"Next to a leisurely walk I enjoy a spin on my tandem bicycle. It is splendid to feel the wind in my face and the springy motion of my iron steed. The rapid rush through the air gives me a delicious sense of strength and buoyancy, and the exercise makes my pulses dance and my heart sing."

                                                                      Helen Keller

Pedal Positive                  4070 South Jason Street Englewood, Colorado 80110                     303-761-9655                      joe@pedalpositive.com

Pedal Positive is a small bicycle company that has evolved with time. The earliest days simply started with extending the forks of an old 70s Raleigh muscle bike to create a cool chopper for a friend. With that the fuse of bicycle hacking and building was lit. My neighbor gave me a welder, showed me how to use it, and set me loose on a pile of discarded bicycles I had accumulated behind my garage. After some trial and error my hacking skills began to take shape along with various strange and unusual cycle creations. I built a vending tricycle similar to the old Good Humor trikes that sold ice cream on the streets of New York. My nephews were employed to sell snocones via the vending tricycle in the local parks around my town. One thing led to another and soon there was a small fleet of vending trikes "combating global warming one snocone at a time" throughout Englewood, Colorado.

When my children entered elementary school the kindergarten teacher had noticed that when I rode the kids to school by bicycle I was rarely on the same bike twice let alone one that was a typical store bought version. She asked me if I would be interested in bringing my collection of unusual bikes to school to let the students try them out. We set a date in the spring of 1999 and Pedalpalooza was born! We have continued the tradition at that elementary school every year since. With the addition of pedal tractor pulls years later this event morphed into the business which is now Pedal Positive. Fairs and festivals all over Colorado have enjoyed these crazy pedal powered contraptions and pedal tractor pull competitions.

In 2013, a friend who worked for the Denver Public Library suggested my unique bike building services to a project one of the librarians dreamt up to have a bicycle bookmobile as a mobile branch library complete with a wifi hotspot. I fabricated the "DPL Connect" bicycle bookmobile which was one of the first public library bookbikes in the nation. As this new method of community outreach began to catch on with libraries all around the country Pedal Postitive has been busy filling orders producing custom bookcycles.

Pedal Positive continues to adapt and expand it's services to meet the needs of the pedal powered population. Stay tuned to see what's in store next. We want to thank each and every client and customer for their valued business as well as friends and family that have helped get us this far.

                                                                                                      Sincerely,

                                                                                                      Joe Crennen

     

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