The Takeaway Bike Challenge

Bikes are taking over America. Major cities like New York, Chicago and San Francisco are launching public bike sharing systems for the first time, joining Boston, D.C. and Denver.

Get out your pens and poetry quills and join our Takeaway Bike Haiku Challenge. 

A team of three judges will choose the top 10 cycle poems to read on air. The contest opens on Monday, September 16 at 9:00 AM Eastern time and runs through Sunday, September 22 at 11:59 PM Eastern time. The winners get an exclusive prize of a Takeaway-branded bike helmet.

Enter here today.

Safe riding!

A special thanks to Charlie McCorkell, owner of Bicycle Habitat in New York City, for donating the prizes for this contest. Visit Bicycle Habitat to learn more about the shop and the products they sell.

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