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Win a free bike from Bird and Papillionaire

Need a great, fashionable commuter? Win a free bike from Brooklyn boutique Bird and Red Hook bike shop, Papillionaire

From Bird’s website:

Bird and Papillionaire are giving away two bicycles in our second annual Win a Bike Sweepstakes! Just enter your information in the fields below for your chance to win. [...]

Win tickets to NYC Bicycle Film Festival

The bicycle lawyer, Steve Vaccaro and his firm Vaccaro & White are one of the sponsors of this year’s Bicycle Film Festival, June 25th-29th.

Each day this week, they are offering a chance to win tickets to the festival by answering a trivia question posted on twitter.

Here is more and the rules [...]

Bike Fashionistas? Strut Your Stuff

Momentum Magazine is looking for people to strut their stuff on their bike fashion show runway:

Ride the Runway with Momentum Mag in New York

Do you want to strut your stuff on the Momentum Mag bike fashion show runway? Time Commitment: Fittings from 5-7 pm on Friday, May 2 at Basketball [...]

Instagram contest to win Kryptonite lock.

Congratulations to Jamieson Provan (@jdoggny) for winning our Kryptonite twitter giveaway. By answering a trivia question planted in one of my blog postings, Jamieson won this:

Kryptonite’s classic mini u-lock in a 40th anniversary limited edition ruby red.

So now, we’re going to have another contest to give away this:

Kryptonite’s [...]

Pocket full of Kryptonite–Lock(s) giveaway on twitter and instagram

About the title of this post==I mean who doesn’t miss the Spin Doctors?

I’ve only had two bikes stolen (that were locked to a structure or object) within the 21 years I’ve been riding in NYC. Neither of which have been with a Kryptonite lock, which has been a leader in bike security for decades. This is not to say there aren’t other reliable manufactures out there or that not having this particular brand was the only reason my bikes were stolen. Rather it’s been the name brand I’ve always gravitated towards and been the most readily available in NYC. When I was a messenger in the early 90′s the insider street knowledge was you either had the big Kyrptonite chain & lock or your bike got stolen. They’ve also been super active on the bike culture front and provided lots of free prizes for alleycat races and other events.

Kryptonite’s generosity trickled down to little ol me and they recently sent me two care packages.

The first came when I inquired about getting spare keys for the five chains and u-locks I have owned for years. I’ve lost one to many key sets in the past and didn’t want to be caught unable to get my locks open.

Kryptonite responded with full spare sets and all they needed was the numbers written on each key. (word of advice–write these numbers down or register on-line)

The care package included a ton of stickers, a water bottle, their new transit H-Bar handlebar mount and a limited edition 40th anniversary U-lock.
I was really excited about their evolution series 4 Mini-5 U-Lock, which has come out in limited supply to celebrate 40 years of bike security perfection.

This is the same trusted lock as the as part of their evolution series (the signature orange color) with 13mm hardened steel shackle that slides into one end of the crossbar. The lock has a small key hole which is strategically placed in a reinforced cuff so as not to be easily pried upon by thieves. Weighing 770g or 2.1 pounds, this is the smallest lock in the series. It’s perfect for slipping in a back pocket or in a u-lock holder on the belt of a hip pouch (Fabrichorse.com) I use this lock to secure my back wheel to the frame. Its not long enough to fit around a standard NYC street sign and go through the frame and front wheel so it’s definitely used as a secondary lock. They do however make longer models to accommodate frame and wheel, as well as bigger locking options. Many urban riders only want to carry u-locks to avoid more bulky chains.
mini ulock 1

The lock riding hipside or sticking out of a back pocket has become an icon of urban bike fashion and is such a classic design that Kryptonite’s K-4 lock is on permanent display in the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) design collection. I felt rather nostalgic (or maybe old) that this was an anniversary edition with a flashy ruby red color on the crossbar.

Check out contest details on the next page.

Continue reading Pocket full of Kryptonite–Lock(s) giveaway on twitter and instagram

Tour de France swag giveaway.

Now that the worlds greatest bike race is over, here is a little giveaway in conjunction with tourdefrancecycles.com.

We’re giving one lucky reader a TDF accessories package:

To Win, please leave your comments about the following advice. Positive feedback? Does it apply in NYC? General thoughts… The winner will be selected by me, [...]

Bobotix x Instagram, take pictures, win prizes.

Boombotix portable speakers are a great option for mobile sound. There not the boomingist system in the world, but for a little durable unit, they pack a punch and are a great substitute to riding with headphones. Plus everyone gets to share your music style and so cute too. Here is a recent [...]

Hey you artists, contest time with Crumpler + Tod Seelie

Tod Seelie is a photographer who takes unbelievable photos of the cutting edge music scene: and… He also covers the artworld bringing us stunning images like this: His work can be viewed daily at Suckapants.com and at the arts magazine site FECALFACE DOT COM.

Tod is gearing up with Crumpler Bags for a [...]

Congrats to @RBDBGA winner

Congratulations to @Courier429 for winning the

ridebikesdrinkbeergetawesome.com (@RBDBGA) twitter T-Shirt giveaway. David S. will be rockin this in his hometown of Cleveland, getting awesome.

Be on the lookout for more twitter giveaways…coming soon.

Timbuk2 commuter contest

wanna win all this from San Francisco messenger bag pioneers Timbuk2? Must have a facebook account to enter.

To enter, go here.

Also featuring, Surly, On Guard Locks, and Bern Helmets. [...]