PRLog - June 17, 2009 - PHOENIX -- The newest addition to Arizona Science Center's four floors of interactive fun tests not only your science knowledge but your balance as well.
Evans Family SkyCycle at Arizona Science Center
Starting June 14 guests at Arizona Science Center can take an exhilarating bicycle ride suspended nearly 14-feet in the air on a 40-foot cable (additional fees apply)! Visitors ride out from the loading platform backwards, then peddle forward to return.
Though suspended in the air, the Evans Family SkyCycle features a large weight suspended underneath the bike, teaching riders about the principles of counterbalance and center of gravity. The suspended counterweight acts as a resisting force, lowering the center of gravity and keeping the bike in an upright position.
Swaying of the cable and bike, caused by the rider's actions, add to the thrill, but the rider is never in danger of falling (height and weight restrictions apply).
Cost: $3 for members / $5 for non-members.
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The mission of Arizona Science Center is to inspire, educate and entertain people of all ages about science. Featuring more than 300 hands-on exhibits, live demonstrations, a multi-media Dorrance Planetarium, IMAX Theater and programs to fit all ages, zero to grey, Arizona Science Center provides educational entertainment year-round. Located in historic Heritage Square at 600 E. Washington Street in downtown Phoenix. For more information call 602-716-2000 or visit azscience.org.