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Bamboo Bikes: The Latest Green Trend in Biking

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The latest green trend in biking is hitting the streets of Charlottesville. The Blue Ridge Eco Shop is selling a bicycle that has a frame made entirely of bamboo.

The bike was made using recycled materials by a company based in Norfolk. The shop says the bamboo bike is stronger and lighter than some metal bikes and is guaranteed to last a lifetime. Not bad considering bamboo is a grass.

Paige Mattson of Blue Ridge Eco Shop said, "It grows like 3 feet in a day, so it grows so fast. It's much easier to replenish so it makes it a highly environmentally friendly or eco-friendly material to use."

With seven speeds the bike was actually engineered for the hills of Charlottesville. It's not cheap though, the bamboo bicycle sells for $950.

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