WD-40 BIKE has teamed up with Squid Bikes to create a custom bike — free to one lucky winner. Starting with one bare “Shred to Ed’s” frame, a couple cans of Spray.Bike paint, masking tape, some razor blades and a can of WD-40 Multi-Use Product, we’ve custom built the perfect roll-around-town bike. Like snowflakes and wheelies, no two Squid bikes are the same and this custom collaboration with WD-40 BIKE continues to endorse that uncontainable urge for uniqueness — jumping off curbs, skidding just because skidding, and getting yourself around with a little fun because that’s what bicycles should always be: Fun.
How to Enter:
- First, during the Entry Period, go to https://www.wd40.com/squidsweeps and follow the instructions to complete an entry form and upload a photo of yourself applying any WD-40 BIKE® product(s) to a bicycle.
Submit your entry form by June 30, 2018 to be entered to win. The winner will be chosen and notified via email on or about July 11, 2018. The winner will receive one (1) Squid bicycle and identify an authorized retailer from which the winner has purchased WD-40 BIKE® products, and that retailer will receive a Squid bicycle. Approximate retail value of each bicycle: $2,050 USD.
Head on over to the SquidSweeps page to learn more.
Congrats to Ashlee Hall who won the Raleigh Misceo iE we raffled off in conjunction with Raleigh Bicycles.
Dear Bicycle Times,
I received the Misceo IE Bike yesterday. It came on a perfect day—my ten-year wedding anniversary. I had decided from the start that I would not share the winning information with my bike-obsessed husband Chris, so the timing was perfect. I had the bike delivered to my friends house, who is also obsessed with bikes. He helped me unpackage it and adjust everything so it would fit me perfectly. I took it for a spin, up a hill, and it turned that hill into a piece of cake!
My friend Brett and I decided that he would bring the bike to another friend’s dinner party, scheduled for the same night. He frequently demos bikes for a bike shop in State College, Pennsylvania, (Freeze Thaw Cycles) so when he shows up with a new bike my husband is always the first to want to try it out.
So dinner time came and my husband and I arrived at the home of our friends while it was raining. Brett and his wife arrived a few minutes later. Brett’s wife played her part, and mentioned that it Brett had a demo bike and she hopes it stops raining. We had a lovely dinner to the sound of a heavy rain, several glances between Brett and I about how we would present the bike if the rain did not stop, but once finished with dinner the clouds parted.
Brett and Chris went out first as the rest of us hung back. Then we saw Chris speed up a small hill with little effort on the Misceo iE eBike. I went down to be with Brett at the car for Chris’s arrival back. As Chris came to a stop I said, “Can you please get off my bike so I can ride it?” Not fully grasping what I said, Brett stated “Chris, Ashlee won this from Bicycle Times Magazine.”
Chris just started to laugh and say that it was a joke. We showed him the proof of emails I had between Bicycle Times, and Raleigh. His smile was so worth our effort hiding the bike. All six of us at the party tried the Misceo iE and were impressed with the handling, speed and comfort. I think the bike will be well used, my husband is going to add a rack and some fenders so I can use it for my around town bike. Thank you so very much for this opportunity.
This new T2 bike helmet from Torch Apparel is the first and only to include front and rear lights and rechargeable batteries with up to 36 hours continuous run time. With its integrated lights, the T2 will keep you visible above obstacles on the road from all directions and since the lights are built in, they’re always with you. It’s a $140 value.
Enter to win a T2 helmet today by completing the short survey below or opening it in a new window. Please read the terms and conditions before entering. Don’t delay, the drawing will be held Thursday, August 27.Tweet Print
The super secure and durable ALX aluminum fenders from Planet Bike will keep you dry in the most foul conditions. All hardware is pre-installed for hassle-free mounting. 100 mm mudflaps keep road spray on the road, not your toes. Will fit up to a 700x35c tire and available in your choice of silver or black.
To enter, simply complete the short survey form below, or open it in a new window. Please read the terms and conditions prior to entering—and don’t delay, the drawing will be held on Thursday, August 6.Tweet Print
We all love our bikes, but let’s be honest: sometimes it can be difficult to contain them. Picture a basket full of puppies. Puppies with wheels instead of legs and handlebars instead of little fuzzy ears. Feedback Sports can help contain this happy chaos with its sleek, intuitive products designed to hold any bike in place until it’s ready for your next ride.
This week we’re giving away a $150 gift certificate for any Feedback Sports products so you can keep your bikes upright and organized. To enter, just fill out the form below or open it in a new window. Please read the terms and conditions prior to entering. The drawing will be held Thursday, July 9.Tweet Print
Hand-crafted leather meets modern technology creates a saddle that goes the distance in comfort with uncompromising durability. And dang, they look good too!
Each saddle from Rivet Cycle Works is handcrafted by our expert leather whisperer ensuring excellent quality in each saddle.
Because we are distance cyclists, we do research and development every time we go out for a ride. We know what works and we put that knowledge into our saddles. You will feel the difference, in style.
Reflective apparel can make the difference between being seen and being invisible, not only at night but in any low-light conditions. Moxie Cycling‘s exclusive Lumenex fabric is ultra reflective for enhanced visibility. Under normal light conditions, Lumenex appears sleek and sophisticated so you can stay safe and sassy. Lumenex even meets ISO standards for high visibility.
One lucky Bicycle Times winner is going to a Moxie jersey of their choice plus a bolero shrug, simply by entering the sweepstakes below. There are three tank top styles and one short sleep style to choose from, a $119 to $124 value.
Signature Moxie Technical Features:
- Moisture transport fabric wicks away hard-earned sweat, keeping you dry and fresh.
- Design specific ventilation points release heat and keep you cool.
- Built-in support bra in tank styles with removable cups designed so even busty ladies can feel “locked and loaded” without needing additional support.
- Ergonomic seams and tag-less design prevent shaping.
- Longer, slimming silhouette lays close without being too clingy and prevents annoying jersey creep.
- Patent Pending Backpax pocketing design features standard 3-pocket cycling design and a hidden zippered large pouch secure for credit cards or big enough for a jacket.
To enter, simply fill out your contact information in the form below or by opening it in a new window. Be sure to read the terms and conditions before entering, and our drawing will be held on June 25.Tweet Print
The new Banjo Brothers bag is slickest, most comfortable and affordable waterproof convertible pannier/backpack on the market today. It converts from pannier to backpack in seconds with a flip of the flap. When converted, the pannier mounting hooks are opposite the backpack straps, ensuring a more comfortable backpack experience. The two-layer design features a tough ballistic outer layer and a fully seam sealed, removable and replaceable liner. It has 1,150 cubic inches of storage. Exterior pocket for u-lock. Zippered flap pocket for keys and wallet. Available in red, white and black. See a video of it in action here.
Enter to win one of your own by filling out your contact information below. If you have trouble with the form, you can open it in a new window here. You can find the contest terms and conditions here. Don’t delay, the drawing is Thursday, May 7.Tweet Print
Looking good on your bike ride doesn’t mean you have to be uncomfortable. The Deer Abby from Club Ride is a sport-fit women’s jersey made from a lightweight, breathable, wicking, and quick-drying knit fabric with UV Protection of 20. Features include rear stash pockets with media port and RideLight™ reflective accents. Available in sizes XS to XL and in three colors, it’s a $60 value.
Rebecca Rusch is one of the great endurance athletes of our time. Known today as the Queen of Pain for her perseverance as a relentlessly fast runner, paddler, and mountain bike racer, Rusch was a normal kid from Chicago who abandoned a predictable life for one of adventure. In her new book Rusch to Glory: Adventure, Risk & Triumph on the Path Less Traveled, Rusch weaves her fascinating life’s story among the exotic locales and extreme conditions that forged an extraordinary athlete from ordinary roots.
After two decades as a professional athlete, Rusch faced a tough decision: retire or reinvent herself yet again. Determined to go for broke, she shifted her focus to endurance mountain bike racing and rode straight into the record books at a moment when most athletes walk away. Published by VeloPress, Rusch to Glory is more than an epic story of adventure; it is a testament to the rewards of hard work, determination, and resilience on the long road to personal and professional triumph.
And ladies, if you’re going to be at the Sea Otter Classic next week, sign up now for one of the free, ladies-only, no-drop group rides or tech sessions with Rusch and the SRAM Gold Rusch Tour.
Enter to win a copy of her inspiring book by filling out the entry form below. If it is not displaying correctly, you can open it in a new window here. Please read the terms and conditions and don’t delay, the contest ends Thursday, April 16.Tweet Print
A helmet is a great place to mount your bike lights—it’s up high, it swivels when you turn your head and you’re never going to forget them. That’s why we’re so excited about the new Torch helmet with its build-in front and rear LED lights that keep you visible from 360 degrees. With up to 12 hours of light from the USB rechargeable battery, the Torch helmet is an all-in-one safety system.
This week only we’re partnering with Torch to give one away to a Bicycle Times reader. Just fill out your contact info below to enter—it’s that simple. But hurry, the contest ends April 2.
Everyone wants to be comfortable on their ride and look good, but not everyone wants to look like a pro racer. Since its introduction in 2010 the American-made Utrecht has been Road Holland’s go-to jersey, with a simple, understated style.
It has all the classic touches—a classic quarter zip, three back pockets and a fourth external stash compartment, reflective edging, and a silicone waist gripper. The Merino wool/poly blend is ideal for spring riding but can hold its own during the hottest months of the year. An inner layer of Merino wicks moisture to an exterior layer of poly where it rapidly evaporates.
You can enter to win an Utrecht jersey of your own by filling out your contact information below. If you’re having trouble with the form, you can open it in a new window here. Find all the contest terms and conditions here.
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Win a pair of Ryders eyewear Sunglasses for you and a friend, or keep them both for yourself. The Via Photochromic sunglasses lighten and darken automatically and are designed for very low to bright light. Preparing you for all weather types.
The second pair are the Via Gradient Lens. These sunglasses are designed for medium to very bright light. Both sunglasses have UV protection, shatterproof lens and have the Hydrophilic Nose Pads.
To enter, just complete the survey below, but hurry, the contest ends Wednesday, March 18. If you are having trouble with the entry form you can open it in a new window.
You can read the contest terms and conditions here.
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