With all the changes going on at the Bike Fed, I thought it would be fun to reintroduce our monthly photo contest. Just send us a cycling related photo you are particularly proud of and we will run it on our blog, and enter you in the contest to win some cool Bike Fed schwag.
We prefer that you upload your photo to Flickr, Instagram, or Twitter and tag it: #wibikefedmonthlyphoto. Please include your name, email address and any information about the bike or photo you want others to know. You can also email us with a photo attached, but we prefer social media. We will share all the submitted photos in our Flickr Set towards the end of July and announce the winner and the prize.
The winner will be selected by a random drawing, not by the quality of the photograph.
Below are some photographs I have been waiting to share. Now you show me yours!
Studio shot I did of a Fyxation Eastside to highlight their Gates Pedal Straps. No Photoshop here, I lit this shot entirely with Planet Bike Blinkie lights in two exposures, one for the strap and the other to light the rest of the bike and background.
Veterinarian Nancy Rogge of Community Critters in Madison explains how she came up with her cool mobile vet service rig: “I was a year-round bike commuter for YEARS, never missed a day, but when I started my vet practice six years ago, I was forced to start driving. Needless to say, I was grumpy and very sour-grapes when I saw other bike commuters (graceful about my loss, I was not). But when there’s a will, there’s a way, I guess! I probably bike about 75% of the time now that I have the trailer set up. I still have a few clients who live too far, or if it’s really rainy it turns into a logistical problem keeping everything dry going into and out of houses. I bought the bike used and modified an old Burley trailer, so the who set-up only cost me about $75.
My buddy and awesome photographer Jeffery Phelps sent me this slice of Americana from his coverage of the Fond du lac road race in the Tour of America’s Dairyland.
Photographer Darren Hauck captured this decisive moment at the ToAD race at Road America in Elkhart Lake.