|"Thinking Outside the Four-Wheeled Box"
|This prize will go to an ebike project that breaks new ground with original ideas and exhibits out of the box thinking in what an electric bike can be and look like.|
|The Most Discrete award will go to the electric bicycle does the best job of not looking like an electric bicycle! Wires through the tube, batteries concealed in panniers, the electric part of this bike is in total stealth mode.|
|This category will be won by the ebike which has made the most creative use of salvaged and scrap components. There are people who have been using junk parts from all kinds of unexpected places to make their creation come to life.|
|The Utility award will go out to the electric bike that embraces the many things you can do beyond single passenger commuting. Cargo holds, passenger seats, rain fairings, trailers, and many other amenities can add significant usefulness to the bike and its viability as a car replacement.|
|Ebikes aren't exactly known for style, but that doesn't have to be the case. We've seen some very sleek and attractive homemade electric bicycles, and want to spread the word that they don't have to look like a basement invention. Award here goes simply to the best looking, even if it's form over function.|
|The judging for this will be based on how good your bike looks, in the dark!|
The formal schedule for the eatART powers the VAG event is from 10am to 7pm. We will have the electric bike show during the earlier part of the day:
Setup - 11AM: Ebikers arrive and we put the various bikes on display. We will be located in front of the fountain at the Art Gallerty.
Show and Tell, 11Am - 2PM: Talk to people about your ebike and how it works and how you made it and how it's changed your life, or anything else.
Awards - 2PM: At 2 o'clock we will take the stage and announce the awared winners in each of the 6 categories.
After that, the band Love &' Electriks will be playing live, with sound powered by volunteers pedalling a generator system all day. And there will be plenty of activity to check out, with Mondo Spider and Daisy both wondering about.