Just the Sweetcycle bike?
We can drop off and pick up the Sweetcycle for a single day rental in New York City. For areas outside NYC, we will arrange for a multi-day rental. We will spend 15 minutes with you when we drop off the Sweetcycle and show you how to operate and care for the bike. If you would like us to drop off ingredients for the smoothie bike, that can be arranged as well. Send us an email and let us know about your event: location, duration, type of business or organization, type of event, approximate number of smoothie riders/makers. We will email back a proposal with rates.
Fully staffed Sweetcycle experience for your event?
We can staff your event. Depending on the number of people, the duration and what you want to make, we will bring the appropriate number of staff and make either smoothies, gelato, cocktails or pestos. We can bring all the ingredients or your can supply them. We can arrange to bring multiple bikes. In one hour, on one smoothie bike, riders can make 60 8-oz. smoothies. Cocktails and smoothies take about 1 minute of pedaling, with an additional 2 minutes to get on and off the bike. Whereas the gelato attachment to the Sweetcycle requires about 20 minutes of pedaling and 30 minutes of waiting and chilling to make one gallon of gelato. Please email us and tell us about your event and what you would like to make with the Sweetcycle. And we can give you more information about cost.
Is there a discount for non-profits?
Yes, we offer discounts to non-profits and food education and awareness programs. Please email us to discuss your event with your organization.
I just want to rent the bike and use it with my community of friends. Can I just rent the bike?
You can rent just the bike. We will deliver the bike anywhere in New York City and show you how to use it. We can also deliver ice cream base or raw ingredients for smoothies, pestos and cocktails at additional costs.
How does the Blender bike work?
The blender configuration of the Sweetcycle uses the friction from the moving front wheel of the bike to spin a cog which in turn rotates the blade in the blender pitcher. The Sweetcycle is made by Rock The Bike and they have built the Sweetcycle to be compatible with the Blendtec and Vitamix blender pitchers. The blender configuration is very powerful and riders can use pedal power to blend almost anything.
How does the Gelato bike work?
The gelato configuration of the Sweetcycle uses the moving front wheel to rotate and spin a cog which in turn cranks the ice cream churn. The Sweetcycle is made by Rock the Bike and they have built the Sweetcycle to be compatible with the Immergood Ice Cream Freezer.
How long does it take to make a smoothie, to make pesto to make gelato?
You can peddle power the blender (which has 40 ounce blending capacity) and make a full smoothie pitcher in 3 minutes. You can pedal power the blender and make a pesto or cold soup in 5 minutes. You need to pedal power the gelato/ ice cream churn (which churns a gallon of ice cream at a time) for approximately 20 minutes. You will need an additional 30 minutes to chill and firm up the gelato so that is has a servable consistency.
In a three hour event, you can churn up to three flavors and 3 gallons of gelato. In a three hour event, you can make approximately 140 (8 ounce) smoothies.
Workshops and Cooking classes with the Sweetcycle?
We teach gelato making, cocktail making and pesto making workshops and cooking classes with the Sweetcycle. With the interactive experience of pedal power on the Sweetcycle, cooking classes and workshops are cooperative, playful, educational and memorable. Email us and let us know what you want to make. Adults, children or teens? How many people? Location and type of setting? Time frame? We can work with you to create a menu and a recipe packet for your workshop.