(Image credit: Bike Design Project)

Can there be such a thing as the perfect urban bicycle? Five teams are competing to build just that in the Bike Design Project. Hailing from Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle, the teams are each designing a bike that's safer and sleeker than anything that exists and can weather the grittiest of urban commutes. The final designs will be revealed in July.

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