Photo above is the Caged Skate Ramp in 2015.

Since 2008, we have led various incarnations of a human powered train along the annual May Day Parade route after a months-long build. (Shout out to In the Heart of the Beast Theater) We have also been seen at numerous Twin Cities arts events with our floats and trailers.

I love it.
— Most people

Not as simple as it looks - Trivia?

  • Did you know it takes 100 people minimum to run the entire train safely down the parade route?
  • Did you know that the Shanty and Pedal Cloud have hydraulic brake systems and the Crane/ship has mechanical brakes modeled after the railroad?
  • Did you know the Cog Tower (2009 only) had reverse steering?
  • Did you know the Grilldozer also has reverse steering?
  • The youngest welder who has welded on the Battletrain was 9 years old.
  • Did you know that for one straight May Day build we ate mostly hot dogs?
  • For one build we ate mostly chicken legs from the corner store?
  • More trivia? coming soon....