People At The Republican National Convention Are Getting Around On This Crazy 'Bus-Cycle'

Photo: Freewheelin

Visitors to the Republic and Democratic conventions may not agree on much, but they have one thing in common: access to these eye-opening “bus-cycles.”Provided by Freewheelin, a cycling initiative by health care company Humana, 20 of the “people-powered buses” will let convention-goers in Tampa and Charlotte pedal themselves from A to B.

The four-wheeled vehicles seat eight passengers, plus a driver. According to Freewheelin, going into the last day of the RNC, convention visitors have taken 725 rides, pedaled 308.4 miles, and burned 10,342.5 calories.

Freewheelin began as a bike-share program for Humana employees in Louisville, Kentucky. The program brought 1,000 bikes to the Republican and Democratic conventions in 2008.

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Photo: Freewheelin

Photo: Freewheelin

[Via the Wall Street Journal]

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