Looking to inject some fun into your next business meeting or group interview? HRM Online has discovered the cure for boring meetings: meet the conference bike, a circular bike for 7 people!
According to the official company website, “The ConferenceBike is pedalled by 7 riders sitting in a circle. One person steers while the other 6 pedal (or not) as the bike moves effortlessly along.”
They also report that ‘more than 300’ are now being used by a wide variety of groups in 18 countries, and is frequently used as a tool for corporate team-building, workplace ice-breakers and fund-raising events.
Somewhat predictably, Google has a fleet of conference bikes in use at their California headquarters.
It’s not a joke. You can be the first to offer a unique (and memorable.. possibly dangerous?) setting for your next meeting.
Note to readers: If your organization uses a conference bike, please send HRM Online your stories and photos! We would also love to hear your stories of other unique team-building exercises in your organization.