Cycle on a cable across the Grand Canyon at Technopolis
A new installation at Technopolis in Mechelen sees a virtual reality headset taking visitors on a bike ride across a cable spanning the Grand Canyon
The new attraction sees visitors putting on the Oculus Rift, a virtual-reality headset that sets them in the Arizona desert. Riding a stationary recumbent bike with the headset gives the impression of riding on a cable miles above the famous canyon.
Naturally, it’s not all smooth sailing, with thunder and lightning, birds and falling rocks challenging the user, who is urged to finish the ride within two minutes. Canyon Ride will be in place until 31 August.