Roll Over America, the Germans Are Coming

VelomobileA view you might catch this summer (Courtesy of Josef Janning)

Watch your rearviews this summer, from July 28 to August 26th, in hopes that you might spy a group of Europeans pedaling their velomobiles from Portland, Oregon to Washington D.C.. According to their Web site,, we are told this is the first time such a crossing in the U.S. has taken place.

Such a bold claim may lead to the question, what is a velomobile? It's the fastest road bike for everyday use, according to the pod-encased pack that touts its speed. The eco-gang of Germans and Danes hope that by riding their contraptions across the country they will inspire Americans to buy a pod and start commuting.

Filed To: Adventure, Biking, Travel

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