See some of the world’s oddest bike designs. (Note: They actually work)
By Catherine Orda | Lead photo by Alexey Lin /Unsplash
1. Twin Tri-Rider Tandem Bike
This tandem tricycle by Belize Bike also comes with a handy basket.
2. The 1960 Spacelander
3. The Di-Cycle
This bicycle is designed specifically to run in the Dutch city of Helmond.
4. The Hyperbike
This bike, designed by New York State outfit Body Rite Ltd., involves straps and can apparently run up to 50 mph.
5. Square-Wheeled Bicycle
This bike can only run on special roads.
6. “ThisWay” Commuter Bicycle
A roofed bike designed by Torkel Dohmens.
7. Nulla Minimalist Bike
The name of this spokeless bike designed by Bradford Waugh says a lot about its minimalist features: the word nulla is one way of saying “nothing” in Italian.
8. Two-Direction Bike
Pictured here are participants in the Moscow bike festival, Velobulvar.
9. Shoe-Tired bike
Biker Zeb Thomas in the Tour de Fat bicycle parade in San Francisco.
10. Water Bicycle
What makes this bike run is a propeller attached to two inflatable pontoons.
11. The Sideways Bike
Designed by the inventor Michael Killian, this bike requires you to sit sidesaddle and travel sideways. It has both front and rear steering.
12. Sofa Bike
Designed by Jasec Holubowicz, this is the perfect ride for when you’re feeling like a couch potato.
13. Hover Bike
This bike’s designer Chris Malloy, claims that his invention can reach up to 10,000 feet
14. Florian Hausworth’s Lawnmower Bike
The name explains everything.
15. Electric Bike
This battery-supported electric bike comes with a charging dock for your laptop.