Solar powered bike station to debut at CWS

Published: Jun. 14, 2016 at 3:25 PM CDT
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It's probably one of the smallest bike shops you can find and it's prepared to make its grand opening in the metro, just in time for the College World Series. Bill Moore is the guy behind Quikbyke. He says it's the first of its kind.

"Omaha is our pilot program. I live here. Where else would I want to do it, right?” said Moore.

It’s a bike shop with battery-powered bikes. The batteries help propel the bike, especially when you have trouble getting up hills. He said it’s the technology that makes this idea so unique.

"We can't be plugged into the grid. I can't be limited by where's the closest plug, so I can get power out of the grid," said Moore.

Moore is using solar panels to help charge the bikes. He says he wanted to find a way to move them wherever he could go, which meant solar was the best option for him.

"Why the container? Because we want to be able to move this with the seasons. January in Nebraska is not a time most people want to ride a bicycle,” Moore explained.

He believes the options of where the bikes can go are limitless.

"State parks, national parks, docks, things of that nature,” Moore said.

But for now they’ll stay here in the metro. With the College World Series and Swim Trials just around the corner, he knows things could get busy.

"This is where we're going to work out all the bugs in the system before we send it anywhere else,” said Moore.

Moore hopes the ride can go as smoothly as possible.

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