LAS VEGAS (Jan. 4, 2021) The Las Vegas Cyclist Memorial (LVCM), established to support the families of the LV5, the cyclists killed in a tragic accident on December. 10, 2020, recently launched the LV5 Cycling Kit Design Contest. The contest is free to enter and open to everyone; professional and amateur designers and people passionate about cycling. The Ghost Bikes logo and a design element to represent the LV5 must be included in the submission. Creatives should consider cyclist safety in terms of patterns and colors. Submissions are due by Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. The winning design will be produced as a kit; 100 percent of the cycling kits’ proceeds will go to the LVCM’s family relief fund. Contest rules are available at
While the contest is open to people of all ages and outside Las Vegas, entrants under 18 years-old must mail in their entry with a waiver completed by a parent or guardian. Other entries can be submitted online. More details are available online in the “Cycling Kit Design Rules” section of the LVCM website.
“The loss we suffered in Las Vegas has had a profound impact on people around the world. This contest is a way to bring people together, exercise creativity, and devise a solution that can help to protect cyclists,” explained Pat Treichel, founder of Ghost Bikes Las Vegas. “It’s also a way to honor the memory of the LV5.”
The advocacy groups, including Ghost Bikes Las Vegas, working together have a goal to raise $1 million to offer relief for the families of the LV5, Aksoy Ahmet, 48, Michael Murray, 57, Gerrard Nieva, 41, Erin Ray, 39, and Tom Trauger, 57, the cyclists lost on Dec. 10.
The winning artist will appear on the LVCM website and social media channels of its partner organizations. Judges for the contest are leaders of the advocacy organizations that comprise LVCM.
About Las Vegas Cyclist Memorial
The Las Vegas Cyclist Memorial (LVCM) is an alliance of cycling advocacy organizations working to establish safer cycling in Southern Nevada and offer support for families of the local cyclists killed in traffic accidents. LVCM works with local and state lawmakers to create innovative solutions to transform Nevada into a cycling-safe state. Organizations include Breakaway Cycling, Ghost Bikes Las Vegas, Save Red Rock, and Southern Nevada Bicycle Coalition. For more information, visit www.lasvegascyclistmemorial.com.
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About Breakaway Cycling
Breakaway Cycling believes that riding a bicycle can be a healthy, sustainable, therapeutic, and activating transportation tool to benefit people of all ages. Breakaway Cycling is the community cycling team encouraging kids to perform better at school and live healthier lives by riding bicycles. We activate our mission by collaborating with aligned public/private entities, hosting bike rodeos/ giveaways, and growing our donation pipeline as a 501c3 charity.
About Ghost Bikes Las Vegas
Ghost Bikes are small and somber memorials for bicyclists who are killed or hit on the street. A bicycle is painted all white and locked to a street sign near the crash site, accompanied by a small plaque. They serve as reminders of the tragedy that took place on an otherwise anonymous street corner and as quiet statements in support of cyclists’ right to safe travel.
About Save Red Rock
Save Red Rock Canyon CDC 501c3 is a nonprofit organization working to preserve the safety, serenity, and scenic nature of the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. Save Red Rock strives to protect the rural character and prioritize recreational and environmental needs over other uses not conducive to the primary uses as determined by the public and the NCA’s mission. For more information, visit www.SaveRedRock.com or connect with Save Red Rock on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
About Southern Nevada Bicycle Coalition
Southern Nevada Bicycle Coalition is a 501(c)(3) whose mission is to inspire, encourage, and support collaborative community action to increase biking in Southern Nevada. For more information, please visit www.snvbc.org or connect on Facebook.