And the Winners Are…Jan Heine
The vote is in, and the winner of the Bicycle Quarterly photo contest is Samuel P’s evocative B&W study of his bike during a recent trip. He writes: “I’m a LatinX cyclist from the Bay Area, California. I’ve been riding since I was five years old. I enjoy cyclotouring and commuting, and mountain rides at sunrise. My dream is to complete self-supported cycling tours across North America and Japan, and visit as many independently run bike shops as possible.”
Samuel receives a $ 200 gift certificate at Rene Herse Cycles as first prize.
And here are the other finalists – there are a lot of inspiring stories from all over the world!
A_bit_crooked submitted a beautiful image of cycling and camping in a carefree setting.
Christian took us on a ride along the Rhine River in Germany, where small roads wind along the bank, closed for motorized traffic and great for cycling.
Sebastian’s photo from Romania has a wonderfully surrealist quality, with the shadow emphasizing the bike in a stylized landscape.
Hriday’s romantic photo tells the story of seeing the sun rise out of the ocean after a ride through the night in Brazil.
David takes us on a road that looks simply amazing. I want to ride it in both directions!
Oscar’s sweet image of blackberries evokes hot summer days and rides that meander across country lanes.
Alder’s shot evokes the joy of immersing ourselves in amazing landscapes, in a way we can experience only on a bike.
Each finalist will get a chance to tell the story that goes with their photo in the Winter edition of Bicycle Quarterly. They’ll also receive a one-year subscription.
Thank you to all who participated in the contest! Social media are at their best when they give us beautiful images that spur our imagination.