Friday, October 2, 2009

Pedal To The Campfire

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A crazy bicycle may kindle interest in campfires in China.

Artist Kevin Cyr mixes bikes with hikes with “Camper Bike,” a “functional sculpture” he created that features a modified, ’70s style camper that’s been sized down and attached to a vintage Chinese bicycle.

Cyr built the bike in China where he was inspired by local cyclists after seeing “working class guys peddling a three- wheeled bicycle with a bunch of stuff attached to it around town.”

With his bike, he hopes to get the Chinese interested in camping since it’s not a big activity in the country.

While Cyr admits the Camper Bike may not be suitable for curvy trails, he believes that with a few efficient modifications, “eccentric people” might find it useful for camping.

Rather than cramming into a traditional tent, campers can shack up right behind the bike.

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