We are looking for a design that conveys fun and energy. Once again, the Pan Massachusetts Challenge (PMC) is a charity bike ride, not a race. Consider a happy looking lizard cycling on a bicycle. Bright colors are fine, but the lizard should be green. The lizard does not need to be realistic looking (as we want the lizard to be smiling), but should clearly be a lizard (not iguana or frog or something like that).
I have attached our jerseys from the past 3 years for your reference. I have also attached an image of a lizard on a bike. I like this drawing, although the lizard is not smiling and you can't really see its face.
The Massachusetts town sign (just google Massachusetts town sign if you are unfamiliar with it) has become a commonly-associated symbol of the PMC ride (as we pass through 40 towns over the course of the ride), so a subtle inclusion of it in the logo would be acceptable and even beneficial if possible. I am looking for a variety of design concepts, but would like to see at least a few that somehow involve the Massachusetts town sign. If you use the town sign, you can put "Est. 1988" on it (the first year our team participated in the ride).
The font of the text ("Team Lizard") should be bold and convey athletic. Nothing futuristic.
This logo will be used on future jerseys as well as our website, and may also be printed on other apparel (such as hats), so the background should be white/transparent so we can overlay it on whatever background we will be using.