Conference Bike

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The ConferenceBike is a 7-seat human powered vehicle created by artist Eric Staller and manufactured in Santa Cruz, California, USA by conferencebike.com and in Germany by Velo.Saliko. One person steers and all may pedal .[1] The bike has a circular jointed drive-shaft and rack & pinion steering. In most countries it has the same legal status as a bicycle. There are now 300 ConferenceBikes in 18 countries.

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Conference Bike at the Googleplex

The ConferenceBike is used primarily for tourism, and used as a team building tool at corporations and university campuses, increasing social interaction among friends and associates. Google Inc. has nine bikes in use for transportation and team building on their campus.[2][3]

The Washington DC Veterans Administration Medical Center has a ConferenceBike that was donated by Eric Staller's father. It is used by employees and Veterans for recreational and fundraising events.[4]

Specifications[edit]

  • Length: 2.50 m (8 ft 2 in)
  • Width: 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
  • Weight: 220 kg (490 lb)

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