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Bicycle Chess

3 Person Bikes: Built for 2 Players and a Driver

— October 27, 2008 — Lifestyle
German bike and chess fanatic, Didi Senft has built a very special chess-related product in honor of the World Chess Championships, currently being held in Bonn, Germany, the first time it is has been held there in 74 years.

The idea of the chess bike is a bicycle built for three, one rider in front pedals in the manner of a traditional bike, while the other two riders face each other over a chess board.

It's an interesting idea, but what happens when you go over a bump and lose a chess piece?

Oh well! Checkmate!
Trend Themes
1. Multi-passenger Bikes - Disruptive innovation opportunity exists in designing multi-passenger bikes that combine physical activity with engagement in other activities, such as chess.
2. Interactive Outdoor Gaming - Opportunities abound for the development of interactive outdoor gaming equipment, such as bikes equipped with chessboards.
3. Novelty Sport Equipment - The creation of unique and unusual sports equipment that connects games with physical movement is a market that has potential for growth and innovation.
Industry Implications
1. Sports Equipment - The sports equipment industry has an opportunity to combine physical exercise with engagement in other activities, such as board games, with the production of novel exercise equipment.
2. Gaming Industry - The gaming industry could integrate outdoor gaming into their products, with creative products like bikes equipped with chessboards being one potential innovation.
3. Leisure Industry - The leisure industry could broaden its offerings with unique products like multi-passenger bikes with chessboards that add an extra layer of entertainment to outdoor recreational activities.
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