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)

Endless Summer Photos Complete

The contest photos are now 100% uploaded. You can view the full set with captions and photo credits in the Photo Contest category, or you can view the full set as a slideshow on our Zenfolio Site. The judges will soon start work on the difficult process of choosing the winners. Good luck!

Danielle Stephens’ Endless Summer Entry

I took this photo of my brother-in-law and his fiance in Amsterdam this summer. I just love that cycling is the preferred form of transportation in this unique city. My husband and I rented a tandem dutch-style bike for the day and had a blast riding through the narrow streets.

Danielle Stephens
Danielle Ashley Photography

Dave Olney’s Endless Summer Entry

On a sunny Saturday in August my daughter and I rode across town on our new city bike path, stopping to feed ducks along the way. We also stopped in front of the old City Hall for this photo op. I rode a 1980 Schwinn 12 speed and she rode a 2008 Schwinn 21 speed.


Patrick Miller’s Endless Summer Entry

There is a certain joy in bike touring New Zealand solo, especially
when you get the camera’s self timer just right. Photo taken on Canal
Rd, MacKenzie Basin, New Zealand


Eric Saner’s Endless Summer Entry

It was the beginning of summer. An hour earlier she had walked across a stage to receive a diploma, the capstone on two years of graduate study. He had started to notice her around campus during that last year, and was glad when they started hanging out. Now, he was taking her down town to their first dinner with her family. Sunshine and opportunity seemed endless.

Eric Saner

Brad Woods’ Endless Summer Entry

Summer to me is going to the park with my kids. A ride to a park up in the mountains is even better! In this case, it was via our Bakfiets cargo bike and vintage Schwinn Breeze.

Brad Woods

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