Rickshaw Obscura, What’s got three wheels, one door, and vivid upside-down views of San Francisco’s Embarcadero? You guessed it: the Rickshaw Obscura. “It’s a variation on the classic camera obscura,” explains exhibit developer Eric Diamond, “but it’s mounted on a three-wheeled bike.” The custom-built creation weighs 1000 pounds with a couple of passengers but is surprisingly easy to pedal. “Thankfully, it’s pretty flat around here,” adds Diamond, who was inspired by tales of a van-based camera obscura built by artist—and Exploratorium legend—Bob Miller.
East Bay Area cyclists synchronize their busy schedules to check off a bucket list ride of Maui’s extreme, “Cycle to the Sun, the longest, steepest, paved road on Earth.” ZTY Media’s film, Will of the Sun, inspires the viewer to ride every day, overcoming obstacles and achieving lifestyle goals through cycling and community. You can follow WoS in Maui: #willofthesun