Dero Dream Bike Room Contest Winner: BikeTexas

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BikeTexas pulls ahead of Green Building Alliance to win the Dero Dream Bike Room Pinterest contest. BikeTexas wins up to $7,500 in Dero bike parking products, plus $1,000 to decorate its dream bike room.

Dero Dream Bike Room Contest

A Dero Dream Bike Room will help us make Texas a great place to ride a bike!

Dero is proud to announce its first Dero Dream Bike Room contest winner: Susan Wilcox from BikeTexas located in Austin, Texas. The runner-up is Bradd Celidonia from Green Building Alliance (GBA) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

From April 23 through 30, the public was able to vote for either BikeTexas or GBA’s Dero Dream Bike Room Pinterest board to decide who would win. Throughout the week both nonprofits gained support via Twitter, Facebook, emails and blogs. The competition was fierce with the lead changing hands several times. In the end, BikeTexas won with 4,014 votes versus Green Building Alliance’s 3,405 votes.

BikeTexas wins up to $7,500 in Dero products, plus $1,000 to decorate its dream bike room. Dero will work with BikeTexas to design its space to be ready for use in Summer/Fall 2014.

Finalists Submissions
Winner: Susan Wilcox
Organization: BikeTexas
Location: Austin, TX

“At BikeTexas, we're all about bicycles and bicycle advocacy. Most of us ride to work year-round, even through the Austin summer when 100°+ days are the norm. Our office also offers bike rentals during special events in town and hosts VIP bike rides for elected officials, plus other events that require our bike fleet. Between our fleet bikes and our personal bikes, it's hard to move around our office sometimes. We need a Dero Dream Bike Room so we have a dedicated space for staff bicycles as well as an easy-access, easy-to-use place to stage our bicycle fleet for events, all while keeping our floor space available for feet. We’d love to use our Dream Bike Room as a learning experience and a model for what indoor bike parking can look like at workplaces across Texas—especially when elected officials and city planners visit our office and get inspired. A Dero Dream Bike Room will help us make Texas a great place to ride a bike!”

Runner-up: Bradd Celidonia
Organization: Green Building Alliance
Location: Pittsburgh, PA

“With a LEED Platinum office space and recognized by Bike Pittsburgh as a bike friendly employer, we realize the importance of cycling and the myriad benefits it has for our staff, their health, and the planet. Even in a very sustainably-minded organization like Green Building Alliance (GBA), of 19 staff and interns, there’s a mix of regular, seasonal, occasional, irregular, and non-bikers. Whether the GBA bicyclist is GBA’s CEO or intern, those of us who have ever used our current bike room find it sad and dingy. We believe that a gorgeous new bike room from Dero could become the centerpiece of our LEED Platinum office – and we would love to show it off to the hundreds of people who tour our office space every year, whether on formal tours or just as general visitors. Our vision for the coolest bike room in Pittsburgh starts with our commitment to biking as an alternative to carbon-based transport and showcasing how Dero’s fabulously awesome products make bike commuting, transportation, storage, and display all easier, fashionable, sustainable, and fun! Above all, we look forward to inspiring more people to bike to work, reduce their carbon footprint, and lead healthier lives!”

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About Dero
Since 1995, Dero has been supplying innovative bike parking and bicycle transit solutions to architects, contractors, municipalities, higher education, and parks and rec. Its bike racks, repair stands and pumps, shelters, and lockers are high quality, thoughtfully designed and secure. Dero also offers the award winning Dero ZAP, an automatic system to track bike commuters. Dero is located in Minneapolis and is proud to support biking locally and nationally.

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