Just when you think you've seen everything... some genius comes along and thinks of something new and revolutionary!
In this case... it's a bus that, instead of being equipped with seats for the passengers, is equipped with exercise bikes for the passengers!
This is going to be a huge hit with people who like riding exercise bikes, and riding on the bus!
From the article: "Why commute to work on a bike, fighting traffic and dodging potholes, when you could ride a stationary bike mounted inside a bus while you commute?" And, "Safety concerns could be the biggest obstacle for 1Rebel's novel commuting plan. The bikes mounted in the buses are not currently slated to include seatbelts, and Balfour made no mention of helmets."
Stationary bikes on a bus, with seatbelts! Hahahahaha! Hilarious!
The wizards behind this scheme are anticipating charging $17-21 for a 45-minute "class." It's called "Ride2Rebel." Edgy!! I assume the cost of the commute will be included. If they could rig the bikes up so that they provided the forward propulsion, instead of that big diesel engine, they might be on to something! (Kinda like those "bar bikes" where everybody sitting around the bar is pedaling, while the bar lumbers down the road at 4mph.)
Full disclosure: They have a gym at my place of work. The first winter of my employment, I signed up and rode a stationary bicycle maybe half-a-dozen times on icy winter days. I could NOT stand it! I sorely missed the breeze (or wind and sleet) in my face... and the potholes and traffic, too, I s'pose. I'd rather walk to and from work... or ride a bike fighting traffic and dodging potholes... than ride an exercise bike in a moving bus! But... different enthusiasms make the world an interesting place.