Win $500 for best bike rack design

Entries close on September 1. Image provided by: Michaela James, Creative Director, Design

It’s time to rack your brains and come up with a great idea for a place to park bikes in Katikati.

Western Bay of Plenty District Council is partnering with Kaitkati Open Air Art to sponsor a competition to design a winning bike rack for the town.

The competition is being run in conjunction with the NZ Mural Contest and Arts Festival and the winning design will receive a $500 gift voucher donated by council and local businesses.

The rack must follow these design criteria:

Must not cost more than $5000 to build.

Must allow multiple bikes or various sizes to be locked to it.

Users must be able to get freely get in and out.

Must support the bike at the frame.

Must provide security for bikes without causing damage to the bike.

Council will fund the manufacture of the winning rack up and organise its location – which is yet to be decided.

Entries close on September 1 and the designs will be judged by representatives from council and Katikati Open Air Art.

Katch Katikati coordinator Jacqui Knight says the idea for a competition came from the Katikati Trails Development Group following feedback from the community about the lack of access to bike racks around town.

“As a New Zealand Mural Town we decided we want something a bit arty – not the stock standard bike rack,” says Jacqui.

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