Dan Ratner, a Senior Mechanical Engineer at Google Streetview recently decided to combine his hobby (mountain biking) and his work to build a bicycle-based camera system for Street View. He ended up developing what he calls “The Street View trike”. He uses it to map bike tracks and other hard to reach places for Google Streetview cars.

So if you now a great place (US only for now) where Streetview is not available yet and you think it should be you can now suggest them at www.google.com/trike for 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).

Check out the “Trike” in action: