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The Fun Way to Charge Your Phone!

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"The Charge Cycle hopes to bring a network of outdoor neon-green stationary bikes that anyone can hop on to charge their phone. " - Mashable

"The idea is simple: climb aboard, connect your phone, and start pedaling." - Inhabitat

"Ever experienced the difficulties of a dead phone? The Charge Cycle offers New Yorkers a sustainable, free human-powered way to juice up your mobile device." PSFK

The Idea

In early May 2013, The Charge Cycle will be launched, with at least 30 bikes on lease to our Kickstarter backers around New York City. The Charge Cycle is a bike equipped with a phone charging dock and stand where anyone can cycle for a charge.

Prototype In Action

Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park
Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park
Washington Square Park
Washington Square Park
Zuccotti Park
Zuccotti Park

How the lease works

You can lease the bike for a specified duration of time depending on the amount you pledge. The bikes are free for you to use anywhere in the city during the lease period as long as its abiding by NYC bike parking laws. The Charge Cycle is available for public use when it is locked up. The Charge Cycle provides the maintenance of all equipment throughout the lease period. You don’t need to find a bike repair shop, just contact us!

Why it’s so great!

The Charge Cycle is fun to use! It is a healthy, sustainable, and convenient means to charge your phone.

Now you no longer have to ask around for a charger when you’re out. You don’t have to worry about carrying a charger or extra battery all the time. All that’s needed is you, and your phone, to gain that emergency charge!

The Charge Cycle Design

The Bicycle:

  • frame design allows users to mount the bike easily
  • basket provides space for user's belongings
  • mounted dynamo generates electricity

The Stand:

  • rotates down to hold the bike stationary
  • displays instructions

The Charging Dock:

  • secures the phone with The Charge Cycle silicone band
  • provides charge progress on a 10 segment LED display bar
  • keeps the connectors dry with a self-closing lid
  • contains a watertight PCB enclosure

The Web-Based Application:

  • provides charging instructions
  • lists updated Charge Cycle locations
  • summarizes the charging experience
  • links you to social media platforms

How will the money be used?

The funds will be used to manufacture the bikes, stands, and charging docks (including signage and necessary components such as locks). It will also be used for the phone application development.

Thank you

We appreciate your Kickstarter pledge and support on our social media platforms. Without you, this would not be possible, so thank you for all the generous support!

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

We're working towards creating the perfect balance between the needs of the community, along side the interests of our backers. This solution explores a new way of creating energy from bikes around the city when they're not in use. We want to make The Charge Cycle efficient and accessible for anyone to use around the city.

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