You may recall that back in February, the city's Nike-sponsored bike share program launched the Biketown Design Challenge, asking artsy citizens for help rebranding its fleet of bright orange rigs. Now you can see what Portlanders dreamt up, from a Paul Bunyan-themed number to one inspired by the 1977 Trail Blazers.
The 15 finalists were selected by a panel of judges, including Mayor Ted Wheeler, Nike CEO Mark Parker, Nike chief design officer John Hoke, William Rihel of the Regional Arts Commission, Culture & Design Lab founder Joy Alise Davis, PICA executive director Victoria Frey, PNCA president Don Tuski, and Wieden & Kennedy managing director Karrelle Dixon.
Public voting is open through May 3. The five winners will be announced later in May, and each will become a custom bike wrap—one for each of Portland's quadrants. All Biketown members are invited to vote at biketowndesignchallenge.com.