Endless Summer Photo Contest Final Results

What a contest! It took our panel of seven jurors a week to pore over the entries and come up with their top picks. From all reports it was a difficult process due to the large number of excellent entries. As is always the case with juried art competitions, not everyone will agree with the choices due to the subjective nature of the judging process, but we feel confident the strongest work made the top group. One thing is abundantly clear, the grand prize winner was an overwhelming favorite among the jurors; Galen’s elegant and timeless image of pastoral Italy garnered more than double the points of the next nearest entry.

We want to offer our most sincere thanks to everyone who participated in the contest and acknowledge our sponsors for their generous donations to the prize pool.

And finally, congratulations to the winners! We’ll be contacting you soon about your prizes.

Alan & Michael


Grand Prize — Galen Maynard

I’d like to enter this photo I took in Lucca Italy into your summer contest. I traveled to Munich for work this year, and on the way home I had the chance to visit Italy in late summer. The afternoon light was gorgeous, and obviously cycling is more integrated into daily life in many European cities. Everyone rides bikes for short errands and as a simple mode of daily transportation. I think this photo really evokes the joy of a late summer afternoon in a small Italian hill town. In Lucca, a bike is both a tool and a simple way to enjoy life.

Thanks! Galen
Dapper Lad Cycles


First Runner Up — Eduardo Green

That’s what everybody (even policemen) do when the temperatures reach the 100’s in Portland, OR. ;)

Eduardo Green


Second Runner Up — Bryan Beretta

Oh you said bring a folding “chair”? Oops…

Bryan Beretta


Third Runner-Up — Ian Nutt

The sun going down on another season of riding… The truth is, summer came and went during a week in late June – Just endless weather rather than endless summer!

Chapeau, Ian


Fourth Runner-Up — Russ Roca

The photo was taken just North of Trinidad, California. We were riding through a dense gauntlet of trees when down the road there was a heavenly shaft of light pouring through. I waved Laura through and took the photo just as she passed under the light.

The Path Less Pedaled


Honorable Mentions (in alphabetical order)

Andre BallToti CaloIan HoffmanWilliam F. HouseFrancois-Xavier HuatMia HuthNathan JohnsonIan RutterDanielle StephensAmanda Zechar



Sponsors and Prize List

Arkel: Metropolitan Handlebar Bag (1)

Banjo Brothers: Market Pannier (1)

The Bicycle Business: Novatec/Salsa Dynamo Front Wheel (700C) (1)

Breezer: Year-Rounder Panniers (1 pr); Extended Trunk Bag (1); Breezer Vest (1)

Calhoun Cycle: Tubus Logo Rack (1); Twin Six T-Shirts (3); VeloVision Magazines (15)

Civia: Hyland Rear Racks (3); Civia Ortleib Back-Roller Classic Panniers (2 pr)

Gold Country Cyclery: Brooks B17 Standard Saddle (Black) (1); Soma AL North Road Handle Bar (accepts bar-ends) (1)

Minnehaha Bag Co.: Canvas Grocery Bag Pannier (1)

Planet Bike: Escape Pod (1); Versarack (1)

Renaissance Bicycles: Renaissance Bicycles Wind Jacket (1)

Rickshaw Bagworks: Large Zero Xpac (Green) (1)

Rivendell Bicycle Works: Sackville ShopSack (Med, Dark Green) (1); Sackville SaddleSack (Sm, Grid Grey) (1); Nigel Smythe Seat Pouch (Green Tweed) (1); Brass Bell (1); Rivendell Cycling Caps (2)

Schwalbe: Marathon XR Tires (700x40C) (1 pr); Schwalbe Water Bottle (1)

Topeak: Joe Blow Turbo Floor Pump (1); One Up Bike Holder (1); Mini 18 Multi-Tool (1)

Wald: Woody Basket (1)

16 Responses to “Endless Summer Photo Contest Final Results”

  • Leaf S. says:

    Great photos. Thanks for running the contest Alan. Perhaps a winter photo contest is in order?

  • Lovely Bicycle! says:

    Great photos and congratulations to the winners!

    My top favourites did not win, but I agree that there were a lot of gorgeous entries to choose from, and at that level it gets very subjective.

    Is a Fall or Winter contest in our future? : )

  • Alan says:

    @Leaf and Lovely Bicycle

    I’m glad you enjoyed the contest! We’ll probably take a little breather and plan for another contest in the spring – it’s a lot of work! :-)

    Best regards,

  • Tamia Nelson says:

    Great contest, and thanks for running it, Alan and Michael! Lots of fun. Congrats to all the winners, who shot stunning photos.

  • tdp says:

    Yay Russ and Laura! WOHO!

  • Tom Barone says:

    Thank you Alan — i enjoyed the poto contest very much. Thank you to each and every contestant for your wondeful photos as well. I looked forward to each posting and it became a ” daily fix” to view these wonderful pictures.
    Congratulations to the winners although you were all winners!!!

    Tom Barone

  • Phil Barns says:

    Lovely photos, I wish I was as skilled behind the shutter. On a tangent, I think you should include a link to Yuba bikes in the ‘cargo bike’ links section, as they produce the Mundo which has a 440lb carrying capability.

  • eduardo green says:

    Hi Alan, Michael and the other applicants,

    There were so many photos, and so much of them amazing ones, that I din’t have hope to win. It was a great surprise to receive Alan’s e-mail. I’m very happy for the recognition of my work (and for yhe prizes, sure!)

    I hope thay my and everyone’s pictures help incentivate people to ride bikes, and if not, respect us at the streets.

    Thank you and congratulations for the great contest!

    Eduardo Green

  • Scott Wayland says:

    Hooray for the winners. I like the steady flow of new and interesting shots during the contest. I look forward to the next one.


  • Cullen says:

    These photos have me yearning for summer. Good job, folks!

  • brad says:

    One thing I noticed as the entries came in (and evidently the judges agreed) is that photos of people on bikes (or in the case of the grand prizewinner, pushing a bike!) were a lot more compelling than photos just showing a bike by itself with nice scenery as a backdrop. Only one of those was among the winning entries.

    Moral of the story is: ride with a partner, the photo opportunities are more interesting! ;-)

  • Zeke says:

    Congrats on some excellent selections. I’m glad I didn’t have to make the choices. There were some outstanding entries. Thank you for running the contest and all the work that went into it.

    Now, about that endless winter contest… I say “let’s forget it!”

    – Zeke

  • Duane says:

    I really enjoyed the series and am glad I didn’t have to pick a winner. The winning photo should be encouragement to us all. Good choice.

  • Fritz says:

    Outstanding selection. I’m sure picking the winners was a difficult task — you had a lot of good ones in there.

  • Joy says:

    Many, many thanks for organizing and posting the photo contest. I am new to cycling and seeing all these beautiful pictures was truly inspirational. At the end of the contest, I viewed the entire slide show on Zenfolio. Somehow, I just knew the judges would select my favorite – the woman in Italy pushing her bike up the hill. I believe this photograph illustrates the essence of commuter biking. Thanks again for all you do to promote bicycles as viable transportation.

  • placid casual says:

    my prizes arrived last night – i’m sure i have the only rivendell cap in the uk! and a great cap it is too.
    thanks again.


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