Many cyclists would love to listen to music, but it’s not safe to use headphones while riding outdoors (it’s even illegal in some states). CycleSound is a portable speaker system that fits right under the seat of your bike, so you can safely listen to tunes while spinning your wheels. The inventor is Del Rusher (left), who used to pull a wagon with a boom box behind his bike while he pedaled across Iowa during the annual seven-day RAGBRAI event.
Del came up with the idea for CycleSound, then teamed with an automotive stereo expert to fine-tune the details. The challenge was creating a compact, lightweight speaker system that could deliver clear, quality sound to riders and withstand the rugged outdoors. When Del perfected the design, his longtime friend, (and father of Daily Grommet discovery team member Wendy) Pete Wirtz, told us about CycleSound’s debut.
CycleSound is battery-operated and works with your own music player. Just plug in your audio player, zip it into the water-resistant pouch, and get ready to ride. The CycleSound experience combines the thrill of outdoor cycling while safely listening to your favorite tunes. And that’s music to our ears.