SCHILLER::We tried the water bike company that wants to disrupt your Bay Area commute
We tried the water bike company that wants to disrupt your Bay Area commute
If I’m being perfectly honest, I was pretty scared to try bicycling around the San Francisco Bay. Not the Bay Area, as in the greater San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose region, but the actual body of water in between those three big cities.
“How do I get on without falling?” I asked Jessica Schiller, founder and CEO of Schiller Bikes, who was taking me out on a test ride at Pier 52, a public dock in San Francisco’s Mission Bay.
“You won’t fall,” Schiller assured me as I mounted the surprisingly stable water bike contraption. The top portion of the vehicle looks much like a traditional bicycle; there are handlebars, pedals, and a seat. But instead of wheels, the bike sits atop two pontoons, making it a sort of catamaran.