DQ Editor Alice Blackwood checked out Melbourne Bikefest’s Better by Bike awards on Thursday 25 November 2010. Alice, who was also on the judging panel, recaps the finalists and winners.
December 1st, 2010
I know I’ve been posting a lot of Victorian stuff this past couple weeks and I promise there’s some great NSW and QLD stories to come this week.
But for the time being I want to extend a special congratulations to the winners of the inaugural Better By Bike competition which ran as part of the Melbourne Bike Festival.
I so enjoyed judging all these entries, and the creative ingenuity I saw from designers and non-designers alike really impressed me.
There were four nifty categories, described below:
Handy – Got a technical improvement, a whole new project, an engineering revolution, a nifty streamliner, a modification?
Happy – Found a way to make the rider smile, make the city safer for cycles, a system, a program, an event?
Healthy – Can you get more people riding, more diversity, more engagement with community?
Hot – Can you make bike riders look even better, brighter, more comfortable or cool?
And these were the winners…
HANDY WINNER: Stuart Wallace for Buttguards (Winner of a DQ subscription and a Dahon Mu P8 Folding Bike)
HAPPY WINNER: Benedikt Josef and Josh Wright for Bike Check (Winner of a DQ subscription and an Allegro Onya)
HEALTHY WINNER: Michael Efford for Bamboo Bike (Winner of a DQ subscription and a Gazelle Chamonix Pure) *Also read our story about Bamboo Bikes on Habitusliving.com
HOT WINNER: Amy Carr-Bottomley for Woven Scarf (Winner of a DQ subscription and a VanMoof No.5)
Not to be forgotten are the fabulous finalists…
HANDY FINALIST: Michael Hodges for Retractable bike stand
HANDY FINALIST: Erin Ender for Stretch Lowrider
HAPPY FINALIST: Dave Clark for Bike Buddi – a social networking site for your bikes (not you!)
HAPPY FINALIST: Carl Shepherd & Outlines Landscape Architecture for Monash University bike steps
HEALTHY FINALIST: Alan Page for Ebike Legislation
HEALTHY FINALIST: Matt & Hugh for Little Mule – an awesome cafe/bike shop in Somerset Lane, Melb CBD *Read our story on Little Mule on Habitusliving.com
HOT FINALIST: Roger Wettenhall for Casesafe
HOT FINALIST: Bianca Vallentine for Capes – these will send you flying!
Read here for more on the event, including photos from the night.
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