Venice bike boats

Check out these upright ‘water cycles’ apparently available for rent in Venice, Italy.

Celebrity Sightings Day 4: 66th Venice Film Festival

Celebrity Sightings Day 4: 66th Venice Film Festival

I can’t find anything about these bike boats on the web — has anybody seen something like this before? I’m curious how these are propelled — what’s the connection between the pedals and the paddle or propeller?

8 Comments

  • Paul W. Swansen
    October 27, 2009 - 9:36 pm | Permalink

    We had one while in Houston. It was more like a longboard or wave board. It had like the picture, the bike seat and pedals, with a propeller on the back. The kids loved it.

  • Paul W. Swansen
    October 27, 2009 - 2:36 pm | Permalink

    We had one while in Houston. It was more like a longboard or wave board. It had like the picture, the bike seat and pedals, with a propeller on the back. The kids loved it.

  • Anonymous
    October 28, 2009 - 12:00 am | Permalink

    Here it is: http://www.shuttlebike.com/ It attaches to a standard mountain bike, and breaks down to fit into a backpack. It looks good in the videos, and the fact that they are still in business 8 years after I first heard of them says something about the product. I believe that there is even a US distributor. Val

  • Anonymous
    October 27, 2009 - 5:00 pm | Permalink

    Here it is: http://www.shuttlebike.com/ It attaches to a standard mountain bike, and breaks down to fit into a backpack. It looks good in the videos, and the fact that they are still in business 8 years after I first heard of them says something about the product. I believe that there is even a US distributor. Val

  • sonofabike
    October 28, 2009 - 1:12 am | Permalink

    I know about it because Claudio Chiappucci himself told me about it.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJlJWR5pDQU

  • sonofabike
    October 27, 2009 - 6:12 pm | Permalink

    I know about it because Claudio Chiappucci himself told me about it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJlJWR5pDQU

  • Yokota Fritz
    October 28, 2009 - 5:20 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the additional info about the Shuttle Bike. Pretty cool that it all fits in a backpack.

  • Yokota Fritz
    October 28, 2009 - 10:20 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the additional info about the Shuttle Bike. Pretty cool that it all fits in a backpack.

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