PSU news by
Penn State's student blog



Alumnus Creates World’s First 100% Recycled Aluminum Bikes

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

One Penn State alumnus has started something quite revolutionary — a company that manufactures and sells bikes made from 100 percent recyclable materials. Bryce Edmonds, a 1990 graduate in English Literature, started the Los Angeles based company “ReCycle” last summer, which uses eco-friendly aluminum to make the bicycles completely in America.

“Our brand was born from the realization that it’s possible to make remarkably green rides in what is already the most environmental of transportation options,” said Edmonds. “And then, unlike 99% of the bikes sold here, we chose the harder path and kept our manufacturing at home, rather than the cheaper options abroad.”

ReCycle currently has three models: mBula, a cruiser made for  beach or city; Mudmaste, an all-terrain ride ready for road or trail; and Moshi Moshi, a fixed-gear/single-speed bike. “We wanted our first line to make a big impact and reflect a wide swath of the bicycle world,” Edmonds said.

According to Edmonds, aluminum takes 95% less energy and creates 95% fewer CO2 emissions than creating it from scratch — so much so that nearly 75% of aluminum made since the 1880s is still in use. “No matter what the ultimate material, The ReCycle Cycles will create lifestyle products made from recycled and upcycled elements and be great stewards for our environment while making some incredible, head-turning bikes, accessories and more,” Edmonds said.

Biking has always been popular for naturists in State College and surrounding areas, and Edmonds’ central Pennsylvania roots helped spark this idea. “I actually started to get into biking in the hills around State College—and on campus steps. I once almost took a header down the steps on the side of the student union,” Edmonds said, “It’s safe to say that the diversity of people I ran into [at Penn State] helped to launch [this idea].”

Edmonds and his partner Jason Cave, a 1992 Penn State grad, have launched a KickStarter to help get the project moving. Here’s a video to learn more about a Penn Stater helping make the world a “greener” place.

About the Author

Kevin Horne

Kevin Horne was the editor of Onward State from 2012-2014 and currently holds the position of Managing Editor Emeritus, which is a fake title he made up. He graduated from Penn State with degrees journalism and political science in 2014 and is currently seeking his J.D. at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law. A third generation Penn Stater from Williamsport, Pa., Kevin is also the president of the graduate student government. Email: [email protected]


More by Kevin

Hometown Brewery Releases Beer Honoring Evan Pugh

Penn State’s first president Evan Pugh was born in 1828 at Jordan Bank Farm, three miles south of the city center of Oxford, Pennsylvania, an hour west of Philadelphia in Chester County. One-hundred eighty-nine years later, an Oxford brewery is honoring one of the preeminent champions of “liberal and practical” higher education in the form of a delicious Porter.

Penn State Basketball Downs Colgate 72-59 In Front of Thanksgiving Eve Crowd

Why Honoring Paterno Still Matters


Penn State Hoops Gets Iced Up For NIT Title

A banner raising ceremony will commemorate the achievement prior to the team’s season opener on November 9 against North Florida.

Reports: Tony Carr To Begin Professional Career In Italy

Penn State Hockey’s Aarne Talvitie Showcases At Devils Development Camp

Penn State Hoops Releases 2018-19 Non-Conference Schedule

Forward Abdou Tsimbila Commits To Penn State Hoops

Student Life

Penn State Student Dies Of Allergic Reaction To Peanuts

Max McGlinchey had just finished his freshman year studying finance.

Freshman 101: On-Campus Life

Student Farm To Commemorate Summer Solstice With Second Annual Celebration

Plans Submitted For New KFC In State College

Developers have submitted preliminary land development plans to build a new KFC restaurant at 1780 S. Atherton St. in State College.

‘Rathskeller’ Name Subject Of Trademark Infringement Lawsuit

The complaint cites that the business has been sold throughout the years and is not tied to that specific location.

Finance Committee Recommends Tuition Freeze For In-State Undergraduate Students

If it is approved by a full-Board vote Friday, the committee’s budget plan will freeze in-state undergraduate tuition for the first time since 2015.

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Penn State Hoops Gets Iced Up For NIT Title

A banner raising ceremony will commemorate the achievement prior to the team’s season opener on November 9 against North Florida.

Send this to a friend