The Pianobike — a familiar site around Utah, from the Downtown Farmers Market to the Sundance Film Festival — is getting a new look.
Eric Rich, the guy who makes music on the portable instrument, has launched a Kickstarter fund-raising campaign to build a new bike that he and his collaborators have designed.
The old Pianobike was simply an old piano attached to a cart, but the new one — integrating the bike and the piano, on a three-wheeled base — has been specially designed to be lighter, more compact and more esthetically pleasing.
The team is trying to raise $5,800 before Sept. 20. Incentives include digital downloads (for $2), T-shirts ($25), having Rich and pianist Corbin Baldwin play at an event ($250), or getting weekly piano lessons from Baldwin ($500 for four month’s worth, $1,000 for a year). The top reward, for a $1,250 pledge, gets the donor a table made from the original Pianobike’s soundboard.