Environment Transportation Take Your Laundry to the Spin Class With the Bike Washing Machine By Lloyd Alter Design Editor University of Toronto Lloyd Alter is Design Editor for Treehugger and teaches Sustainable Design at Ryerson University in Toronto. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Lloyd Alter Updated October 11, 2018 ©. Bike Washing Machine Share Twitter Pinterest Email Transportation Active Automotive Aviation Public Transportation Colin of Bike Radar points to the Bike Washing Machine (BWM), designed by students at Dalian Nationalities University and shown on Tuvie. © Bike Washing Machine Colin writes: The Tuvie Washing Machine gives the term ‘spin cycle’ a whole new meaning. Targeted at the time starved athlete or those wishing to cut down on their utility bills, it’s essentially a spin bike, where the front wheel has been replaced with a laundry drum. As you pedal, the drum spins and gets your clothing clean. We’re dreaming of spin class rooms filled with these, where patrons get a workout and a clean basket of clothing after their 45 minute session. Got a stubborn stain? We’re sure someone will create ‘stain intervals’ to see those gone. According to the designers, any energy in excess of what is needed for the washing machine is used to power the display or saved for later. © Steven M. Johnson Of course this was dreamed up years ago by Steven M. Johnson.