Hello pedallers and pals of pedallers,
We strongly believe that Hamilton is one of the finest places in the country to ride a bike, and we are certain that with a little bit of work, it can become the best cycling city in Canada.
To celebrate our great city, we are hosting a Hamilton Cycling Celebration contest this weekend. It’s really easy to participate and we are giving away some great prizes (scroll down if you want to skip to the good stuff). The ultimate goal is to get you out riding – but even if you can’t spend the weekend in the saddle, you can still participate from the comfort of your phone or computer.
Here’s how it works:
Bikehounds will be riding around the city tweeting about places where Hamilton has done a great job accommodating cyclists as well as places where there are challenges we still need to overcome. We’ll also post to our blog, email list and Facebook.
But we can’t possibly cover all the good and the bad in the city alone, so we need your help. Know of a great spot for cyclists? Let everyone know! It could be a business who is bike friendly, a bike lane that you use all the time, a secret short cut, or even a spot with a great view that’s easily bike-accessible.
You will earn contest entries for getting involved in the discussion, and there is no limit to the number of times you can enter. Entries will be accepted until the end of Sunday. Winners will be contacted and announced on our website next week.
To enter via twitter:
- Every new @bikehounds follower is entered automatically.
Once you are following us, you can rack up additional entries:
- Every time you tweet about something good (or bad) for bikes in Hamilton, you’ll be entered
Tweet to @bikehounds (We’ll retweet you too)
- Every time you retweet us, you’ll be entered.
- Tweet a link to this contest page, you’ll be entered. (Please don’t spam! Limit 3 per day.)
Tweet this page right now!
Be sure you mention @bikehounds otherwise we won’t be able to track your entries. Use the #bikeham hashtag so everyone can follow everything we find, too.
To enter via Facebook:
- Like us on Facebook, you’ll be entered.
- Comment on one of our posts, you’ll be entered.
- Post to our wall, you’ll be entered.
No Twitter? No Facebook? No problem!
- Join our email list, you’ll be entered.
- Forward our email to a friend and they join, you’ll be entered.
- Comment on any of our blog posts, you’ll be entered.
Note: If you forward our email to a friend, you’ll also have to email us to let us know who you sent it to, as we cannot track recipients automatically. If you comment on our blog, you must use an email address we can reach you at.
There will be ten winners chosen, with various prize levels, and you’ll be able to choose what you want the most:
Top Prize (One winner will be chosen):
$75 off any in-stock Linus bike
$50 gift card to spend on anything
Second Prize (Two winners will be chosen):
Free basic tune-up
Wald chrome front basket
Linus chrome front light
Third Prize (Three winners will be chosen):
Brass Velo Orange Bell
Silver Velo Orange Bell
Runners Up(Four winners will be chosen):
Mini “ding” bell
Mini LED light (red or white)