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The Green Life: Tips for Bike Lovers: Pedal-Powered Inventions

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May 12, 2010

Tips for Bike Lovers: Pedal-Powered Inventions

Generate power with your feet Cycling is a great way to stay fit while reducing your dependence on fossil fuels. Since May is National Bike Month, this week's tips will help you get more enjoyment from your two-wheeled wonder.

Tip #3: Create Energy 

More than a means of transportation, a bike can also generate electricity. You can get inspiration from a New York vendor who makes smoothies with a bike blender or actor Ed Begley, Jr., who pedals to toast bread. It doesn't stop there: People worldwide are using bikes to wash clothes, pump water, mill grain, and even power computers. Harness your own pedal power by buying a modified bike or making your own.

Tell us: What are your tips for making a pedal-powered device?


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