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.
[Via the Wall Street Journal]
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