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Chicago’s first protected bike lane on Kinzie St. increased ridership by 55 percent without increasing traffic congestion for cars.

See thousands of people riding Lake Shore Drive wearing your T-shirt design!

Got an idea for an MB Financial Bank Bike the Drive T-shirt? If so, now’s your chance to show off your graphic design chops./

Active Trans is launching its first T-shirt design contest for MB Financial Bank Bike the Drive—that classic Chicago biking event on May 26 that closes Lake Shore Drive to vehicles and opens it to many thousands of people biking.

Up to five finalists will win two free registrations to the event. The final winner will have his or T-shirt design adorning 20,000 participants at the event.

T-shirt design submissions are due February 20. Active Trans will choose a few of the best designs, and then open the final decision to an online vote.

Join the fun. It’s a great opportunity if you’re a graphic designer, or if you’re just someone who happens to know your vectors from your rasters. Check out the event website for more information about the contest.

And if you haven’t registered for MB Financial Bank Bike the Drive, you can save big by registering by February 1, and save a little more by visiting an MB Financial Bank location.