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Velo Cruces hosts Bike Murals and More Contest in March


Velo Cruces, Inc., a nonprofit promoting the use of bicycles for commuting and recreation, will host the second Bicycle Murals and More Contest in March.

Contestants bicycle to local murals and other public art and fill out a bicycle bingo card by identifying the location of the mural or public art in each square, Velo Cruces said in a news release.

During the first week of the contest, a small portion of the public art is displayed on the bingo card and completed cards earn participants three prize entries. During the second week, the entire public art is displayed on the bingo card and completed cards earn two prize entries. During the third week, one prize entry is earned for a completed bingo card or by submitting a picture of the contestant’s bike next to any public art display. Winning contestants will then be selected by random drawings from all entries.

Funds raised from the contest “will help Velo Cruces continue its mission to transform Las Cruces into a great bicycle and pedestrian community,” the news release said. Registration fees will fund Velo Cruces and The HUB Community Bike Shop and will support the Every Body Rides with Grace adaptive cycle donation program.

Outdoor Adventures is a contest sponsor.

Registration for the contest, which is open until the it ends on Saturday, March 25, is $25 or $15 for members of Velo Cruces. The member discount is available by joining Velo Cruces during registration. Annual membership to Velo Cruces is $25 for individuals or $35 for families.

Register at www.bikereg.com/velo-cruces-bicycle-murals-and-more-contest.

For more information, contact velocruces@gmail.com or leave a message at 575-323-0883.

The HUB Bike Shop

The HUB offers bike repair services from volunteers at low cost and access to tools and help from volunteers for anyone repairing their own bikes. The HUB accepts bicycle donations and sells restored bikes to support the shop and also has a program to donate bicycles to veterans, homeless and other community members with limited financial means.

Every Body Rides with Grace

Every Body Rides with Grace identifies children with disabilities that can benefit from riding adaptive bikes. The first adaptive cycle was recently awarded and at least five more awards are planned.

Click on the “About Us” tab at www.velocruces.org for more information about these programs.