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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 16, 2008

Bike contest is something to blog about

Challenge is open to those with or without a bicycle

The City of Kansas City, Mo., has partnered with five area bicycle retailers to sponsor the Choose 2 Bike Challenge. All Kansas City area residents at least 18 years old who apply online at www.choose2bike.com are eligible for the contest. Four winners will be selected based on responses to short-answer questions.

Winners will receive a bike, helmet and lock and must be willing to blog about their experiences riding a bike in Kansas City during a three-month period.

“Whether you ride your bike daily or are interested in getting started riding a bike, this is a great opportunity to encourage others by sharing your stories about riding,” said Deb Ridgway, the City’s bicycle and pedestrian coordinator. “The bicycle is a great way to avoid short car trips that pollute the most, and also is a good way to help make Kansas City, Mo., one of the greenest cities in the nation.”

Deadline for entry is July 25. Winners will be announced July 28-30. For more information, contest rules and entry submission, visit www.choose2bike.com.

The City is partnering with Bike Source, Cycle City, Epic Bike and Sport, Family Bicycles and LocalCycling.com.

Media inquiries about the contest and the City’s bicycle and pedestrian initiatives should be directed to Deb Ridgway, bicycle and pedestrian coordinator, (816) 513-2592.

    
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