ones, and frozen fruit is easier to crush compared to fresh fruit with ice.

    • 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, [...]

    • 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 [...]

    • Earnest Graham from NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers Bike Blends at Florida Dietetic Association's Conference

      This video is from the Florida Dietetic Association’s Conference breakout session “The Learning Connection” where the Dairy Council of Florida and Action for Healthy Kids hosted participants and their children as they learned and participated in healthy lifestyle activities, such as bike blending Earnest is using a Fender Blender Pro to make a delicious, healthy [...]

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

      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.

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

      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 [...]

    • 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. Thank you for making it possible! We’ll be rockin’ and blendin’….Nutrition Council

    • Creating Healthy Communities, One Smoothie at a Time

      CalFresh (formerly known as food stamps) is a federal nutrition assistance program that helps low-income individuals and families buy the food they need for good health. It is guaranteed to anyone who meets the eligibility requirements. In 2012, Humboldt County’s Department of Health and Human Services opened up grant applications to access funds provided by [...]

    • Travaasa's Events are Going Great with Custom Fender Blender Pro

      The events have been going great.  I was really impressed with the quality of the bike.  Thanks for all of your help. –Adam, Travaasa Travaasa is a interactive resort in Austin, Texas that provides guests with more than just a room. Their activities include guided adventures, cultural encounters, cooking classes, spa treatments, and fitness and [...]

    • St. Joseph Health is Very Pleased with the Quality of the Fender Blender Pro Vitamix

      We are just under two months of owning our new Fender Blender Pro + Vitamix, bicycle blender, and I am excited to say it is a hit!  We already knew that bicycle blenders are a great resource to promote fitness and nutrition at our outreach events, and we are very pleased at the quality of [...]

    • Bike Blended Smoothies give Spinlister the edge in a recent funding conference

      Spinlister, a new framework for borrowing bikes in cities around the country, were headed to a recent Venture Capital funding conference and wanted to grab attention by offering Bike Blended Smoothies. Our favorite mobile chef Slam strapped one Fender Blender Pro and a cooler full of smoothie supplies to her cargo bike and dropped off [...]

    • Whole Foods loves its Fender Blender Pro

      Check out this great tweet from Whole Foods:

    • The lines were never ending to create customized smoothies

      go vibrant is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to make an active, energetic lifestyle irresistible.  Our efforts are focused around amplifying the efforts of other organizations/clubs/etc sharing a similar goal.  We accomplish this in a variety of unique and irresistible ways.    We heard of a stationary bike retro-fitted to include a blender powered [...]

    • Students were really excited to use the blender and drink their creations

      Habits of Wellness The “New England Dairy & Food Council Fuel Up to Play 60” grant helped us purchase a stationary bicycle blender. During our kick off event, we made over 400 fruit yogurts smoothies. Students signed a pledge to eat well and be active on a daily basis. It is great to see students [...]

    • FunFest with SF Giants a Success!

      We would like to thank Rock The Bike for allowing us to rent out smoothie bikes for this year’s FunFest at the SF Giants’ AT&T Park! We managed to serve over 2,200 smoothies and received more thanks and smiles than we could have ever asked for. This was a first for LIFT and you helped [...]

    • Enjoyed our bike blender greatly at the retreat.

      We have been enjoying our bike powered blender greatly. We used it on saturday for a Minnesota Campus Energy Challenge Retreat and it will be used again this Thursday for a end of the semester party for our campus bike coop. -Miwa in Minnesota

    • Mayor of Baltimore cranked out a smoothie on my Mosaic Bike

      "Rock the Bike team met the public at the Maker's Faire in May 2007. The Fender Blender, as always was a great draw and a big smile machine for kids at our booth."

    • Bay Area Venture Capitalist Steve Jurvetson blends a smoothie on Songbird's Fender Blender

      Bay Area Venture Capitalist Steve Jurvetson blends a smoothie on Songbird's Fender Blender

    • How to Assemble Your Fender Blender Pro

      Learn how to assemble your Fender Blender Pro with crewmember Maisha from the Rock The Bike events team.

      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: 7:03

      Transportation: 7:50

      Blending: 8:03

      Anyone can do it! Get ready to blend by following our best tips.

      Still having trouble? Contact us for more help. 888-354-2453

    • 1000 smoothies in 6 hours?!

      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
      – # of Bike Blenders and enough space to position them
      – # of pitchers
      – Other kitchen gear: tent, tables, washing system, banners, waste system.
      – size of your crew
      – will you be sampling (giving away the rest of the pitcher)? Or will each person blend their own smoothie?

      Last Wednesday we did a big gig at the Cal Campus in Berkeley. The client / partner was Under Armour and their event firm Engine Shop. The goal was 1000 smoothies in 6 hours with 10 Fender Blender Pros. We nearly hit the goal. We got a lot of things right and learned a lot too, and here’s a report of all that.

      Set up time.

      We showed up with a fully packed van at 8:30AM for an 11 O’Clock start time. Unloading with 4 people took 30 minutes, including positioning the bikes. By 9AM we were up to 5 people. With this size group we were able to set up the entire smoothie booth operation in 2 hours with time for coffee!

      Crew size:

      I planned on having a crew of 5 at the peak, but this wasn’t enough. We really needed a crew of 7. The event provided us 1 coach and our crewmember Caleb came on as a floater midday, to bring some things we forgot from the shop, and to help with the lunchtime rush. He stayed till the end. We had an experienced crew. Only their staffer was a newbie.


    • 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. (more…)

    • Garden School Foundation's Nasturtium Pesto

      Our friends over a the Garden School Foundation told us, “We loved making nasturtium pesto with our bicycle blender!” They loved it so much they want to share the recipe with all our bike blending fans. Check out their Instagram account, @gardenschoolfoundation, for more great pictures of kids learning gardening and cooking skills, and of course–bike blending!


      GSF is using the Fender Blender Universale with  their own bike! Their recipe is below:


    • Car Free Day in Dubai pulls in new levels of participation with Bike Blending

      Bike Blenders in Dubai at Car Free Day

      The Dubai Municipality’s Environmental Awareness Team took it to the people on Kite Beach as part of Car Free Day, an effort to pull over 30,000 private and government cars off the roads on February 21. Their custom branded Fender Blender Pros were the focus of their well-organized activation, drawing in people to experience the joy of pedaling, and then drink the tasty results of their efforts. The man on the left raising his hand is a ‘coach‘ — a crew member responsible for helping people on and off the bikes, pulling them in to the activity, raising or lowering the seat so they get maximum efficiency from their muscles, and cheering for them when they put their all into the pedals.


    • New video shows why we switched to BlendTec pitchers: better ease of use, better pricing.

      The BlendTec Wildside + XR pitcher now comes standard with our High Performance Upgrade for Fender Blenders. You can still buy Vitamix brand equivalent pitchers at the time of purchase or after, but they’re more expensive. Plus, we like the BlendTec pitcher better. Great news all around. Thanks BlendTec!

    • Top 10 features & benefits of the Fender Blender Pro (High Performance)



    • Flax and Spinach Power Smoothie


      This recipe comes from Jessa Hokayam of e2 events in Virginia. They whipped it up recently for a Bon Secours event, and it’s quickly becoming an e2 staple!

      Prep It In Your Pitcher:

      1. Place your banana in the bottom of the blender, closest to the blades.

      2. Add 1 cup strawberries and 1/2 cup blueberries.

      3. Add 1/2 cup fresh spinach.

      4. Squeeze 1 tsp of lemon juice in your pitcher.

      5. Add 1 tsp flax seeds and 2 tsp raw almonds.

      6. Top off with 1 cup of ice (if not using frozen fruit) and 1/2 cup of water .

      7. Cover with the lid and pop onto your bike blender! Blend until smooth (roughly 30 sec – 1 minute, depending on how hard you pedal), adding more water for desired consistency.

      Serve immediately.

      Makes 24 oz of smoothies, or double the recipes for you 48 oz High Performance pitcher.


      For 120 -5oz servings this is what e2 recommends you buy:

      3 cups flax

      3 cups almonds

      2 pounds blueberries

      4.5 pounds strawberries

      9 pounds bananas

      50 oz (25 cups) spinach

      6 quarts water

      6 lbs ice

      1 cup lemon juice

    • Bike Blended Apple Cider


      What You Need:

      – 8-10 lbs. fresh apples  (big-flavored, tangy, juicy varieties encouraged. We like Honeycrisp!)
      – water
      – two High Performance pitchers
      – 2 bowls or Cambros, 1 for apple pulp and one for juice.
      – electric kettle or access to stove and pot
      – cheesecloth, or paint straining sack
      – cutting board / knife
      – cinnamon sticks and clove (optional)
      – Fender Blender bike blender (High Performance)

      – Staff of two (1 bike coach and 1 food handler)


      1. Core the apples and cut them into wedges. Fill the blender pitcher with wedges.

      2. Add up to an inch of water at the bottom of the pitcher. The water is necessary to help the wedges move, and reduce in size at the beginning.

      3. Blend, blend, blend! You’re done when all the ingredients are circulating in a vortex, but don’t worry you can’t over-blend it.
      Coach, please note: It’s likely that the blade of the blender pitcher will jam at the beginning. You may have to grab the wheel and move it back and forth to help the blade reposition and be ready to power through the apples. You may also want to whack the the side of the pitcher to shake apples down into the forming vortex. Adding more water can make this whacking step unnecessary. If you do the whacking step, do it with two hands where one hand stabilizes the pitcher while the other gives it a whack. That way the pitcher won’t go flying!


      4. Dump the whole contents into the cheesecloth and then squeeze! Clean hands or gloves are essential for this step and this is why the coach can’t be the chef/food prep person.







      If you stop here you have pedal powered apple juice, continue on to make apple cider.

      5. Add a stick or 3 of cinnamon and some cloves (to taste), and heat until warm and steaming. Take notes on how long it takes to heat the juice in your electric kettle or stove top and then don’t overheat (and risk scalding your guests). For the nearly quart of juice that’s likely to result from one pitcher full of apple wedges, you probably only have to heat it for 3 minutes or so.

      For those who don’t like to waste any food, the pulp can be used in a streussel topping.

    • Introducing the High Performance Upgrade for Fender Blenders

      Blue FBP Blendtech 72dpi (1)

      Same frame, same base. New Blendtec-made pitcher.


      We’re changing the name of our high-end Bike Blenders from “Vitamix Upgrade” to “High Performance Upgrade” and including a Blendtec pitcher rather than a Vitamix pitcher. We’re also now offering new package pricing that will make it easier for customers to get 2 or 3 pitchers per bike. Having more pitchers is key to meeting the needs of a crowd. We will continue to sell both our value-priced Oster-compatible pitchers and our Vitamix brand pitchers. (more…)

    • New video shows what it takes to do a large, legal bike blended smoothie booth

    • Blueberry Beach Cruiser Smoothie Recipe

      This simple 4-ingredient recipe is perfect for busy events!



      Frozen Blueberries
      1 Banana
      Yogurt (organic is best)
      Vanilla Soy Milk (organic is best)

      Prep It In Your Pitcher:

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

      2. Add 1 cup yogurt

      3. Scoop in 3 cups of frozen blueberries

      4. Pour in 2 cups vanilla soy milk.

      5. Cover with the lid and pop onto your bike blender! Blend until smooth (roughly 15 sec – 1 minute, depending on how hard you pedal.)

      This recipe yields 32 oz, which can be serves in 8 small samples (4oz), 3 – 4 9oz samples, or 2 16 oz beverages.

    • Old and new Fender Blender Pro seatposts. If your old one is causing your seat to slip back, we want to get you a new one.

      We are offering a free upgrade to anyone whose Fender Blender Pro seatpost looks like the one on the left and is experiencing seat slippage:

      Old seatpost on left doesn’t hold angles well.

      The issue is that the older style, sold in 2012 and 2013, can lose the knurling that holds the seat angle you set. Once it has slipped a couple times, the problem gets worse. Even if you tighten its bolt with good torque, your seat may slip back and up, looking like this:

      The seat should be flat, not pointing up like this.

      The new seatpost has better clamping force and more pronounced ridges that hold angles better. Check it out:

      The new seatpost (on right) has better grip on angles.

      To take advantage of this offer, call us at 888-354-BIKE (2453) or email us through the contact page.

    • 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 served it in shot glasses with veggie sticks. Everyone enjoyed it and they got lots of complements on the hummus, so give it a try! photo 1


      Ingredients: 1 15oz can chickpeas, liquid drained
      1 large lemon, juiced
      2 teaspoons crushed garlic
      1 tablespoon olive oil
      1 heaped tablespoon tahini
      1 teaspoon cumin

      1/4 cup water or liquid from chickpeas Pinch salt, optional

      Prep It In Your Pitcher: Blend all ingredients together with your bike blender (we recommend the High Performance option for this). Adjust garlic, lemon juice and tahini to suit your taste buds. Serve with fresh veggies!

      photo 4

      Alternative Ingredients:
      Try making pink hummus by adding raw grated beetroot.
      If you don’t have tahini, use 2 tablespoons of roasted sesame seeds (simply put sesame seeds on a baking tray and roast for 5 minutes).

    • Bike Blended Berry Breakfast Smoothie Recipe

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



      Frozen Blueberries
      Frozen Mango
      2 Ripe Banana
      Vanilla Soy Milk (organic is best)
      Granola / Fresh Fruit topping

      Prep It In Your Pitcher:

      1. Peel your bananas and place them in the bottom of your pitcher

      2. Add 1/3 cup yogurt

      3. Scoop in 1/2 cup of frozen mango and 2/3 cup frozen blueberries

      4. Pour in some vanilla soy milk. Roughly 1/2 – 2/3 cup. If too thick after blending, add a little more

      5. Cover with the lid and pop onto your bike blender! Blend until smooth (roughly 30 sec – 1 minute, depending on how hard you pedal.)

      6. Pour and top with granola, fresh fruit, and even a sprig of mint. Enjoy!

    • 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 4oz servings / 1,000 8oz servings)

      # of Flavors: 4 – Strawberry Banana, Mango Strawberry, Paradise Punch, and Mixed Berry
         Tip: Have flavors that use the same ingredients. We only needed 4 different kids of frozen fruits to make these 4 flavors.

      Bike Blending at Maker Faire - by Eric Montross

      Photo Credit: Eric Montross

      Shopping List for 2 Days (purchased at Costco):

       2 Almond Milk (case of 3 each)                     $7.29
        3 Vanilla Soy Milk (case of 3 each)               – $21.87

        4 Yogurt, Plain (64 oz each)                           – $17.96
        7 Yogurt, Greek (48 oz each)                         – $32.45

        10 Orange Juice (1 gal each)                          – $69.90
        16 Bananas  (3 lb bag, each)                          – $31.84
        11 Frozen Mango (4 lb each)                          $95.59
        14 Frozen Triple Berry (4 lbs each)             $143.46
        11 Frozen Whole Strawberry (6 lbs each)  – $98.89
        5 Frozen Pineapple (4 lbs each)                    – $32.95

                                                                    TOTAL:          $552.20

      We had some leftovers afterwards. Want a no-leftover shopping list for a 7 – 8 hour bike blending event?

      ‘No-Leftovers’ Shopping List for 1 Day:
      Roughly 225  16 oz smoothies OR 3,600 oz (900 4oz servings / 450 8oz servings)

        1 Almond Milk (case of 3)
        1 Vanilla Soy Milk (case of 3)        

        4 Yogurt, Plain (64 oz each)                                
        4 Orange Juice (1 gal each)                      
        9 Bananas  (3 lb bag, each)                      
        6 Frozen Mango (4 lb each)              
        4 Frozen Triple Berry (4 lbs each)         
        5 Frozen Whole Strawberry (6 lbs each)
        4 Frozen Pineapple (4 lbs each)     

                                      TOTAL:          $254.91

    • Moberi entrepreneur survives Shark Tank, reps Human Power

      Ryan Carpenter gets the Sharks pedaling healthy smoothies as he pitches his Pedal Powered smoothie carts on National TV.

      Click here to watch the full episode. Ryan’s appearance is at the beginning.

      In a sense, Moberi’s Shark Tank segment was the perfect microcosm of the current debate between environmentalists and pro-business voices. The conservative sharks grilled Ryan about his ability to grow his biz without electric blenders (fossil fuels), while Ryan insisted that his customers want a more organic experience of life, and prefer to pedal their own smoothies, using Bike Blenders purchased from Rock The Bike.”Do you have a normal blender back there you can use if the line is long?”

      “No,” said Ryan “that’s the beauty of it!”

      Well said!

      Having produced large smoothie booths at events ourselves, we know that Bike Blending doesn’t hold you back from quenching the thirst of a crowd. You just need to have an efficient system, a good team, and plenty of spare pitchers. Although Ryan didn’t lure the Sharks into making an investment, he successfully defended Pedal Power!

      Wonder what those smoothies taste like? Visit Moberi in Portland OR. Or use our map to find a Fender Blender in daily use closer to you.

    • Tips for a Successful Bike Blended Smoothie Booth

      First: Check with your local health department on what they require at temporary food/beverage stalls. Requirements vary by county, so if you’re planning to travel, check every place you’ll want to set up.

      Below is a blend of our experience at large crowd events and working with Bay Area health departments.


    • 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 of your Blender Bike, add:

      • 1 cup fresh berries
      • 1 cup frozen but soft sorbet
      • 1 cup of your favorite sparkling wine!
        I love BC sparkling like Sumac Ridge or Blue Mountain!
        Rose Bubbles are perfect for a warm spring or hot summer afternoon of evening treat!

      Spin like a mad man (or woman) to incorporate well!

      Serve in a mason jar and top with some additional fresh berries, some fresh mint, a wedge of lime and bit more bubbles poured on top! Enjoy!

       Here’s an excerpt of the evening’s recap:

      Fresh Raspberry Sorbet – made with the Vega Blender Bike!

      The highlight of the night (for us and everyone else at YEW that night) was this fresh raspberry sorbet!  Chef Bell blended a “special” vegan dessert just for us– and by blended, we mean “cycled” using the infamous Vega Blender Bike.  Not only were we entertained throughout dessert, but we thoroughly enjoyed the layering of this treat.  Dehydrated strawberries on bottom added beautiful texture.  And the sparkling rose that accompanied the sorbet really hit the spot.

      Go here to read all about The Vegan Option’s dinner with Chef Ned.

      Watch Chef Ned bike blend up some Kale Pesto:



      Chef Ned Bell, Executive Chef at Hotel Vancouver, is an avid cyclist.


      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.

    • 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 Milk
      1 TBS Coconut Oil
      1/2 Cup Frozen Pineapple
      1/2 Fresh Banana
      1 TBS Almond Butter
      1 TSP Maca (optional)

      Pop on the lid, get the pitcher on your bike blender of choice, and blend until smooth (30 – 60 sec).

      For more Pedal Powered recipes, please check out: www.rockthebike.com/recipes

      Moberi is making bicycle powered smoothies on the streets of Portland!


    • Smoothie Bike encourages exercise, healthy eating

      Finding a unique way to involve the community in active and healthy living can sometimes be a challenge.

      Nancy Randolph, manager at Manitowoc County Human Services, rides the Smoothie Bike at a recent farmers market. (Photo: Submitted by Lindsay Brookshier )

      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, this locally owned business and community initiative is bringing the Rock the Bike movement to Manitowoc.

      “It’s just seeing biking in different ways and what biking can do,” said Knab. “It’s all about getting into the culture of biking, it’s just one step to move forward into that.”

      Using an exerciser trainer model, the Smoothie Bike depends entirely on its rider to power the blender. To mix the drink faster, the rider will have to pedal faster because the bike only operates at one speed. But the bike has the capability to make more than just smoothies. The bike can create dips, pesto, milk shakes and even soups.

      The philosophy behind the bike ties into the goals that many organizations within the community, such as Healthiest Manitowoc County and Broken Spokes, have been working on for years. Specifically, they have been supporting initiatives to increase the consumption of locally grown fruits and vegetables and being active 60 minutes a day.

      “The Smoothie Bike is a creative tool for the Activity and Nutrition Coalition to expose, engage and educate youth, parents and community members about the importance of fruit and vegetable consumption,” said Cath Pape, Healthiest Manitowoc County grant coordinator. “We can’t afford to ignore our poor health. Two out of three Wisconsinites are overweight and at risk for heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Our local food movement understands that investing in a strong food system is right for health, business and budget. The bike is a fun, friendly reminder that we have better health when we make better choices about where we live, learn, work and play.

      For members of the community that experienced the Smoothie Bike, creating something delicious using locally grown food and the power of their own body made the bike an exciting concept.

      “I love the ‘Fender Blender’ bike and am amazed at how quickly it becomes the center of attention when someone is pedaling it. I think that using the bike to bring focus to the Healthiest Manitowoc County initiative is a fantastic way to market the ‘buy local and eat fresh’ approach.” said Nancy Randolph, manager at Manitowoc County Human Services who gave the bike a spin at its showcase at the Manitowoc Farmers Market.

      The bike’s success at the Farmers Market is a promising sign of how the community is pedaling its way to a healthy lifestyle through the enjoyment of locally grown food.


      This article was posted on July 15, 2014  by HTR NEWS, and written by Lindsay Brookshier. For the full article please go to: http://www.htrnews.com/story/life/2014/07/15/smoothie-bike-encourages-exercise-healthy-eating/12709149/

    • “How Do You Moo” Contest Winners Celebrate Success with Legen-Dairy Bike Blended Smoothies

      Got Milk? The Bonita Springs Middle School does.

      Bonita Springs Middle School eighth grader Luc Kellum and his younger sister, Madelyn Kellum recently won the “How Do You Moo” district-wide poster contest sponsored for the third year by the Lee County School District’s Healthy Living Lab program and The Florida Dairy Council.

      To honor the first place students, the Lee County School District and Florida Dairy Council officials visited several schools. The award ceremony and breakfast party for Luc and Madelyn took place Friday, Feb. 21, at the school’s cafeteria with Luc’s fellow classmates.

      After selecting different fruits for a smoothie, Luc hopped on a blue-color blender bike and started pedaling to make smoothies for his classmates.

      Above: Bonita Springs Middle School student Luc Kellum, 13, rides the Fender Blender Pro, a stationary bike-powered blender, during a celebration for his and his sister, Madelyn’s, winning entries in the “How Do You Moo” Lee County School District-wide poster contest on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. Their poster designs will be featured in next year’s Florida Dairy Council campaign regarding the importance of healthy eating choices.

      “Keep going,” said Lori Nelson, manager, dairy health and wellness at Dairy Council of Florida, based near Orlando. “You have to pedal a lot. You have to work for it.”

      Soon enough, the smoothie inside the blender started to turn the color pink.

      For about an hour, more than 20 students joined the fun of riding the blender bike, sipping smoothies and talking photos — some wearing milk mustache stickers — at the photo booth area.

      Above: Madelyn Kellum, 11, passes out fruit smoothies to her schoolmates during a celebration for her and her brother

      The Florida Dairy Council officials said they plan to use students “How Do You Moo?” poster designs on its website, newsletter, and other mediums to promote dairy products to children.

      Nelson said there are many beverages available for children that milk falls to the wayside.

      ”We want to make sure they understand the benefits of milk and the importance of it in their diet,” she said.

      The first place winners receive a $100 gift card to Target Stores and a surprise gift package from The Florida Dairy Farmers. But according to Dairy Council officials, the true excitement for the winners is getting to see their poster designs driving by on The Healthy Living Lab truck and seeing them on the website, hanging in their school or on the kitchen wall of The Healthy Living lab TV Show set.

      Luc, who received a $100 gift card to Target Stores, and Madelyn, who won $75 gift card to Target, said they didn’t know what they were going to buy with their prize money.

      “I have some shopping to do,” Luc said.

      Perhaps he’ll go buy some yogurt for his smoothies.

      This article was posted on February 25th by The Banner. For the full article please go to: http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2014/feb/25/bonita-springs-middle-students-win-poster/

    • 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 versions of grant checks to HST Leaders and their principals who joined them for the party. They also brought along a photo booth, games and a bicycle blender to add to the festivities.

      Above: Bike blending on the Fender Blender Pro

      The grants were awarded through the Dairy Council of Floridas Fuel Up to Play 60 (FUTP60) program.  The program was created by the National Football League in collaboration with the National Dairy Council to decrease child obesity.  As part of the program, schools are invited to apply for grant funding for programs and activities that encourage healthy eating and physical activity.

      Grant dollars will be used for a variety of projects ranging from the purchase of blender bikes children ride to make smoothies to the creation of a cooking club, the support for healthy food and smoothie tastings, and the addition of a white board to promote healthy eating.

      To promote physical activity, the grants will be used to buy pedometers, bicycle helmets, roller skates and related safety supplies, bicycles, heart rate monitors and a table tennis set.

      The partnership with the Dairy Council of Florida is new this school year, and was made possible with the help of Melodie Griffin. She serves as an independent contractor to the Winter Park Health Foundation (WPHF) responsible for coordinating bi-monthly HST leader meetings, providing technical support and helping identify resources and external funding sources to help leaders in meet their goals.

      Do you know of a school that needs help funding a bike blender in 2014? Please direct them here!


      Story Source: http://healthykidstoday.org/2013/12/dairy-council-awards-48000-plus-to-healthy-school-teams/

    • Sun 'N Lake Elementary's Smoothie Bike is Part of the Schools 'Fuel Up to Play 60' Awards Ceremony

      Above: Sun ‘N Lake Elementary fifth grader Jackson Colquitt puts the pedal to the metal to mix up a homemade smoothie on the Smoothie Bike as part of the school’s ‘Fuel Up to Play 60‘ awards ceremony Thursday. Coach Willie English (right) looks on as his students work together to maintain healthy lifestyles.

      To read the whole article, please go here: Healthy habits pay off for group of Sun ‘N Lake Elementary students

      More about the Fender Blender Pro.

    • FBISD Schools Receive Grants to Fund Bike Blender

      The Oliver Foundation awarded Healthy Choices Grants to three Fort Bend ISD schools – Dulles Middle School, Missouri City Middle School and Oyster Creek Elementary School – to support their efforts in developing innovative programs to help improve students’ nutrition and physical activity habits.

      The Oliver Foundation awarded a $3,000 Campus Grade Level Grant to Missouri City Middle School for the purchase of a Fender Blender Pro, a blender bike from Rock the Bike. The human powered, stationary blender bike is allowing students and staff to spin their way to health as they prepare smoothies. The bike has an actual blender attached to it that works as someone pedals the bike. The faster you pedal, the quicker it blends.

      Above: Shown with the blender bike are (from left): Ivan Sanchez, Kalyn Parks, Coach Michael James, Kevin Butler, Dominique Scott, Marla McNeal-Sheppard, FBISD Assistant Superintendent; Karen Crittenden, School Nurse; Bayli Mosley, Angel Johnson, Lola Washington, Health Teacher; and Dr. Jesus Acosta, Principal.

      “We are so excited and grateful to The Oliver Foundation,” said Karen Crittenden, school nurse. “Our goal is to continue to generate excitement about being healthy and to encourage everyone to increase their physical activity and eat more nutritious meals.”

      The blender bike is used school-wide. Health teachers use the bike as a healthy incentive for students to make fruit and vegetable-based smoothies with low-fat dairy. The blender bike is also used as a healthy and fun icebreaker at faculty meetings. The Human Services class uses it to make healthy spreads like hummus and pesto. The Teens Against Tabacco Use (TATU) and Move It! club members use the bike at outreach events to teach others about healthy lifestyles. The bike is even being used by custodians and cafeteria employees during their lunch and afternoon breaks.

      For the full article, please go here: http://www.fortbendstar.com/2013/11/13/fbisd-schools-receive-oliver-foundation-grants-to-support-health-initiatives/

    • Fender Blenders in the Media


      Food Network’s “The Kitchen”

      A photo from the production of "The Kitchen" in Montclair, N.J., on Wednesday, June 3, 2015. Photo: David M. Russell/BSTV

      A photo from the production of “The Kitchen” in Montclair, N.J., on Wednesday, June 3, 2015.
      Photo: David M. Russell/BSTV


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


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

      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/

    • Travaasa Austin promotes their event on the news with the FB Pro

    • Fender Blender Pro blends up smoothies and cocktails and can even grind coffee

      The Fender Blender Pro is up to the task of ice crushing and quality blending. Check out all these great videos of it in action!



    • Jay pedaled! National TV debut of the Fender Blender Universale

      To our delight Jay Leno climbed on a stylish white and orange step-through cruiser with a properly installed Fender Blender Universale bike blender (FBU) and blended what appeared to be a daiquiri, about 15 minutes into his show as part of the Last Minute Gifts segment. He pedaled for about 15 seconds, though to be honest I was too busy celebrating and making rock signs to count accurately. Jay had a medium-slow cadence and seemed very comfortable on the bike, smiling his trademark chinny grin and joking as he went — “for the active alcoholic!” Although his leg extension wasn’t optimized for power output, he had no problem crushing ice. He did not tuck in his pant leg prior to pedaling.

      Watch the segment on Jay’s site: fast forward to 25:00 if you’re in a rush.

      Above: The Fly Stick Van De Graaf effect levitation wand, one of the cooler toys on the segment.

      Of the 13 products he selected, only three — the FBU, the Fly Stick Levitation Wand, and Snow To Go instant snow — fell into the category of positive, educational, or amazing. The others were novelty gags.

      Six of the products were off-color: a stripping, singing Santa, a pole dancing alarm clock, and two products that involved sticking something (a pencil to be sharpened and a beer bottle to be opened) into the backside of an animal.

      Two were personal care products gone awry — a head massager and a facial treatment system.

      At $249 The FBU was the most expensive product on the segment.  The others (apart from the Deer Rump bottle opener) were all in the $30-and-under price bracket. All of the products were available through the internet. Not a single mainstream store such as Target was mentioned.

      When the producer emailed today to say that Jay had selected the FBU for the show, I had to think for a minute where I’d be able to watch it — there hasn’t been a TV in my place for two years. Luckily Adam had one and was willing to host a viewing party. Four of us from the Rock The Bike crew, plus his two housemates, were there to take it in. At the top of the show, we took bets on whether Jay himself would pedal the bike, or an assistant. Heading into the segment, 4 out of 6 in our SF viewing party thought he’d do the deed. But at the last moment Grace changed her bet and it was 3 and 3.

      above: Adam updating Facebook status to “Jay Rocks The Bike” moments after Leno cranked out a frozen cocktail.

      When the show first contacted us a few weeks ago to request an FBU, we offered to send it to them complete and built up on a Jamis city bike. We figured that they’re busy TV people, not bike people, and they’d probably rather have us install it. No thanks, they said, just send hthe boxed FBU. Clearly installation was straightforward for them. The rack was perfectly level and the pitcher sat directly over the rear wheel.

      above: the FBU installed on a classic Stumpjumper with Sweetskinz tires.

      Invented in 2006 by Nate Byerley, the FBU is our most affordable bike blender, and it’s the one that a lot of schools, nonprofits, and summer camps buy. Earlier this year our engineer Leif redesigned the FBU so that it goes on and off a bike without tools (once you install the aluminum rack). When the blender base is removed, you’ve got a strong, light, functional rack you can use to commute, carry groceries or boxes. Every FBU we sell is adding carrying capacity to the bicycle fleet of America!

      Bike blending is the most approachable, affordable way to demonstrate human power at an event or school. It’s a great conversation starter —  literally an awesome ice breaker — and one of the few products that can raise environmental consciousness without a guilt trip. It gets people pedaling at events, which reminds them how awesome bikes are. Kids love it! Check out the awesome testimonials we’ve posted for the product.

      We also recently came out with a human power generator that’s compatible with every Fender Blender we’ve ever sold, so that a school that bought one, say, in 2007 can now add the generator and use their FBU to make power for a music system, lighting display, etc.

      Many thanks to Jay and the producers for helping to spread the cheer and magic of Pedal Power at the holidays.

    • NPR's Jen Sharpe checks out Human Power on All Things Considered

      Seeing human power as a tool for community building, his company: Rock the Bike, sells what might make a good mascot for the human power movement: A pedal-powered bike blender called the Fender Blender.

      NPR’s Jennifer Sharpe interviewed Rock The Bike in August, and also attended the California Academy of Sciences Night Life event the night Rock The Bike brought the Pedal Powered Stage.

      Recording the sounds of a shop for NPR by leifcycle.

      In the shop on the day of her visit we were finishing up a build of a new hybrid Electric Mundo that we used at Nightlife as one of our generators.


      david butcher and his pedal-powered prime mover by sharpeworld.

      Sharpe also interviewed David Butcher, a pedal power afficionado based in the Mountain View, who seems to get younger as the years pass.

      lonnie green and his human powered bulldozer by sharpeworld.

      And she visited Lonnie Green in Grass Valley who came up with a Pedal Powered earth mover.

      Transcript excerpt:

      (Soundbite of song, “Sending Out”)

      Mr. FOSSIL FOOL (The Bike Rapper; Founder, Rock the Bike): (Singing) You got to leave your Prius outside the club. You got to leave your Hummer outside the club.

      SHARPE: Pedal-powered bike rapper Fossil Fool, also known as Paul Freedman, is out on the steps of San Francisco’s Academy of Sciences. Seeing human power as a tool for community building, his company: Rock the Bike, sells what might make a good mascot for the human power movement: A pedal-powered bike blender called the Fender Blender.

      Mr. FOSSIL FOOL: Almost everyone that buys it, the first thing that they want to do with it is they want to take it out into their community and share a sweet, thick, bike-blended smoothie.

      (Soundbite of a blender)

    • Habana Outpost profiled on CNBC, owner pedals a Fender Blender

    • Goodlifer profiles Habana Outpost

      Because of its crowd appeal [the Fender Blender Pro] is probably the [eco-friendly feature] that gets the most attention at Habana Outpost.

      Habana Outpost

      This past weekend, Habana Outpost celebrated its season opening with an Earth Day Expo, featuring kids’ activities, outdoor film screenings, an eco fashion show, workshops, local vendor booths and live music. We arrived promptly at noon on Saturday, hoping to beat the crowd (which on this first warm day of the year could be nothing but insane). We did, and were the first to make use of the smoothie “bike blender”, a stationary bike with a blender attached to it — pedal and receive $1 off your smoothie, seems like a deal too good to pass up. Even though it may not be the most efficient eco-feature, because of its crowd appeal it is probably the one that gets the most attention.

      Habana Outpost: bike blender

      Taking the bike blender for a blueberry spin.

      Habana Outpost: bike blender

      TV cameras hovering over the coolest eco-feature, the human-powered bike blender

      Sean Meenan opened NoLita’s Cafe Habana and Habana To Go in 1998, with a mission to serve home-style Latin food with unique Cuban and Central Mexican accents. Habana Outpost, located in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn, is the third member of this culinary family. Besides being a fun place to spend a sunny day, Habana Outpost is NYC’s first eco-eatery, aiming to reduce wasteful consumption and promote sustainable solutions by using earth-friendly practices in the design, construction, and day-to-day operations.

    • Sierra Magazine plugs the Fender Blender

      It takes just a minute to whip a morning smoothie or an after-work margarita with a pedal-powered blender from Rock the Bike.

      Fender Blender Universale in Sierra
      Fender Blender Universale in Sierra

      It takes just a minute to whip a morning smoothie or an after-work margarita with a pedal-powered blender from Rock the Bike.

      Sierra Magazine cover
      Sierra Magazine cover

    • Fender Blender appears on Seattle Times cover page

      Starbucks is using a bicycle powered blender to project a hip, green image at outdoor events.
      Seattle Times

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    • Fender Blender Universale

      Turns any bike into a party bike! Our most affordable bike blender, it's also great for schools, camps, and fundraisers.

    • Electric Fender Blender Pro

      Our quietest, simplest, most powerful and compact human power generator. It’s the most effective Pedal Power generator we know of. It has all the features of the Generator Pro, plus you can blend smoothies. We use it as one of the key pieces of gear in our Pedal Powered Stage at events such as the [...]

    • Spin Art for Fender Blenders

        Amaze attendees at your event with Pedal Powered Spin Art. It’s so easy it almost requires no supervision.   With just a few pedal strokes, you can get the platter of your Pedal Powered Spin Art station spinning at 1000-2000 RPM, enough to produce dazzling spirals, circles, and streaks as you squirt paint on [...]