Pictou County got their first look at pedal power generation at the Passport to Health Fair on Saturday May 14, 2011. People were free to hop on a bike hooked to the 300 watt belt generator and light up the light bulb or Christmas tree. Many people had never even heard about generating electricity from a bike. Several people caught the vision of what pedal power could mean for our fitness centers, schools and yes, even the prison that is to be built in the county. A video clip was shown of inmates pedaling for the privilege to watch TV, which many people thought was a terrific idea. Others were thinking of the benefits of pedaling to get in shape and being able to store the energy for future power outages or a hurricane. A number of people were impressed with the fact that you could get your dinner paid for in Copenhagen if you pedaled for a certain amount of time. It truly was a “generation” event, with mums, dads, kids, grandparents and even a great grandmother pedaling the bike and generating good clean energy and fun!