Kyle Abernathy and Team Dream Team
Man, talk about a tough contest to judge. There were over three hundred photos tagged with #HideYourBikeinPlainSight and while most of them were pretty straight forward, these two struck me as the most successful.
Kyle Abernathy’s photo was one of the only ones that took me a minute to process what was going on. Usually, I could see what people were doing in the thumbnails. They either completely covered their whole bike in foliage, or shot so wide that the bike kinda disappeared. While there were no rules, I felt that approach was too easy. This however was so simple that it worked and the whole bike frame was obscured. Natural camouflage.
Team Dream Team’s photo took an approach that a lot of people attempted: find a wall that’s the same color as your frame but adding the banana to the shot gave it depth, scale and a clever twist. Honestly, I like Team Dream Team’s photo the best out of the bunch (heh) but I really want to give the bar tape to a random person instead. Sorry Sean! Don’t worry, Sean will get something extra special in the mail…
Kyle, shoot me your address and thanks for playing everyone!
Look, camouflage is very “in” at the moment, so it shouldn’t surprise anyone that Easton would make a few rolls of this bar tape for promo purposes. I keep telling them to put the pattern into production but for some reason, they’re hesitant. Regardless, I managed to get my hands on a few boxes of the stuff and I want to give them away.
Want to win a free roll of this special edition Easton Cycling camo bar tape? The rules are simple. Go for a ride (in the city, the woods, gravel, dirt, mud, wherever), hide your bike in a creative way, take a photo on Instagram, tag #HideYourBikeInPlainSight (I know it’s a long one), then @ reply / follow both @Easton_Cycling and @JohnProlly.
You can add as many photos as you want…
Come Monday, I’ll pick the winner and ship you a roll!
The last Dream Bike raffle was a huge success with the Calfee Manta Pro, this time Easton’s doing a different kind of Dream Bike with Rock Lobster! Find out how you can win by reading below!
“Easton Cycling has announced the second installment of The Dream Bike Charity Raffle, an aluminum Rock Lobster race bike. The Dream Bike Charity Raffle is a promotion giving away hand-built road bikes from Caletti Cycles, Calfee Design, Black Cat, Hunter and Rock Lobster. All proceeds from each raffle are donated to five charities selected by the frame builders. Each bike is outfitted with Shimano Dura Ace and Easton EC90 components including the new EC90 Aero 55 wheelset. Raffle tickets are available on Easton’s Facebook.”
See more photos and info below!
In a huge push to raise money for Ambitious about Autism, Rapha is auctioning off 41 products, during their Bordeaux-Paris 2013 challenge, ranging from signed Ben Ingham photos, to a 1986 Tour de France white jersey from Andy Hampsten, various Oakley products, two days at a Majorca training camp with Team Sky, various bikes and other rarities from cycling’s history.
See more at Rapha!
At Eurobike, Easton announced the Handmade Dream Bike Charity Raffle with the first bike up for grabs being this absolutely insane Calfee Manta Pro. What makes this bike so special? Well, check out the details below. Let’s just say 10mm of rear wheel travel is only the beginning…
$5 gets you a beer at your favorite bar, a cup of coffee and a scone, or a foot of trail in Downieville and a chance to win a MTB from Ibis. Here’s the scoop:
“This is a picture of Troy Morrisson, Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship Trail Crew Foreman and Super Star. Troy is building trails for your enjoyment. Troy wants your help. There’s an easy way and a hard way to help. The hard way is to head up to the high Sierra and help Troy move some big heavy rocks.
Then there’s the easy way; buy a foot of sweet Sierra trail for $5, and you won’t have to do what Troy is doing. As an added bonus, donate money to the Stewardship between now and August 21st 2013 and you have a chance to win ANY IBIS BIKE, properly decked out with parts from Shimano, Easton, Fox and WTB. Choose your model and your wheel size: 26″, 27.5″, 29″, Ripley, HDR, Mojo SL-R, whatever you want. Size and color is up to you.”
Check out all the information you need to know about this RAD giveaway at Ibis!
Head over to Citygrounds to find out how you can win a 725 Duomatic Kickback from Leader.
Unknown is having a photo contest and sorry for the late notice, but it fell into my inbox quagmire during NAHBS. This contest is going until March 8th, so hurry and get on it. Here are the rules:
- Take a photo of your bike built around an Unknown frame.
- It can be still or action shot.
- Doesn’t have to be shot with the nicest equipment as long as the photo is engaging.
- The photo must be posted on their Facebook page.
The winner will receive a PS1 frame, K6 cranks, an Unknown carbon fork and a headset.
Today Chrome announced a new street photography contest, aptly called Streets of Chrome to celebrate the release of their new DSLR backpack, the Niko Camera Pack. The video above gives you a rundown, with the press release and four city Hub party fliers below.
Check out details on how you can win a Fyxation Eastside Track bike here.