A public art piece/commentary on alternative transportation, the Pedal Cloud is a Volkswagen chassis with seats for 10 pedalers and one driver.
"Human powered advancements are being made in the realm of sustainable transportation right here in Minneapolis Minnesota! The Pedal Cloud, which is among other things a parade float commissioned by Forecast Public Art Works of St. Paul for their 30th year anniversary. The Pedal Cloud F-30 was debuted on Sunday the 4th of May at the 31st annual Mayday Parade. It was supposed to emulate a cloud and represent Forecast which funds public art around the Midwest. Hans Early-Nelson and Matt Carlyle designed and engineered the pedal-powered contraption. Juliana Peterson and Julia Kouneski along with numerous (100 or so) volunteers helped build and assemble the machine over the course of two months, logging untold hours and enduring up to 30 hour shifts towards the completion day."