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World Bicycle Relief

The World Bicycle Relief challenge winner is here!

257 designs /
printed design / 79,385 votes placed

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The challenge was

Create a bike-themed design for a messenger bag and t-shirt.

For some, bicycles are an essential accessory to achieving ultimate hipness. For others, bikes provide healthy and affordable transportation to work and play. For students, health care workers, and business owners in Africa, bikes are vehicles to better healthcare, education, and economic opportunities.

Since 2005, World Bicycle Relief has distributed more than 120,000 bicycles. Those bikes have benefited more than 600,000 individuals by shortening travel time to clean water, education, healthcare, markets, and jobs. 25% of the proceeds from the winning messenger bag and tee will go towards the organization to bring more bikes to more communities. Use the same design for both, or create two complementary designs.

On top of the cash prize for the printed design, the winner will also help design their own custom Surly bike with SRAM components built by Iron Cycles and worth up to $3,000. So knock off those training wheels and get to work!

Challenge Details

  • $1000 cash

  • $250 in Threadless gift code

  • A custom-built Surly/SRAM bike just for you by Iron Cycles. Components include SRAM chain, drivetrain, and bike tape. ($3,000 approx. value)

  • One-of-a-kind, handcrafted, 'Bicycle Charles' sculpture by Zambian artist, Charles Mwanjeleka

  • SRAM hat

  • World Bicycle Relief edition CatEye wireless bike computer

  • Pedro’s tire lever set

Designs From This Challenge

World Bicycle Relief

World Bicycle Relief

World Bicycle Relief is a nonprofit organization transforming individuals and their communities through The Power of Bicycles. Compared to walking, bicycles represent an enormous leap in productivity and access to healthcare, education, and economic opportunities. The simple, sustainable nature of bicycles empowers individuals, their families, and their communities.