If you want to get some exercise on you next cruise, take a look at this new Schiller water bike. It’s essentially a portable bike sitting between two inflatable pontoons, and it looks like it’s a lot of fun.
The Schiller water bike is easy to assemble, use and store. You can put it together in about ten minutes, and that includes inflating the two pontoons. Once it’s launched, you pedal it, just like any other bike, except that you don’t have to worry about tipping over; the two pontoons will keep you upright. When you’re done, you can store it in your lazarette or the trunk of your car and call it a day.
The water bike’s anodized aluminum frame is 2 inches wide, and it supports up to 300 pounds. When it’s assembled, the bike weighs 99 pounds, and it costs about $5,500.
The company says you can pedal to an easy cruising speed of 5 mph; if you really go for it, you can top out at 10 mph.
Jessica Schiller, a water sports enthusiast from Mill Valley, California, founded the company after she rode a water bike across San Francisco Bay and then across the Hudson River in 2013. She previously co-founded a design and innovation company in San Francisco. Read more: