Create Art While Riding Your Bike Or Scooter

By Meera Dolasia on April 22, 2012

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If you love riding your bike or scooter and drawing you are going to be thrilled with this new invention, that allows you to do both - Simultaneously! Aptly called Chalktrail, it is the brainchild of Bellingham, WA resident Scott Baumann, whose 'aha' moment came about five years ago, when he was saw his kids and their friends constantly getting off their bikes to create chalk drawings.

Thinking there had to be an easier and fun way to do both, he created his first prototype by cutting a hula hoop into half. He attached one end to the seat post of his daughter's bike and left the other dangling, with a piece of sidewalk chalk attached to it. Sure enough, it worked like a charm and soon every kid in the neighborhood was clamoring to get one.

Convinced he had created something that kids would love, Mr. Baumann began working on a better, more practical design. The final version of Chalktrail resembles a flexible wishbone that clamps onto the rear wheel of a bike or scooter at one end and holds a stick of sidewalk chalk on the other. It is so easy to attach to the bike that kids can do it themselves in a matter of seconds.

Mr. Baumann is currently in talks with a toy company to help him manufacture the millions that he believes will be needed for kids and those that are still kids at heart, for believe it or not, Chalktrail works on adult bikes too! However, before you despair, the magical toy which is estimated to retail at $19.99 USD for bikes and $14.99 for scooters, will be available just in time, to make a perfect stocking stuffer for Christmas!

Resource: Gizmag.com

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  • bigmelo
    bigmeloWednesday, January 28, 2015 at 5:51 pm
    The only question I have left to ask after reading this article is: 'Now where the heck can I get my hands on one of these little babies?' Hmm...
    • bluetooth
      bluetoothThursday, January 15, 2015 at 7:59 am
      How awesome is that?? I want one (if only I hade a pavement driveway instead of a rocky driveway.)
      • eallen1
        eallen1Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 9:26 am
        Want one!
        • PotatoeMonday, December 1, 2014 at 5:45 pm
          Cool!
          • wowSaturday, November 29, 2014 at 4:25 pm
            That is so cool. It would be so awesome to have that. I wonder if they make them for roller-blades.
            • bluetooth
              bluetoothThursday, January 15, 2015 at 7:59 am
              Aw, that be sweet!!!!
            • bibliophile
              bibliophileTuesday, November 25, 2014 at 6:23 pm
              That is sooooo cool and creative!!!!
              • happypug12
                happypug12Friday, November 21, 2014 at 5:28 am
                You can get that on Amazon.
                • happypug12
                  happypug12Friday, November 21, 2014 at 5:27 am
                  That sounds like so much fun!
                  • nikukyu
                    nikukyuFriday, November 21, 2014 at 2:06 am
                    EPIC!!!! I love it, cuz it's creative and I LOV ART!!!!!
                    • happypug12
                      happypug12Friday, November 21, 2014 at 8:18 am
                      It would probably be hard to draw a smiley face with Chalktrail, though. : )
                    • jayThursday, November 20, 2014 at 11:47 am
                      THIS IS AWESOME!!!

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