Google Trike: Going Where No Street View Vehicle Has Gone Before

Google has added to their Street View transportation fleet: a tricycle. Dubbed “Google Trike,” the pimped out pedaling three-wheel bike goes where cars just can’t. Or shouldn’t, anyway.

The idea was conceived by Dan Ratner, a mechanical engineer/mountain biking enthusiast at the Mountain View, CA search giant. Ratner has already photographed LEGOLAND and the Arastradero Open Preserve.

There’s a lot of land to cover out there, and Google is taking nominations for the next place in the U.S. to be photographed with Google Trike. Simply go to to make your nomination for one of the following categories:

  • Parks & Trails
  • University Campuses
  • Pedestrian Malls (e.g., outdoor shopping areas, boardwalks)
  • Theme Parks & Zoos
  • Landmarks
  • Sports Venues (e.g., golf courses, racing tracks, stadium grounds)

Nominations are open until October 28. Google will select a winner in each category and then open the finalists up to voting by the public.

Oh, you wanted to see what the Google Trike looks like? Check out this vid:

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