In November of 2018, Robert van de Walle and Peter Perez met to discuss the idea of creating a collaborative kinetic piece for Dia de los Muertos. After several months of fabricating a fantastic creature based on the artwork of Mexican artist Pedro Linares, Robert handed off the bike to Peter, who painted traditional and … More MEET “IRIS,” THE ALEBRIJE BIKE
Winning first and second place trophies in Engineering, Art, and Speed, Team Pineapple wowed the citizens of Arcata, Eureka, Ferndale and later Corvallis with their kinetic sculpture Wheels of Dharma. An homage to Dawn’s fondly remembered Pakistani Uncle Noel, who taught religious studies UC Santa Cruz, the art features a nodding Ganesh, Kali, and Hanuman. … More Wheels of Dharma at the Kinetic Grand Championship
Pirates descended on the fun at Pedalfest 2018, in Oakland’s Jack London Square. There were Queens and Princesses, Scraper Bikes and folks flipping into the water on their amphibious bikes. All videos courtesy of Maralana Fulton, Glorious 2018 Rutabaga Queen. The Notorious Snark made its debut, following a lengthy try at getting the pin inserted … More Pirates at Pedalfest 2018
This year’s Pineapple CalTrans was a solid gold wrecking crew! We cleaned up with the Biggest Splash and 1st Place in Engineering trophies, plus we had a blast. Our new sand tires took Bob weeks to make, but really made the difference on the Manila Dunes. Team CalTrans was outstanding. We had a tremendous amount … More Team Pineapple CalTrans
We organized an Amphibious Bike Race at Jack London Square’s annual Pedalfest this year. It was held on July 22nd, and we kicked off the day by doing an interview with Christien from KTVU. The Interview is here. After that, we got busy building our ramp. Here we are entering the water: Here is our pal … More Painappuru and friends at Pedalfest
This year Team Pineapple built a new, 4-person kinetic sculpture, and we chose the theme “Painappuru,” which is the Japanese word for pineapple. We looked fresh and shiny at the Plaza, and made a good start of it, but soon enough, bolts started dropping off, and lock nuts started unscrewing themselves… (All photos by Kelsea Miranda … More “Painappuru! Best Friends!” completes the Kinetic Grand Championship
Pineapple Trikes “Luchadores Pinas” racers set a new course record at the 2nd annual League of Mutant Vessels’ Amphibious Bike Race. The course went from Jack London Square, around Lake Merritt, and back to Jack London Square. Pedalfest was packed! There were tons of amazing bikes and trikes, recumbents and custom rides. See you next … More Pineapple Trikes at Pedalfest
A photographer caught this shot of the Pineapple Express at the 2013 Obtainium Cup, cruising around with our giant Pineapples. Here is the article: http://www.timesheraldonline.com/arts-and-entertainment/20160624/5th-annual-obtainium-cup-contraptors-rally-and-artcar-jam-is-coming See you in Vallejo July 16-17th!
By Anna Schwinn – Posted on March 7, 2016 – 10:30 pm There were a few stand outs in the new builder group by concept. Maxwell Cycles featured a motorcycle style-themed ebike on display with a 3D printed “gas can” for artfully concealing batteries and control boxes. But the big stand out (emphasis on the … More NAHBS 2016 – New builders Pineapple Trikes and Maxwell Cycles stand out
One of the most exciting aspects of NAHBS is the diversity of cycles in attendance. This year, the show is joined by Pineapple Trikes, an endeavor by artists and “kinetic enthusiast” partners Bob Van de Walle and Dawn Thomas. Having gotten their start in creative pedal power by turning an old couch into a paddleboat, … More Road to NAHMBS Pineapple Trike Interview with BikeRumor.com.