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CoGo Bike Art Contest Winner Announced

Congratulations to the CoGo Bike Art Contest winner, Wes Kull! His #MayorMikeBike design will be rolling onto the street soon. Keep an eye out for Wes’ design and stay tuned for some fun promotions in September and a chance to win some great prizes!

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In addition to his winning design being chosen, Wes also received a CoGo annual membership, an Alison Rose designed CoGo tee, CoGo water bottle, and a year supply of Chipotle Burritos!

About the Bike Art Contest:

Last year, CoGo Bike Share launched an open competition inviting artists and designers to create a unique bike design to be displayed on one special CoGo bike. We asked that they keep two questions in mind with respect to their designs: (1) what inspires and moves you about this city? (2) What makes Columbus US-Powered?

Wes was one of the eight design finalist that were selected and reviewed by Cogo staff members and our partners at the City. The winning design was awarded to Wes for his design of the Mayor Mike Bike, a design that wraps a bike in the pride and enthusiasm only fit for Columbus’ favorite mayor.

A little about our winner… Wes Kull is a Columbus-born graphic and environmental designer who brings a brand and identity design approach to public spaces and resources. He is an avid cyclist who would love to see Columbus renowned as a bike-friendly city.

Honorable mentions to our runner-ups this year Allison Hess & Mike Soltis for their design’s! A special thank you to everyone who contributed to making this contest such a big success.

Allison Hess:

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Mike Soltis:

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#WhereDidCoGo? Clue: these guys are offering annual members 10% off meals, tomorrow! Guess the location and you’re in the running for our weekly prize! #cogobikeshare #memberappreciation

#WhereDidCoGo? Clue: these guys are offering annual members 10% off meals, tomorrow! Guess the location and you’re in the running for our weekly prize! #cogobikeshare #memberappreciation

This June bug had so much fun on our bike that it metamorphosed on the spot. #cogosamcam  (at Genoa Park)

This June bug had so much fun on our bike that it metamorphosed on the spot. #cogosamcam (at Genoa Park)

#WhereDidCoGo? Guess the location and you’re in the running for our weekly prize! Given the excellent photo bomb it looks like at least one person already knows the answer.

#WhereDidCoGo? Guess the location and you’re in the running for our weekly prize! Given the excellent photo bomb it looks like at least one person already knows the answer.

A praying mantis using #cogobikeshare to get to work on a rainy day. It’s great because the fenders protect you from back-splash! Just ask this mantis, she knows! #cogosamcam  (at Cogo Bike Share Station)

A praying mantis using #cogobikeshare to get to work on a rainy day. It’s great because the fenders protect you from back-splash! Just ask this mantis, she knows! #cogosamcam (at Cogo Bike Share Station)

at Bicentennial Park

#WhereDidCoGo? Guess the location and you’re in the running for our weekly prize!

#WhereDidCoGo? Guess the location and you’re in the running for our weekly prize!

Rider Highlight: Coady DiRutigliano

"Literally, if you EVER step foot downtown, this is the way to get around- it’s so worth it!"

Name: Coady DiRutigliano

Age: 27

Occupation: Occupational and Physical Therapy Aid

Location: Discovery District

How did you first hear about CoGo?

I had just moved downtown and was familiarizing myself with the building when I first saw the station, so I walked over and read the information on the Kiosk. The next morning, I walked out my front door, purchased a day pass and rode straight to work.

When was your first ride and what did you think about it?

It was October sometime. I loved it- so easy to use!  I’ve since downloaded the app and have had zero issues getting to a station on time, finding a dock, or getting a bike.

What is your most memorable experience with CoGo? 

I take the bikes everywhere! That being said, I occasionally find myself out in ill weather. Many times I’ve ridden in a few inches of snow- During a snow emergency, I decided it sounded fun to take a leisurely ride to run some errands, which was interesting. I wiped out once because I slipped, fell right over into a cushiony pile of snow- I just laughed at myself. Another time was in a thunderstorm and the tornado sirens started going off, luckily I was close to home!

How has CoGo changed the way you get around the city?

I hardly take a car anywhere now- only when the weather is bad (and obviously that doesn’t deter me all the time), or when I’m traveling out of the downtown area.

Do you have any advice for non-CoGoers? 

Literally, if you EVER step foot downtown, this is the way to get around- it’s so worth it! There are so many benefits, health and wellness, no searching for parking or getting tickets, its user friendly and I’ve personally saved a ton on gas.

It’s also very important to ALWAYS wear a helmet. I work with traumatic brain injury patients and the therapist’s remind me every day to wear my helmet.

#WhereDidCoGo? Guess the location and you’re in the running for our weekly prize! 
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#WhereDidCoGo? Guess the location and you’re in the running for our weekly prize! 

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Member Appreciation Month!

Because July is our birthday month, and because we love our members so much, we’ve partnered with multiple businesses to bring our members special deals and discounts throughout the month. 

We’re still working with a few businesses to solidify even more dates, but for now, here’s the tentative schedule! 

The discounts for these days will be announced prior to the day so you won’t forget. Make sure you’re following us on Twitter and Facebook so you don’t miss the deals! 

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