May 08, 2009 15:30 ET

Media Advisory-BCIT: Students Put Pedal to the Medal in a Game of 'Pedal-Polo' in Their Pre-Assembled Vehicles

BCIT Technology Teacher Education students begin with a box and end with a bike in the sixth annual Vehicle in a Box competition

BURNABY, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - May 8, 2009) -

WHAT: It's Vehicle in a Box with a twist. The sixth annual Vehicle in a
Box event will bring students together to play a game of
'pedal-polo' in cycle-powered vehicles they've designed and built
as part of their training to become shop teachers in British

These vehicles, specifically designed to accommodate two people
and built to fit inside a 30" x 18" x 16" box, will be assembled
against the stop watch. Vehicles will also be judged on weight,
rolling resistance, speed, agility, breaking, construction quality,
and over-all design. Following this, each group will join two
teams of eight for a year-end celebratory 'pedal-polo' match.
With two students on board each vehicle, teams will battle for
bragging rights.

The cyclists will then bring their vehicles together to create
'people-powered generators'. These generators will produce
enough electricity to power a sound stage for a fun evening of
live music at the BCIT campus pub provided by the band Familia.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 13 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Vehicle assembly and judging: 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Pedal-polo: 11:30 am to 12:30pm
Band plays: 2:30pm to 4pm

WHERE: BCIT Burnaby Campus
3700 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby
Campus Square, directly West of Building SE2 in front of the
campus pub
For a map, visit http://www.bcit.ca/map/

WHO: BCIT Technology Teacher Education students, faculty and staff.

PARKING: For further information or to request a parking pass on the day
of the event, media are asked to contact Kelly Angelo, Media
Relations Manager, at 604.836.6700 or kelly_angelo@bcit.ca

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