Pedal power is the transfer of energy from a human source through the use of a foot pedal and crank system. This technology is most commonly used for transportation and has been used to propel bicycles for over a hundred years.

Less commonly pedal power is used to power agricultural and hand tools and even to generate electricity. If you are curious about pedal powered applications such as pedal powered laptops, pedal powered grinders and pedal powered water wells you can read more on this link at Alternative Energy about the many wonderful applications for pedal power technology.