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Gourmet Popsicle Bike Cart

Pedal Pops story began in April of 2012 when Frank & I met at Feast, a local event which aims at connecting creative talent and creative enthusiasm. We shared a similar idea of making healthy treats using fresh, local and organic ingredients and delivering them via bike cart.

After meeting again to discuss our goals and ideas, Frank and I decided to team up to combine our different skill sets and experiences. We brainstormed and experimented with an array of cold treats, from fresh juices to shaved ice.

Gourmet popsicles evolved from this meeting, and throughout the summer, Frank and I put our blenders to good use. Creating flavors such as rose lemonade, raspberry lime, coconut chai, beet rhubarb, ginger peach, pineapple mint, cantaloupe kiwi, strawberry basil, mango chili and arnold palmer. 

What Frank and I love about popsicles is the room for creativity. Vegetables, fruits, herbs, spices, dairy products and even flowers can all be used to enhance not only the flavor but also the look.

Strawberry Basil with Green Tea
Strawberry Basil with Green Tea

The bright colors are owed to the freshness of the fruits used.

Cantaloupe Kiwi
Cantaloupe Kiwi

Frank and I also appreciate the simplicity of a popsicle, which makes it an ideal product for a bike cart. They are a breeze to transport -small and lightweight, and are very low maintenance- a cooler with a bit of dry ice keeps them frozen for up to 8 hours.

Button/Magnet (available in many flavors!)
Button/Magnet (available in many flavors!)
T-Shirt (available in many flavors!)
T-Shirt (available in many flavors!)

Being on a bike allows Pedal Pops to venture around the city, stopping at local businesses, parks, neighborhoods, schools, churches & events. Our friends can follow us on Twitter @pedalpopsrva to keep up with where we are and where we plan to be on any given day.

Church HIll
Church HIll
The Byrd Theater in Carytown
The Byrd Theater in Carytown
The Carillon
The Carillon
Oregon Hill
Oregon Hill

We have plans to participate in regular events like farmer's markets and food truck events and also plan to have routine routes throughout different neighborhoods for passerbys and regulars.

Byrd Park
Byrd Park

Special ordering is also an option for those who are planning an event like a party or wedding with special pricing, packaging, and even color coordination to match color schemed events.

We are proud of our product and our mission to produce wholesome treats that are a healthy alternative for kids of all ages (grown up kids too) and to inspire Richmonders to get outside and enjoy the outdoors.

With your help, Pedal Pops plans to launch in April of 2013. 

Our goal is to raise enough money to help cover some of our expenses of:

1. A Cargo Bike - Ideally something lightweight with gears!

2. Business License & Vending License - We are becoming official!

3. Freezer & Kitchen Rental - We plan to make our pops fresh but we need extra storage and prep space!

As a startup, Frank and I are working hard to build a sustainable business model. We are starting small, with the vision of growing as we go along. 

If you can't donate, you can still help us by sharing our story with your friends and family. 

Thank you!

Sara & Frank

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Frank and I understand that thoughtfully planned goals do not happen overnight and without a bit of elbow grease. We plan to work hard to get Pedal Pops moving, and are excited for our community support through the help of this Kickstarter platform.

Slow and steady wins the race!

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    Gracias! You could have bought a ticket to the movies, but instead you are helping Pedal Pops realize our dreams! We will thank you on our Facebook page and also send you a Pedal Pops button and magnet in the mail.

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    Merci! For your kind donation you will receive a big thank you on our Facebook page, a Pedal Pops button and magnet, as well as a Pedal Pops spoke card AND a gift certificate worth two pops of your choice!

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    Obrigada! Aside from good Karma, you will receive a Facebook shout out, Pedal Pops magnet, button, spoke card, t-shirt, AND a very hip, very functional Pedal Pops tote bag plus a gift certificate worth five pops of your choice!

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    Spasibo! Wow! you are our hero and to prove it we will be sending you all of the goodies listed above AND promise to put your name on our new bike so that all of the fine people of Richmond will know that you have generously supported Pedal Pops.

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    Gracie! Goodness gracious! Get ready because aside from a Facebook shout out, Pedal Pops magnet, button, spoke card, t-shirt, tote bag, and your name on our bike, you will also be helping us create and name a popsicle which will run this popsicle season, plus ten pops of your choice!

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    Mamnoon! You are unbelievable and we never will forget it. Therefore, we want you to help us design and name a popsicle that will be part of our permanent collection of flavors. Of course, you will be receiving all of the rewards listed above as well.

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    Xie Xie! You take the cake...or the popsicle that is! For you we gladly give a Facebook shout out, Pedal Pops magnet, button, spoke card, t-shirt, tote bag, your name on our bike, a popsicle in your honor AND cater your next party! (up to 100 pops | catering available locally only)

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