The Bike Camper

The Bike Camper

You wouldn’t want to pedal very far with one attached to the back of your bike. And you definitely would want to avoid hills were you to try. But, man, would you be styling once you reached your destination. That’s because, with a Bike Camper in tow, you’d have a bed, television, couch and kitchenette with you.

A bike camper, sadly, can not found for sale at any of the world’s best bicycle stores. Instead, each is a “working sculptures”—pieces of art that are fully functional but that are built to be admired more than used.

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One of Cyr’s prime artistic interests deal with transportation and the vehicles that have defined the American landscape. The Bike Campers, with their somewhat 1970s-looking facade, fit in perfectly.

motorcycles bicycles  The Bike Camper motorcycles bicycles  The Bike Camper The artist-creator of the Bike Camper is Brooklyn-based Kevin Cyr. Cyr has designed two versions of the Bike Camper (not counting his one built on top of a shopping cart). The first—pictured to the right and immediately below—was designed for a show at the 941 Geary art exhibition space in San Francisco. It’s like a bike version of a camping trailer; virtually any bicycle can be used to pull it along.

Cry’s other Bike Camper—see the two most bottom photos—could be thought of as the world’s most luxurious rickshaw. It features a camper with an overhead bunk bed. The whole thing is built upon a modified bike with two back wheel. For a consumer version of this camper, we imagine having a bike with gears to be essential.

Strap a portable wood burning spa to the top of either camper and you’d have the ultimate glamorous camping setup—even if you couldn’t get it very far.

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published: 13 Dec 2011
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  1. michael knight says:

    October 8th, 2012at 10:28 pm(#)

    this is indeed a very cool idea and we are seriously developing something along this line. Be sure to check out our web site at:
    http://www.ufocamper.ca

    We have two bicycle mini camper designs in the works and we are currently working on trying to raise funds through our IndieGoGo campaign to make the first prototype. Help us out and we can make this dream a reality:
    http://igg.me/p/232699?a=1300437

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