Camper Bike: A Pedal-Powered RV For One

by , 02/25/15

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The pedal powered camper was constructed in April 2008 and is built for one. Attached to a burly tricycle frame made to haul goods, the cab-over easily sits on the back platform. Like a turtle shell this camper goes anywhere the owner can bike it. The camper’s interior features small and efficient appliances as well as a place to sleep and storage. We’re dying to see pictures of the inside, but alas, none have been found.

Cyr’s Camper is also the subject of a number of his paintings, which feature RVs, delivery vans, ice cream trucks, beat up old trucks and motorcycles. About his work, Cyr says, “In this particular series, I commemorate commercial vehicles inundated with graffiti and rust, working vehicles, and well-traveled recreational vehicles. I find that there is so much character in old delivery trucks and vans — especially when covered with graffiti — and in the old RVs parked in someone’s yard off a main road. Removing them from their everyday context gives them portrait-like importance. I paint with devoted attention to every imperfection and sign of age.”

+ Kevin Cyr

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  1. Art Hawley February 8, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    That might be great in South Dakota, but around here we have these things called “hills”.

  2. Don Marsh October 31, 2014 at 8:22 am

    If there is a generator that makes electricity while you pedal to your next location, and it charges batteries that run your DC appliances, that would make it complete! And a satellite dish! LOL!

  3. Daniel Kelly September 18, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    not pedal powered, petrol powered. the pedals are just to get the motor going. like an old “moped”. i’d like to see someone pedal up a hill pulling all that weight without the assistance of a motor.

  4. Gerald Archie June 13, 2014 at 11:38 pm

    I would truly like to know how i can get one of these?

  5. ZentaiGuy October 8, 2012 at 7:36 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:

    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:

  6. Michael C September 8, 2012 at 12:30 am

    Curious. Is that a Main Street Pedicab frame?

  7. Crossfire905 July 17, 2012 at 5:59 am

    Schwinnebago. 😀

  8. Cindy4000 July 16, 2012 at 7:08 pm
    slide 15 has a black and white sketch as well.

  9. oliviaping October 8, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    camper trailers for sale

  10. aar0on January 14, 2010 at 3:15 pm
  11. Jac August 18, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    There’s a picture of the interior here:
    But it’s really small. I can make out a desk in front of a bench that’s built into the vehicle side. Under the desk is some storage space. And there looks to be a pillow at the top, maybe a pullout loft bed. If that is so, there’s even a skylight/sunroof for one to watch the stars before sleeping :)

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