Everybody wants you to win their bike stuff

by Jessie Kwak

It turns out everyone, including me, wants to give you cool bike shit right now.

Must be spring, right?

I just found out about two contests from Snapguide and Torker bicycles that feature some pretty awesome prizes, and I’m still running a comment contest to give away Cycling Sojourner’s Washington Guidebook.

Feeling lucky?

Win goodies from Walnut Studiolo and Portland Design Works

Contest runs May 7-June 6

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From Walnut Studiolo:

Walnut is teaming up with PDW and Snapguide to do a “bike hacks” promotion.

Snapguide is an app that lets you make “how-tos” easily using photos and videos on your smartphone. We use it to make our installation guides, like this. Snapguide will be offering elaborate prize packages filled with lots of awesome Walnut and PDW goodies to the best “bike hacks” (bicycle-themed how-to guides) added to the site as part of the contest for a couple weeks starting on May 7th. It could be technical, crafty, or anything. For example, how to plan a bike tour, how to make earrings out of bicycle tires, or how to true a wheel. It would be great to see some bike guides out there for women and by women!

You can enter as many times as you want, so get planning! I know there are quite a few crafty folks out there reading my blog, and I’d love to see some great tutorials! You can bet I’ll be joining in the fun.

Enter the contest here.

Win a Torker Interurban

Contest is on now, deadline is May 18

Torker Bicycles* is giving away a ton of stuff in a Pinterest contest, including a Torker Interurban Flat bike** and Betabrand clothes.

The instructions are in the flier below (click to embiggen).


* A disclaimer – my husband works for Seattle Bike Supply, which owns Torker.

**Sparkle Kraken is a Torker Interurban Mixte.

Win a copy of Cycling Sojourner’s Washington guide

Contest is running through May 7

Want a copy of Cycling Sojourner’s Washington guidebook? Go leave a comment here.


Want to win a custom Bicitoro cycling jersey?

by Jessie Kwak

Then get your race legs in shape, couriers, and hie thyself down to the North American Cycle Courier Championships on Fourth of July weekend, because I’ll be giving away custom jerseys to the winners of both the men’s and women’s events.

Custom merino wool cycling jersey

I happen to know there are a lot of kick-ass prizes in the works,* but I’m sure we can all agree that a custom cycling jersey is by far the coolest.

If you need some training events between now and then, keep an eye on the NACCC Facebook page, where the busy young gents post updates on upcoming events–like the 80’s dance party, which is happening on February 23rd. For real, that’ll be fun.

(Can’t wait for a jersey? Not a messenger? Too slow to win? You can order one today over at the Bicitoro Etsy store.)

* Full disclosure: I’m totally sleeping with the head organizer.