What is a Hydrobike?
The Hydrobike Explorer I is our flagship product and we are proud to introduce you to it as well as the Explorer II – 1 Hydrobike for 2 people!
Designed by aeronautical engineer, Ray Buresch, the Hydrobike is best described as a water bicycle and quite possibly the most versatile water craft around. It is fast and fun enough to keep the young and young at heart happy. However, it is safe, easy, and quiet enough to suit Grandma’s needs. Also, Grandma gets to keep her backside dry! The elevated seat is more comfortable than a canoe or kayak, and allows riders to see and be seen by other vessels. This also creates a great vantage point for anglers and photographers!
Ever try to climb into a canoe from the water? It’s pretty tricky. The Hydrobike is stable enough to climb on or jump off of. In fact, it is almost impossible to turn over. It is perfect for practically any body of water. Hydrobikes can be operated in as little as 18 inches of water, as well as handle up to 4 foot swells! You can also ride one in reverse.
The Hydrobike can be safely used for:
- Sun bathing
- Good old fashioned fresh air & low impact exercise
The Hydrobike can be used in:
- Dune Lakes
Operates in forward and reverse
Rudder doubles as a brake
Cruising speed is 5 MPH
Top Speed is 8-10 MPH
Assembles/dissembles in minutes
Weighs approximately 100 pound
As you can see, the Hydrobike is just right for a variety of settings & users!
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Hydrobike Explorer is a premier, USA built pedal powered watercraft that has been established since 1990. Hydrobikes are the world’s most advanced Water Bikes that are now being enjoyed in over 70 countries.
Hydrobike Water Bikes are Space Age Technology. Our propeller is CAD/CAM generated not molded without regard for efficiency or performance.
Our technology is based on MIT “Propeller Theory” to achieve 90% + efficiency. This same theory was essential to the Gossamer Albatross the human powered aircraft that flew the English Channel in 1979, and allowed two men to pedal “UP THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER” from the Gulf of Mexico to above St Cloud, MN. While setting out July 4, 1994 from the Gulf of Mexico for a journey lasting 68 days, covering 1180 miles and averaging 18 miles per day pedaling up river.
This was made possible with the aide of our advanced propeller technology and a sleek catamaran float design unique to Hydrobike Explorer Water Bikes.
A Perfect Fit!
“I have worked as an engineer at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida for the past 26 years. I had been looking for a pedal powered water bike for some time and researched the various models that were commercially available and finally decided on the Hydrobike. It is even better than I had imagined! What an incredible design! Everything went together perfectly. The majority of the parts are corrosion resistant, (aluminum, brass and stainless) which was a big concern for using it in our salt water environment and the hulls are virtually indestructible. I weigh about 235 lbs so I was worried about stability. No problem at all. I can stand on one pontoon and the bike is still completely stable. It is really fast and easy to handle, just like riding a bike on the water. It was almost effortless. It handled the rough water with no problem, went into the wind easily, and was a pleasure all round to use. You can operate it in really shallow water by moving the conveniently located handle attached to the drive unit and trimming the drive unit up until the propeller is barely in the water. The designer thought of everything.”
Hydrobikes and a Washington State Commuter- “I have never written a testimonial before. This machine has made such a difference in my life that I am glad to share my experience publicly. It will be two years, the first of June, since I have started riding my HydroBike. I have logged over 1400 miles to date (April 28th 2003). It is a part of my daily commute. I live on an island in Puget Sound and travel just about 2 miles one way. I ride year around which puts me in all kinds of weather and sea conditions. I am truly amazed at the stability of this small craft. I have taken on 3 ft. swells and 30 m.p.h. gusts of wind and still felt safe. I tell people that I have a life time guarantee on the motor. The motor (ME) gets a good aerobic workout and gets me to work. This allows me to spend my money in other ways besides workout facilities, outboard motors, oil, and gas. I think this also helps preserve the quality of Puget Sound by not putting gas, oil, and noise into this vital body of water. Traveling at 3-5 mph I am able to enjoy the Sound in a way that I can not when I am in a motor boat traveling at 25-30 mph. There is an interaction of natural forces and my energy that allows me to become a part of my surroundings. This little machine has also given me local identity. I am known as “that crazy guy that rides a bike on the water”. It has also become an icebreaker. I am not sure of the value because I am a fairly private person. However, in the field of social interaction I do like that I am able to allow almost anyone willing to get on it a chance to ride it. In the age range of 7 to 70. With a motor boat it would not be practical to let just anyone take off with your boat. These are the reasons that I feel the HydroBike has made a difference in my life.”