Jay Shah’s new bike is a lot cooler than his old one.
The master of engineering student won a black Zycle Pursuit, designed for bike messengers, in a draw sponsored by the University of Windsor Cyclists Association.
“My previous bike was a Ross Ridge-runner which was purple-pink in colour that I bought on Kijiji,” Shah said Monday, as he took possession of his prize. “I am very excited to have this upgrade.”
The club held the contest in September to promote its Bike Month activities. It received funding for the contest from the lancer Green Fund, and bought the bike at a discount from Ambassador Bicycles.
“This bike is easy maintenance and should provide good, reliable transportation,” said owner Rob Parent.
The association accepted the inaugural community partner award from Bike Friendly Windsor Essex on behalf of the University. It is promoting a Hallowe’en themed social, “Eat, Drink and Be Scary,” Friday at the Walkerville Tavern.
Next up for the association is a slow bike race on November 5. Find details on its website, uwindsor.ca/cyclists.