I continue to throw my name in the hat for the various drawings and giveaways available through some of the sites I frequent, such as this one from CyclingNews. Of course by sharing this with all of you, my odds of winning a Rapha Condor Team Bike have now gone from 1 in 3 million to 1 in 3 million and five.
I recently came across a drawing with much better odds (read on), and the prize is just as nice. Would anyone like to be the proud owner of a brand spanking new Colnago CLX?
Now, unlike the Cyclingnews drawing, I can actually reap some benefit from sharing the particulars of how you too can get your name in the mix for this piece of carbon art.
Tyler Ford is the owner of both RoadBikeRides.com and its companion blog, Ride-Strong.com, and between the two sites he and his company, Outdoor Activities LLC, are giving away more than $25,000 worth of cash and merchandise.
The contest through RoadBikeRides.com is called the Race to the Yellow Jersey. Points are awarded for completing various activities such as submitting rides, pictures, videos, articles, reviews and other information about local rides, bike shops, and food stops in your area.
This particular contest is going to require a little effort on your part, but check out this prize list:
- Grand Prize: $10,000 and a free entry to ride in the El Tour De Tucson
- 2nd Place : An Orbea Orca bike (worth about $5,400)
- 3rd Place : Zipp 404 Clincher wheel set
- 4th-10th Place: Garmin Edge
Okay, now back to that Colnago CLX. This bike will be given away via a drawing through the Ride-Strong blog. Here’s all you gotta do:
- Subscribe to the Ride-Strong RSS feed
- Subscribe to the free Ride-Strong newsletter
- Take a quick survey
That’s it folks. It’s that easy. You can also increase your odds by contributing $10 to the Ride-Strong PayPal account (this will also guarantee that you don’t have to pay the shipping costs should you win).
Now, here’s the really important part: TYLER WILL CONDUCT THE DRAWING ONCE HE HAS 1,500 PEOPLE WHO HAVE SUBSCRIBED TO HIS FEED AND NEWSLETTER. It looks like he has about 700 at this point, so WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? The odds for winning a $5K bike don't get any better than this. Here is the entry link with the terms and conditions, so you too can be part of the drawing.
What it comes down to is this: The Team Chef can’t win his Colnago CLX until all five of his loyal readers rush over to Ride-Strong.com and enter the drawing. Yes, hope does spring eternal.