Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on April 23rd, 2012 at 10:28 am
Southeast Portland bike shop (and long-time BikePortland supporter!) Clever Cycles is no stranger to introducing innovative products from Europe to local bike lovers. But their latest idea might be their most awesome yet.
Perusing their latest email newsletter I came across this...
Is that a hot tub? On wheels? Why yes...
Yes, this is a portable outdoor hot tub from the Netherlands that you (of course) tow behind your bike. Clever Cycles plans to rent these out! Here's more:
Our next container from the Netherlands will include a couple Dutchtubs, which we will make available for rent. These are portable wood-fired spas with seating for four. Why? Because they can be towed by bike! We think water, fire and bikes are already key parts of living well in Portland; we love how the Dutchtub ties together all three in a virtuous spiral. O, and there's a wok for the top of the fire ring.
They weighs around 150 pounds empty. We'll have a trailer and accessories to allow the Dutchtub to get under most any downspout in Portland by bike within an hour. You pedal. Give us a couple months to get all this ready, but start dreaming now.
Wow. Imagine the possibilities (cyclocross races, cold Midnight Mystery Rides, oh man).
Check out the manufacturer's website for more info and look for these on the streets of Portland later this summer.