Saturday, September 29, 2007


Keith at Carbon Neutral Journal points out a cool endeavor that could inspire some teens to get into the bike design business.

The Innovate or Die Contest is sponsored by Specialized Bikes and offers a $5,000 prize to the best "unprecedented pedal powered" machine. Contestants post their inventions on You Tube.

I've mentioned iback in the early 70's we were building our own "clunkers" for use on the paths of our local state park, years before "mountain bike" was a term. If we could do it then, today's kids can too.

Bikes, kids,the outdoors, imaginations, and You Tube all connect, who knows what they could come up with?