The goal, he said, is to get developing nations to notice the bikes and tap into the energy they can provide. "It's a way to help places like Africa or Asia get electricity the way we have without creating the same environmental problems," he said.
So let me get this straight . . .
They want billions and billions of starving people in the third world to spend their days (and all their pent up energy) pedaling to death to create electricity (and lose weight). (Not to mention each of these bikes cost about 5 times per capita income...)
On the other hand, maybe it's not a bad idea for some, like, say Al Gore.