Custom Electric Bike Camper for Short Jaunts to the Beach

In general, taking a bike trip means that you have to pack rather lightly. But the Golden Gate, created by Jay Nelson, gives you the eco-friendly benefits of an electric bike along with a gigantic cargo space for lugging around all of the comforts of home…well, almost.

The Golden Gate is composed of an electric motor and a shell made of fiberglass, plywood, glass and epoxy. There are some bike parts thrown in there for good measure as well as a steering wheel that contains all of the vehicle’s controls. The driver sits cross-legged in the cockpit to drive.

In the cargo area is a miniature kitchen containing a sink, stove and cooler. There’s a toilet and a bed, and even space for storage. The vehicle can only go about 1o miles on a single charge, and at a top speed of 20 MPH you won’t get very far. But if you could manage to carry around extra batteries or have a reliable network of charging stations along your route, you might even manage to get all the way across town.

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See more in Mods & Custom or under Transportation. January, 2012.