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TechBike|A Brilliant Green Cargo Bike Will Help To Change The World

“Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things” — Theodore Levitt

What I’m about to introduce you today is both creativity and innovation.

As much as I love using my bicycle in all kinds of daily/weekly activities, I found so-uncomfortably using my bicycle for big shopping. Carry bags on the handlebar? Use a backpack to carry on my shoulder? None of those ideas are even close to helping me cargo my groceries home safely and joyfully.

Fortunately, Portal Bike is a great answer for my problem. And the story behind this invention may even bring tears to your eyes.

Bike+on+Black+WallPortal Bike is a non-profit organization that wants to help people rise out of poverty by giving them a machine with multiple purpose. That machine is a low-cost bike.

This bike offers a simple platform for people to create a variety of opportunities, just like the people in Nepal who ride this bike to deliver packages, moving goods, selling items, or simply as transportation. The main objective here is to provide people with a normal bike, yet one that can help them carry huge loads. Designed with a broad range of tools and accessories, you can easily customize this bike to suit your daily activities too.

The side wings can be transformed in order to deliver different types of cargo. Tools can be connected and powered by the bike itself. A simple-yet-brilliant technique called Power Take Off will convert the bike into a pedal powered machine without sacrificing its capability as a bike. In addition, the rotating shaft generates power whenever the rear wheel is turning. There is also a sturdy kickstand that supports this bike and allows it to be pedaled even in a stationary station to keep it generating power. There are many things you can do by utilizing this power, such as pump water, wash clothes, generate electricity, grind grain, etc.

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“We are an organization dedicated to fighting poverty,” said Portal Bikes Spokesman. In fact, nearly half of the world’s population have been living on less than $2.50 a day. More than 1.3 billion live in extreme poverty, that’s less than $1.25 a day, while 2.1 billion children worldwide are living in poverty. We need more and more innovations to make them smile and to see them flourish by their hard work and ingenuity.

“No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world” — Robin Williams.

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