A Golden Valley man skipped the shuttle and took a one of a kind ride to the State Fair.
Rich Kronfeld invented what he calls the "Rahtmobile" (pronouned rat mobile). He describes it as an electric motorcycle that's covered to protect you from Minnesota winters.
Kronfeld wanted to find a way to bike to work all year long. There are pedals inside the vehicle you can use to simulate riding a bicycle.
"The pedaling is optional and it adds range to the vehicle by it recharges the battery," said Kronfeld. "Your pedals aren't connected to the wheels."
Kronfeld received a $50,000 grant from Minnesota State University-Mankato to help build this prototype.
Friday, August 31, 2012