Yesterday was Earth Day. Are you doing good for the earth by cycling most of the time? Of course, but there’s always room for improvement. How green is your bicycle?
These products even make many of the efficient products on our bikes look wasteful by comparison. Many also can make it safer for you to ride, which is an added benefit. You can’t discount the style factor, either.
These are not cheap, at around $60 or more per pair but they use the energy of your pedaling to power the LED’s in the pedal. No batteries for the landfill. They keep flashing when you stop for up to five minutes. They are relatively new to America but have been sold in Europe for a few years.
Pedalite Bag Light
This bag, like the pedals, is powered by human movement. It adds flashing lights, two white lights in the front and one red in the back for safety. You can never have too many lights when riding at night.
Pedalite Ankle Light
This also is human-powered and adds the safety of clasping your pants leg so you don’t rip them in your sprocket.
All Pedalite products are available through http://www.pedalitenorthamerica.com/
It is said to work for 15 hours powering the 3 LED globes which are rated to last 10,000 hours. It uses rechargeable AA batteries.
Basically it is one of the common crank lights that also have a bike bracket attached. It can last up to an hour on a full charge and if it runs out, just crank it up again.
Pedro’s Ethik Metro Market Bag
Made of strong recyclable fabric, it was built in cooperation with an environmental group in Canada and is designed to last at least 10 years and be easily recycled after that. It is designed to fit many popular baskets and is considered one of the most sustainable shopping bags available.
Pedro’s Blowout Seat Bags (Various Sizes)
They are made from Recycled bicycle inner tubes making them a great environmental choice.
Pedro’s Cleaners and Degreasers (Various)
Most if not all of Pedro’s degreasers and bike cleaners are environmentally friendly and biodegradable.
All Pedro’s Products can be viewed at www.pedros.com