Win a bag from Ortlieb

This Contest has ended congratulations to the winner Shawn King of North Charleston, SC!

Ortlieb has teamed up with us to give one lucky winner an Ortlieb Downtown QL3.1 Black PVC Free bag! Enter to win below.


The Downtown is a reliable companion on your tour through the morning or evening rush hour. The waterproof bike briefcase provides secure cargo carrying plus reliable protection of files, documents, and laptops up to 15.4″. A hands-free way to carry your everyday digital and off line essentials, this waterproof bike briefcase with lid closure can be quickly mounted and taken off the rack singlehanded.

Complete the survey below by 11:59 p.m. December 6, 2017 to be entered to win. We will choose and notify a winner the following day. Some terms and conditions apply, but don’t they always? Open to U.S. residents, only. Sorry, but that’s not our choice. – If you are on a mobile device, click here to take the survey 
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Celebrate Bike to Work Day on May 19

May is National Bike Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated all over the country. National Bike Month was established in 1956 as a way to recognize and showcase the ways in which cycling is beneficial to the environment, our communities and our physical and mental health, and to encourage more people to give biking a try.

National Bike to Work Week takes place within National Bike Month. This year it will be held May 15-19, with National Bike to Work Day taking place on the 19th.

Cities all over the country are hosting Bike to Work Day events. For instance, in the Washington D.C. metro area, there will be over 85 pit stops set up for bicycle commuters with beverages, snacks and prizes. Other cities are offering similar setups, as well as offering free bike share services.

Some areas, such as San Francisco, will be celebrating Bike to Work Day on May 11 instead of the 19th, so double check online to see when there will be an event near you.

Use the hashtag #BTWD to share your experience, and don’t forget to hashtag #bicycletimes and tag us @bicycletimes too!


Need a little extra motivation? Check out our series on overcoming commuting obstacles here.

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