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?