Pedal Power Energy Bike
The Pedal Power is a tool you can use in your
classroom to teach about energy production, use, and
conservation. Students can actually ride a stationary bike
to power a generator, which in turn powers an incandescent
light bulb, a compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL), a
light emitting diode (LED), a
hair dryer, a radio, a fan, and more. There is also a
photovoltaic (PV) panel the can be used instead of a
generator. This activity will teach
students how much energy it takes to power these common
electrical conveniences we use everyday and how important
it is to turn them off when not in use (or not use them at
The Pedal Power Package includes a sturdy bike stand,
a free-standing board with telescopic legs which shows
energy use in amps, a bag containing the light bulbs, a hair dryer, radio,
fan, circuit breaker lab, BTU lab, PV panel, carrying case for the board, and a binder full
of lessons and activities.
To reserve this resource for your event/classroom/programming, visit the Pedal Power request form.
KEEP purchased Pedal Power from:
A1 Cable Solutions, Inc.
P.O. Box 36
Watertown, WI 53094
Pedal Power Locations
Fennimore: Contact Darla Burton at CESA #3 for more
information about their Energy Bike (not a Pedal Power) available to schools
who subscribe to the CESA #3 Media Center/van service.
email@example.com or 608.822.3276x231.
La Crosse: contact KEEP staff for the La Crosse area contact information. KEEP@uwsp.edu
Land O' Lakes: Conserve School, 5400 N Black Oak Lake Rd., Land O' Lakes, WI 54540, 715.547.1300
Madison: Madison Gas & Electric (MGE) has a Pedal
Power available to their customers. Please contact Jim
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 608.252.7091.
Milwaukee: Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful, 1313 W Mt. Vernon Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53233, 414.272.5462
Stevens Point: Visit the Wisconsin Center of Environmental Education (WCEE) Resource Library at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point to
borrow the Pedal Power. Please contact the WCEE in advance to make
sure it's available. email@example.com or