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Fame, fortune await bike design contest winner

Andy Thompson

September 3, 2014 4:42pm


I first saw this on bikeablerichmond.com and thought it was worth passing along. The artistic among you take note: The local organization i.e.*, the City of Richmond and the Greater Richmond Chamber is sponsoring the Go Bike! Design Contest, which is open to the public. According to the i.e.* website:

Win $2,500 for the design of an iconic artistic symbol to grace the tops of 30 bike racks to be installed throughout the City of Richmond before the 2015 UCI World Cycling Championships. 

We will cast 30 replicas of the winning design in metal, to be bolted atop the city’s bike racks. The metal design will be distributed to 30 artisans throughout RVA who work in a wide variety of media to embellish the symbol into original works of art, creating a customized finish for a uniquely RVA bike rack and art piece.  The locations of the bike racks have been determined based on the City’s Master Bike Plan.

The winner will be recognized at all GoBike! sponsored events, will be credited with the creation of the original design in official documentation, and will be announced  in local newspapers, the i.e.* website, and in all communications related to the project.

The symbols can be submitted by individuals or teams of no more than three, and the deadline for submission is Sunday, September 28 at 11 p.m. You can find out all of the submission details by clicking here.

$2,500 and eternal regional glory seems like a pretty sweet deal to me.

About Andy Thompson

I was the Outdoors Columnist at the Times-Dispatch from 2007 to 2013, writing twice a week about mountain biking, fishing, hunting, paddling and much more. I live a 1/4 mile from the James River, close enough to see bald eagles soaring over my house on their way to find a meal. Pretty cool, eh?