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You are the next Dorthea Lange set on documenting the trials of the modern era. Or maybe you are the next Steve McCurry, planning on capturing the next cover of National Geographic.

Or maybe you’re just another Portlander with a smartphone and a very handy knowledge of what button to press when you want to get a picture.

Either way, you have a photographic opportunity ahead of you! Portland Pedal Power and Point West Credit Union are hosting a photo contest to benefit the Community Cycling Center throughout July and August 2014. Both Point West and Portland Pedal Power are proud to support the CCC and their “Create a Commuter” program, which provides safety education and commuter bicycles to low-income adults striving to connect to workforce development. Learn more at

Entering the contest gets you the chance to win a $250 Visa Gift Card! To enter, all you have to do is follow four easy steps:

1. Like Point West Credit Union on Facebook. Look, we even linked to the Facebook page, saving you half the trouble! For every “Like” received, Point West will donate $1 to the Community Cycling Center (Up to $1,000).

2. Take a Bicycle Photo. Grab a selfie with your bike. Take a photo with the PPP Point West Credit Bike. Take a photo of you and your bike AND the Point West Credit Bike. Show a play-by-play montage of you finding us at a summer event, saying hello, and then leaning in for a selfie. Take a photo of… well, you get the idea.

3. Submit your Photo. Take that hard earned photo that you just took in the above step and show everyone your hard work on the Point West Facebook page! For every photo taken and posted, Point West will donate an additional dollar to the Community Cycling Center.

4. Vote! Get your friends to vote! Get your family to vote! Get your high school acquaintances to vote! Get that dude-you-met-at-a-party-and-sort-of-connected-with-but-later-discovered-you-just-weren’t-that-into-him to vote! The person with the most votes by August 31, 2014 will receive a $250 VISA gift card!

Yes, it’s that simple. No, I don’t know why you haven’t started yet. Yes, you should definitely wear that snorkel mask when you take your photo. What are you waiting for? Get out there and strike a pose!