May 8, 2013
It’s Hump Day Giveaway time!
So far we’ve raise $12,365 towards our $100,000 goal for the Build it. Bike it. Be a part of it. campaign to support the U.S. Bicycle Route System. Thank you to all the supporters of the U.S. Bicycle Route System and Adventure Cycling whose contributions are allowing this national network to grow.
If you haven’t given yet to support the U.S. Bicycle Route System, we have some fabulous sweepstakes offers this week from Cygolite and Nutcase to inspire and entice.
By donating today, not only can you win a Cygolite Expilion 400 headlight valued at $100, but you can win a Nutcase helmet today! We’re giving away 20 Cygolites this week, but today we’re also giving away two Nutcase helmets. By donating today online you will be eligible for both! You’ll be seen and be seen in style!*
Since 1991, Cygolite has been a leader in advanced bicycle lighting systems for road and mountain biking. Based in Orange County, California, Cygolite’s experienced R&D staff develops premier lighting systems from the ground up with the quality and technology that cyclists seek. Focused on innovative design, they continue to lead the way, utilizing the latest technology to develop advanced and powerful LED lights that are engineered to shine.
Cygolite's mission is to enhance the lives of cycling enthusiasts with products that exemplify their core value of continuous improvement. Since products are not the only things that enhance the lives of cyclists, Cygolite also supports organizations and programs that improve community safety and educate riders. Cygolite's participation with the U.S. Bicycle Route System is just an extension of this, increasing the safety of the cycling community by helping support the development of bicycle-specific routes.
We did a little Q&A with Cygolite’s Andrew Ibanez:
Q. What 5 cycling-related things are you most excited about now?
1) May is Bike Month, with Bike to Work week starting next week!
2) Getting a new bike.
3) Enjoying CicLAvia this June in Los Angeles.
4) Lending an old bike to a beginner who wants to get into cycling.
5) Helping a good cause like the “Build it. Bike it. Be a Part of it.” campaign.
Q. Where would you like to see cycling in America 5 years from now?
It would be great to see cycling used as more of a standard mode of transportation in all cities with a higher sense of communion and mutual respect between motorists and riders.
Q. What one product of yours would you like to be sure touring cyclists know about?
We would like touring cyclists to know about the Hotshot 2W USB rechargeable tail light. As one of the first flashing tail lights in the USA, the Hotshot is geared toward the touring cyclist. It is one of the brightest rechargeable tail lights and lasts hundreds of hours on a single charge. It is the only tail light that allows the rider to adjust the flash speeds as fast or as slow as they want, for added visibility.
Q. Anything else you would like to add or share?
Proper bicycle lighting should not be relegated to use at night only. Like automobiles, cyclists should use headlights and tail lights during the day to increase their visibility to motorists whenever they are on the road.
Thanks, Andrew and Cygolite, for supporting the U.S. Bicycle Route System and making a great product to support cyclists everywhere!
A group of donors is matching the first $35,000 1:1! Give today to have your donation go twice as far.
Thank you for your support!
The 2013 BUILD IT. BIKE IT. BE A PART OF IT. campaign runs through May 31, 2013. All donations are tax deductible and support Adventure Cycling's organizing efforts and technical assistance for the U.S. Bicycle Route System.The campaign is supported by Adventure Cycling members, bicycle industry partners, bicycle clubs, and cyclists across North America.
Campaign business sponsors include Bikeflights.com, BOB Gear by Britax Child Safety, Inc., Ortlieb, Planet Bike, Primal Wear, and TeamEstrogen.com. Bicycle club sponsors include Cascade Bicycle Club. In-kind sponsors include Bikeflights.com, Cygolite, Hans Bagworks, J&B Importers, Nutcase, Ortlieb, and Osprey Packs.
The U.S. Bicycle Route System is supported in part by grants from the the Lazar Foundation, New Belgium Brewing, Climate Ride, and the Tawani Foundation.
*No purchase necessary. Check out the sidebar at www.adventurecycling.org/beapartofit for full contest details.