Your Feelings About Bikes, in 17 Syllables

Monday, September 16, 2013 - 09:47 AM

Are you riding? Considering it? Angry at all the attention bikes get? Or excited to be a new bike share member? Get out your pens and poetry quills and join The Takeaway's Bike Haiku Challenge.

A team of three judges (one of whom is TN's own Alex Goldmark) will choose the top 10 cycle poems to read on air. The contest is now open and runs through Sunday, September 22 at 11:59 PM Eastern time. The winners get an exclusive prize of a Takeaway-branded bike helmet.

To get your creative juices flowing, here's a haiku from Takeaway host John Hockenberry, who rides an arm-powered, three-wheeled bike:

Four wheels, minus one

Wrapped in oily chains, flying

Free over bridges

And another, from Alex Goldmark:

Gray, scratched all over

Light, for stairs and the subway

My bike does me right

To submit your entry, go here





Comments [3]

Maressa from Atlanta

hate biking up hills
love passing stopped cars downhill
what rush hour traffic?

Sep. 19 2013 09:55 AM

Flying – freedom - peace
Soaring through purple raindrops
No more cars for me

Sep. 18 2013 04:56 PM
NYCeWheels from Manhattan

Up first ave we fly
On wheels nothing can stop us
Taxi? What Taxi...

Sep. 17 2013 01:38 PM

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